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1 SINTEF Materials and Chemistry This is SINTEF 2013 May 2013

2 SINTEF Materials and Chemistry Who we are 2 SINTEF is a non profit polytechnic research foundation, performing contract research and development for industry and the public sector SINTEF is amongst the largest independent research institutes in Europe 7216 projects for 2200 customers

3 SINTEF Materials and Chemistry 3 Location (incl. subsidiaries): Trondheim (Head office), Oslo, Tromsø, Bergen, Stavanger, Ålesund, Raufoss, Mo i Rana, Glomfjord, Porsgrunn, Houston Texas (USA), Rio de Janeiro (Brasil), Hirtshals (Denmark) Employees: 2100

4 SINTEF Materials and Chemistry 4  SINTEF Materials and Chemistry is a research institute offering high competence within materials technology, applied chemistry and applied biology  Our main research fields are within: Materials and Nanotechnology Biotechnology and Nanomedicine Sustainable Energy Technology Oil and Gas Process Technology Industrial Process Technology Environmental Technology Executive Vice President Torstein Haarberg together with former and present employees at SINTEF Materials and Chemistry

5 SINTEF Materials and Chemistry Our research comprises the whole value-chain, from the extraction of minerals from the crust of the earth, through the production of metals and materials to the application and behavior of materials and end products, recycling included. Competence: Minerals and raw materials Primary metals production Plastics, rubber and composite Casting and forming Urban mining High temperature materials Environment and emissions Process modelling 5 Process Industry Norwegian Aluminium and ferroalloys industries are today the cleanest and most energy-efficient in the world, resulting from a long tradition for continuous innovation, where SINTEF has played an important role.

6 SINTEF Materials and Chemistry SINTEF Project : New knowledge on Submarine Tailing Disposal, STD (Nykos) 6 Project idea : The main objectives of NYKOS is to increase existing knowledge and innovation of new technologies for sustainable submarine tailings disposal. Project scientific work : Significance of Coastal Geological Processes related to STD Effects of hyper-sedimentation on soft / hard bottom fauna and possibilities of improved re-colonization Development of better modelling tools and criteria of acceptance for STD Concentrator tailing modifications to reduce environmental impact Verification and field work in 1-2 research fjords Potential for value creation: Reduced societal, economical and environmental impact from operating STDs Increased potential to commercially exploit coastal mineral deposits Reduced deposition and potentially reuse of concentrator tailing SINTEFs main competence: Surface chemistry, chemicals, analytics, chemical process technology Modelling and marine ecology Mineral processing, society and environment Partners in Norway : Mining companies, NTNU, NGU, IRIS, Veritas, NIVA We would be interested to find partners in Nordic Countries. An application to The Norwegian Research Council will be sent by 27. November 2013 Contact person : Per Helge Høgaas, email :

7 Technology for a better society Decisive Parameters for open pit mine design The main aim of open pit design is to provide an optimal excavation configuration that enables safe working conditions, stable pit walls and high ore recovery Need more research to find weight assignment of event-controlling parameters Potential for value creation: Optimised design, increased ore recover and increased profit Avoidance of loss due to a slope failure SINTEFs main competence Rock slope stability analysis and numerical modelling Identification, collection and interpretation of input parameters Water leakage in hard rock Partners in Norway (Elkem AS and Franzefoss Minerals AS) – data available Interested to find partners in Nordic Countries Has sent an application to the Research Council of Norway (BIA-Program (IPN)) Contact person : Research Manager Kristin H. Holmøy; 7 New and improved techniques for mineral extraction and exploration

8 Technology for a better society Development of new technologies for exploration in underground mines Development and optimization of rock mechanics design Development of new rock support systems for mines Bridge the gap between numerical analysis and input data preparation for computational rock mechanics Potential for value creation: Optimised design and rock support leading to increased ore recover and increased profit Avoidance of loss due to rock failure or unfavourable rock mass behaviour SINTEFs main competence Rock mechanics - high expertise both theoretically and practically Deformation and stress measurements; also long-term measurements Numerical modelling Comparing the numerical model with measurements done in the field (fractures, stress- and deformation measurements) – improving the numerical model Partners in Norway Several ongoing projects – for example Rana Gruber AS Interested to find partners in Nordic Countries (LKAB?) Contact person Kristin H. Holmøy: 8 New and improved techniques for mineral extraction and exploration

9 Teknologi for et bedre samfunn NordMin Call: Hybrid technologies for waste water treatment and monitoring in mining industry Department: Polymer Particles and Surface Chemistry; Sector: Biotechnology and Nanomedicine, SINTEF Materials and Chemistry, Trondheim, Norway Contact: Marius Sandru,; Heidi Johnsen, surface-chemistry/ Competence –relevant to the call Waste water treatment and metal recovery: membrane separation, polymers, particles, Monitoring system: water tracers Core themes (CT) of interest: CT3 Mineral Processing : "recovery of fine particles, sustainable water usage..., biotechnological processing". CT4 Metallurgy : "liquid solid separation, elimination of metals in effluents" CT5 Mine closure and rehabilitation: "drainage and mine water treatment and long term monitoring systems" Relevance to other research initiatives: " Clean Water" incentive (SINTEF), SFI - "Center for Biopolymer Research and Innovation (CeBiRI)", Contact: Marius Sandru,; Heidi Johnsen,

10 Teknologi for et bedre samfunn 10 Particle Technology: PREPARATION PROCESS TAILORED FOR EACH APPLICATION Porous particles: high surface specifically modified particles for metal removing Polymeric Membranes: HOLLOW FIBERS AND FLAT SHEET FOR WATER TREATMENT Membranes for: Waste water filtration, osmosis, pervaporation, ion exchange, metallic ion removal Contact: Marius Sandru,; Heidi Johnsen,

11 Teknologi for et bedre samfunn Tailoring terpolymers of polyacrylamide and biopolymers: 1) Big polar groups to improve the thermal stability; 2) Hydrophobic monomer enhances viscosity; 3) Wetting properties – use of inclusion monomer to protect the surfactant during the flooding process and introduction of surfactant functional groups Characterization of polymers in solution or precipitated as particulate matter : DSC, FTIR, UV-VIS, rheology, etc Polymers for flocculation (competence transfer from EOR) 12 3 Monitoring (competence transfer from EOR) Monitoring of oil and water flow in oil wells based on intelligent release of chemical tracers Chemical tracers embedded in polymeric poles, placed in the oil well during completion for future controlled release Chemical tracers used in oil industry can be used as efficient tools for pollution monitoring in mining industry Contact: Marius Sandru,; Heidi Johnsen,

12 Technology for a better society 12 Developing effective Flotation for Arctic Conditions Challenges  Reagent efficiency at low temperatures  Chemical problems (e.g., frothing and ionic strength)  Water recirculation  Energy efficiency (e.g., heat management) Competence  Reagent testing  Process optimization  Equipment design  Modelling Key Partners: SINTEF Materials and Chemistry and Luleå Technical University Contacts: Per Helge Høgaas Per-Erik Larsson Chemical Reagents for flotation and frothing Equipment for an effective Flotation process

13 Technology for a better society 13 Process Modelling Modelling Process modelling and evaluation (0D/1D) Economy Macro balances on heat and mass Reaction kinetics Reaction and kinetics modelling with rigorous thermodynamics Detailed modelling of unit operations 2D/3D Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) Discrete Element Method (DEM) Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics (SPH) Finite Element Method (FEM)

14 Technology for a better society Project ideas: 14 Coupling of DEM/CFD or DEM/SPH to study heap leaching Coupling of DEM/SPH to study wear in e.g. tumbling mills Coupling of DEM/SPH or DEM/SPH/FEM to study drilling Coupling of DEM/CFD to study build-up of filter cakes and dewatering of filter cakes Coupling of DEM/CFD to study charging Coupling of SPH/DEM to study reactive flows (e.g. leaching) Coupling of DEM/CFD (multi-phase CFD) to study floation cells Platform: In house SPH-DEM framework developed in period 2011-2013, ANSYS Fluent coupled to EDEM from DEMSolutions. Strong connections to both ANSYS-Fluent and DEMSolutions. Possible partnerships: Bengt Pålsson, Luleå Technical University, Johanna Alatalo, LKAB Contact person: Senior Scientist Paal Skjetne, Department of Chemical Engineering, SINTEF Materials and Chemistry.

15 Technology for a better society NordMin Call SINTEF-NTNU 15 Nordic feasibility study for Improved Utilization of Surplus materials from the present and future mining and quarrying industry Objective: Establish a coordinated, Nordic basis for increased, improved and new utilization of surplus materials from ore, industrial mineral, aggregate and natural stone production and processing Actual partners, e.g.: VTT, CBI, DTU, Mannvit NGU, SGU, GTK Industry actors from each sector

16 Technology for a better society Industrial relevance: The NordMin project aims at the following for the industry: Economic benefits and spin-offs, Improved resource and energy efficiency, Better predictability through the production lifetime, Reduction of environmental footprint, improved general image issues and improved exchange of experience among Nordic actors. Scope of work: Establish a holistic overview of existing and potential new uses and applications for surplus materials at Nordic and European level. Provide basis for how a Nordic waste database can be established, incl. a systematic analysis and evaluation of available and attainable information and establishment of a multi-level robust and flexible analyses program for characterization and testing. Coordinated with existing, on-going/planned national and European initiatives: Establish an overview of "the Nordic surplus material pool" from the ore, industrial mineral, aggregates and natural stone industry, including amounts, fractions, mineralogy, chemistry, physical properties etc. Establish a fundament for new material technology and new and/or improved applications based on surplus materials. 16 Short presentation

17 Technology for a better society NordMin Core themes (CT) of interest e.g.: CT2 Mining/Quarrying: "System approach, Innovative waste management". CT4 Mineral processing : "Resource efficiency in mineral processing" CT5 Mine closure and rehabilitation: "Waste management" Relevance to other research initiatives: KPN/NRC-Application Norway (SINTEF, NTNU, UMB, NGU, Norwegian Industry), COST Application (NEtwork for smart quarry Waste MAnagement, Recovery and EU Certification) Strategic initiatives at SINTEF and NTNU Eurogeosurvey cooperation, incl. Database work (e.g. FODD) 17 Core themes, Contacts and Competence OrganizationContact personCompetence relevant to Call, e.g. SINTEF Building and InfrastructureLisbeth Alnæs, Research manager, +47 930 58 535 Mining and quarrying, production Infrastructure and logistics Processing and metallurgy Environmental technology, Building materials and products Analytical methods and testing Co-processing, LCA, LCC etc. SINTEF Materials and ChemistryOve Paulsen, Senior scientist, +47 930 59 423 NTNU, Dep. of Geology and Mineral Resources Engineering Rolf Arne Kleiv, Associate professor, +47 416 41 031

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