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Metal Nanomaterials from Secondary Mining Resources, Production

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Metallic nanoparticles; Nanotechnology; Sludge; Tailings


Metal mining tailings are spread around the world, containing significant amounts of previously non-extracted metal ions. The valorization of metal mining tailings as a secondary mining resource is becoming a question of sustainability and potentially a large contribution to energy efficiency and a decrease in greenhouse gas emission from the mining industry. Tailings application in nanotechnologies could be one of the ways for these sustainability goals.

History and Future of Mining Tailings

The history of human development to a greater or lesser extent has always been influenced by the history of mining. Several eras of human development were named after the specific metal or the alloys which were discovered, developed, and used at a specific time, and therefore impacted and significantly improved human life. Well-known eras that today’s history writes about are the copper age, the bronze age, etc. Widely...

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Correspondence to Suzana Gotovac Atlagić .

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Gotovac Atlagić, S., Sukur, S., Babajić, E. (2023). Metal Nanomaterials from Secondary Mining Resources, Production. In: Baskar, C., Ramakrishna, S., Daniela La Rosa, A. (eds) Encyclopedia of Green Materials. Springer, Singapore.

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