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Life Cycle Assessment for Sustainable Mining

  • Book
  • January 2021
  • Elsevier Science and Technology
  • ID: 5146500

Life Cycle Assessment for Sustainable Mining addresses sustainable mining issues based on life cycle assessment, providing a thorough guide to implementing LCAs using sustainability metrics. The book details current research on LCA methodologies related to mining, their outcomes, and how to relate sustainable mining concepts in a circular economy. It is an in-depth, foundational reference for developing ideas for technological advancement through designing reduced-emission mining equipment or processes. It includes literature reviews and theoretical concepts of life cycle assessments applied in mining industries, sustainability metrics and problems related to mining and mineral processing industries identified by the life cycle assessment results.

This book will aid researchers, students and academics in the field of environmental science, mining engineering and sustainability to see LCA technology outcomes which would be useful for the future development of environmentally-friendly mining processes.

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Table of Contents

1. Life Cycle Assessment 2. Environmental Life Cycle Assessment 3. Case studies from Mining Industries 4. Recycling and the Circular Economy for Sustainable Mining 5. Renewable Energy and the Potential to Reduce the Impacts


Shahjadi Hisan Farjana Post-doctoral Research Fellow, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Melbourne, Australia. Shahjadi Hisan Farjana completed her PhD in 2019 in life cycle assessment and techno-economic analysis of mining industries, in respect of the solar industrial process heating system integration potential. Her research interests include sustainable mining, life cycle assessment, sustainability, circular economy, renewable energy integration into industries, metal production from waste. Farjana has published 22 peer-reviewed journal articles, 10 peer-reviewed conference proceedings, and 1 book chapter with Springer-Nature. She is a reviewer of the Journal of Cleaner Production, Science of the Total Environment, and Wiley Energy Technologies journal. M. A. Parvez Mahmud Alfred Deakin Postdoctoral Research Fellow, School of Engineering, Deakin University, Geelong, VIC, Australia. Dr. M A Parvez Mahmud is a postdoctoral research associate at the School of Engineering, Macquarie University. He received his PhD in Engineering from Macquarie University. He obtained a Master of Engineering (M.E.) degree in Nano-Mechatronics from University of Science and Technology (UST), South Korea and a Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from Khulna University of Engineering and Technology (KUET), Bangladesh. He worked at World University of Bangladesh (WUB) as a 'Lecturer' for more than 2 years and at the Korea Institute of Machinery and Materials (KIMM) as a 'Researcher' for about 3 years. His research interest includes low-carbon energy productions, towards the development of sustainable energy systems. Nazmul Huda Senior Lecturer, Mechanical Engineering Dept., Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia. Dr Nazmul Huda is a senior lecturer in Mechanical Engineering at Macquarie University, Australia. Dr Huda has extensive research background both from industry and academia. His research interests include sustainable energy systems for novel engineering applications, impact analysis of primary and secondary (urban) mining, high-temperature processing, computational fluid dynamic (CFD) modelling of high-temperature systems, energy materials, solar thermal processing, extractive metallurgy of light metals, and renewable energy. He completed his bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering and then continued his postgraduate research leading to a Ph.D. at the Swinburne University of Technology, Australia