Salvaging valuable metals from sludge
CSIRO engineers are developing a technique based on mineral extraction techniques to provide more sustainable, efficient and innovative recovery of metals at recycling plants.
Mr Roy Lovel: investigating biomass for minerals processing
Mr Roy Lovel integrates technical knowledge and problem solving skills to address issues of national and global significance, including developing a method for reducing the phosphorous levels in Australian iron ores and the development of alternative renewable carbon sources for metal production.
Identifying and recovering heat energy
Capturing emissions from waste-heat hot spots could potentially lead to electricity generation, according to a recent review conducted by the Energy Transformed Flagship.
Raking in the benefits
Scientists look at how factors such as the size, shape and spacing of rake blades can be modified to improve the performance of gravity thickeners.
X-ray spectroscopy and quantum mechanical modelling
Quantum mechanical modelling can be used to complement experimental measurements such as soft x-ray spectroscopy and atomic force microscopy to develop a better understanding of materials at the atomic level.
We apply our expertise in process development, integration, evaluation and scale-up to design new, and improve existing, equipment and processes.
Meeting of models helps reduce toxic waste
Combining a flowsheet model with a thermodynamics computer package has allowed researchers to identify a method for reducing cyanide discharge during gold processing, with the added benefits of reducing reagent consumption and water usage.
Minimising the effect of minor elements
A new beneficiation flowsheet has the potential to extract value from mining-waste streams and reduce the level of minor elements being dispersed into the environment.
Mining tools & technologies overview
New technology is making the mining and minerals industries safer, more efficient and more sustainable.
CSIRO researchers have developed a suite of products to make mining, mineral processing and metal production safer and more efficient.
Mining and minerals
We are helping Australia’s exploration, mining and minerals processing industries to remain sustainable and competitive in a global environment.
CSIRO is working with Australia’s mining and minerals industry to boost productivity and conserve the environment.
Minimising waste overview
CSIRO has developed numerous processes and technologies that assist industrial and commercial sectors to reduce waste and emissions.
Turning up the heat on energy savings
A recently developed on-line analysis technique will help those in the minerals processing industry identify environmentally sustainable production methods while generating positive economic outcomes.
CSIRO's microcharacterisation team are supported by state-of-the-art laboratories featuring unique ultra-high resolution electron microscopy and microanalysis capabilities.