Editors: Vincenzo Gente, Floriana La Marca

Separating Pro-Environment Technologies for Waste Treatment, Soil and Sediments Remediation

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ISBN: 978-1-60805-598-2 (Print)
ISBN: 978-1-60805-472-5 (Online)
Year of Publication: 2012
DOI: 10.2174/97816080547251120101


The removal of contaminants and pollutants from natural or valuable materials is a critical issue in environmental management and conservation. Fundamentally, the procedure consists of measures employed to separate what is good (recyclable materials, soil and sediments) from what is bad (non recyclable materials, contaminants).

A perspective of current technologies developed for mineral processing is of great assistance for finding appropriate solutions for different environmental situations. The liberation and separation processes adopted to recover valuable minerals from a gangue are, in principle, the same processes that can be applied to waste materials for recovering useful materials and to soil and sediments to reduce contamination.

Separating Pro-Environment Technologies for Waste Treatment, Soil and Sediments Remediation investigates how technologies for separation, that take origin form mineral processing, have improved and evolved when applied to waste treatment and soil and sediment remediation.

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- Pp. i-ii (2)
Konstantinos Komnitsas
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- Pp. iii-iv (2)
Vincenzo Gente, Floriana La Marca
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List of Contributors

- Pp. v-vii (3)
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Waste Treatment Based on Mineral Processing Techniques

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Challenges in the Separation of Plastics from Packaging Waste

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M.T. Carvalho
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ADR: A Classifier for Fine Moist Materials

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W. de Vries, P.C. Rem
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Sensor Based Sorting in Waste Processing

- Pp. 59-76 (18)
J. Julius, Th. Pretz
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Upgrading of Post-Consumer Steel Scrap

- Pp. 77-89 (13)
F. Quarta, A. Bonoli, P.C. Rem
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State of the Art of Recycling of Photovoltaic Panels Using Separation Technology

- Pp. 90-108 (19)
A. Bonoli, A. Pompei
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The Control of Separation Processes in Mechanical Recycling of Waste Refrigerators by Partition Function

- Pp. 109-122 (14)
F. La Marca
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A Matrix Based Approach for Modelling of Treatment Processes for Contaminated Groundwater

- Pp. 123-138 (16)
V. Gente, D. Lausdei
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Separation Technologies for Inorganic Compounds Contained in Industrial Wastewaters Including Metal Ions, Metalloids, Thiosalts, Cyanide, Ammonia and Nitrate

- Pp. 139-171 (33)
N. Kuyucak, I. Toreci Mubarek
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Evaluation of Sediments’ Contamination by Hyperspectral Analysis

- Pp. 172-187 (16)
V. Gente, S. Geraldini, F. La Marca, F. Palombo
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- Pp. 188-191 (4)
Vincenzo Gente, Floriana La Marca
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