Depressing pyrite in selective flotation of complex polymetallic ores (2017–2020)

Abstract:
The mining industry is processing low grade complex ores and experiencing difficulties in rejecting gangue minerals in mineral separation and metal extraction plants. This project aims to understand the reactions taking place on the major gangue mineral during the recovery of base-metal and precious minerals using innovative research to develop new technologies that manipulate these reactions to achieve mineral separation and metal extraction efficiently and economically. It is expected that the new technologies will provide value in processing low quality complex polymetallic resources using low quality water whilst halving the operating costs of mineral concentrators and corresponding reductions in harmful emissions.
Grant type:
ARC Linkage Projects
Researchers:
  • Professor
    School of Chemical Engineering
    Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology
  • Professor
    School of Mechanical and Mining Engineering
    Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology
Funded by:
Australian Research Council