Dry solution to separating particles
CSIRO has developed a dry separation process for granular materials that promises savings in time and cost for industry, and reduced demand on water and energy resources.
An innovative imaging system used by CSIRO researchers has lead to the development of super-hard, super-abrasive-resistant composites. These materials are capable of cutting rock with a strength greater than 150 MPa and have been used on rock up to 260 MPa.
CSIRO’s material characterisation expertise helps improve product performance and resilience across a range of product types and operating conditions.
CSIRO’s material characterisation expertise can improve product performance and prevent product failure.
Carbon management in gold production
CSIRO gold program researchers are helping industry improve efficiency and reduce gold solution losses by improving their understanding of carbon management and the impact of impurities on adsorption circuits.
Scientists search for a small solution
Nanomaterials offer resource processors a number of advantages over conventional catalysts; the challenge is finding a way to produce these materials in commercial quantities and in a cost-effective manner.
A new jet aeration nozzle
A CSIRO designed gas liquid nozzle is making gold production more efficient by reducing oxygen wasted during processing. (0:57)
Single analysis solution tracks cyanide
New CSIRO-developed analytical methods have helped the Cowal Gold Mine become the first operation in Australia to comply with the gold industry’s International Cyanide Management Code.
X-ray vision to characterise mineral ores
A new state of the art x-ray imaging detector smaller than a postage stamp is the key to a powerful new method of characterising mineral ores, according to an article published today in the October issue of CSIRO’s Process magazine.
Redirection reduces impact of erosion
The life expectancy of cooling plates in heat exchangers at Rio Tinto Alcan’s Yarwun alumina refinery has increased from a few days to as long as 12 months with help from CSIRO’s slurry erosion researchers, according to the October issue of Process magazine.
New analysers to unlock mineral value
Machine-mounted sensors, being developed through CSIRO Minerals Down Under Flagship, could help locate ore deposits, characterise the mining environment, and differentiate ore grades.
Eureka! Air cargo scanning wins top prize
CSIRO’s air cargo scanning technology team has been awarded the Defence Science and Technology Organisation (DSTO) Eureka Prize for Outstanding Science in Support of Defence or National Security.