Saturday, 15 June 2019

A fine ending to a week of MEI Conferences in Falmouth

Physical Separation '19 came to an end yesterday with 21 presentations from no less than 13 countries, covering hydrocyclones, gravity and magnetic separation, and solid-liquid separation including dry stacking of tailings, but also plenty of time once more to allow for intensive discussions and networking.
At the end of a long day Amanda Wills invited everyone back to Falmouth in two years time for Physical Separation '21, by which time we hope that the South Crofty tin mine will be operating after its closure in 1998. Delegates and accompanying guests then enjoyed a Cornish cream tea (jam first of course!) after which I gave a short introduction to Cornish mining, a prelude to our visit to the three well preserved engine houses of Wheal Peevor near Redruth.
I might be a little biased but I feel that this has been a fine conference with some very high quality work presented. Once again many thanks to our sponsors, and to the chairmen who kept the conference running on time despite the many short presentations. I would also like to thank the staff of the National Maritime Museum, particularly the tireless Dayna Pope, for making our debut at this magnificent facility so enjoyable. We would really appreciate feedback from delegates on any aspect of the last few days.
I will publish a full report on the conference week beginning 24th June.
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1 comment:

  1. A great video of the Wheal Peevor visit, taken by Kai Bartram of Steinert, Germany

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