Recycling project of non-ferrous metals in Japan

Takashi Nakamura, Masafumi Maeda, Kimihito Satoh, Yoshinori Yajima

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Recycling and waste minimization are key words for sustainable development in the next century. The Japanese government began development of a recycling technology for non-ferrous metals in 1993, with the intention of creating a new recycling oriented society in Japan. The project team was funded through NEDO (the New Energy and Industrial Development Organization) and CEM (the Center of Eco-Mining), and 8 universities and 6 companies in the private sectors joined the project. There are two areas, the "Super Smelter Technology" and the "Super Dust Technology". The former covers primarily copper recycling and the latter treats any type of dust such as EAF dust and shredder dust. The framework and strategy of these technologies are described in this paper.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages10
Publication statusPublished - 1999 Dec 1
EventGlobal Symposium on Recycling, Waste Treatment and Clean Technology (REWAS 1999) - San Sebastian, Spain
Duration: 1999 Sep 51999 Sep 9


OtherGlobal Symposium on Recycling, Waste Treatment and Clean Technology (REWAS 1999)
CitySan Sebastian

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Filtration and Separation


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