Comminution '16, which will be held in Cape Town in April is the 10th in MEI's conference series, which have continued to grow, Comminution '14 attracting 226 delegates from 27 countries (see full report and pictures, and comments from delegates, in posting of 23 April 2014).
Reflecting the need to reduce energy and increase the efficiency of comminution, we now have the backing of the Coalition for Eco-Efficient Comminution (CEEC) as Industry Advocate, and already 16 companies are providing major corporate support to what we are sure will be another opportunity for experts from around the world to discuss new ideas and common problems.
Those who wish to present in the formal technical and poster sessions will also be required to submit draft papers before the conference. These unrefereed papers will be available to delegates on USB sticks. After the conference, authors will be invited to submit final papers, which will be peer-reviewed with a view to publication in a special issue of Minerals Engineering, the world's number 1 mineral processing journal. The deadline for abstract submission is the end of October.
Highlights of the technical sessions will be three keynote lectures from world renowned experts in comminution, Joe Pease of Mineralurgy Pty Ltd (posting of 15 January), Australia, Prof. Malcolm Powell of Australia's JKMRC, and Rob McIvor of Metcom Technologies Inc., USA (see posting of 1 June). Joe and Rob will also be presenting two workshops on the Sunday before the conference which will be of great value to plant metallurgical staff and management, grinding circuit equipment and material suppliers, and others interested in design and optimisation.
|The view from the Vineyard conference centre|
Last year at Process Mineralogy '14 we held the conference dinner at nearby Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens and this was a great night of good food, wine and entertainment, so we look forward to the Comminution '16 dinner in this unique setting.
|Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens|