March 30 2011

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Due Monday April 4, 2011 1. Following up with the metal or class of metals that you analyzed for the Criticality Matrix, find and abstract (for presentation in class) an article from the Extractive Metallurgy Literature (e.g., one of the following journals: International Journal of Mineral Processing; Institution of Mining and Metallurgy Transactions. Section C: Mineral processing and extractive metallurgy; Mineral processing and Extractive Metallurgy Review; or an article in another journal that explicated refers to extractive metallurgy techniques as applied to your particular metal or class of metals). 2. From the current news find a company that is focused on: i) refurbishment, resale, and reuse of a device or component, ii) remanufacturing using harvested components, iii) recovery of metals and alloys, or ceramics & glass, etc. that is adequately pure for re-use as raw materials. No duplicates – email yours around to the following email list as soon as you
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Unformatted text preview: have located them. First emailed, first served. (Companies we talked about in class, e.g., Toxco are considered used.) 3. Find and abstract an article that analyzes recycling (from a technical, economic, or political point of view) of a particular country from either Africa or South America and compares it to either US, EU, or China. 4. Explain why Fig. 2 of The Economics of Cell Phone Reuse and recycling by Roland Geyer & Vered Doctori Blass (Int J Adv Manuf Technol, 2009, DOI 10.1007/s00170-009-2228-z) is important to understanding the state of cell phone recycling. 5. Compare the aggregate amount of metals contained in cell phones according to Table 1 of Recycled Cell PhonesA Treasure Trove of Valuable Metals (USGS Fact Sheet 20063097) against the annual production of each from mining sources....
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