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Inhibition of Spontaneous Detonations of Explosive Emulsions in Hot and Reactive grounds [ 2010 - 2012 ]

Research Grant

[Cite as http://purl.org/au-research/grants/arc/LP100100720]

Researchers Hawkett A/Prof Brian S; A/Prof James K Beattie; Dr Jeffrey Gore; Dr Chiara Neto

Brief description Dyno Nobel Asia Pacific is a major supplier of explosive services to the coal, iron ore and gold-mining industries. Many mines in Australia and overseas are in hot and reactive ground, where eliminating the risk of spontaneous detonation is a considerable addition to operating costs. The Company and the University will collaborate to significantly improve our capacity to evaluate ground for reactivity and to formulate new inhibited emulsion explosives for use in hot and reactive ground. This will lead to much more flexible, cost-effective mining operations, by understanding the key parameters for the safe �sleep time� of on-site explosives. This should result in greater export competitiveness and rural employment opportunities.

Funding Amount $420,000

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