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Call for Research Proposals 2021/22

Closing Date: Sunday 18 October 2020

Coaltech is requesting research proposals for the 2021/22 financial year to address the needs of the industry.
If you have a proposal which fits one of the mini project charters listed on this link, please complete the Coaltech Proposal Template and submit by the 18th of October. All submissions to be sent to

  • Updating of COL518
  • Swell, bulking factors and rehab settling
  • Standardisation of safety equipment
  • Sponcom Guidelines
  • Roof characterisation with geophysics
  • Reduction of the generation of fines
  • Real-time information systems
  • Mining of dykes and burnt coal
  • Mining efficiency and methodology
  • Management of fatigue
  • Management and Control
  • Drone use in Mining
  • Blasting of hot holes
  • Water security in times of climate change
  • Waste re-use and re-purposing
  • The impact of dust on communities
  • Regional mine closure schemes
  • Quantification of mine closure liabilities
  • Provision of clean water and sanitation
  • Passive water treatment and wetlands
  • Management of acid mine drainage
  • Innovation in water and brine treatment
  • Innovation in reprocessing of EMV tyres
  • Best practice in concurrent rehabilitation
  • Atlas of wetland off-sets
  • Alternative soil profiles in rehabilitation
  • Alternative land uses and capabilities
  • Waste utilisation
  • Utilisation of fine coal
  • Transition to renewable energy
  • Process control of filter cake
  • Minimise cost of beneficiation
  • Maximise coal recovery
  • Dry beneficiation of minus 6mm material
  • Clean coal technology

The Coaltech Board will decide by the end of November which projects recommended by the steering committees will be approved, following which notices of approval will be sent out.