Friday, 6 May 2011

Comminution '12 Keynote Speakers

Comminution '12 will be held in Cape Town next April, and we are pleased to announce two important keynote presentations.

Chris Rule, of Anglo American Platinum, South Africa will present 2020 - what will the typical PGM Concentrator flowsheet look like?

Chris Rule has been a metallurgist in the PGM industry for more than 30 years after graduating with a MSc at Imperial College, London in 1979. Uniquely, he has worked with and for all the major PGM producers in this time and has extensive experience in production, project design and execution and technical support to operations and technology commercialization. Currently in his role at Anglo American Platinum he is responsible, amongst other duties; for the introduction of the successful stirred milling projects and the implementation of new and innovative processing flow sheets.

Dr. Richard (Ted) Bearman will present the keynote lecture Step Change in the Context of Comminution.

Dr. Bearman, Director of Bear Rock Solutions Pty Ltd, Australia has held a variety of technical and managerial roles over the last 24 years. Much of his experience has been in the optimization of mining and processing operations. In addition Ted has been involved in the design and manufacture of comminution and processing equipment, including research and development of new machines and technology. In his last corporate role Ted was a General Manager for Rio Tinto in the innovation space and prior to that led the comminution effort for their internal Technical Services Division. He now runs his own consulting business and is actively engaged in a range of strategic and tactical studies.

1 comment:

  1. Malcolm Powell9 May 2011 at 00:37

    great to have two experienced and influential industrial speakers on board


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