Monday, 5 September 2016

Call for Papers: Computational Modelling '17 and Physical Separation '17

These relatively small, but highly focused biennial MEI events will be held in June next year, as before in Falmouth, at the St. Michael's Hotel on the sea front.

Computational Modelling'15 delegates in Falmouth
Computational Modelling '17 is the 6th in the series and covers the use of fundamental physical equations to predict the behaviour of complex systems. Techniques include Discrete Element Modelling (DEM), Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) and Finite Element Methods (FEM). Due to rapid increases in computing power, it is now possible to carry out highly sophisticated and realistic simulations of scientific and engineering processes. Computational modelling has become an indispensable adjunct to the traditional modes of investigation via theory and experiment, and is increasingly viewed as ‘a peer methodology to experiment and theory’.

Whether it be gravity concentration, classification or dewatering, the principles of separation are essentially the same and Physical Separation '17, which immediately follows Computational Modelling '17, 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.
  • Magnetic separation
  • Electronic sorting, increasingly being used in comminution and concentration circuits
  • 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.
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.

If you would like to present papers at these meetings, short abstracts should be submitted by the end of December.  Now is also a good time to consider sponsorship, giving your company months of high profile exposure on MEI Online.

See reports on Computational Modelling '15 and Physical Separation '15.

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