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Integrated mineral technologies for more sustainable raw material supply

Objetivo

The aim of ITERAMS is to develop a proof of concept for more environmentally friendly and economic mine site operations, in Europe and globally. For that, the ITERAMS project focuses on the isolation of process waters completely from the adjacent water systems. This will require development of new methods for optimising and controlling water qualities at each process step. As a bonus, this will also facilitate the recovery of additional valuable constituents.

The ITERAMS project will develop research and dimensioning protocols suitable for use at the mines processing different ores. In this context, validation of the concepts will have an essential role. In the planned project, it will be performed at selected mine sites processing sulphide ores, although the concepts will be generic and thus also suitable for other types of ores like gold, rare earth, and phosphate ores.

The closure of water cycles at each process stage will inevitably increase their thermodynamical and kinetic unstability (as is also the case with conventional tailing ponds). In addition, water temperatures will also increase, causing higher bacterial growth, especially for iron and sulphur oxidising species. This will result in a dynamic situation that has never so far been worked on. The ITERAMS project will create new academic and industrial knowledge and capabilities to tackle such questions. The tightly closed water cycles can be realised only if the tailings can be filtered and stacked dry. ITERAMS will demonstrate the use of geopolymerisation to create water and oxygen tight covers on the deposited tailings. For that, the tailings streams will be modified for their easier geopolymerisation.

The ITERAMS water and waste efficient methods will be validated at mine sites in Finland, in Portugal and additionally either in Chile or South Africa.

Convocatoria de propuestas

H2020-SC5-2016-OneStageB
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Coordinador

TEKNOLOGIAN TUTKIMUSKESKUS VTT OY
Dirección
Tekniikantie 21
02150 Espoo
Finlandia
Tipo de actividad
Research Organisations
Aportación de la UE
€ 915 780

Participantes (16)

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Finlandia
Aportación de la UE
€ 0
Dirección
Toolonlahdenkatu 2
00101 Helsinki
Tipo de actividad
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
BUREAU DE RECHERCHES GEOLOGIQUES ET MINIERES
Francia
Aportación de la UE
€ 868 645
Dirección
3 Av Claude Guillemin
45060 Orleans
Tipo de actividad
Research Organisations
MONTANUNIVERSITAET LEOBEN
Austria
Aportación de la UE
€ 618 750
Dirección
Franz Josef Strasse 18
8700 Leoben
Tipo de actividad
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
BOLIDEN KEVITSA MINING OY
Finlandia
Aportación de la UE
€ 222 375
Dirección
Kevitsantie 730
99670 Petkula
Tipo de actividad
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
HACETTEPE MINERAL TECHNOLOGIES LTD
Turquía
Aportación de la UE
€ 518 156,25
Dirección
Hacettepe Teknokent 4, Ar-ge Binasi 51, Beytepe Cankaya
06800 Ankara
Tipo de actividad
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
OULUN YLIOPISTO
Finlandia
Aportación de la UE
€ 388 750
Dirección
Pentti Kaiteran Katu 1
90014 Oulu
Tipo de actividad
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
GREENDELTA GMBH
Alemania
Aportación de la UE
€ 534 500
Dirección
Kaiserdamm 13
14059 Berlin
Tipo de actividad
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
IMA ENGINEERING LTD OY
Finlandia
Aportación de la UE
€ 248 812,50
Dirección
Sinikalliontie 3B
02630 Espoo
Tipo de actividad
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ANGLO AMERICAN PLC
United Kingdom
Aportación de la UE
€ 202 500
Dirección
20 Carlton House Terrace
SW1Y 5AN London
Tipo de actividad
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
AALTO KORKEAKOULUSAATIO SR
Finlandia
Aportación de la UE
€ 841 421,25
Dirección
Otakaari 1
02150 Espoo
Tipo de actividad
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITY OF CAPE TOWN
Sudáfrica
Aportación de la UE
€ 655 563,75
Dirección
Private Bag X3
7701 Rondebosch
Tipo de actividad
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
CASPEO SARL
Francia
Aportación de la UE
€ 298 500
Dirección
Avenue Claude Guillemin 3
45060 Orleans
Tipo de actividad
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
LAPPEENRANNAN-LAHDEN TEKNILLINEN YLIOPISTO LUT
Finlandia
Aportación de la UE
€ 231 250
Dirección
Yliopistonkatu 34
53850 Lappeenranta
Tipo de actividad
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
AMPHOS 21 CONSULTING SL
España
Aportación de la UE
€ 506 248,75
Dirección
Calle Venezuela 103 Planta 2 Puerta 1
08019 Barcelona
Tipo de actividad
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SOMINCOR - SOCIEDADE MINEIRA DE NEVES-CORVO SA
Portugal
Aportación de la UE
€ 269 375
Dirección
Minas De Neves Corvo
7780 409 Castro Verde
Tipo de actividad
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
METSO OUTOTEC FINLAND OY
Finlandia
Aportación de la UE
€ 594 736,75
Dirección
Lokomonkatu 3
33101 Tampere
Tipo de actividad
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)