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The mineral industry research association JKMRC Leading Edge Discipline Sustainable Development Minerals Base Mining, Mineral Processing and Software Engineering.

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1 The mineral industry research association JKMRC Leading Edge Discipline Sustainable Development Minerals Base Mining, Mineral Processing and Software Engineering Holistic Mine Optimisation Comminution Productivity gains / CAPEX reduction Energy Efficiency Gains (Greenhouse friendly) Improved tailings quality (lower environmental impact) Consulting – New professional tools & methodologies Software Instrumentation, Equipment Light metals New Sectors

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6 AJ Parker CRC Leading Edge Discipline Sustainable Development Minerals Base Surface, Inorganic and Physical Chemistry Computational Fluid Dynamics Process and Control Engineering Alumina, Gold and Base Metals Technology Crystallisation Solid-Liquid Separation, esp. Thickener Technology Energy Efficiency Water recovery Control of emissions Health Care Packaging Food Power Generation Water Treatment New Sectors

7 The mineral industry research association Physical Modelling of Gas/solid Flows Flow visualisation of Electrostatic Precipitator performance using water models Original designModified design 90% Reduction in original levels of emissions at refinery

8 The mineral industry research association Physical Modelling of Bayer Suspension Flow Small-scale physical models used to optimise hydrodynamics in 40m high refinery desilication tanks New design ê 6% scale rate ê 76% power saving OriginalNew

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11 The mineral industry research association AJ Parker CRC Use CFD to determine the restraining forces required to keep in place a graft within the aorta

12 The mineral industry research association A PLATFORM FOR RISK REDUCTION TechnicalMarketExport MineralsHighLower New MarketsHigh

13 The mineral industry research association Australia’s sixth largest merchandise export Austmine $1.5 billion Total ~ $3 billion Mining Services Technology

14 The mineral industry research association Mining and mineral technologies and engineering are leading edge, hi-tech and world class Conclusion 1

15 The mineral industry research association Sustainability goals are achieved through energy efficiency gains and reduced impact of mining Conclusion 2

16 The mineral industry research association These developments under-pin basic disciplines and consequently reduce risk in new market sectors. Mineral Hi-Technologies are a platform for new market sectors Conclusion 3

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