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:: Molten Salt Technology May Help Reduce Processing Costs

 

Molten salt technology is being developed for use in mineral processing to reduce energy and water costs. The University of South Australia has formed a collaborative research funding partnership with Centrex Metals in a bid to use the cutting-edge technology to significantly reduce energy and water usage, and therefore the cost of mineral processing using molten salts.

The research, based around the Oxley potassium project in Western Australia and undertaken by UniSA’s School of Engineering and Future Industries Institute, will expand current molten salt research for solar energy applications into minerals processing with a view to maximising successful technology development and commercialisation.

The research program, led by University of South Australia Associate Research Professor Frank Bruno, will develop a minerals processing circuit to leach, extract and purify metals from silicate minerals in a solely molten salt environment, without the need for subsequent aqueous processing.

If the research successfully provides the ability for all processing steps to be undertaken in a molten salt environment it will significantly lower energy and water use and the associated costs.

 

 

   

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