Underground storage facility of natural gas in abandoned mine shafts.

In the South African Integrated Resource Plan (IRP), the country has indicated the intent to significantly increase the amount of electric power generation to be sourced from renewable resources, particularly wind and solar. ...

The invention relates to a novel process of partial oxidation of un-agglomerated chromite ore in ferrochrome production processes.

The process includes the steps of:

  1. providing a source of un-agglomerated chromite ore;
  2. subjecting the source of un-agglomerated chromite ore;
  3. to pre...

The North-West University (NWU) is pioneering the novel use of Europium-Tellurium-Oxide (ETO) in the production of clean energy. ETO is a light-chargeable catalyst material that exhibits sustained and enhanced activity after light excitation has ended. Its unique characteristics present an...

Tungsten carbides coatings are used in drills and cutting tools to provide a desirable operational lifetime of the coatings in use, as they have enhanced mechanical and wear properties. They are typically deposited using thermal spraying techniques. Tungsten carbides deposited using these techniques...

Fly ash, is a waste by-product from the coal-fired electricity generating stations. Power stations need to dispose of the fly ash in a safe and environmentally friendly manner, making the need to utilize fly ash important. The production of zeolites is one way to beneficiate the fly ash waste where...

Process Energy and Environmental Technology Station (PEETS) is located at the University of Johannesburg (UJ) Mapulong Building, Doornfontein Campus. The primary mandate for the PEETS is to contribute towards improving the competitiveness of industry through the application of specialised knowledge

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Solvent extraction (SX) is one of the major separation and purification unit operations in hydrometallurgy. Its power lies in the highly selective solvents that are commercially available. Mixer-settlers and extraction columns are the conventional process configurations. In SX, the aqueous pregnant...

During the refinement process, coal plants produce fine coal that is often considered a waste product. Green Coal has two applications. Firstly, to produce briquettes from the fine coal which are suitable for industrial applications. Secondly, Green Coal can be purposed to absorbing harmful gaseous...