Title: Raw materials - you can’t do well without them
Antje Wittenberg (1), Daniel P. S. de Oliveira (2), Lisbeth lindt Jorgensen (3), F. Javier Gonzalez (4), Henrike Sievers (1), Lídia Quental (2), Aurete Pereira (2), Tom Heldal (5) & David Whitehead (3)
Federal Institute for Geosciences and Natural Resources (BGR), Germany (1); National Laboratory of Energy and Geology (LNEG), Portugal (2); Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland (GEUS), Denmark (3); Geological Survey of Spain (IGME), Spain (4); Geological Survey of Norway (NGU), Norway (5)
Event: Abstract GeoUtrecht2020
“Raw materials, you can’t do well without them”. This statement echoes the needs for a reliable raw materials supply chain. Awareness of raw materials is an essential element for the manufacturing industry, infrastructure, digitalisation, and others has significantly increased in this decade. So did the demand. The specific physical and chemical properties of the chemical element and the minerals they form make mineral raw materials special. The mineral surface reactivity for example, is an important parameter for pharmaceuticals . COVID-19 refocused attention on the antibacterial behaviour of copper and copper alloys. Examples of its utilisation go from purifying drinking water, chirurgical instruments, meshes utilised by aquafarming to hospital handles.