This October 2004 issue focuses on the latest CSIRO research in the Australian iron ore markets - including the use of alternative ores such as magnetite and the technology used to process it. (12 pages)
Process magazine October 2003
This October 2003 issue of Process focuses on how CSIRO research into mineral processing and metal production is being applied both locally and globally. (12 pages)
Process magazine November 2002
This November 2002 issue highlights the importance of research and development and discusses the latest advances in minerals processing and metal production technologies. CSIRO research in minerals processing and metal production. (12 pages)
The June 2008 issue shows how CSIRO research is helping the minerals industry achieve improvements today and achieve economic and environmental sustainability for the future. (12 pages)
This issue shows how CSIRO researchers are using advanced materials characterisation techniques to help the minerals processing industry move into the precision processing era. (12 pages)
Process magazine July 2002
This July 2002 issue focuses on CSIRO research into sustainability within the minerals processing and metal production industries. (12 pages)
Process magazine June 2004
Process magazine June 2004 focuses on CSIRO research aimed at improving minerals processing and metal production and the positive impact it can have on the industry's bottom line. (12 pages)
The February 2007 issue of Process magazine explores stewardship and the need for balancing wealth creation from Australia's mineral resources with sustainability. (12 pages )
Process magazine February 2004
Process magazine February 2004 focuses on the important role materials characterisation technologies can play in improving minerals processing and metal production. (12 pages)
The February issue of Process showcases the best articles from the last 20 years. It highlights the important research CSIRO has undertaken and continues to undertake in the minerals and metal production sector. (12 pages)
Strategic R&D investment benefits bottom line
Despite the unprecedented downturn facing Australia’s minerals industry now is the time to invest in strategic research and development, according to CSIRO Minerals Chief Dr Bart Follink.
Environmentally friendly microbes go mining (Podcast 06 Mar 2009)
An extremophile is any microbe that has adapted to living conditions of extreme temperature, pressure or chemical concentration. This adaption allows certain types of extremophile bacteria to be used in the extraction of metal from ore through the process of bioleaching. (4:25)
Digging up energy savings (Podcast 04 Jun 2009)
With the threat of climate change, the mining industry in Australia, like many other industries, is keen to explore new technology to help reduce the use of fossil fuels and resulting greenhouse gas emissions. (4:30)
Making icecream even creamier (Podcast 11 May 2007)
A laser diffraction technique used to examine crushed ores is now being used to improve the quality of icecream and chocolate. In this four-and-a-half-minute podcast, Laboratory Manager, Rick Hughes explains how the technique works. (4:33)
Particle analysis service: request form
CSIRO’s Particle Analysis Service delivers prompt, reliable analyses of particulate materials to a wide range of processing operations throughout the world. Complete this form to request an analysis. (3 pages)
Using x-ray diffraction to solve minerals processing problems
X-ray diffraction (XRD) analysis is used to identify minerals present in raw materials. CSIRO Process Science and Engineering has a long and successful history in applying XRD to understand the mineralogical changes occurring in complex processes.
Water shows its worth
Life cycle assessment (LCA) methodologies have been used to calculate and compare the economic value of water used in the minerals sector with that used in the industrial and agricultural sectors.
Step-by-step approach unblocks operations' heart
Researchers investigating techniques for removing carbon fouling from gas outlet tubes discovered that the water-lancing technique being used ‘was a bit like squirting a garden hose into a tornado’.
Treating and utilising waste overview
CSIRO works with various industry sectors to develop improved technologies for sustainable treatment and subsequent disposal of waste as well as techniques for recovering resources from waste materials.
CSIRO's TelePresence system is a software package that allows off-site clients and collaborators to interact with our expert operators, share data, and control our scientific equipment.