Processing: Going green
Published: Friday, 07 July 2017
Although the number of industrial minerals covered by IM is far reaching and the technology required for their production often varies by sector, the mining industry is seeing increasing calls for corporate social responsibility and greener technology, particularly in light of the growing role renewable energy has to play in the everyday lives of consumers.
The field of raw material processing is a vast one. While
many industrial minerals can be treated in a similar fashion
– such as filler minerals like wollastonite, talc and
calcium carbonate – others require treatment specific
to the mineral and its end applications. Graphite, for example,
can be processed...