Simulation-based exergy, thermo-economic and environmental footprint analysis of primary copper production
A Abadias Llamas, A Valero Delgado, A Valero Capilla, C Torres Cuadra, M Hultgren, M Peltomaki, A Roine, M Stelter, MA Reuter
Minerals Engineering | PERGAMON-ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD | Published : 2019
Awarded by European Union's EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation Horizon 2020
This project has received funding from the European Union's EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation Horizon 2020 under Grant Agreement no. 721385 (MSCA-ETN SOCRATES). Fig. 1 was inspired by discussions between Prof. Dr. ir. Bart Blanpain, Dr. ir. Annelies Malfliet and Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. mult. Markus Reuter as part of the SCORATES, responding in a policy brief to the short-sighted discussion on lead in the European Union (https://echa.europa.eu/fi/-/ten-new-substances-added-to-the-candidate-list).This possibly unwise and uncircumspect decision threatens and challenges the viability of the Circular Economy Paradigm for reasons discussed in this paper.