Thickener Operation Optimisation And Design For The Minerals Industry

Grant number: LP0989733 | Funding period: 2009 - 2012



Thickening is the main process used in the minerals industry for recovery and recycling of water and the environmental management of waste products. This project will provide simple but fundamental experimental and modelling tools to enhance thickener design and operations. The result will be improved water recovery, reduced waste volumes, environmentally sustainable options for waste tailings disposal and significant cost reductions through improved device design at a large number of sites both in Australia and overseas. An additional benefit will be an integrated design and operational approach to thickener utilisation in the minerals industry.