Mining and Materials

A highly efficient low cost solar-steam generation system

A highly efficient low cost solar-steam generation system

A floating photo-thermal material that can generate steam on its upper surface with greater than 90% solar energy conversion efficiency. This innovation could provide cheap clean drinking water, and has potential for increasing evaporation rates where water needs to be removed quickly such as slow moving floods or tailing dams.

Flexible Conductive Polymers

Flexible Conductive Polymers

Polymer coatings with performance similar to ITO.

Microfluidic Solvent Exchange

Microfluidic Solvent Exchange

A transformational platform technology targeted for application in mineral processing. Microfluidic solvent extraction (MicroSX) enables effective and efficient separation of precious metals including Gold, Platinum Palladium and Rhodium while eliminating the phase separation stage.