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Environment/Energy (Global‐scale environmental issues)

  • SDGs17
  • SDGs9
Principal Investigator (Affiliation) 日本 Prof.
ISHIYAMA Daizo
(Graduate School of International Resource Sciences, Akita University)
セルビア Executive Manager
Zoran Stevanovic
(Mining and Metallurgy Institute Bor)
Research Institutions in Japan Akita University / Japan Space Systems / Mitsui Mineral Development Engineering Co., Ltd.
Research Institutions in Serbia Mining and Metallurgy Institute Bor / Technical Faculty-Bor, University of Belgrade
Adoption fiscal year FY 2014
Research Period 5 Years
ODA Recipient Country Serbia
General Description of the Research Project

Detoxifying mining wastes and wastewater, making them available as resources
In and around the mining center of Bor in Serbia, mining and metallurgical activities have produced waste material that contains metals, leading to environmental pollution issues. This project aims to conduct fact-finding surveys of the pollution and develop technologies to recover metal from mining waste and wastewater, thereby establishing methods of resource development that are environmentally-friendly. It is also working on ways of recycling the recovered metals, with the aim of ensuring that environmental measures become a sustainable system. Furthermore, the project builds capacity in the form of local researchers able to deal with environmental issues, and represents a contribution to Serbia's economic development through mining.

Promoting environmentally friendly resource development to secure a stable supply of resources
Waste material recycling and environmental restoration technologies have general applicability, and are of potential benefit in areas engaged in resource development worldwide. Environmentally friendly resource development is possible in every nation. Environmental preservation is one of the most significant challenges for resource-rich countries, and ensuring that the environment is protected leads to a stable supply of resources.

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Serbian counterparts with project members from Akita University

Serbian counterparts with project members from Akita University

Onsite analysis to measure arsenic levels in river water samples

Onsite analysis to measure arsenic levels in river water samples

Sampling flotation tailings and wastewater with local project members

Sampling flotation tailings and wastewater with local project members

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