Industry & Resources
WASTE from power generators and alumina refineries can now be used to produce an alternative to Portland cement.
RESEARCHERS and miners have collaborated to characterise rare earth element (REE) patterns and concentrations in the east Kimberley's Browns Range, producing an important model for its exploration in comparable terrains.
ALTHOUGH the Western Australian Goldfields is one of Australia’s most important wealth generators, it neither enjoys high public expenditure nor experiences development that correlates with the amount of wealth it generates, according to research that has defined it as a ‘resource bank’ for the state.
WA’s ChemCentre has begun a research initiative to further understand and curb Acid Mine Drainage (AMD), one of the leading environmental concerns produced by mining and development sites.
MURDOCH University scientists have created a technique using microfluidics which could revolutionise how resource companies recover high-value precious metals, making the process faster and cheaper.
LICHEN could prove to be an affordable alternative to traditional biomonitors used to detect atmospheric heavy metals, following research in WA’s South West.
A GROUNDBREAKING study has shown by-products from mining and mineral processing could provide a cost-effective solution for water treatment, as Western Australia tries to find an answer for stockpiling mining by-products.