In September 2021, the Metso:Outotec Jar Mill arrived and was installed in the Institute TOMS laboratory. The Institute’s comminution team was trained by M:O’s specialists and the lab was granted accreditation to perform the Jar Mill testing.
In September 2020, Institute TOMS was given the latest accreditation certificates by Glencore Technology (Australia) for running UFG testing in a stirred mill – IsaMill M4.
In August 2020, Institute TOMS (Irkutsk) in partnership with Thrane Teknikk initiated testing of a fine screening technology using Derrick Stack Sizer 2SG 48-60R-1STK by Derrick Corporation.
On the 12th of May 2020, Institute TOMS received an official confirmation from JK Tech Pty that the testwork quality and the personnel competencies are in conformity with high international standards.
In June 2020, a new up-to-date laser particle size analyzer Malvern Mastersizer was installed and put into operation in Institute TOMS.
Institute TOMS accomplished the testwork and issued the Process Design Basis document to treat old iron oxide cinders
In 2019, Institute TOMS accomplished the testwork and issued the Process Design Basis document to treat old iron oxide cinders from one of the Spanish provinces.
The stockpiled cinders represent an environmental hazard. Still, they can be treated according to the flowsheet proposed by Institute TOMS and aimed at elimination of adverse environmental impact along with the production of saleable products as follows:
- iron sulphate;
- red pigment;
- yellow pigment;
- copper concentrate;
- zinc concentrate;
- Dore gold; and
- ammonia sulphate.
Detailing the process conditions made it possible for Institute TOMS to develop a flowsheet allowing the plant to produce high-quality products, which is validated by international standards.