The University of Newcastle’s Professor Kevin Galvin and industry partner Ludowici have won a prestigious international award for innovation and excellence.
The Newcastle collaboration picked up the Core Chemical Engineering Award at the IChemE awards in Manchester UK.
The award recognises the project that best demonstrates a chemical engineering solution to improve resource efficiency, lifetime value and/or process optimisation.
Professor Galvin, Centre for Advanced Particle Processing director, led the development of the Reflux Classifier – separating different kinds of particles to recover valuable product from lower quality coal deposits.
The Centre for Advanced Particle Processing addresses important problems for the mineral industry, the largest single contributor to Australia’s exports.
In particular, the research is aimed at developing innovative processes which maximise the separation of products from waste material, and use methodologies that reduce water and energy usage.
Now in their 17th year, the IChemE awards celebrate both individual and team achievement and are highly regarded throughout the international chemical, process and biochemical engineering community.