Improving the processing of low quality iron ores by the modification of particle interactions (2013–2016)
The iron ore industry is a significant contributor to Australia's prosperity. This project is aimed at solving two major problems in the processing of low quality iron ores, high grinding energy consumption and difficulties in separating minerals at fine sizes, by the modification of particle interactions. This will benefit Australia by improving grinding energy efficiency, increasing iron mineral production, reducing the impact of massive iron ore tailings on health and environment and maintaining Australia at the leading edge of minerals research
and training. It is consistent with the first Australian National Research Priority: An Environmentally Sustainable Australia.