Journal section "Innovative development"

Introduction of Innovation Technology as a Factor in Environmental Modernization in Russian Arctic

Lipina S.A., Zaikov K.S., Lipina A.V.

Volume 10, Issue 2, 2017

Lipina S.A., Zaikov K.S., Lipina A.V. Introduction of Innovation Technology as a Factor in Environmental Modernization in Russian Arctic. Economic and Social Changes: Facts, Trends, Forecast, 2017, vol. 10, no. 2, pp. 164-180. DOI: 10.15838/esc.2017.2.50.9

DOI: 10.15838/esc.2017.2.50.9

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The paper considers the fundamentals of formation and realization of the modern Russian state environmental policy in the Arctic and analyzes environmental threats and challenges, including the impact of the mining and metallurgical complex on the environment. Coal industry and ferrous and nonferrous metallurgy are considered to be major producers and accumulators of waste. In the smelting of metals slags are formed, which are based on oxides. Sulfur oxides occupy one of the first places according to their negative impact on the environment. The present paper considers environmentally responsible business models in the Arctic, when the priority in management decisions is given to the issues of preserving nature and not just making profit. The main environmental issue is associated with the accumulation of waste in the places of concentration of objects of industry, transport, energy and social sphere in the confined spaces in those areas of the Arctic, where mineral deposits are exploited, raw materials are processed and transported. The industrial processing of secondary resources and recycling of sulfur in accordance with the principles of green production (recycling) are of special scientific interest. The authors propose the following innovative methods for solving the problems of ecological modernization in the Arctic zone of the Russian Federation: utilization of sulfur-containing waste, recycling of technogenic wastes; the paper also analyzes operational and physical-mechanical properties of sulfur-extended asphalt concrete and sulfur concrete, and the possibilities of production of a new generation of building materials and road surfaces. High consumer properties of sulfur-containing construction materials – low cost of raw materials, workability of sulfur concrete and mortar mixes, fast development of strength, resistance to radiation and other aggressive environments, high frost and water resistance – make them competitive with traditional building materials that often cannot withstand the difficult climatic conditions of the North. The use of sulfur-containing waste in various economic sectors in the Arctic zone will significantly reduce the cost of products and designs and will contribute to the solution of one of the most important tasks of our time – protection of the environment from industrial pollution


strategic planning, innovation development, recycling, arctic, sulfur-containing waste, waste treatment

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