Friday, 29 January 2010

ICRA Workshop programme now available


The 13th international comminution research assocation (ICRA) workshop, with the theme “using PEPT imaging techniques to advance comminution modelling” will be held in Franschhoek, South Africa in April, immediately before Comminution ’10 in nearby Cape Town. The programme is now available for viewing on MEI Online.

Positron emission particle tracking (PEPT) is a powerful technique for studying the flow of particulate systems. Initially developed for the medical imaging industry, positron emission tomography has been adapted for engineering applications at the University of Birmingham. With the high prevalence of particulate systems in the minerals industry there is interest in using PEPT to study flow behaviour in tumbling mills, stirred mills, flotation cells, etc.

PEPT is attractive for comminution modelling because it is a non-invasive technique capable of mapping in-situ flow fields in an aggressive system containing media and slurries such as those encountered in industry to the level of detail required for developing mechanistic models.

The workshop will run from April 10-12, and on the afternoon of April 12th, those delegates attending Comminution ’10 will be transferred by bus to the Vineyard Hotel in Cape Town, for the conference wine reception and registration.

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