Industry & Resources

lichen pollutionLICHEN could prove to be an affordable alternative to traditional biomonitors used to detect atmospheric heavy metals, following research in WA’s South West.

watertapA 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.

shale gasCSIRO scientists have highlighted concerns that chemicals produced by hydraulic fracturing could be affecting ground and surface waters.

IronOrePRELIMINARY laboratory studies have demonstrated that the HIsmelt steel-making by-product has potential for neutralising soil acidity, providing its leachate pH is diluted enough to mitigate the risk of toxicity to the environment.

Pink DiamondUWA scientists have explained the photochromic behaviour of the pink diamond in an attempt to uncover why they possess their pink colouration.

yellow cakeAN AUSTRALIAN expert on mining sustainability has highlighted some of the key environmental aspects for West Australia, as the state moves closer to its first uranium mine.

scrubbersRECENTLY published research has given insight into the uses and performance of sulphur impregnated activated carbons (SIAC) in mercury adsorption.

fifo runningAN ongoing Fly-In Fly-Out (FIFO) study undertaken by Murdoch University has found employee commitment is not linked to turnover within the industry.

IMGP0066Telstra WA Business Woman 2012 of the Year Julie Shuttleworth has tackled safety issues around underground mining tyre changing by helping bring a new invention to the market – the 'low profile tyre handler'.

algae walkerMICROALGAE biofuel production is the focus of a new report prepared by Murdoch University and UWA, for the Centre For Research Into Energy For Sustainable Transport (CREST).