Deconstructing Olympic Dam
Olympic Dam is one of Australia’s most notable mineral bodies that produces copper and uranium; the complexity of the mineral body means there are radioactive materials in the purification processes.
It is our goal to remove these materials using physical or hydrometallurgical processes to have a better grade copper. This will improve the overall process safety and create a cleaner processing site.
In this project we tested if the agent EDTA would be effective at removing radioactive material in flotation cells.
Future energy and resources
Chemical Engineering and Advanced Materials