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Project CSIRO Trial Picket Fence for Strip Mixer-Settler


Project Overview

The industry-funded AMIRA International P706, SXT and SXT2 projects sought to discover methods for optimising the efficiency of mixer-settlers and pulsed columns, used in the solvent extraction stage of mineral processing plants. As contributors to this research undertaking, our client enjoy the scientific results and recommendations derived from this study. The Western Australian division of CSIRO concerned with hydrometallurgy and mineral processing supplied a report to our client summarising the findings and subsequent design recommendations derived from multiple-phase CFD modelling, which formed an integral part of the study. Sargon Engineering will interpret the CSIRO design recommendations, design a revised picket-fence arrangement within the settler, and oversee the running of an in-situ trial. For further information, see this link:

Solutions Delivered

Sargon Engineering worked with Dandenong based Corrosion Technology Australia to develop a detailed 3D CAD model of the Strip Mixer-Settler on which the trial will be carried out. This as-built model will facilitate the development of design improvements.

Notable Results

Sargon Engineering has gained some valuable expert input from the Corrosion Technology Australia engineer who supplied the mixer-settler unit when the SX plant was built.