From the Lab to the Loading Dock Blog
November 12, 2020
In celebration of the Pipe Flow Technology Centre's 60th Anniversary, we're diving back in time to share the people, the projects and technologies that have, over the past six decades, helped mining and other resource developers study their slurries and test processes for safe, cost-effective extraction, transport and processing. Read on.
November 02, 2020
Over the years, many jurisdictions have implemented requirements for industry and municipalities to conduct routine toxicity testing on their various whole effluents. Recognizing an opportunity to better support municipalities and industry, SRC created an Aquatic Toxicology Laboratory to help with testing.
September 23, 2020
Canadian rock formations hold 12 per cent of the world’s rare earth elements measured resources. But currently, no REEs are being processed in Canada due to the lack of a fully developed supply chain in North America. SRC is set to change this with its new Rare Earth Processing Facility.
June 18, 2020
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April 28, 2020
Solution mining is one way producers can mine potash deep below the earth’s surface. Cooling ponds can become contaminated in the extraction process, which can result in the production of hydrogen sulfide - a dangerous and highly destructive chemical. Learn how researchers are finding ways to control it.
March 11, 2020
Advanced mining technologies, like sensor-based sorting, have the potential to address challenges the mining industry now faces, including declining ore grades, water shortages and increasing environmental regulations. Learn how we're using sensor-based sorting to develop, test and pilot processes for industry.
November 12, 2019
SRC's Project CLEANS team travelled to five uranium mine sites in northern Saskatchewan that had been abandoned in the 50s and 60s to conduct preliminary site investigations as part of large-scale remediation project. Learn about the challenges of visiting these sites and the work being done to clean them up.
October 30, 2019
Understanding what goes on inside a slurry pipeline is a complex matter. SRC's Gamma Ray Tomography unit uses multiple gamma-ray sources and sensors to produce real-time images of the density of the pipeline contents at top-notch speeds.
October 08, 2019
Ian Wilson leads a team of scientists, engineers and project managers who are remediating 37 abandoned uranium mine sites scattered across remote areas of northern Saskatchewan. Learn what makes this project and the remediation team unique.
August 08, 2019
When many of uranium mines in northern Saskatchewan were abandoned in the 1950s and 60s, openings to mine workings were left without proper closures and pose a risk to public safety. SRC has been working with local contractors and consulting engineers to build proper mine closures. There are several methods available, depending on the type of opening and the site conditions.