Objectives of the center
Although there are numerous mineral resources with various types of mineral compositions in Iran, the Iranian mining industry is faced with many challenges such as limited number of processing plants, low metal recoveries, production of high volumes of waste, unavailability of cost-effective processing routes for low-grade ore resources and the use of outdated technologies. In an attempt to address these challenges, the IMPRC was established in1990 by the Iranian Mines and Mining Industries Development and Renovation Organization (IMIDRO), one of the leading Iranian state-owned holding organizations that specializes in mining and related activities. There has been significant growth in the capability of the IMPRC since its establishment. A combination of world class facilities (i.e. laboratories and pilot bays), a comprehensive variety of modern and specialized equipment and highly experienced staff that has technical expertise have enabled the IMPRC to conduct studies and undertake high level research and development that is geared towards provision of lasting solutions for the mineral processing industry both in Iran and the ECO member countries.