Journal article

Indium: key issues in assessing mineral resources and long-term supply from recycling

T Werner, G Mudd, S Jowitt

TRANSACTIONS OF THE INSTITUTIONS OF MINING AND METALLURGY SECTION B-APPLIED EARTH SCIENCE | TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD | Published : 2015

Abstract

Indium and other geologically scarce metals are routinely integrated into green technologies and modern consumer electronics. The manufacture of solar cells and liquid crystal displays (LCDs) relies strongly on continued indium supply, yet very little research has been conducted to determine what total resources exist to meet future or even present needs. This paper provides an improved understanding of the nature of indium resources and the current and future production and supply of this critical metal through a summary of global trends in indium production and demand, and through a preliminary account of global code-based reporting of indium mineral resources. Authors also present an over..

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