Istrazivanja i projektovanja za privreduJournal of Applied Engineering Science

SUSTAINABLE MINing TOWARDS ACCOMPLISHing CIRCULAR ECONOMY PRINCIPLES


DOI: 10.5937/jaes0-27460 
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Nela Petronijevic*
Institute for Technology of Nuclear and other Mineral Raw Materials, Belgrade, Serbia

Vesna Alivojvodic
Belgrade Polytechnic, Belgrade, Serbia

Miroslav Sokic
Institute for Technology of Nuclear and other Mineral Raw Materials, Belgrade, Serbia

Branislav Markovic
Institute for Technology of Nuclear and other Mineral Raw Materials, Belgrade, Serbia

Srdjan Stankovic
Bundesanstalt für Geowissenschaften und Rohstoffe, Hannover, Deutschland

Dragana Radovanovic
Innovation Centre of the Faculty of Technology and Metallurgy Ltd., Belgrade, Serbia

Today human society is already witnessing rapid depletion of non-renewable ore resources. As the distribution of raw material resources globally is very off-balance, and preassure on environment as the consequence of ore exploatation is not negligible, re-utilization and recycling of industrial side-streams gaining on importance. Finding new potentially anthropogenic resources of material (at first place critical raw materials) are inline with sustainable waste management goals, and in correlation with boundaries given by the circular economy principles. Side-streams from mines can become source for recovery of these materials. The aim of this paper was to analyze position of mining waste in correlation with circular economy principles, as well potential for implementation of them within extraction industry in the Republic of Serbia.

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This research was supported by the Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development of the Republic of Serbia Contract No. 451-03-68/2020-14/200023 (subproject TR 34023 " Developing technological process for nonstandard copper concentrates processing with the aim to decrease pollutants emission").

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