In an environment of high risk and competitive, the mining industry needs continuous innovation and productivity enhancement. One of the major issues with present hard rock deposits is the cyclic mining operation associated with the drill and blast method. Another major obstacle in the extraction and processing of such rocks is the relatively high wear rate on the cutting tools which leads to low rate of penetration and low performance in conventional mechanical hard rock excavation machines.
Reducing carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions to limit the impacts of climate change requires implementation of CO2 reduction technologies across a wide variety of industries. This research project will develop carbon management and sequestration technologies for reducing CO2 emissions in the mining industry with a focus on diamond mines in Canada, South Africa and Botswana.
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