Economic, Environmental, and Social Assessments of Raw Materials for a Green and Resilient Economy
Thorenz, Andrea (editor)
Reller, Armin (editor)
This book addresses pre-conditions for developing a sustainable and resilient economy and society, emphasizing resources used in future-oriented technologies. With the in-depth analysis of assessments for primary and secondary raw materials, the different contributions meet the need of researchers in the fields of Industrial Ecology, Life Science, and Materials Engineering. Thought-out resource strategies are crucial, establishing a well-designed Circular Economy with sophisticated cascading use stages and reducing emissions to air, water and soil. So, sustainable mining, smelting, and refining processes for metals and minerals have to be improved and new material processes—coming from waste—in the field of the bioeconomy have to be implemented. This book discusses criticality assessments and other classification schemes to quantify supply risks and environmental and social burdens. With tools such as Life Cycle Assessments, the authors identify critical resources and processes in several case studies.
Keywordssuperalloy; rhenium; turbine; supply risk; metal; single-crystal; anthropogenic raw materials; Bollrich; critical raw materials; tailings; environmental and social risks; resource management; United Nations Framework Classification for Resources (UNFC); recycling economics; urban mining; LED lamps; material flow analysis; criticality assessments; raw material; concentration; scarcity; political instability; mineral resources; lithium-ion battery; LIB; raw material criticality; substitutability; cathode chemistries; traction batteries; stationary energy storage systems; consumer electronics; power-/garden tools; domestic appliances; bark-based biorefinery; bio-based material; construction material; insulation; polyurethane; biophenolic resin; sustainability assessment; tailings recycling; metals; mining; water stress; water scarcity; water footprint accounting; life cycle assessment (LCA); geographic information system (GIS); raw materials criticality assessment
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Publication date and placeBasel, 2022
Technology: general issues