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The McGowan Government today released the report into the Economic Impact of the Minerals Research Institute of Western Australia (MRIWA) demonstrating the significant value to the State of Western Australia through the government’s investment into minerals research. ACIL Allen’s economic impact assessment establishes for each $1 invested by the government there is at least $3.12 in direct benefits to the State with MRIWA’s research program delivering $121.5 million in real income benefits to Western Australian businesses, people and government agencies. The full report can be viewed here. Read the Minister's media release here.
The State Government has today launched the Western Australian Future Battery Industry Strategy to grow the State into a world-leading exporter of future battery minerals, materials, technologies and expertise. MRIWA is excited to have a key role with the implementation of the Strategy by supporting the Future Battery Industries Cooperative Research Centre bid. The Strategy can be accessed here. Please click here for the McGowan Government’s statement on the release of the Strategy.
The State Government announced Nicole Roocke as the new MRIWA CEO today. The members of the MRIWA Board, committees and management team are looking forward to supporting Nicole in her new role and acknowledge the great and wide range of skills and wisdom that she brings. In welcoming Nicole, MRIWA Chair Denise Goldsworthy took the opportunitity to thank Mark Woffenden for his fantastic and passionate contribution to the organisation, the industry and WA during his time as CEO of MRIWA and wish him well for his retirement. Please see here for the Minister's statement on the appointment.
A sequential leaching procedure was developed and optimised to meet the requirements for assessing potentially problematic mine waste produced by iron ore mining activities, focusing on those that have low sulfur concentration and /or are of complex mineralogy. The Report can be viewed and downloaded here.
View the report MRIWA project M477: Jacob, R.; Majewski, P. and Bruno, F. 201.87 “Investigation of Ore Settling in Molten Chloride Salts” The objective of the current study was to determine a suitable method of separating reacted potassium feldspar ore from a chloride salt mixture while at temperatures above 650°C. Several concepts were tested to determine if the ore would settle naturally in the salt mixture. This included gravitational settling, high temperature filters, high temperature flocculants, layer testing, excess salt and settling under a vacuum. KEYWORDS: Molten salts; Potassium Feldspar; Potassium Chloride; Ore settling