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| Last Updated: 29/05/2021

Upcoming Event

Past Event

10 June - 11 June 2020: 6th International Symposium on Sustainable Minerals (Sustainable Minerals 2020)


June 10, 2020 - June 11, 2020 | Falmouth, United Kingdom


National Maritime Museum Cornwall




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 discusses 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
  • Energy Recovery
  • Environmental Impact Assessment Methodologies Industrial Applications
  • Legislation (REACH, Basel, Stockholm, etc.)
  • Process Control (to monitor and optimize environmental performance of plants, unit operations, furnaces)
  • Processing of Industrial Wastes
  • Recycling of Post Consumer
  • Tailings Disposal at mine sites
  • Recycling Systems (monitoring, take-back systems, etc.)
  • Recycling Technology 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.




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