Resource recycling of non-ferrous metals

Takashi Nakamura

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


This chapter focuses on non-ferrous metals, their resources, extraction and recycling. Mining of these metals (copper, zinc etc.) causes major environmental damage through open mining techniques, and thus improving recycling rates has major environmental benefits as well as potentially economic ones. This chapter thus looks at the recycling technology for these metals and ways in which they can be increased from sources such as dusts from steel scrap processing and electronic wastes. A number of recycling approaches applied to a range of industries are introduced, together with a system approach to increasing Japan’s recycling of valuable metals.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTopical Themes in Energy and Resources
Subtitle of host publicationA Cross-Disciplinary Education and Training Program for Environmental Leaders
PublisherSpringer Japan
Number of pages15
ISBN (Electronic)9784431553090
ISBN (Print)9784431553083
Publication statusPublished - 2015 Jan 1


  • E-scrap
  • EAF dust
  • Metal recycling
  • Non-ferrous metals

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Economics, Econometrics and Finance(all)
  • Business, Management and Accounting(all)
  • Environmental Science(all)
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)


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