Wednesday, 1 February 2017
It is often said that mineral processing as an industry is slow to react to new and innovative technologies, but detailed reports on the perception and adoption of innovation in mineral processing seem to be few and far between. To get a better handle on this, Grinding Solutions have set up a survey on the who, what, where and when of innovation in mineral processing:
The survey is anonymous, and it consists of six categories:
• Some questions on your background to help put results into perspective.
• How do you see the speed of innovation and where is there potential for further work in various mineral processing disciplines?
• What do you see as important drivers and inhibitors to innovation?
• Who are the most successful and productive sources of innovation?
• When is the potential for innovation the greatest, and how should results/success stories be communicated?
• Appraisal of the potential benefits of innovation, i.e. at what point does an innovation become a financially viable proposition?
Grinding Solutions would be very grateful if you could spare some time to fill in this survey, which is estimated to take approximately 5 – 10 minutes. The results from this survey will be made freely available at a later date, and they will not be used for commercial purposes.
For clarity and consistency, please keep the following in mind when answering the questions:
• All questions apply specifically to mineral processing, i.e. they exclude the petroleum sector and concentrate smelters/refineries
• For the purposes of the survey, consider innovation as novel technological solutions that represent a significant improvement over existing solutions, as well as the engagement in research and development of these novel technologies.
On behalf of Grinding Solutions, thankyou for your time and we hope the results of this survey can be of general benefit to professionals in all sectors of mineral processing.