Our Capabilities

High temperature processing

CSIRO is working with industry to increase recovery rates, improve the handling of valuable metals and enhance operational practices.

Hydrometallurgy alumina

CSIRO works closely with its research partners and industry to ensure Australia's alumina industry remains competitive.

Materials characterisation

Our characterisation team combines industry-leading expertise with today’s most sophisticated technology and techniques to explore the physical, chemical, thermal and mechanical properties of a wide range of materials and ore types.

Metals and ceramics design and processing

CSIRO researchers are developing novel materials and cost-effective production processes to meet the needs of industry.

Mineral processing and agglomeration

CSIRO's research in mineral processing is helping operators improve their profitability and environmental performance. CSIRO's research in mineral processing is helping operators improve their profitability and environmental performance.

Precious and base metals hydrometallurgy

CSIRO is working closely with research partners and the Australian minerals industry to maximise the returns from mineral resources derived using hydrometallurgical processes while reducing the environmental impact of these processes.

Process engineering

We apply our expertise in process development, integration, evaluation and scale-up to design new, and improve existing, equipment and processes.

Online analysis and control

CSIRO Process Science and Engineering works closely with industry to develop online tools and techniques that provide improved measurement and control of processes.

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