Silicon - The Environmental Literacy CouncilThey are used in the production of metal alloys. Silica is the principal . The major environmental impacts associated with silicon derive from its mining. Carbon.impact of silicon extraction,Socio-Economic and Environmental Impacts of Silicon Based .Jun 21, 2013 . Environmental impacts of crystalline silicon photovoltaic module production. 13th CIRP Intern. Conf. on Life Cycle Engineering, Leuven; 2006.
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