Monday, 18 August 2014

Call for Abstracts- Physical Separation '15 and Computational Modelling '15

Abstracts are now invited for two of MEI's small specialised conferences, which will run back to back in June next year. As with all MEI Conferences, papers accepted for presentation will be published on a Proceedings flash drive, available at the conference, and then authors will be invited to submit edited papers to Elsevier Science after the event for peer-review and publication in a special issue of Minerals Engineering, the world's highest ranked mineral processing journal. Both conferences are certified for Continuous Professional Development.
With its very long evenings June is a great time to be in Cornwall, so plan ahead and aim to spend some time exploring this beautiful area of the world.

 
 Computational Modelling '15 will be the 5th in this very specialised but popular series and as always the aim of the conference is to bring together both users and developers of computational modelling from academia and industry to share their knowledge and expertise (see report on the 2013 conference). This conference is aimed at the full spectrum of people involved in computational modelling in minerals processing and materials handling, from model development, validation and all the way through to application.
The specific areas include:
• Model development and computational techniques
• Modelling of minerals processing and materials handling unit operations
• Optimisation of plant and circuit operation and design
• Experimental validation including novel experimental techniques
 
Physical separation methods are ubiquitous, and there is no mining operation in the world which does not make use of the density differences between solids and liquids. Whether it be gravity concentration, classification or dewatering, the principles of separation are essentially the same and Physical Separation '15, the 3rd Physical Separation conference, will bring together researchers and operators who have common interests in:
• Gravity concentration methods - single and multi-G separators and dense medium separation
• Classification techniques - hydrocyclones, air classifiers etc.
• Solid-Liquid Separation - thickeners, clarifiers etc.
• Papers dealing with magnetic separation, and electronic sorting
• Microwave technology. There are many aspects of mineral processing where the use of microwaves has potential and papers dealing with the enhancement of physical processes by microwaves are encouraged.
The keynote lecture Reducing energy consumption in comminution by doing much less of it! will be given by Dr. Rob Morrison of JKMRC, Australia, who will discuss the potential of physical separation methods, particularly electronic sorting, within comminution circuits.
Cornwall, the “birthplace of modern mining”, is an appropriate place to hold such an event, as this was the first place in the world where physical separation methods were practiced on a large scale, and the programme will include a visit to the historic Camborne-Redruth copper and tin mining district, where ruins of 19th century ‘dressing floors’ can be explored (see also the report on the 2013 conference).


If you would like to present a paper at either of these meetings, please submit your short abstract by the end of December of this year. If your company is interested in exposure via sponsorship, details for Computational Modelling '15 can be found here, and here for Physical Separation '15.

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