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Azerbaijan gold mine to use Mintek-designed resin

Anglo Asian Mining plc has selected the Mintek-developed DOWEX™ MINIX™ ion-exchange resin for gold recovery at its Gedabek (Gädäbäy) gold-copper project in Azerbaijan. Gedabek, which is the first operating gold mine in the south-west Asian country, was officially opened and produced its first gold in May 2009. The operation consists of an open pit mine...

Mintek technology successfully used in water-purification industry

Mintek has commissioned a Minfurn carbon-regeneration furnace at the Rietvlei water treatment plant near Tshwane in South Africa’s Gauteng Province. The furnace, which has a capacity of 25 kilograms of dry regenerated product per hour, restores the efficiency of the granular activated carbon (GAC) that the plant uses to adsorb dissolved organic matter...

Pretoria matric learners scoop top science award

Pretoria, Gauteng, emerged as victors of this year’s national Minquiz® Science Competition held at Mintek’s campus in Randburg on 27and 28September 2010. Each of the members of the winning team walked away with a half-ounce Kruger Rand sponsored by Rand Refinery Limited worth about R4 500 a piece, while each of the schools they represented received a cash...

Mintekker cycles 24 hours to raise funds against childhood cancer

Mintek employee Chris Fletcher completed 24 hours of continuous cycling on Friday, 29 October at Mintek’s Randburg campus in a charity feat aimed at raising funds for children with cancer. Riding a stationary bicycle, Fletcher (52) covered an equivalent of about 392.6 km since he started on Thursday at 13h00 and he burnt about 12 670 kilocalories in the...

Materials for H2S environments – cracking the problem

Mintek, South Africa’s national mineral technology institute, has developed a unique laboratory facility for testing the susceptibility of alloys to corrosion and hydrogen-induced cracking under the conditions known as “sour service”. “This type of cracking has been responsible for numerous equipment failures worldwide, resulting in serious health and...