Ph.D. degree award:
Senior Researcher, PhD & M.Sc Geophysicist, M.Sc Mathematician
ISTITUTUL GEOLOGIC AL ROMANIEI
INSTITUTUL DE GEODINAMICA
ENG. Head of Team (Geoelectrical Methods)
Researcher | Scientific reviewer
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Curriculum Vitae (21/03/2023)
Expertise & keywords
analiza de risc sisteme de protectie fizica
protectia infrastructurilor critice
Publications & Patents
Real-Time Mineral X-Ray analysis for efficient and sustainable mining (H2020 project)
730270 — X-MINE — H2020-SC5-2016-2017/H2020-SC5-2016
Role in this project:
Teknologian tutkimuskeskus VTT Oy (VTT)
The X-MINE project supports better resource characterisation and estimation as well as more efficient ore extraction in existing mine operations, making the mining of smaller and complex deposits economically feasible and increasing potential European mineral resources (specifically in the context of critical raw materials) without generating adverse environmental impact.
The project will implement large-scale demonstrators of novel sensing technologies improving the efficiency and sustainability of mining operations based on X-Ray Fluorescence (XRF), X-Ray Transmission (XRT) technologies, 3D vision and their integration with mineral sorting equipment and mine planning software systems.
The project will deploy these technologies in 4 existing mining operations in Sweden, Greece, Bulgaria and Cyprus. The sites have been chosen to illustrate different sizes (from small-scale to large-scale) and different target minerals (zinc-lead-silver-gold, copper-gold, gold) including the presence of associated critical metals such as indium, gallium, germanium, platinum group metals and rare earth elements. The pilots will be evaluated in the context of scientific, technical, socio-economic, lifecycle, health and safety performances.
The sensing technologies developed in the project will improve exploration and extraction efficiency, resulting in less blasting required for mining. The technologies will also enable more efficient and automated mineral-selectivity at extraction stage, improving ore pre-concentration options and resulting in lower use of energy, water, chemicals and men hours (i.e. worker exposure) during downstream processing.
List of research grants as project coordinator or partner team leader
Significant R&D projects for enterprises, as project manager
R&D activities in enterprises
Peer-review activity for international programs/projects
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