#Minerals and Mining
CoalTrol, an advanced process control system for coal preparation plants. By using signals from COALSCAN (another CSIRO system for analysing ash content in coal), the CoalTrol system makes adjustments in plant equipment to ensure the plant produces coal with the specified ash content.
The NUMBAT (1990)
An explanation, for potential industrial partners, of the virtues of the Numbat mine recovery vehicle.
CSIRO Medals 1988 – Dr Ken McCracken
Kenneth McCracken (CSIRO Office of Space Science and Applications). For leadership in space activities in Australia and for achievement in […]
microBRIAN is a powerful yet inexpensive, flexible package for the analysis of remote sensing data using a micro-computer system.
HIAF – The Electronic Peashooter (1984)
This film looks at a new resource available to the minerals and energy industries, a machine which provides detailed information at atomic and molecular levels.
The recovery of minerals from ores is an important industry and much depends on the correct assessment of the valuable minerals in the ore and on the efficiency of the processing. Traditional assaying methods don't give the metallurgist all the information he really needs.
New Mineral Detector (1978)
SIROTEM embodies Australian solutions to the shortcomings of overseas electronic devices trying to detect minerals hidden beneath our difficult types of soil.
A long shot that paid off: CSIRO’s Atomic Absorption Project (1970)
The discovery in the early nineteenth century that chemical elements could be identified by observing their emission spectra led to the development of accurate methods of chemical analysis based on atomic emission spectra.