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Urban Mining Systems

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  • Is the first book to cover the current concept of “urban mining"

  • Provides key information on resources and their recycling

  • Offers ideas on how to reuse rare materials for a future sustainable society

  • Includes supplementary material: sn.pub/extras

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

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Table of contents (4 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-vii
  2. Introduction

    • Takashi Nakamura, Kohmei Halada
    Pages 1-6
  3. Potential of Urban Mine

    • Takashi Nakamura, Kohmei Halada
    Pages 7-29
  4. Development of Urban Mine

    • Takashi Nakamura, Kohmei Halada
    Pages 31-45
  5. Summary

    • 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.

Keywords

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

Authors and Affiliations

  • Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan

    Takashi Nakamura

  • National Institute for Materials Science, Tsukuba, Japan

    Kohmei Halada

Bibliographic Information

Buying options

eBook
USD 54.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-4-431-55075-4
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Softcover Book
USD 69.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)