From the Lab to the Loading Dock Blog
November 22, 2017
What you can see on the surface of an abandoned mine site doesn’t always tell the full story of the mining activities that took place. In fact, the surface is a very small part of the whole remediation process. Find out how 3-D models of underground workings helps us get a better idea of risks below ground.
October 03, 2017
Chennoa Tracey is a fourth-year Mechanical Engineering student at the University of Saskatchewan and was a student in SRC’s Aboriginal Mentorship Program. Learn about her experience working with SRC's Industrial Engineering team.
July 18, 2017
Every year, Saskatchewan faces the possibility of disaster stemming from natural hazards, such as severe weather, floods, drought and wildfires. In recent years, flooding has been a significant natura...
May 24, 2017
Most of us know that Saskatchewan is the world’s richest and largest uranium jurisdiction. But did you know that Rare Earth Elements (REEs) are often found within uranium deposits, making Saskatchewan...
September 13, 2016
Advanced mining systems enable remote sensing and decision-making for operators and engineers before, during and after mining activities.
July 27, 2016
In 1960, the Lorado Mill was abandoned in northern Saskatchewan, leaving an estimated 227,000 cubic meters of radioactive uranium tailings that covered the mill site and flowed into nearby Nero Lake. In 2008, SRC was contracted to clean up the site, which began a multi-year journey to reduce the risk to human health, wildlife, and aquatic life.
April 14, 2015
A new joint study by members of Canada's Oil Sands Innovation Alliance (COSIA) looks at how slurry pipelines behave while operating in laminar flow. The results of the study will lay the foundation for developing a reliable model for laminar operation of slurry pipelines that could be used to design pipelines that can effectively transport thickened tailings.
January 26, 2015
The versatility of rare earths has led to their use in an ever-increasing variety of applications in new technologies. Consequently, demand for rare earths has increased significantly. Everybody wants to extract rare earths because they’re so important, but metallurgical processing is complicated and comes at a high cost.
December 22, 2014
When SRC moved its Pipe Flow Technology Centre, it lost the capability to test volatile materials. Industry need, combined with the Centre's expertise, attracted funding to expand the existing facility. The new pipe loop will allow industry to test their volatile materials to generate reliable data for pipeline design.