Mr Howard Poynton: managing materials characterisation research
Mr Howard Poynton leads the Materials Characterisation team for CSIRO's Process Science and Engineering Division. His team combines industry-leading expertise with sophisticated technology and techniques to characterise the physical, chemical, thermal and mechanical properties of materials and ores.
CFD conference proceedings on CD-ROM
Proceedings of the second, third, fifth, seventh and ninth international conferences for computational fluid dynamics (CFD) in the minerals and process industries are available online and for purchase on CD or USB stick.
Making titanium metal powder
CSIRO scientists are developing a novel, high-efficiency process for making titanium metal with the aim of paving the way for a revolution in titanium metal production and fabrication.
New analyser cuts complexity
A 'light bulb' moment led to CSIRO researchers combining two different x-ray based technologies to develop a new on-line analyser for slurries
CFD curbs the need for speed
Computational fluid dynamics (CFD) modelling has helped identify the cause of a 'puffing' problem at a nickel smelter.
Dr Leon Prentice: engineering new processes
Dr Leon Prentice is a chemical engineer with expertise in the development of novel processes and materials, and experience in processing minerals and metals and developing biomaterials.
Dr Paul Breuer: extracting precious metals from complex ores
Dr Paul Breuer leads research into extracting precious metals from complex ores. He focuses on improving the sustainability of the current cyanidation process for recovering gold from ores, and developing alternative technologies for the gold industry.
High grade metallurgical coke from waste stream biomass
We have developed a process to make a dense, high purity biocoke which is comparable in cost and quality with metallurgical grade petcoke, and seeks a commercial partner who is willing to invest in further development and trialling of this product in an industrial setting.