REPROCESSING MINE TAILINGS TO OBTAIN RAW MATERIALS
Ennomotive, the leading platform in open innovation for challenges in the world of engineering, has launched a competition to find new ways to eliminate impurities in mine tailings and to obtain raw materials from them that can be used to produce different types of glass.
The competition is online and open to any professional, student or schools from all types of industries to propose a solution to this great challenge. Ennomotive is offering a total of fifteen thousand euros in awards to be shared among the best proposed solutions in the competition.
This online competition is open worldwide to any professional, student and schools of different industries or with a technical background or to anyone who wants to propose a solution for this challenge.
Ennomotive is offering 15,000 € in prizes that will be shared among the best ideas for this competition. Those who are interested in participating can register on www.ennomotive.com and present their solutions before the 7th of October.
During mining operations, metallic ores and other inert materials are extracted from the ground and are usually stored in tailings dams. These waste materials (tailings) have a different granulometry and are mainly composed of silica and small amounts of other materials.
Silica can be used to produce different types of glass, such as flat glass, bottles and others that require different compositions and prices. However, materials found in tailings dams require reprocessing to eliminate impurities at a reasonable cost.