In the present work an attempt was made to obtain mineral-carbon sorbents by thermal decomposition of solid waste materials
containing, besides to mineral components, solid petroleum derivatives. The amount and the homogeneity of distribution of
coal product formed in decomposition of organic matter on the surface of the mineral matrix, as well as the porous structure
of the sorbents obtained depend largely on the conditions of calcination of the wastes used. The aim of this work was to find
optimum conditions of the process. The sorptive properties of the obtained material were checked in the process of reduction
of pollutants contained in industrial wastes.