3 Lessons Learned: Industrial
Industrial minerals are geological materials that are mined for their commercial value. They are used in industries based on their physical and or chemical properties. Some examples of their application are in construction, paints, ceramics, electronics, filtration, plastics, glass and detergents. To add on the categories of industrial mineral, organic materials and industrial by products are also included. To accurately determine an industrial mineral some steps and procedures are needed. Technical test work, end product evaluation and technical test work are the key test procedure used in evaluating the suitability of minerals. An evaluation manual is obtained since the mineral category is wide. Mining is the extraction of valuable minerals or other geological materials from the earth’s surface.
The deposits form a mineral package with the main interest in economic value. The purpose of mining is to obtain any material that cannot be grown through agricultural processes or created artificially in the laboratory. Gravel, gemstone, dimension stone, coals, metals, chalk, salt, potash, oil shale are some of the materials obtained in ores. Mining not only involves extraction of materials but also extraction of non -renewable resources. In the current world mining processes involve ore body prospective, profit analysis of the mine potentiality, extraction of desired mineral and finally the reclamation of the land. The first is surface mining and the other is underground mining. While underground mining the overlying rock is left in place and the mineral is obtained or removed through tunnels.
Mining results to adverse environmental impact which is a downer the industry faces. Water is a natural resource that has many uses from human to industrial and contamination to it is dangerous as it causes a lot of inconveniences. Chemical contamination can result to deterioration of health by locals. They also provide route for surface water to disappear underground. Coal fires can last for a long time and cause major damage impact to the environment. In the environment it releases toxic fumes, reignite bush, grass and forest fires causing damage to surface infrastructure like pipelines, roads, bridge supports, buildings and electric lines. Thus stringent measures need to be undertaken to avoid and evade the impact on human and environmental safety.
With these environmental safety will be assured if its followed to the latter. Lithium a mineral is a compound salt that is used for psychiatric medication. Such as lithium grease lubricants, heat resistant glass and ceramics, steel and aluminum production, lithium batteries and flux additives for iron. They include astronomically, terrestrial and biologically. Lithium ion batteries especially have recorded massive exports while at the same time a surge in pricing.
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