QEMSCAN® is used to assess the value of exploration discoveries and to streamline metallurgical processes. Data from QEMSCAN® assists operators to manage the whole process from exploration, planning the mine, scheduling production, and processing ores of different grades - right down to the dregs and what were once regarded as waste stockpiles.
QEMSCAN® is also proving valuable in:
- environmental geology
- coal and petroleum mineralogy
- geopolymer development
- meteorite investigations
- archaeological research.
In 2003 CSIRO spin-off company Intellection Pty Ltd was formed to commercialise the technology. The commercialisation of QEM*SEM™ technology, which underpins QEMSCAN®, won a CSIRO Business Excellence Medal in 2006.
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- Intellection Pty Ltd [external link]