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Introducing Michael Wheatland, Business Development Manager

Calix Global Challenges

Audrey Barucchi \ September 3, 2020

Michael Wheatland is an Internationally Chartered Engineer turned commercial manager with over 15 years’ experience in minerals processing across Aluminium, Alumina, Nickel, Gold, Copper with process experience in the fields of mining, commutation, floatation, separation, precipitation, calcination, floatation and leaching.

Involved with the concept and design of the unique carbon negative mineral technology core to the Calix Flash Calcination process, Michael has been instrumental in commercialisation of this home grown Australian technology that is now being exported around the world to reduce environmental impact from the construction industry.

At Calix, Michael is now responsible for the Victoria, Southern NSW, Western Australia, Tasmania and New Zealand regions, helping the energy, mining, mineral, water, wine, paper and other manufacturing industries to achieve more sustainable outcomes.

Michael has successfully implemented multi-million dollar projects with Rio Tinto, BHP, Alcoa and now with Calix, all of which contribute to his vision of a more sustainable industry.

“Magnesium hydroxide has been known as one of the preferred methods for pH and alkalinity control within municipal waste water treatment processes for decades. Its benefits include improving digestion output from anaerobic digestors.”

Calix business development manager, Michael Wheatland.

Michael Wheatland about ACTI-Mag

The role of wastewater treatment in a more sustainable world

At Calix, we make a point of explaining the challenges we solve. Michael Wheatland explains how to improve the sustainability of wastewater treatment using our product ACTI-Mag. Sustainable Development Goal 6 is one of 17 Sustainable Development Goals established by the United Nations. It calls for clean water and sanitation for all people.

Michael Wheatland at Calix Bacchus Marsh Plant

A virtual site tour of the Calix Operations and Supply Chain

Calix is able to offer better service, reliability and performance to its customers because it controls the entire production process from mining of raw materials, processing and production. Calix owns and operates a mine, production, testing facilities and close-to-customers manufacturing plants. From mine to customer!

Latest news

June 09, 2021
AMALGAM Mg(OH)2: alternative to caustic soda for wastewater treatment – with Birch Bay Water & Sewer

A safe and cost-effective alternative to the use of sodium hydroxide [caustic soda, NaOH] for wastewater alkalinity and pH adjustment

June 09, 2021
Magnesium Hydroxide’s Role in Sludge Compaction

Trying to determine how to improve wastewater sludge dewatering and compaction can be a very complicated process.  The root cause

June 07, 2021 \ Making Crop Protection Safer
Effects of MgO and Mg(OH)2 Microparticle Foliar Treatment

Effects of Magnesium Oxide and Magnesium Hydroxide Microparticle Foliar Treatment on Tomato PR Gene Expression and Leaf Microbiome

At Calix, we believe our people are key to achieving our purpose.

Robert van Merkestein, Business Manager Bio-Active Materials at Calix Limited, explains how BOOSTER-Mag fills a growing need for safer crop protection solutions.

Thomas Dufty is an integral part of Calix’s BATMn project, which fuels technological developments in sustainable battery production.

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