Saturday, 8 October 2011

Byron Knelson- a giant in the field of gravity separation

I am grateful to Sunil Koppalkar, of COREM, Canada, for advising, via MEI's Minerals Engineers group on LinkedIn, that Byron Knelson, the inventor of the Knelson enhanced gravity concentrator, passed away in August.

Byron Knelson (centre) with Terry Veasey
and me in Vancouver, 1992
Until his retirement from Knelson Concentrators, Byron was a well known figure in the world of mineral processing, a big man with a big personality. I first met him at Minerals Engineering '92 in Vancouver, and always enjoyed his anecdotes and knowledge of gravity separation.

On behalf of MEI, we extend our condolences to his family, and invite anyone who has memories of Byron to leave comments here.

2 comments:

  1. BYRON KNELSON - PHYSICALLY UNRAVELLED WHAT NATURE CHEMICALLY RAVELLED.

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  2. Byron came up from Chile to visit me in Guayaquil in Ecuador. We walked up the mountain but Byron suffered from severe coughing and breathing. But he had a good time all the same. A real gentleman

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