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SINTEF Materials and Chemistry

This is SINTEF 2013


May 2013

SINTEF Materials and Chemistry

Who we are

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SINTEF is a non profit polytechnic
research foundation, performing contract
research and development for industry
and the public sector



SINTEF is amongst the largest
independent research institutes in
Europe



7216 projects for 2200 customers


SINTEF Materials and Chemistry

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Location (incl. subsidiaries):


Trondheim (Head office), Oslo,
Tromsø
, Bergen, Stavanger,
Ålesund
,
Raufoss
,
Mo
i

Rana
,
Glomfjord
,
Porsgrunn
, Houston
Texas (USA), Rio de Janeiro
(
Brasil
),

Hirtshals

(Denmark)

Employees:

2100


SINTEF Materials and Chemistry

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SINTEF Materials and Chemistry


SINTEF Materials and Chemistry

is a research
institute offering
high

competence
within
materials
technology,

applied chemistry and
applied
biology






Our main research fields are within:


Materials and Nanotechnology


Biotechnology and
Nanomedicine


Sustainable Energy Technology


Oil and Gas Process Technology


Industrial Process Technology


Environmental Technology

Executive Vice President Torstein Haarberg

together with former and present employees at SINTEF Materials and Chemistry

SINTEF Materials and Chemistry

Our
research comprises the whole value
-
chain, from the extraction of minerals from the crust of the
earth, through the production of metals and materials to the application and behavior of materials
and end products, recycling included
.


Competence:


Minerals and raw materials


Primary metals production


Plastics, rubber and composite


Casting and forming


Urban mining


High temperature materials


Environment and emissions


Process
modelling

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Process

Industry

Norwegian
Aluminium

and ferroalloys industries are today the cleanest and most
energy
-
efficient in the world, resulting from a long tradition for continuous innovation,
where SINTEF has played an important role.

SINTEF Materials and Chemistry

SINTEF Project : New knowledge on Submarine Tailing Disposal, STD (
Nykos
)

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Project idea :


The
main
objectives

of
NYKOS
is to increase existing knowledge and innovation of new technologies for sustainable
submarine
tailings

disposal
.


Project scientific work :


Significance of Coastal Geological Processes related to STD


Effects of hyper
-
sedimentation on soft / hard bottom fauna and possibilities of improved re
-
colonization


Development of better modelling tools and criteria of acceptance for STD


Concentrator tailing modifications to reduce environmental impact


Verification and field work in 1
-
2 research fjords

Potential
for value creation
:


Reduced societal, economical and environmental impact from operating STDs


Increased potential to commercially exploit coastal mineral deposits


Reduced deposition and potentially reuse of concentrator tailing

SINTEFs
main
competence:


Surface chemistry, chemicals, analytics, chemical process technology


Modelling and marine ecology


Mineral processing , society and environment


Partners
in Norway
: Mining companies, NTNU, NGU, IRIS,
Veritas
, NIVA



We would be interested
to find partners
in
Nordic
Countries .


An application to The Norwegian Research Council will be sent by 27. November 2013


Contact
person :
Per Helge Høgaas , email :
per.helge.hogaas@sintef.no




Technology for a better society


Decisive Parameters for open pit mine design


The
main aim of open pit design is to provide an optimal excavation configuration that
enables safe working conditions, stable pit
walls and
high ore
recovery


Need more research to find
weight assignment of event
-
controlling parameters


Potential for value creation:


Optimised
design, increased ore recover and increased profit


Avoidance
of loss due to a slope
failure


SINTEFs main competence


Rock slope stability analysis and numerical modelling


I
dentification
, collection
and
interpretation of
input parameters


Water leakage in hard rock


Partners in Norway (
Elkem

AS and
Franzefoss

Minerals AS)


data available


Interested to find partners in Nordic Countries


Has sent an application to the Research Council of Norway (BIA
-
Program (IPN))


Contact person : Research Manager Kristin H. Holmøy; Kristin.H.Holmoy@sintef.no

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New and improved techniques for mineral extraction and exploration

Technology for a better society


Development of new technologies for exploration in underground mines


Development and optimization of rock mechanics design


Development of new rock support systems for mines


Bridge the gap between numerical analysis and input data preparation for computational
rock mechanics


Potential for value creation:


Optimised design and rock support leading to increased
ore recover and increased profit


Avoidance
of loss due to
rock failure or unfavourable rock mass behaviour


SINTEFs main competence


Rock mechanics
-

high expertise both theoretically and practically


Deformation and stress measurements; also long
-
term measurements


Numerical modelling


Comparing the numerical model with measurements done in the field (fractures, stress
-

and
deformation measurements)


improving the numerical model


Partners in Norway


Several ongoing projects



for example
Rana

Gruber AS


Interested to find partners in Nordic Countries (LKAB?)


Contact person Kristin H. Holmøy: Kristin.H.Holmoy@sintef.no


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New and improved techniques for mineral extraction and exploration

Teknologi for et bedre samfunn

NordMin

Call:
Hybrid
technologies

for
waste

water
treatment

and
monitoring

in
mining

industry


Department
:
Polymer Particles and Surface
Chemistry;
Sector
:

Biotechnology and
Nanomedicine
,
SINTEF
Materials and
Chemistry, Trondheim, Norway

Contact:
Marius
Sandru,
marius.sandru@sintef.no
;
Heidi
Johnsen
,

Heidi.Johnsen@sintef.no

http://www.sintef.no/home/SINTEF
-
Materials
-
and
-
Chemistry/Topic/Biotech
-
and
-
nanomedicine/Nanomedicine
-
polymer
-
particles
-
and
-
surface
-
chemistry
/

Competence

relevant to the
call


Waste water
treatment

and
metal
recovery
:
membrane

separation
, polymers,
particles
,


Monitoring

system:

water
tracers


Core

themes

(CT)
of

interest
:


CT3
Mineral Processing

: "recovery of fine particles, sustainable water usage..., biotechnological
processing".


CT4
Metallurgy

: "
liquid

solid
separation
,
elimination

of

metals in effluents"



CT5 Mine closure and rehabilitation: "
drainage and mine water treatment and

long term
monitoring
systems"

Relevance

to
other

research

initiatives
:
"
Clean

Water"
incentive

(SINTEF), SFI
-

"Center
for Biopolymer Research and Innovation (
CeBiRI
)",


Contact:
Marius Sandru,
marius.sandru@sintef.no
;
Heidi
Johnsen
,
Heidi.Johnsen@sintef.no

Teknologi for et bedre samfunn

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Particle

Technology:
PREPARATION
PROCESS TAILORED FOR EACH APPLICATION

Porous
particles
: high
surface specifically
modified particles for
metal removing

Polymeric
Membranes:

HOLLOW FIBERS AND FLAT SHEET FOR WATER TREATMENT

Membranes for:

Waste water
filtration
,
osmosis,
pervaporation
, ion
exchange,
metallic
ion
removal

Contact:
Marius Sandru,
marius.sandru@sintef.no
;
Heidi
Johnsen
,
Heidi.Johnsen@sintef.no

Teknologi for et bedre samfunn


Tailoring
terpolymers

of polyacrylamide and
biopolymers:

1)
Big
polar groups
to
improve
the

thermal stability
;
2)
Hydrophobic
monomer enhances
viscosity
;
3) Wetting
properties


use of
inclusion
monomer to protect the
surfactant during the flooding
process and introduction
of
surfactant functional groups


Characterization
of polymers in solution or
precipitated as particulate matter
:
DSC
, FTIR, UV
-
VIS,
rheology ,
etc


Polymers for flocculation (competence transfer from EOR)


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2

3

Monitoring

(competence transfer from EOR)




Monitoring of
oil and
water
flow
in oil wells based on
intelligent release of chemical
tracers



Chemical tracers embedded in
polymeric poles
, placed in the
oil well during completion for
future controlled release

Chemical
tracers
used in oil
industry can be used as
efficient tools for pollution
monitoring in mining
industry

Contact:
Marius Sandru,
marius.sandru@sintef.no
;
Heidi
Johnsen
,
Heidi.Johnsen@sintef.no

Technology for a better society

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Developing effective Flotation for Arctic Conditions

Challenges


Reagent efficiency at low
temperatures


Chemical problems (e.g.,
frothing and ionic strength)


Water recirculation


Energy efficiency (e.g., heat
management)

Competence


Reagent testing


Process optimization


Equipment design


Modelling

Key Partners:

SINTEF Materials and Chemistry and

Luleå

Technical University

Contacts:

Per Helge Høgaas

Per.Helge.Hogaas@sintef.no

Per
-
Erik Larsson

Per
-
Erik.Larsson@sintef.no

Chemical Reagents for
flotation and frothing

Equipment for an effective
Flotation process

Technology for a better society

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Process Modelling

Modelling

Process modelling
and evaluation
(0D/1D)

Economy

Macro balances on
heat and mass

Reaction kinetics

Reaction and
kinetics modelling
with rigorous
thermodynamics

Detailed modelling
of unit operations
2D/3D

Computational
Fluid Dynamics
(CFD)

Discrete Element
Method (DEM)

Smoothed Particle
Hydrodynamics
(SPH)

Finite Element
Method (FEM)

Technology for a better society

Project ideas:

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Coupling of DEM/CFD or DEM/SPH to study heap leaching


Coupling of DEM/SPH to study wear in e.g. tumbling mills


Coupling of DEM/SPH or DEM/SPH/FEM to study drilling


Coupling of DEM/CFD to study build
-
up of filter cakes and dewatering of filter cakes


Coupling of DEM/CFD to study charging


Coupling of SPH/DEM to study reactive flows (e.g. leaching)


Coupling of DEM/CFD (multi
-
phase CFD) to study
floation

cells



Platform: In house SPH
-
DEM framework developed in period 2011
-
2013, ANSYS Fluent
coupled to EDEM from
DEMSolutions
. Strong connections to both ANSYS
-
Fluent and
DEMSolutions
.



Possible partnerships:
Bengt

Pålsson
,
Luleå

Technical University, Johanna
Alatalo
, LKAB



Contact person: Senior Scientist Paal Skjetne, Department of Chemical Engineering, SINTEF
Materials and Chemistry.


Technology for a better society

NordMin

Call SINTEF
-
NTNU

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Nordic feasibility study for Improved Utilization of Surplus materials
from the present and future mining and quarrying industry

Objective:

Establish a coordinated, Nordic basis for increased, improved and new
utilization of surplus materials from ore, industrial mineral, aggregate and
natural stone production and processing



Actual partners, e.g.:

VTT, CBI, DTU,
Mannvit

NGU, SGU, GTK

Industry actors from each sector

Technology for a better society

Industrial relevance:

The
NordMin

project aims at the following for the industry:
Economic benefits and spin
-
offs, Improved
resource and energy efficiency, Better predictability through the production lifetime, Reduction of
environmental footprint, improved general image issues and improved exchange of experience among
Nordic actors.

Scope of work:


Establish a
holistic
overview of existing and potential new uses and applications for
surplus materials at Nordic and European level.


Provide basis for how a Nordic waste database can be established, incl. a systematic
analysis
and evaluation of available and attainable

information and establishment of a
multi
-
level robust and flexible analyses program for characterization and testing.

Coordinated with existing, on
-
going/planned national and European initiatives:


Establish an overview of "the Nordic surplus material pool" from the ore, industrial
mineral, aggregates and natural stone industry, including amounts, fractions,
mineralogy, chemistry, physical properties etc.


Establish a fundament for new material technology and new and/or improved
applications based on surplus materials.





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Short presentation

Technology for a better society

NordMin

Core
themes (
CT)
of
interest e.g.:


CT2 Mining/Quarrying: "System approach, Innovative waste management".


CT4
Mineral processing
:
"Resource efficiency in mineral processing"


CT5
Mine closure and rehabilitation:
"Waste management"

Relevance
to other
research
initiatives:


KPN/NRC
-
Application Norway (SINTEF, NTNU, UMB, NGU, Norwegian Industry),


COST Application (
NEtwork

for smart quarry Waste
MAnagement
, Recovery and EU
Certification)


Strategic initiatives at SINTEF and NTNU


Eurogeosurvey

cooperation
,
incl
. Database
work

(e.g. FODD)

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Core themes, Contacts and Competence

Organization

Contact person

Competence relevant to Call, e.g.

SINTEF Building and Infrastructure

Lisbeth Alnæs, Research manager

Lisbeth.alnas@sintef.no
, +47 930 58 535

Mining and quarrying
, production

Infrastructure and logistics

Processing and metallurgy

Environmental technology,

Building materials and products

Analytical methods and testing

Co
-
processing, LCA, LCC etc.

SINTEF Materials and Chemistry

Ove Paulsen, Senior scientist

Ove.paulsen@sintef.no
, +47 930 59 423

NTNU, Dep. of

Geology and
Mineral Resources Engineering

Rolf Arne Kleiv, Associate

professor

Rolf.kleiv@ntnu.no
,
+47 416 41 031