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Drip Irrigation for Heap Leaching and What You Need to Know about It

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Earth has been providing us with many things we need to make sure our lives can go well. For example, in terms of mineral, we have been mining for a long time. It can even be said that mining has become the part of human’s history and it’s still going on until now. Furthermore, mining seems to have no end because the demands for mineral products will keep on going on as well. To name some of the minerals we need for our lives, well, we can mention gold, nickel, silver, uranium, and many others. If you’re interested in the process of those minerals being mined, to be honest, the modern process has been actually a lot more advanced than how it was done in the past.

You need to know that basically the process of extracting the minerals or metals from the ore has been done for centuries. However, in the past, the process was not really that effective and viable. According to the experts, the methods in the past were really ineffective because they couldn’t optimally extract the minerals and the metals despite the big investment that needed to be done for such processes. But, then, in the last 40 years, the method in extracting the metals and the minerals has been refined. It’s now known as heap leaching which is also called as leach mining. The basic of this method is to involve oxidizing process to extract what’s contained in the ore. And it’s proven to be a lot much more effective.

In addition to the better efficiency, this method is also a lot much more affordable but as the result, it’s more viable. If in the past, the low grade ores were considered as waste rocks which means that they can’t be processed any further, with heap leaching, it’s possible to process those ores. Therefore, more results are gained. Even further about the heap leaching method, as a matter of fact, there are several more specific processes which can be done. For instance, impact sprinklers method. This method was quite popular back in the 90s where the heaps were irrigated by using the sprinklers. But then, this method was valued to be quite harmful for the environment and thus, the drip-irrigation system was introduced to replace the impact sprinklers.

Up to this recent time, drip-irrigation is basically the most preferred method to deal with mineral recovery and extraction. The rendering process done throughout the process is more precise. At the same time, the distribution of the uniform solution to the heap is also well-maintained. As the outcome, over-saturation potential can be reduced and then the channeling of the solution can also be minimized. Such conditions were basically the issued with sprinkler system but they are none with drip-irrigation. However, it doesn’t mean there’s no challenges at all when drip-irrigation is applied. All irrigation system surely has its own drawbacks and nothing is perfect in this world. Drip-irrigation has shown that it has some clogging potentials which can really hamper the extraction process wholly. But, such situation can actually be taken care of by relying on the specifically designed product for mining grade.

The First House Built Using a 3D Printer

Who would have thought, 3D printers are not only applicable to small things. But it can also be used for large construction such as making a home.

The first house was made by a 3D printer is an innovation of the company Apis Cor. They make a 3D printer on-side only needs to be installed in the middle of the “prospective home”. So the cost can be reduced, and the time to set up the printer can be fast. Yes, it only takes one hour for the installation and the house is ready to be built!

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Jia Jia, Beautiful Robot from China

Jia Jia

Experts always innovating technology to create sophisticated robots that can help ease the life of man. Experts continue to develop robot technology, an early form of very rigid and sturdy robot, the robot can now increasingly resemble humans.

Robotics engineer team from the University of Science and Technology of China made a robot that just like humans, the robot named Jia Jia. The robot appeared and attracted attention in a prominent event in Shanghai, China. His appearance was beautiful, charming, and adept at speaking. Jia Jia also can catapult praise to others. Many people think that this robot is a man because he looks as if exhale. Read more

Fingerprint scanner on Samsung Galaxy S5, How It Works ??

Phone companies vying to create gadgets that can facilitate its work. With a small touch can open existing applications in the mobile phone. After Apple and HTC, mobile phone manufacturers which almost certainly will adopt fingerprint scanner is Samsung. Features that are likely to be used by Samsung in Galaxy S5 also has revealed how it works. How it works?.

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