Monday, 6 April 2015

Flotation '15- Final Call for Abstracts

November is only 7 months away now, and Flotation '15 is shaping up to be MEI's biggest conference yet, with 20 companies already supporting the event and 24 companies exhibiting their supplies and services.
Current conference sponsors
As in the past this is a 4-day conference, incorporating two discrete symposia. The first two days will concentrate on the fundamental physics and chemistry of flotation, with keynote lectures from Prof. Jan Cilliers of Imperial College, UK (details in posting of 13th October 2014) and Prof. Bill Skinner of the Ian Wark Research Institute, Australia (posting of 13th October 2014).
The final two days will feature papers on flotation applications and plant practice, and we encourage operators to present case studies in these sections. Keynote lectures will be given by Prof. D.R. Nagaraj of Cytec Industries, USA (posting of 8th March 2015) and Peter Amelunxen of Aminpro, Chile (posting of 13th October 2014).
This is a wonderful opportunity to present work to an international audience, and to network with the major players in this field in the relaxing surroundings of Cape Town's Vineyard Hotel and at the informal dinner at Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens.
Delegates at Flotation '13
Kirstenbosch Gardens
Short abstracts are now invited by the end of next month. After the conference all authors will be invited to submit papers for peer-review and, if accepted, publication in a special Flotation issue of Minerals Engineering, the world's number 1 mineral processing journal (see Flotation '13 special issue in posting of 22 September 2014).
Immediately prior to the conference, Dr. Stephen Gay will be presenting a 3-day simulation course. Details can be found on the posting of 13th October 2014.

And if you are staying on after the conference, why not join us for the guided hike to the top of Cape Town's iconic Table Mountain (see posting of 23 November 2013 for Flotation '13 hike).
We look forward to seeing you in beautiful Cape Town in November.

Regular updates are on Twitter: #Flotation15


  1. Great! It does indeed look like its building up to be the best ever - and with Nag's keynote and judging from the number of reagent sponsors we can look forward to strong discussion on the chemistry, something that I have looked forward to for a while. It will be good to reflect on the critical contribution of chemistry to flotation .... and to ponder, discuss and debate on the way forward! ...

  2. I'm sure there will be much to discuss on the chemical aspects Dee. But there is also much interesting work on the physics of flotation, as Jan Cillier's keynote will show. It's building up to a great all-round conference. I would recommend to anyone who is intending to be part of it that they book accommodation early, particularly for the Vineyard, as this could be our biggest event yet in RSA. The booking form is at Booking Form


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