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Mintek is South Africa’s national mineral research organisation and it is one of the world’s leading technology organisations specialising in mineral processing, extractive metallurgy and related areas. Working closely with industry and other R&D institutions, Mintek provides service testwork, process development and optimisation, consulting and innovative products to clients worldwide.

Mintek Bulletin

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Posted on Oct 29, 2012

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Posted on Jul 15, 2011

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Posted on Feb 15, 2011

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Posted on Oct 15, 2010

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Science Minister praises advances in nanotechnology

Posted on Mar 15, 2010

Senior representatives from the Department of Science and Technology (DST), Mintek, and the Universities of the Western Cape, Rhodes University, and the University of Johannesburg, attended the “Nanotechnology for Development” workshop at the University of Johannesburg. The workshop, which was co-ordinated by the the DST/Mintek Nanotechnology Innovation Centre (NIC), featured high-quality presentations by Honours, Masters and PhD students from five Universities on the latest developments under the biolabeling, sensors, and water...

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Cynoprobes at Australia's largest gold mine

Posted on Mar 15, 2010

Mintek has commissioned seven Cynoprobe online cyanide measurement instruments at Australia’s newest gold mine, Boddington in Western Australia. The installation, which comprise two standard Cynoprobes for measuring both free and weak acid dissociable (WAD) cyanide and five dedicated WAD instruments packaged with a small modular laboratory, provide online measurements to control cyanide additions and prevent overdosing in the gold leach circuit, and to ensure that the cyanide concentration in the tailings meets international safety...

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Materials for H2S environments – cracking the problem

Posted on Mar 15, 2010

Mintek 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”. 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...

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Mintek researcher wins microscopy award

Posted on Mar 15, 2010

Dr Rainer Süss, chief engineer in Mintek’s Advanced Materials division, received the FEI award for the Best Physical Science Publication 2008 at the 47th annual meeting of the Microscopy Society of Southern Africa (MSSA), held at the University of KwaZulu-Natal in December 2009. His paper, entitled “Investigation of isothermal sections at 1 000°C and 600°C in the Pt-Cr-Ru system,” was co-authored by Prof. Lesley Cornish and Prof. Mike Witcomb of the University of the Witwatersrand. Originally published in the June 2008...

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Mintek researcher appointed CATSA Chair

Posted on Mar 15, 2010

Jason McPherson of Mintek’s Advanced Materials division has been appointed the new Chairperson for the Catalysis Society of South Africa (CATSA). McPherson, who is Chief Engineer in the Project AuTEK Catalysis Programme at Mintek, has been associated with CATSA since 2001, while he was completing his Master’s degree. He was elected to the committee in 2007, and served as the Society’s media officer from 2008 to 2009. “Recently, we have seen tremendous interest in all aspects of catalysis, accompanied by the development...

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Asbestos rehabilitation programme under way

Posted on Mar 15, 2010

Mintek is managing a major programme of rehabilitation work on tailings dumps from historical asbestos mining operations in the Kuruman-Prieska area of the Northern Cape Province. A major programme of rehabilitation work is under way on tailings dumps from historical asbestos mining operations in the Kuruman-Prieska area of the Northern Cape Province. Mintek is managing the project, which is being conducted under the derelict and ownerless mines programme of the Department of Mineral Resources (DMR). The five priority sites were selected for...

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