Sustainable Utilization of Metallurgical Resources and Solid Waste Resources
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 1 March 2024 | Viewed by 17860
Interests: comprehensive utilization of resources; functional materials
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At present, the comprehensive utilization of solid waste resources and the requirement of highly cost-effective protective measures against neutron radiation hazards are difficult hot topics of current research.
At present, the comprehensive utilization of metallurgical resources and solid waste resources produced by their utilization has attracted extensive attention from many scientific researchers. It is a frontier and hot field of scientific research. After the separation of metallurgical raw minerals, a large number of waste rocks are obtained, which leads to the waste of useful elements. Additionally, the associated environmental problems (e.g., waste gas, waste water) are serious. Thus, there are still problems in the current technology and core scientific problems of comprehensive utilization need to be solved, which is also the common concern of relevant researchers in the comprehensive utilization of resources.
Nuclear technology is applied widely worldwide—especially the application of neutrons. However, neutron radiation is a potential hazard to both radiation workers and the general public. Shielding materials for neutron radiation hazards are considered to be the most effective radiation protection strategy. Thus, many useful materials of different types for protection against ionizing radiation hazards have been studied in recent years, especially regarding the development of lightweight shielding materials with good processability, wide application and low cost for neutron radiation hazards.
For example, some researchers used boron-containing resources to prepare materials for nuclear shielding, and excellent results were produced. Thus, this Special Issue welcomes papers about the utilization of resources in the nuclear shielding field.
The scope and purpose of this Special Issue are the green utilization of metallurgical and solid waste resources, aiming to provide new theory for the use of metallurgical resources. The Issue is concerned with new green methods for the utilization of these useful resources—especially shielding analysis and the materials prepared from these resources. We welcome authors in the field to contribute to this Issue.
Dr. Mengge Dong
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- metallurgical resources
- solid waste
- green method
- nuclear shielding