SMI Webinar Series

The Sustainable Minerals Institute Webinar Series showcases the exciting research underway across SMI - from processing to social performance to health and safety - join us on a Tuesday for the presentation followed by Q&A with the researcher.

Two Angles: Investigating Accidents for Lessons Learned

Two Angles: Investigating Accidents for Lessons Learned

14 July 2020 9:00am10:00am
Dr Ben Seligmann outlines how to generate more useful lessons from accident investigations.
Research and Development Priorities for Minerals in Queensland

Research and Development Priorities for Minerals in Queensland

23 June 2020 9:00am10:00am
Professor Rick Valenta presents the results of an analysis of the R&D priorities for minerals (excluding coal) in Queensland - a collaboration between SMI, DNRME, QRC and QEC
Mine closure and residual risk: a geochemical perspective

Mine closure and residual risk: a geochemical perspective

16 June 2020 9:00am10:00am
Associate Professor Mansour Edraki will use examples of SMI projects to discuss basic geochemical processes that we need to understand in order to predict and reduce residual risk at mine closure, with a focus on acid and metalliferous drainage, including neutral and saline drainage.
Cultural heritage management in the resource sector: establishing good practice approaches

Cultural heritage management in the resource sector: establishing good practice approaches

9 June 2020 12:30pm1:30pm
Dr Sarah Holcombe will discuss what cultural heritage is, and the ways in which methods for defining a cultural ‘site’ often determine the types of protections that are afforded.What constitutes a good practice cultural heritage management plan (CHMP), and CHM system, will also be outlined.
What do metallurgists need to know about process control?

What do metallurgists need to know about process control?

2 June 2020 12:30pm1:30pm
Associate Professor Mohsen Yahyaei discusses opportunities for enhancing the performance of process control from 5 to 10% by actively involving plant metallurgists and plant managers in designing and evaluating different levels of process control systems.
Mine wastes: leave them, cover them, or change them for sustainable outcomes

Mine wastes: leave them, cover them, or change them for sustainable outcomes

26 May 2020 12:30pm1:30pm
Subtitle: How do we rehabilitate colossal volumes of mine wastes more cheaply and with long-lasting outcomes?
Mining sectors and communities face ever-increasing environmental and health risks from mine wastes as a result of mining and processing precious and base metal ores. But ecological engineering of mine wastes aims to harness bio-chemical weathering and transformation of tailings minerals to alter tailings in situ, for cost-effective and sustainable outcomes.
CRC TiME  - The Fundamentals

CRC TiME - The Fundamentals

19 May 2020 12:30pm1:30pm
CEO of CRC TiME, Dr Guy Boggs (The University of Western Australia), and CRC TiME Research Director Professor Anna Littleboy (SMI) walk us through the fundamental aspects of this new 10 year project.
Dr Strangefroth or: How To Learn To Stop Worrying And Love Flotation Chemistry

Dr Strangefroth or: How To Learn To Stop Worrying And Love Flotation Chemistry

12 May 2020 12:30pm1:30pm
Dr Liza Forbes from JKMRC presents on flotation chemistry - one of the least well understood mineral processing disciplines.
Mining as a temporary land use: industry-led transitions and repurposing

Mining as a temporary land use: industry-led transitions and repurposing

5 May 2020 12:30pm1:30pm
Post-mining land use and associated economies have become a priority issue in mine lifecycle planning. Julia Keenan from the Centre for Social Responsibility in Mining presents on their recent scoping project which started from the position that reconceptualising mine ‘closure’ may enhance the industry’s contribution to sustainable development.
Respirable dust- Removing the unknowns

Respirable dust- Removing the unknowns

28 April 2020 12:30pm1:30pm
Nikky LaBranche, Research Manager for Occupational Health & Safety and inaugural Industry Fellow in the Minerals Industry Safety and Health Centre, discusses her work in particulates and mine dust lung diseases.
SMI lunchtime webinar series

Erosion and Sediment Control

21 April 2020 12:30pm1:30pm
Associate Professor Claire Côte, Director of SMI's Centre for Water in the Mineral Industry (CWiMI) discusses her work in Erosion and Sediment Control.