Microwave treatment offers greener option for graphite processing

By Paul Rackstraw
Published: Thursday, 14 December 2017

Microwave irradiation has recently emerged as a promising method to process high-grade natural graphite from mineral ores in a way that is less environmentally damaging than many conventional beneficiation techniques, Industrial Minerals correspondent Rose Pengelly discovers.

Graphite resources around the world have been the focus of intensive exploration over the past seven years to help meet projected growth in demand for the carbon mineral from fast-expanding technologies such as lithium-ion batteries.Projects under development range from greenfield sites in northern Canada to mothballed mines in South Australia,...

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