We develop new technologies and design systems to improve efficiency and the economic and environmental performance of mineral processing operations. Key expertise in modelling and simulation, process design and optimisation, engineering and characterisation, sensor development and systems integration helps drive this innovation.
The need for productivity improvements across the mineral resources value chain has increased with downturns in commodity prices and as access to high grade resources has diminished.
Productivity and environmental outcomes suffer without attention to the design of processes, equipment and whole systems. These same areas of focus present significant opportunities for improving economic and environmental outcomes.
Technology to boost processing efficiency and profits
We are developing process technologies that underpin competitive Australian operations and global mineral engineering technology sector (METS) opportunities.
By combining our skills in mathematical and physical modelling with expertise in onsite sensors, diagnostic tools and engineering innovation, we have developed a wide range of technologies and solutions for the mineral processing industry such as:
- advanced thickener modelling technology that has already delivered US$500 million of productivity improvements
- smart stirring equipment such as the swirl flow radial agitator that is enabling more efficient mixing and even distribution of solids in holding tanks
- solvent extraction technologies for the separation, purification and recovery of metals, particularly uranium, copper, nickel, cobalt and rare earths, from solutions.
- Monitoring and fine-tuning equipment and system performance to improve efficiency and minimise downtime and costs, as has been achieved with the acoustic emissions analyser.
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