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.
Daniel Hastings

Webinar: The importance of cashflow grade modelling in strategic mine planning

8 May 2020 9:00am10:00am
Cashflow grade modelling is a major component of the strategic planning process. It combines geology, metallurgy, mine planning, marketing, environment, finance and a number of other aspects of an operation or potential operation to provide information crucial to the strategic planning process.
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.
Clytie Dangar

Webinar: Mobilising METS – creating cooperative pathways to customer-centric solutions

1 May 2020 9:00am10:00am
There is great opportunity to expand the depth and breadth of relationships between the METS and Research communities. Global pressures in mining present both opportunity and threat to METS companies looking to grow. The pace of change is fast, challenges are becoming more complex and competition is fierce. New partnership models provide the potential for quicker pathways to commercialisation for research and vital new innovation opportunities for METS companies.
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.
Professor Gordon Southam

Webinar: Bacteria-mineral interactions important to mining

24 April 2020 9:00am10:00am
This webinar aims to convey the catalytic power and diversity of the microbial biosphere in transforming Earth surface environments; highlighting the broader, as yet unrealised potential to develop biotechnological processes for the mining industry.
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.
Professor Rick Valenta

Webinar: Complex Orebodies Program Update

17 April 2020 9:00am10:00am
The Complex Orebodies Program is now into its third year of operation. This presentation will cover progress to date on the program, showcasing a range of the exciting projects, outputs, impacts and collaborations which have resulted so far.
Professor Anna Littleboy

Webinar: A Cooperative Research Centre for Transformations in Mining Economies: So what?

3 April 2020 9:00am10:00am
In March 2020 the Federal Government announced a new $130 million Cooperative Research Centre on Transformations in Mining Economies (CRC TiME). The University of Queensland, through the Sustainable Minerals Institute, led the development of this cooperative research centre in partnership with The University of Western Australia.
This presentation will outline: the basic components of CRC TiME; the game changing value proposition which positions the mining industry as an agent of regional development; and the unique partnership that has drawn in mining companies, technology and service suppliers, state and local governments and groups representative of regional and community interests.
Henry Kurth

Webinar: On-belt bulk analysis - latest applications and development

27 March 2020 9:00am10:00am
Real time measurement is essential for improved plant control. Bulk ore sorting is automated grade control between the mine and mill and sensing data can be used concurrently for multiple purposes (ore blending, diversion, reconciliation, metal accounting, feed forward control, etc).

Postponed: 2020 Workshop on Acid and Metalliferous Drainage

23 March 2020 9:30am26 March 2020 5:30pm
The Australian Acid and Metalliferous Drainage (AMD) workshop is presented by the Sustainable Minerals Institute at The University of Queensland. The workshop, associated short courses, and site visit will provide excellent opportunities to network with speakers and delegates on the causes, management and amelioration of the impacts of AMD and Acid Sulfate Soils.
Mehdi Azadi

Webinar: Climate change mitigation in mining

20 March 2020 9:00am10:00am
Climate change accountability plays a critical role in ensuring the security of the future of minerals supply. Mining has an important position in enabling our modern lifestyle and the development of infrastructure for green technologies; and, therefore, it is important to acknowledge and point out the risk of climate change on mining infrastructure. A comprehensive carbon accounting framework, that takes into consideration all mitigation opportunities, is required to implement climate change mitigation strategies within mining supply chain.
Jonathan Loraine

Trials, tribulations and occasional successes of commercialising innovative mineral processing technologies

13 March 2020 9:00am10:00am
There are a host of non-technical issues that need to be addressed in order to successfully commercialise technology in the resources industry. Today we will talk about a range of actions which can greatly assist your technology to be implemented in industry.
International Women's Day 2020

International Women's Day 2020

9 March 2020 10:30am12:00pm
Panel discussion and morning tea to celebrate International Women's Day 2020
Shujaat Ali

Investigating the effect of process water salinity on the flotation performance – ArcelorMittal Kryvyi Rih case study

6 March 2020 9:00am10:00am
Process water can potentially be reused in flotation, particularly in the reverse cationic flotation of magnetite concentrates – the Kryvyi Rih (Ukraine) case study concludes that unwanted silica content reporting to the magnetite concentrate during reverse flotation can significantly be restricted following the proposed methodology for reusing process water.
Professor David Williams

Learnings from the Brumadinho Tailings Dam I Failure

28 February 2020 9:00am10:00am
Tailings dam failures are unfortunately common, with recent failures having catastrophic consequences in terms of loss of life and environmental damage. David will present an overview of recent dam failures, technical causes and new methods of monitoring, failure prediction and closure practices that will reduce the frequency of tailings dams failures in the future.
end of year celebration and staff awards

End of year celebration and staff awards

6 December 2019 2:00pm5:00pm
Join us to acknowledge the research achievements and celebrate the success of our colleagues with the annual SMI Excellence Awards and End of Year Celebration. Please note: Just adding to your calendar does not register your attendance. Please use registration link.
Global Leadership Series: Minerals, materials and a sustainable future

Global Leadership Series: Minerals, materials and a sustainable future

28 November 2019 6:00pm8:00pm
In a first for UQ, this panel discussion is produced in partnership with ABC News 24 and will be recorded at UQ’s St Lucia campus for subsequent broadcast.
Chaired by UQ’s UNESCO Chair of Journalism and Communication, Professor Peter Greste, the program will unpack the sustainability challenges posed by mining.
Constanza Paredes

From Drill to Mill: Can MWD data predict process performance?

15 November 2019 9:00am10:00am
Some production blast-hole drilling rigs are capable of measuring and storing various operational parameters while operating (Measuring While Drilling data-MWD). There are a number of examples from the literature where MWD data is used to predict rock properties such as lithology, strength and fractures. This study investigates the links between the MWD data acquired in laboratory and ore breakage parameters.

International Night

8 November 2019 6:00pm10:00pm
International Night is a longstanding tradition and way for SMI staff, students, and their families to celebrate and share their heritage with food.
Come along, enjoy the food your friends and co-workers have made, and have fun! Costumes are encouraged, and entertainment is provided for children.
Duncan Bennett

A Simple Recipe Guide to Gravity Concentration

8 November 2019 9:00am10:00am
Gravity processing is the oldest large-scale mineral concentrating technology. It has been mainly superseded in the past century by technology such as magnetic separation and flotation, but remains a very important process for base metal oxides (such as tin and tantalum) and precious metals recovery.
Complex Orebodies Presentation Day

Complex Orebodies Program - Presentation Day

5 November 2019 9:00am5:00pm
The Complex Orebodies Program is reaching the end of its second year of operation. This Presentation Day aims to provide researchers and other interested parties with an overview of the research programs underway, along with their outcomes and forward plans.
Advanced Process Prediction and Control Group (APPCo)

Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning in mineral processing

1 November 2019 9:00am10:00am
Over the last decade there has been a strong move toward implementing Artificial Intelligence (AI) and in particular Machine Learning (ML) to improve the productivity of mining operations, enhance environmental and social performance and increase the health and safety of personnel. The mining industry is at the technological stage that we can develop a fully autonomous underground mine, integrate operational data for near-real-time decision making, promote the safety of people and control energy and water utilisation.