Mineral Characterisation

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  • Quantitative scanning microscopy (Qemscan)
  • SIP (specie identification protocol) file development
  • X-ray diffraction (mineral phase identification and quantification)
  • X-ray fluorescence (elemental)
  • Optical microscopy

Metallurgical testwork (pilot and bench scale capabilities)

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  • Magnetic separation (drums, rolls, whims, lims, fractionation, etc)
  • Electrostatic separation (rolls, plates, screen-plates, fractionation, etc)
  • Density separation (spirals, shaking tables, jigs, fractionation, etc)
  • Size separation (screens, fractionation, etc)
  • Classification (air classifiers, upcurrents, cyclones, etc)
  • Dewatering (desliming, thickeners, filters, settling vessels, etc)
  • Flotation (cells, etc)
  • Surface cleaning (attrition scrubbing, stirred mills, shear, etc)¬†
  • Comminution (crushers, mills, scrubbers, etc)
  • Material handling (conveyors, bins, splitters, pumps, sumps, etc)
  • Drying / heating / agglomeration (fluidised bed dryers, gas dyers, kilns, etc)

Process evaluation

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  • Mass flow and equipment checks
  • Process sampling¬†
  • Feed recoverability determination
  • Sample processing and analyses
  • Plant data evaluation

Process modelling

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  • Mass balancing
  • Separation model development
  • Mineral and/or elemental balance
  • Recovery model

Equipment design, manufacturing and operation

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  • Fully equipped electrical, mechanical and machining workshop
  • Design and manufacturing drawings
  • Licensed site for the handling and processing of radioactive materials
  • Pilot / small production plant logistics, commissioning and operation

Process Engineering

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  • Equipment selection and sizing (equipment list)
  • Supplier interactions and negotiations
  • Feed variability envelope definition
  • Performance testing
  • Techno-economic studies
  • Mass, water and medium balance
  • PFD, P&ID, PDC, Control philosophy
  • Plant commissioning
  • HAZOP Studies