Nitrocellulose containing chemical industry waste for mineral resources complex facilities: directions of use

The peculiarities of the territorial structure of the economy of the Russian Federation favorably affect the possibilities of using secondary resources in the framework of the transition to a closed-cycle economy, where the interaction of various sectors of the economy can be considered as the main tool of the current environmental agenda. In our country, by now there is an accumulation of hazardous nitrocellulose-containing waste from the chemical industry that requires cost-effective and environmentally safe disposal. Due to its chemical properties, the waste in question can be effectively used at the facilities of the mineral resource complex. The purpose of the study was to substantiate the possibility of using the waste of special technical chemistry at mining facilities, based on the analysis of domestic and foreign scientific and technical literature. Based on the results of the literature review, the priority direction of the use of cellulose nitrate waste as an unconventional meliorant during the biological stage of reclamation of mining facilities was determined and justified, the main criteria and stages of obtaining meliorative substrates were identified. The choice of the direction is due to the chemical composition of the waste, the favorable territorial location of the objects of special chemistry and mineral resources complex, as well as the continuing growth of the need for reclamation of technogenically disturbed lands.

Keywords: reclamation, mineral resource complex, waste, cellulose nitrates, nitrocellulose utilization, fertilizersimprovers, sewage sludge.
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Pashkevich M. A., Patokin D. A. Nitrocellulose containing chemical industry waste for mineral resources complex facilities: directions of use. MIAB. Mining Inf. Anal. Bull. 2023;(9-1):215-230. [In Russ]. DOI: 10.25018/0236_1493_2023_91_0_215.

Issue number: 9
Year: 2023
Page number: 215-230
ISBN: 0236-1493
UDK: 504.064.45
DOI: 10.25018/0236_1493_2023_91_0_215
Article receipt date: 02.05.2023
Date of review receipt: 08.06.2023
Date of the editorial board′s decision on the article′s publishing: 10.08.2023
About authors:

M.A. Pashkevich1, Dr. Sci. (Eng.), Professor, Head of Chair, e-mail:, ORCID ID: 0000-0001-7020-8219,
D.A. Patokin1, Graduate Student, e-mail:, ORCID ID: 0009-0003-8098-4344,
1 Saint-Petersburg Mining University, 199106, Saint-Petersburg, Russia.


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