Urban Mining Systems

  • Takashi Nakamura
  • Kohmei Halada

Part of the SpringerBriefs in Applied Sciences and Technology book series (BRIEFSAPPLSCIENCES)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. Takashi Nakamura, Kohmei Halada
    Pages 1-6
  3. Takashi Nakamura, Kohmei Halada
    Pages 7-29
  4. Takashi Nakamura, Kohmei Halada
    Pages 31-45
  5. Takashi Nakamura, Kohmei Halada
    Pages 47-47
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 49-50

About this book


This book focuses on the fundamental concept of and current endeavors in “urban mining” among those who are interested in both metal resources and ecology. Systems for recycling and reusing precious metals and rare-earth minerals contained in used and discarded electronics are introduced in this book. The target audience is not academic researchers in the resource management and ecology fields but, rather, citizens who are concerned about our future environment and want to do something for the future.


Electronic Waste Management Rare-earth Materials Rare-earth Minerals Resource Recycling Technology Urban Mining

Authors and affiliations

  • Takashi Nakamura
    • 1
  • Kohmei Halada
    • 2
  1. 1.Tohoku UniversitySendaiJapan
  2. 2.National Institute for Materials ScienceTsukubaJapan

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Author(s) 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Tokyo
  • eBook Packages Engineering Engineering (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-4-431-55074-7
  • Online ISBN 978-4-431-55075-4
  • Series Print ISSN 2191-530X
  • Series Online ISSN 2191-5318
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