"Separation” aims to develop novel or improve existing mineral separation processes to achieve improved profitability, resource utilisation and minimise environmental impact in the mining industry.  It also aims to develop the modelling capability required to enable these technologies to be evaluated in the context of a circuit flowsheet.

The development and implementation of new separation technologies is becoming increasingly important as the “easy to treat” resources become depleted and the mining industry is facing the need to economically extract lower grade and more complex ore deposits.  One can no longer solve these problems by making equipment bigger. There is a need to process smarter.

Projects  within this program

High Voltage Pulse (HVP) Comminution Pretreatment

Collaborative Consortium for Coarse Particle Processing Research (CPR)