Mintek is South Africa’s national mineral research organisation and it is one of the world’s leading technology organisations specialising in mineral processing, extractive metallurgy and related areas. Working closely with industry and other R&D institutions, Mintek provides service testwork, process development and optimisation, consulting and innovative products to clients worldwide.

Equipment at this Institution

1 Buehler Powermet 3000 Cut Off Wheel
2 FEI XL40 Mineral Liberation Analyser
3 Varian Inc. Scientific Instruments CP-3800 Gas Chromatograph (GC) Gas Chromatograph (GC)
4 Centorr Vacuum Sintering Furnace
5 Leybold Heraeus Vacuum Induction Furnace Vacuum Induction Furnace
6 USI Prism 300 Ultrasonic Spray Coater
7 Joel 2100F Transmission Electron Microscope (TEM)
8 Perkin Elmer TopCount NXT Microplate Reader - TopCount Liquid Microplate Scintillation and Luminescence Reader TopCount Liquid Microplate Scintillation and Luminescence Reader
9 Tinius Olsen Super "L" Tensile Tester
10 Olympus Industrial Olympus-SZX16 Stereo Microscope
11 NETSCH STA 429 CD Simultaneous Thermal Analyser
12 Instron 1342 Servo Electric Test System
13 Instron 1361 Servo Electric Test System
14 Carl Zeiss SMT Ltd. EVO MA 15 Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM)
15 Jeol 840A Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM)
16 Metrohm Sample Processor 778 Robotic pH Titrator
17 Zeiss LEO 440 QEMSCAN SEM
18 Micromeretics Saturn 5200 Particle Size Analyser Particle size analyser
19 Bruker Biospin Avance 400 Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR)
20 NETZSCH STA429 Simultaneous Thermal Analysis Facility
21 NETZSCH GmbH Rhodium Furnace with Calorimetry Module for Simultaneous Thermal Analyser (STA) - Rhodium furnace Model 6.225.6-89
22 Vacutec Nanosys U: Vacutec E-Beam Evaporator Tumbling System Physical Vapour Desposition System
23 FEI Quanta 600 Mineral Liberation Analyser
24 CEM Microwave Organic Synthesis Reactor
25 Tinius Olsen Charpy Impact Tester
26 Proton Energy Systems Hogen 40 Hydrogen Generator
27 Olympus Industrial iSpeed 3 - High Speed Digital Video Camera
28 FEI Nova Nano SEM200 High Resolution Scanning Electron Microscope (HR-SEM) Upgrades (Raith Lithography, EBSD and EDAX Systems)
29 Autoclave Engineers Snap-tite Mini Reactor 40C-0356 - High Pressure Slurry Reactor
30 Shimadzu LC-20AB - High Performance/Pressure Liquid Chromatograph (HPLC) LC-20AB Liquid Chromatograph (LC)
31 DEK 248 Hi Flow Vacuum Kit
32 FEI Helix Detector (HD) Gaseous Analytical Detector (GAD) and Electron Backscatter Diffraction Detector (EBDD)
33 Struers Duramin Hardness Tester
34 Hamilton Nimbus
35 Taifurnco Fusion Furnace
36 Fuel Con Fuel Cell Test Station 1 - Evaluator C50 LT
37 Varian 640 IR Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy (FTIR) Fourier Transform Infrared Spectrometer (FTIR)
38 Koppel Elga 300 Ton Forging Press
39 Zeiss Axioskop Mot Plus Epifluorescent Microscope Optical Microscope
40 Shimadzu Energy Dispersive X-Ray Spectrometer – EDX-700HS Energy Dispersive X-ray Spectrometer
41 Cameca SX50 Electron Microprobe
42 AutoLab Electrochemical Potentiostat PGSTAT 302N
43 Struers Exotom Cut Off Wheel
44 Mintek Bay 2 – DC Arc Furnace
45 Mintek Bay 1 – DC Arc Furnace
46 Thermo Scientific Appliskan Multimode Microplate Reader
47 GE Healthcare Akta PrimePlus Liquid Chromatograph (LC)
48 Micromeritics Accelerated Surface Area Porosimeter (ASAP) 220 Accelerated Surface Area Porosimiter