Unlocking Australia’s nickel
A new method of extracting nickel from Australia’s low-grade laterite reserves could make millions of tonnes of untapped nickel laterites economically viable.
Global material flows
In partnership with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), we've created a global natural resource database to help guide and monitor environmental and sustainability policies.
Green metal production
A new sustainable process for metal production that reduces the need for fossil fuels and slashes carbon dioxide emissions.
Our award-winning MagSonic technology is an efficient and cost-effective alternative for producing high quality magnesium metal.
PyroPhos phosphate process
We invented a new smelting process to produce phosphates for fertiliser. Called PyroPhos, it eliminates harmful waste found in other phosphate production processes and creates a valuable by-product which can be used in construction.
Solvent extraction for metals
We're improving solvent extraction processes for recovering a range of metals. Our technology improvements have helped companies save millions of dollars.
First 3D thickener model
Using our expertise in mathematical and computational fluid dynamics we created the world’s first 3D full thickener model.
Understanding water use
Our technique to measure and analyse the water footprint of key mineral commodities – from extraction to metal production – will assist the industry to plan for the future.
Aluminium ore processing
We have developed a process that lowers the cost of refining bauxite to alumina by treating the waste product generated—red mud—to recover a costly ingredient, caustic soda.
Dry slag granulation
Our sustainable, dry method for slag granulation derives value from waste and has the potential to transform the metal and cement industries.
Our research has helped industry better understand how Australian iron ores behave during the sintering process.
Optimising thickener feedwells in minerals processing can enhance throughput, improve unit stability, reduce downtime and save companies costs, particularly when processing low grade ore.
Knowing the current operating position of the plant and how changes affect operations are considerable challenges.
Iron ore sintering
We helped a major mining company better understand how different iron ores behave during the sintering process. This knowledge can be used to optimise processes for cost savings and productivity benefits.
Unlocking uranium resources
We helped a company develop a new processing technology to unlock their low grade and complex uranium deposit.
Complex mineral systems
Thanks to our advanced analysis, a top-tier mining company gained a better understanding of the nature and abundance of amorphous mineral phases in their complex ore. This knowledge is used to make critical decisions at various stages in the minerals value chain.
Screen monitoring and health
Failure rates in large, multi-sloped screens can be high and the loss of a single screen can shut down an entire plant.
Sedimentation testing has traditionally been done manually and is prone to human error. Accurate, reliable data can now be achieved through a new technology for measuring the sedimentation and separation efficiency curves of mineral process streams.
Sunrise Dam thickener performance
We helped AngloGold Ashanti improve their thickener process performance at their Sunrise Dam gold mine, by applying computational fluid dynamics (CFD) and recommending a number of simple design modifications.
SWIRLFLOW agitation system
A simple mixing (agitation) technology, developed using world-class science, proves the best option for the mineral processing industry, saving time and money.
Graphite formation and processing
We worked with Talga Resources to better understand their large graphite ore deposit and provide a benchmark to compare their product after processing.
We are developing ways to optimise and automate intelligent coal processing plant technologies and systems.