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Potential metal recovery from waste streams

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Abstract

‘Waste stream’ is a general term that describes the total flow of waste from homes, businesses, industrial facilities, and institutions that are recycled, burned or isolated from the environment in landfills or other types of storage, or dissipated into the environment. The recovery and reuse of chemical elements from waste streams have the potential to decrease U.S. reliance on primary resources and imports, and to lessen unwanted dispersion of some potentially harmful elements into the environment. Additional benefits might include reducing disposal or treatment costs and decreasing the risk of future environmental liabilities for waste generators. Elemental chemistry and mineralogical residences of the elements are poorly documented for many types of waste streams.

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Publication type Conference Paper
Publication Subtype Conference Paper
Title Potential metal recovery from waste streams
Year Published 2015
Language English
Publisher The Association of Applied Geochemists
Contributing office(s) Crustal Geophysics and Geochemistry Science Center
Description 8 p.
Conference Title 27th International Applied Geochemistry Symposium
Conference Location Tucson, AZ
Conference Date April 20-24, 2015