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Friday, 29 August 2014

Extracting valuable minerals from ore becomes increasingly difficult as the quality of ore steadily declines. Enter QEMSCAN (Quantitative Evaluation of Minerals by Scanning Electron Microscopy), a new acquisition by UCT's Centre for Minerals Research, that is able to identify valuable minerals in ore of such low quality that it was previously thought of as sub-economic.

South Africa is sitting on an environmental time bomb in the guise of acid mine water, contaminating precious ground and surface water in a country facing increasing aridification, says Professor Alison Lewis.

The Department of Chemical Engineering was the proud host of the Western Cape provincial round of Minquiz 2014, South Africa’s premier annual national science competition for Grade 12 learners.

Kevin Williams from the UCT Centre for Higher Education Development (left) and Delia Marshall from the Physics Department at UWC(right) supported Jenni and played a big role in the writing of her book.