Research & Development
Clean TeQ invests heavily in Research and Development to enable the company to be at the forefront of technology. Our highly trained R&D staff have many years of unique research experience, developing and commercialising technology in the air, water and mining industry.
We have the people, the facilities and the technology to provide the best solutions to our customers.
Clean TeQ recognises that the development and integration of new technology relies on the ability of the people within the company. Clean TeQ associates have many years of experience in industry, serving clients and producing beneficial outcomes.
Our R&D team is composed of highly skilled professional scientists and engineers, holding PhDs in Chemistry and related fields. They have extensive experience in air, water and mining technology
Clean TeQ has extensive pilot plant and laboratory facilities to test and develop our ion-exchange resins and processes.
To extend our capabilities, we work closely with large research organisations including:
Intellectual Properties (IP)
The intellectual property in Clean TeQ's technologies is protected by a patent portfolio which primarily relates to resin structures and method or process patents for the Clean-iX® Technology.
The Clean-iX® Technology can be used to extract a range of resources in the mining industry, including base metals, precious metals, and radioactive elements.
Clean TeQ has granted an exclusive licence to BHP Billiton and CVRD to continue the development of the technology for nickel and cobalt extraction processes. Clean TeQ retains rights for application of Clean-iX® for all other uses are currently investigating a number of other opportunities for non-exclusive licensing of the technology.
Clean TeQ is currently using its patented technologies to develop and launch a new, exciting range of nutraceutical products. LiXiR is the first product to be released to the market. LiXiR contains natural trans-resveratrol and a proprietary blend of the best quality Australian red grape skin polyphenols.
Clean TeQ has been supported by Government grants, such as:
The Premier's Water Foundation of Western Australia has granted Clean TeQ $225,000 to conduct the water recycling project "Woodman Point waste water treatment plant effluent recycling using continuous counter-current ion exchange"
The project was successfully realized in collaboration with Hismelt and Water Corporation.
Clean TeQ received a $0.8M Start grant from AusIndustry to conduct "Continuous Resin-in-Pulp Resin Attrition Pilot Plant" project. The total project cost was over $2M, a part of which was covered by BHP Billiton and Vale, Brazil.
Further to this project Clean TeQ was awarded a contract to construct a pilot plant for BHP Billiton for nickel extraction. The plant was successfully constructed and commissioned in 2007/2008.
For the Woodman Point project, Clean TeQ was granted a Water Recycling Award of the Department of Water and the Water Corporation in the category "Small Organisation, Community or Individual Project".
The R&D team takes part in mining and water conferences and publishes scientific papers. Recent publications include: