Mining and building materials

Due to its spe­cif­ic sep­a­ra­tion mech­a­nism, the shock wave process, which pro­vokes frac­tures on the crys­tal­lo­graph­ic lev­el at the inter­faces of dif­fer­ent mate­ri­als, is par­tic­u­lar­ly suit­able for pro­cess­ing inter­me­di­ate min­ing prod­ucts and for crush­ing rock, min­er­als or slags with valu­able ingredients.

The spe­cif­ic sep­a­ra­tion mech­a­nism of shock wave tech­nol­o­gy has a par­tic­u­lar­ly pos­i­tive effect on rock pro­cess­ing, which pro­vokes mate­r­i­al frac­tures, prefer­ably at the inter­faces of mate­ri­als with dif­fer­ent acoustic prop­er­ties. The selec­tiv­i­ty of the frag­men­ta­tion process on crys­tal­lo­graph­ic (for­eign) phas­es enables the effi­cient dis­in­te­gra­tion of dif­fer­ent microstructures.

The process offers great poten­tial for pro­cess­ing valu­able min­ing prod­ucts and min­er­als. Shock wave frag­men­ta­tion tech­nol­o­gy is able to recov­er and con­cen­trate the valu­able mate­ri­als con­tained in rocks. This tech­nol­o­gy could poten­tial­ly improve the effi­cien­cy of con­ven­tion­al pro­cess­ing meth­ods in future. Over the last few years the shock wave frag­men­ta­tion process extend­ed to indus­tri­al scale. We are con­tin­u­al­ly expand­ing the scale of the tech­nol­o­gy and devel­op­ing cus­tomer-spe­cif­ic solu­tions in col­lab­o­ra­tion with an expert net­work of nation­al and inter­na­tion­al part­ners from every field.

Shock wave crushing of mining products

Application benefits:

mate­r­i­al-selec­tive frag­men­ta­tion of mul­ti­phase systems
recov­ery and con­cen­tra­tion of valu­able materials
increased effi­cien­cy for sub­se­quent chem­i­cal or hydromet­al­lur­gi­cal processes

Application examples:


before shock wave treatment

after shock wave treatment (gravel fraction)

after shock wave treatment (mixedfraction)

after shock wave treatment (cement stone fraction)


before shock wave treatment

after shock wave treatment