Sustainability through Resource Conservation and Recycling 13 (SRCR '13)

Venue: Falmouth Beach Resort Hotel

Location: Falmouth, Cornwall, United Kingdom

Event Date/Time: May 06, 2013 End Date/Time: May 08, 2013
Abstract Submission Date: Nov 30, 2012
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The rapid growth of the world economy is straining the sustainable use of the Earth’s natural resources due to modern society’s extensive use of metals, materials and products. An astute and conscious application and use of metals, materials and products supported by the reuse and recycling of these materials and end-of-life products is imperative to the preservation of the Earth’s resources. The realisation of the ambitions of sustainable use of metals, materials and resources demands that the different disciplines of the material and consumer product system are connected and harmonised. This conference will discuss all aspects of material and metal usage by considering for example (but not exclusively):

Acid Mine Drainage
Clean Technology (smelting, energy recovery, hydrometallurgical, etc.)
Coal Wastes
Effluent Treatment (biological and chemical methods for water purification)
Energy Recovery
Environmental Impact Assessment Methodologies (LCA, metrics for sustainability, LCI, etc.)
Industrial Applications (novel technology, new methods, breakthrough technology, etc.)
Legislation (REACH, Basel, Stockholm, etc.)
Process Control (to monitor and optimize environmental performance of plants, unit operations, furnaces)
Processing of Industrial Wastes (slags, chemical, flue dusts, sludges, bottom ashes, etc.)
Recycling of Post Consumer Materials (car recycling, waste electric and electronic equipment, plastics, paper)
Tailings Disposal at mine sites
Recycling Systems (monitoring, take-back systems, etc.)
Recycling Technology (separation, automatic sorting, sensors, smelting, etc.)
Sustainability (from an industrial as well as consumer point of view)
System and other models for system optimization and Sustainability prediction
Carbon emission controls; case studies of existing methods to reduce emissions and new technology being developed such as carbon capture and storage
Efforts to reduce energy consumption in mining and mineral processing operations
Developments in geopolymers as alternatives to conventional cements.