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Author Bear, IJ

Title Alumina to Zirconia : the History of the CSIRO Division of Mineral Chemistry
Published Melbourne : CSIRO Publishing, 2001


Description 1 online resource (441 pages)
Contents Cover; Title; Copyright; Contents; Foreword; Preface; Prologue; Part 1 -- Origins; Minerals Utilization Section (1940-1959); Overview; Section Head to First Chief; Staff and Research Overview; Research Projects -- 1; Australian Heavy Mineral Beach Sands; The Rare Earth Projects; Titanium Projects; Other Beach Sand Projects; Nuclear Materials; Uranium Projects 1 (1942-1957); Thorium; Zirconium; Copper; Hydrometallurgy of Copper; Part 2 -- The Division of Mineral Chemistry (1959-1987); The CRL Years (1959-1970); The New Division -- Overview; The Second Chief of the Division of Mineral Chemistry
The Port Melbourne SiteAmalgamation with Coal Research; Other Changes; Visit of the Governor; Interchange; Overview of Research Investigations; Research Projects -- 2; Cyanidation of Gold; Energy Chemistry Projects; The Fuel Cell Project; Plasma Chemistry; Aluminium Projects; The Acid Alumina Process; The CRASO Project; Environmental Projects; Hot Ground at Mt Isa Mines; Electrostatic Precipitation; The McArthur River Zinc-Lead Concentrates; Borehole Logging; Mineral Beach Sands Projects; A Zirconium Chemicals Industry for Australia -- 1; The Beneficiation of Ilmenite -- 1
An International Centre of Excellence in Solid State ChemistryThe MRL Years (1971-1978); The Koch Era Commences -- Overview; The Third Chief; Programs and People; Summary of Research Projects; Projects for More Detailed Review; Research Projects -- 3; Iron Ore Research; The Beginning; Pelletising Research; Beneficiation of Low-Grade Ore; Direct Reduction Research; Sintering Research; In Summary; Organisational Changes; The Beneficiation of Ilmenite -- 2; The 'Connor Affair' and Coal to Oil; Environmental Research; Air Pollution; Aquatic Environment -- The ILZRO Project; Solid and Liquid Wastes
Towards Energy ConservationSulfides; Modified Smelting Process for Chalcopyrite Concentrates; Sulfur Activation-Leach-Electrolysis; Electrochemical Treatment of Sulfides; Materials for Solar Energy Applications; Solar Collectors and Cover Plates; Photoelectrochemistry and Photovoltaics; The Institute Years (1979-1987); Organisational Changes -- Overview; Birch Report and the Formation of Institutes; Reorganisation and Review of the Division of Mineral Chemistry; The Fourth Chief; McKinsey Review of CSIRO; Research Overview; Mineralogical Studies; Structural and Phase Relationship Studies
Minimising Hazards in Mineral TransportationThermodynamics; Chemistry of Surfaces; Growing 'Designer' Crystals; Magnesite Beneficiation and Value-Added Product Development; Hydrometallurgy; Aluminium; Carbon Research -- Brown-Coal Char; Titanium Mineral Processing; Monazite; Research Projects -- 4; Treatment of Low-Grade Phosphate Rock; Solution Mining at Mutooroo Copper Mine; Uranium Projects -- 2; Chemistry of the DARS Process; Brief Outline of Post-DMC Work; The Electrowinning of Zinc; Introduction; The Commercial Process; Efficiency of the Process; Loss of Efficiency
Summary Alumina to Zirconia is a history of the CSIRO Division of Mineral Chemistry, and tells the story of a significant part of Australia's mineral heritage. This history draws on the authors' long associations with the Division, anecdotal material, scattered records and photographs. What unfolds is a fascinating history of the Division of Mineral Chemistry, from its war-time origins as the Minerals Utilization Section in 1940, through several organisational changes under the guidance of four chiefs, until the end of 1987, when the name of the Division was changed to Mineral Products. In telling the s
Notes DMC Research on Coulombic Efficiency in Zinc Electrolytes
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject CSIRO (Australia). Minerals Utilization Section -- History
CSIRO (Australia). Division of Mineral Chemistry -- History
SUBJECT CSIRO (Australia). Division of Mineral Chemistry. fast (OCoLC)fst00646019
Subject Mineral industries -- Research -- Australia
Mineral industries -- Australia -- History
Minerals -- Research -- Australia
Mineralogical chemistry -- Research -- Australia
NATURE / General.
Mineral industries.
Mineral industries -- Research.
Minerals -- Research.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
Author Biegler, T
Scott, TR
ISBN 9780643104884