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Directory of Researchers Publishing on SD in the Metals and Minerals Industries/ SD Organizations/ Research Institutions

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CANMET - Materials Technology Laboratory
Research: Located in Ottawa, MTL is the largest research centre in Canada dedicated to metals and materials fabrication, processing and evaluation. A technical staff of almost 100 scientists and technicians, working in 6,000 square metres of well-equipped laboratories, is engaged in a research and development program designed to provide technology solutions for Canadian industry. MTL is also the national agency for the certification of personnel for nondestructive testing. An Engineering and Technical Services unit provides CANMET divisions with the support needed to carry out projects.

CANMET Mining and Minerals Sciences Laboratories
Research: Expertise includes advanced mining systems; mine-related health and safety; emissions and effluent management, including mine closures and reclamation; and metals in the environment.

CapCard Technology
Gary Streuter, (United States of America)
Research: Magnetic media for identification and security applications

CARACAS (Concerted Action on Risk Assessment for Contaminated Sites) CLARINET (Contaminated Land Rehabilitation Network for Environmental Technologies in Europe)
Kasamas, Harald, (Europe)
Research: Risk Assessment, contaminated land rehabilitation

Center for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESN)
Research: Hub for earth science sites

Center of Mineral Technology - CETEM - Centro de Tecnologia Mineral
Research: Research centre addressing the devolopment, adaptation and dissemination of mineral, metallurgical, materials and environmental tecnologies

Centre for Science and Environment, India
Research: Health and environment, climate change

Chalmers University of Technology
Råde, Ingrid, (Sweden)
Research: Datasets for Life Cycle Assessments

Civ Eng Corps
Gilles, D.G., (USA)
Research: Waste generation and minimization

Collaborative Research Centre 525
Research: (1)Metallic raw materials flows (2)Sustainable resource management

College of Engineering, Depatment of Civil Engineering
Solo-Gabriele, Helena, (USA)
Research: Waste minimization, re-use, recycling, disposal; drinking water issues

CRESTA, Chemical Engineering, University of Sydney
Prof Jim Petrie, Dr Mary Stewart, (Australia)
Research: The Department of Chemical Engineering at the University of Sydney has a research programme in several key areas of Sustainability, all underpinned by the philosophy of Life Cycle Thinking, embodied in the use (and further development) of Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) to support Decision Making. Our guiding premise is that Decision Making is a value-laden exercise, and requires a support framework within which all stakeholder views can be elicited and brought into the decision making exercise. Decision Making requires the articulation of multiple objectives, of which "minimisation of environmental impact" is but one. Whilst LCA, as it is currently conceived, goes some way to informing environmental objectives, it is not necessarily the best tool for all decision making contexts. Equally, LCA as a tool has no value in formulating other objectives whose optimisation is sought in any decision making exercise - eg. techno-economic, socio-political. That said, the guiding principles of Life Cycle Thinking do have value here. As an ideal, we should strive to find a common approach to the formulation of ALL objectives, and to develop a "tools selection" methodology which suits any particular decision context. Our own research programme is structured to deliver on both these needs. Our Life Cycle Thinking-based Decision Making research is supported by an analysis of different decision contexts, including - Project selection and other strategic decisions; - Technology selection, flowsheet development, detailed process design and evaluation; and - Process optimisation

CSIRO Minerals Sustainable Development
Research: Researching how the minerals industry can participate in and contribute towards society's transition to more sustainable development; the relationships between the minerals industry and its stakeholders, including issues of consultation, verification and community aspirations; how to account for all of the cradle-to-gate impacts and costs of the minerals industry.

CYTED-XIII Iberoamerican Programme on Minerals Technology
Research: Sustainable development issues in the minerals extraction industries

International Copper Study Group International Lead and Zinc Study Group International Nickel Study Group