Green strategies

Dear readers

Ulrike Mehl
Editor of AT MINERAL PROCESSING

Ulrike Mehl
Editor of AT MINERAL PROCESSING
As early as the 1960s, an increased awareness of environmental protection developed, especially in the western industrial nations. Whereas at the beginning – against the background of the effects of unabated industrial growth on the environment – the focus was more on the protection of plants and animals. In the meantime the problem of global warming, and thus the cause and effect of climate change, has moved to the centre of discussions.

Sustainable raw material extraction is therefore also required in the mining industry to reduce the negative impact on the environment. In the extraction of iron ore, problems of water scarcity and risks with tailings dams, among others, are increasingly leading to the use of dry processing technologies. Dr Joachim Harder‘s article from p. 62 provides information on current trends. Another technical article from p. 54 shows which environmentally friendly strategies can be pursued in the conveying belt industry with regard to the life cycle and efficiency of products and manufacturing processes.

Wishing you further exciting insights into current topics in processing technology and inspiration for your own projects.

Ulrike Mehl

x

Related articles:

Issue 2012-04

Sustainable protection of valuable resources

According to financial experts, prices for industrial raw materials will continue to rise in 2012. The primary reasons for this can be found in the increasing shortage of raw materials. To combat this...

more

thyssenkrupp to supply key equipment for BHP South Flank iron ore project in Australia

thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions has been awarded one of the largest fabrication and construction projects the company has ever handled in Western Australia. Under the contract, thyssenkrupp will...

more
Issue 2021-10

Protecting people and the environment

Dear readers, Climate protection is on everyone‘s lips, and electromobility is just one of the keywords that come up in this context. However, this also requires sustainable handling of the raw...

more
Issue 2017-06

For the environment’s sake

Dear Readers Ever scarcer fossil fuels, exhaust gas problems and growing awareness of environment and climate protection coupled with the unrelenting demand for mobility are promoting the development...

more
Issue 2018-11

Critical raw materials

Dear readers Protecting the climate, the environment and resources while at the same time ensuring efficiency has become an important economic factor, not least visible in the development of...

more