Regional synergies in the Australian minerals industry: Case-studies and enabling tools

Van Beers, D., Corder, G. D., Bossilkov, A. and Van Berkel, R. (2007) Regional synergies in the Australian minerals industry: Case-studies and enabling tools. Minerals Engineering, 20 9: 830-841. doi:10.1016/j.mineng.2007.04.001


Author Van Beers, D.
Corder, G. D.
Bossilkov, A.
Van Berkel, R.
Title Regional synergies in the Australian minerals industry: Case-studies and enabling tools
Journal name Minerals Engineering   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0892-6875
Publication date 2007
Year available 2007
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/j.mineng.2007.04.001
Volume 20
Issue 9
Start page 830
End page 841
Total pages 11
Editor Wills, B.A.
Place of publication Oxford
Publisher Pergamon-elsevier Science Ltd
Collection year 2008
Language eng
Subject 291702 Optical and Photonic Systems
C1
770505 Integrated (ecosystem) assessment and management
Abstract Regional resource synergies (exchanges of by-products, water and energy between companies) in areas with concentrations of minerals processing provide a significant avenue towards sustainable resource processing. Since 2003, the Centre for Sustainable Resource Processing (CSRP) has supported a research program to foster regional synergies developments. Current projects concentrate on two Australian regions, Kwinana in Western Australia, and Gladstone in Queensland. Building upon the many diverse synergies that already exist in these regions, the research provides practical assistance to industry with the identification and development of new synergies that have sound business cases plus strong sustainability benefits. To complement these applied activities, a customised practically-orientated toolkit is being developed for the systematic identification and evaluation of synergy opportunities and assessment of appropriate technologies. This paper highlights the leading research outcomes and experiences from the CSRP Regional Synergies Program and outlines how the toolkit and expertise can be applied in other industrially intense regions. (c) 2007 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Keyword Engineering, Chemical
Minerals processing
Environmental
Recycling
Modelling
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code

 
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