Problems worth Solving
Micronised Mineral Solutions (MMS) has a history of innovation in the supply of industrial minerals to the Oil, Gas, Mining and Agricultrue sectors. MMS has developed a specialised capability to decontaminate acid mine drainage produced on mine sites, restore pH balance to soils and treatment of acid sulphate soils in farming, civil and industrial sectors.
Challenges faced by Civil / Industrial sector
Acid sulphate soils (ASS) are naturally occuring soils containing elevated levels of metal sulfide minerals. Potential acid sulphate soils become actual acid sulfate soils when the water table is lowered, allowing air to enter the soil, or the soil is excavated and exposed to the air which produces sulfuric acid resulting in long term adverse impacts on both the natural environment and engineering works.
Throughout Northern Australia many building and road construction activities may disturb ASS with the stripping of topsoil, excavation for table drains, subsurface drains, culverts and sediment retention basins. Disturbed or exposed ASS can be neutralised by the addition of an alkaline material, usually lime.
Northern Territory companies are at the disadvantage of the nearest hydrated lime producer being located 200 kms from our region and road transport costs deemed uneconomic due to hydrated lime's low bulk density. Current treatment programs are subsituting lime with cement which does not provide the correct chemistry for treatment of high clay acid soils.
Our Solution for Civil / Industrial sector
Micronised Minerals are specialists in the manufacture and supply of lime reagents for treatment of acidic soils and/or substrate stabilisation. Our minerals are used by the civil and industrial sectors for the treatment of acid sulphate soils in the construction industry, road construction stabilisation and mangrove soil treatment projects.
Our minerals are used by the civil and industrial sectors for the treatment of acid sulphate soils in the construction industry, road construction stabilisation and mangrove soil treatment projects.