Tuesday, 18 October 2016

Provisional programme for Process Mineralogy '17 now available

We have a fine programme of international papers for Process Mineralogy '17, which will be held at the Vineyard Hotel, Cape Town, in March. The provisional programme, which is still evolving, is now available for viewing on the conference website.
Of the 60 papers currently accepted for presentation in oral and poster sessions, there are three keynote lectures by leading players in this field. "Process Mineralogy: An essential booster of the circular economy" will be given by Prof. Eric Pirard of the University of Liege, Belgium (posting of 7th March). Prof. Jan Miller, of the University of Utah, will review X-ray tomography for mineral processing (posting of 6th October) and Steve Williams, of Pasinex Resources Ltd, Canada (posting of 24 February), will review the benefits and tasks ahead for geometallurgy, a subject which will feature strongly in the conference.
As with all MEI Conferences, networking is considered of great importance, so the technical programme will be supplemented by informal social events, including a welcoming wine reception, 'happy hours' in the Vineyard gardens and a very informal conference dinner at the Lagoon Beach Hotel with its stunning view of Table Mountain.
Vineyard Hotel Gardens
It is not too late to contribute to the technical programme. If you would like to present a paper, short abstracts should be submitted as soon as possible, and, if accepted, draft papers will be required for the unrefereed Proceedings, which will be available to delegates on USB at the conference. Final papers should be submitted no later than one month after the end of the conference. These will be refereed, and, if accepted, published in a special Process Mineralogy issue of Minerals Engineering journal.
Registration details can be found on the conference website. If you have not attended an MEI Conference in Cape Town, this 7 minute video, taken at Process Mineralogy '14, will give you some idea of what to expect.
At the exhibition at Process Mineralogy '14
As ores become leaner and more and more difficult to treat, process mineralogy is becoming increasingly important to meet the current technical challenges, so we hope to see as many mineral processors, both from academia and operating plants, in Cape Town next March.

1 comment:

  1. As with the past few Process Mineralogy conferences in Cape Town, the planned programme promises to be exciting and technically strong. Its also very interesting to note the shift in focus from previous conferences away from papers on base and precious metals, and more into the modelling space, operational mineralogy, critical metals and industrial minerals. I’m looking forward to seeing both old and new faces at the conference in the Mother City!

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