Advanced Analysis Setup of Next Generation XRT Algorithms

The research project will include a study using dual energy X-ray transmission (DE-XRT) technology to investigate how to improve the current DE-XRT analysis. To conduct the research, large amounts of samples will be taken from different types of deposits and operations. The research will evaluate various data mining methods to generate algorithms using the data from DE-XRT technology and hence improving the sorter efficiency. The findings from research can help benefit SDE by providing solutions to improve algorithm generation using DE-XRT technology and benefit the mining industry. A few direct benefits include removing sulphide material from acid generating stock piles and finding a solution to uneconomic/unprofitable operations by improving their profitability using DE-XRT technology.

YiRan Zhang
Faculty Supervisor: 
Maria Holuszko
British Columbia
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