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GRØN DYST 2010 Technical University of Denmark

OroClean
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Author:Jakob Parslov (Department of Management Engineering, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark)
Jeanne Lønstrup (Department of Management Engineering, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark)
Lærke Holstebroe (Department of Management Engineering, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark)
Trine Duelund Torstved (Department of Management Engineering, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark)
Supervisor:Burt Swersey
Date: 2010-06-25     Track: Main     Session: 1
DOI:10.4122/1.1000000071
DOI:10.4122/1.1000000072

30% of all mercury pollution in the world comes from small-scale mining. This causes severe health and environmental damages. To eliminate the need for mercury in artisanal mining we have created a small-scale centrifuge that can separate gold from silt without using any chemicals. To heighten the efficiency fluidizational principles are integrated. The centrifuge can be produced at a low cost, which makes it feasible to set up a sustainable business model that will generate profit throughout the value chain. With OroClean we will be able to eliminate 30% of one of the top pollution problems in the world.