1st Edition

Sustainable Management of Mining Waste and Tailings A Circular Economy Approach

    358 Pages 39 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    Integrating waste management, environmental sustainability, and economic development is a prime milestone in the circular economy. Critical metals recovery from mining tailings and secondary resources has significant potential, with widespread applications in high-tech industries that are critical to modern society and sustainable development. This book discusses technological advances for managing industrial and mining waste through circular economy approaches and successful critical metal recovery from secondary resources. It highlights how reprocessing of mine waste and tailings results in development of critical raw materials that significantly reduce the mining burden and ensure the lucrative use of waste materials.

    • Describes advances in remediation and valorization technologies for mining wastes.
    • Details biotechnological methods, cutting edge research, and applications.
    • Covers use of waste mining resources for economic growth and novel opportunities.
    • Discusses IR4.0 and machine learning methods.
    • Includes reports and case studies on mining waste in value-added products and recovery of strategically important critical minerals.

    This book will be of value to researchers and advanced students working in the mining, chemical and environmental engineering, and renewable energy sectors.

    Chapter 1- Novel Methods and Techniques for the Remediation of Mining Wastes Residues
    S.K.Parida, Abhipsha Satpathy, Adyasha Dalai, Shilpi Kullu, Shibanee Hota and S. Mishra

    Chapter 2- Emerging and Advanced Green Energy Technologies for Mining Pollution Reduction
    Vinod Kumar Nathan, Kalirajan Arunachalam, Neha Sharma, Subbaiya Ramasamy, Manikandan Sivasubramanian, Sushma Gautam, S. Rajeshkumar, R. Mariselvam

    Chapter 3- Green Technologies for Mining Waste Management
    Shilpi Das, Himadri Sahu, Susmita Mishra

    Chapter 4- Innovative Methods for Remediating Mining Waste Residues
    Priya Chandulal Vithalani, Priti Khandubhai Mahla, Jahnvi Sanjay Padhiar and Nikhil Bhatt

    Chapter 5 - Advanced Technologies for Green Energy Generation, Carbon Neutrality, and Mining Waste Management
    Elif Tüzün, Selcan Karakuş

    Chapter 6- Bioremediation as a Sustainable and Circular Solution for Mining Waste Management and Bioenergy Generation
    Sudeshna Dey, Akanshya Dash and Alok Prasad Das

    Chapter 7- Machine Learning Applications in Mining Waste Management
    Abdul Akbar

    Chapter 8- Bioprocesses for Sustainable Management of Mine Waste in Contaminated Environmental Matrices
    Vaishakh Nair, Aparna Singh, Nisarga K. Gowda

    Chapter 9- Use of Machine Learning Techniques in Mining Waste Treatment: Example and Applications in Turkey
    Hasan Volkan Oral, Hasan Saygın

    Chapter 10- Sustainable Management of Bauxite Residue: Opportunities and Challenges
    Pradip Kumar Pattajoshi and Aditya Kishore Dash

    Chapter 11- Advancing Mining Sustainability Metrics: The Ecological Engineering Nexus Accounting Framework (EENAF)
    Y. Schoeman and P.J. Oberholster

    Chapter 12- Management and Recycling of Mining Wastes with Zero Waste Adaptation Technology as a Tool for Sustainable Environmental Management
    Himansu Sekhar Patra and Aditya Kishore Dash

    Chapter 13- Sustainable Remediation Method for Wastes from Mining Activity
    Alessia Corami

    Chapter 14- Sustainable Strategy for Metal Mining Solid Waste Management through Vermitechnology
    Samrudhi Nayak and C.S.K Mishra

    Chapter 15- Development of Novel Processes and Products from Mining Residues
    Abhinay Thakur, Ashish Kumar


    Dr. Alok Prasad Das is serving as Assistant Professor in Department of Life Sciences, Rama Devi Women’s University, Odisha, India. He is an academician and author of several books, journal articles and Editorial Member of several reputed journals. He has more than 15 years of research experience. His area of expertise includes: wastewater treatment, environmental microbiology, environmental pollution and management, microplastic and microfiber pollution, bioremediation for sustainable solutions. He is the editor of several books. He has published more than 100 research and review articles in international journals of repute. He is an active lead guest editorial board member in top-rated journals.  His current Google Scholar: Citations is 2790 and h-index 29. Dr. Alok Prasad Das is also listed in the world ranking of top 2 percent scientists for 2023, drawn up by Stanford University of USA on the basis of subject-wise analysis.

    Prof. Eric D. van Hullebusch received his PhD (Aquatic Chemistry and Microbiology) from Université de Limoges (France) in 2002. From November 2002 until October 2004 he was a Marie Curie Postdoctoral fellow at Wageningen University & Research (the Netherlands) where his research focused on the optimization of anaerobic granular sludge reactors by studying the speciation, bioavailability and dosing strategies of trace metals. In 2005, he was appointed as associate professor in biogeochemistry of engineered ecosystems at Université Paris-Est (France). From September 2016 until August 2018, he worked at IHE Delft as chair professor in Environmental Science and Technology and head of the Pollution Prevention and Resource Recovery chair group. In September 2018, he joined Institut de Physique du Globe de Paris (France) as full professor in Biogeochemistry of engineered ecosystems. Prof. van Hullebusch has published more than 280 peer-reviewed papers (about 14500 citations, h-index 62) in the field of biogeochemistry of metals and metalloids in engineered ecosystems. His research is currently mostly focusing on the implementation of biohydrometallurgical approaches for the recovery of technology critical elements as well as polluted soils (bio) remediation.

    Professor Ata Akçil is a professionally registered engineer with 32 years of experience in process, hydrometallurgical & biohydrometallurgical engineering, mineral processing, waste management, engineering services, teaching, research, professional service, consulting, management and industrial plant operations. Professor Akçil obtained his Ph.D. of Mineral Processing &Hydrometallurgy in 1999 from the Dokuz Eylul University (Turkey). He worked as Research Assistant (by 1999), Assistant Professor (by 2005), Associate Professor (by 2010) and Full Professor (by 2023) at the Akdeniz University and the SDU (Turkey). He is also an Adjunt Professor (since 2023), Beijing University of Chemical Technology, China. Professor Ata Akçil is also a technical senior expert for critical and strategical raw materials and resource recovery, and he is now an active editorial board member in 4 peer-reviewed scientific journals and is author & co-author in 200 research papers, 1 book, 10 book chapters, 60 International Conference proceedings and 11,500 citations (h-index: 48).