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Environmental Science (MindTap Cou...

16th Edition
G. Tyler Miller + 1 other
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781337569613

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Chapter 12, Problem 5CT
Textbook Problem

Use the second law of thermodynamics (see Chapter 2, p. 38) to analyze the scientific and economic feasibility of each of the following processes:

  1. a. Extracting certain minerals from seawater
  2. b. Mining increasingly lower-grade deposits of minerals
  3. c. Continuing to mine, use, and recycle minerals at increasing rates

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