News about Environmental Copper Recovery

Research Updates

The University of Adelaide will commence their testing of magnetotellurics (MT) in early November. This will entail a day or two of sensors being left in specific sites around the mine to ascertain whether this technique will help monitor groundwater flows in the area. Accurate modelling of groundwater flows is an essential step in the environmental monitoring process.

CSIRO Land & Water will also start soil and water sampling from the surrounding area, including the Light River, to ascertain environmental baselines.

CSIRO Minerals Division in Perth is undertaking ongoing testing of existing core samples for the most effective benign solution to extract the copper. So far this is proving very positive.

Interesting Facts

Why is copper so important now? Copper has been around forever, is recyclable and now an integral part of delivering environmentally sustainable energy to help reduce future green house emmisions by playing a large part in renewable technolgy,

"Renewable energy generation technologies, especially wind, ocean and solar installations, are copper-intensive and the important role of energy efficiency in the energy transition will also have an impact on copper use." European Copper Institute

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