Cooperation and Collaboration on Benefication
The RAMP centre will serve as part of CSIRO’s contribution to the new ARC Centre of Excellence for Enabling Eco-Efficient Beneficiation of Minerals. Watch this blog for updates in the future as we assist the centre’s three core research programs employ high-throughput experimentation using the RAMP centre’s unique capabilities in Australia.
The green economy, digital revolution, improved health and living standards all depend on metals supplied at a minimal environmental cost. However, the declining grade of the more accessible minerals, increasing complexity of mineralogy, and the growing need to extract the minerals from deeper mines, have reached a tipping point, making current practices technologically, economically, and environmentally unsustainable.
The three core programs are:
Physics of novel system hydrodynamics
Chemistry of novel hydrophobic and selective interactions
New engineered biopolymers and synthetic polymers