Nanotechnology - an emerging technology
Mining Engineering, 2007, Vol. 59, No. 12, pp. 23-23
Materials flow examines the movement of mineral commodities from extraction, processing and manufacturing, through use, disposal and recycling of product (Kostick, 1996). Materials flow drivers are studied to understand the dynamics between materials use, economics and societal values (Wagner, 2002). Technological advances coupled with the drive for improved and more efficient consumer and industrial products has created a new technology genre that is called nanotechnology.
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