By Faqin Dong
These lawsuits include the peer-reviewed contributions submitted to the eleventh foreign Congress for utilized Mineralogy (ICAM) held July 5-10, 2013, on the Southwest collage of technological know-how and know-how (SWUST) in Mianyang, China. The biennial ICAM is an important collecting of utilized mineralogists, geared up another 12 months by means of the ICAM-Council. The multidisciplinary study awarded during this e-book can be of curiosity to scientists and execs facing issues like environmental and scientific mineralogy; commercial minerals; bio-minerals and biomaterials; complicated fabrics; method mineralogy; mining and metallurgy; cultural historical past; the interplay of minerals with microorganisms; and good waste therapy and recycling, together with genetic mineralogy.
“The box of utilized mineralogy has been capable of fit society’s velocity by way of always reinventing itself, speedy adopting new applied sciences and instrumentation as they turned to be had and placing them to paintings for the carrier of mankind residing in an international that seriously depends upon minerals. during the last few many years, utilized mineralogy has developed right into a slicing- part self-discipline that leads the best way for technological know-how, engineering and study and improvement to learn society. opposite to renowned trust, mineral assets are constrained, and we've got a duty to our heirs to take advantage of them responsibly.”
Dr. Maarten A.T.M. Broekmans
Post-President ICAM Council