Project 1.1: The influence of clay content on mixtures of Clearwater Shales and FFT
This research understand the influence of high plastic versus low and no clay content on the blending of various treated and untreated MFT with Clearwater Shale.
Project 1.2: Developing appropriate mixtures of FFT with alternative solids for dry stacking
This research evaluate the use of alternative overburden materials for blending with various types of FFT to form suitable materials for dry stacking.
Project 1.3: Progressive deposition of co-mixtures on deep deposits
This research investigates the impact of progressively adding solids to various mixtures of FFT and other solids to form a “Thick Cap” on soft deep deposits.
Project 1.4: Investigating the properties of transition zone materials
This research investigates the properties of the fines fraction that influences the behaviour of tailings mixtures in the transition zone of the tailings classification chart.