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Project title

Investigating the underground support provided by shotcrete using tailings and waste rock

Host university

University of Western Australia

Supervisor: Professor Phil Dight

Benefit to Western Australia

Xingjie is working on a new approach for converting crushed rock into safe, strong, flexible engineering materials that can be used in underground mine support. In addition to reducing engineering and safety costs in Western Australian mines, this technique could offer environmental benefits by reducing the volume of waste rock created by mining and stabilising it in forms less likely to contaminate groundwater or soil.

Page was last reviewed 30 March 2021

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