Thursday, 10 April 2014

Process Mineralogy '14- final call for abstracts

A welcome visitor to Comminution '14 yesterday was Dr. Megan Becker of the University of Cape Town. Megan is consultant to Process Mineralogy '14, which will also be held at the Vineyard Hotel in November.

Developing from MEI’s previous conferences on Process Mineralogy, Applied Mineralogy and Automated Mineralogy, Process Mineralogy ’14 will deal with the following topics:

•Quantitative mineralogy, including both X-ray and Electron Beam Techniques
•Ore characterisation
•Mineral Liberation and Textural Analysis
•Application of process mineralogy on site
•Sampling and Statistics
•Advanced Process Control

As highlighted in a recent paper by Process Mineralogy '12 keynote speaker Dr. Wolfgang Baum, of FLSmidth, one of the conference sponsors, mineralogical laboratory technology has undergone seismic shifts since the introduction of automated mineral analysers and other quantitative tools such as XRD Rietveld analysis. During the last 25 years, these changes have positioned mineralogical data into the front line of ore characterization, process control and plant optimization. The continuous deterioration of ore quality in regard to grade, hardness, finer particle sizes and the increase of metallurgical complexities have made modern process mineralogy an integral part of new project development. In addition, it has supported improvement of existing plants and the better utilization of tailings or other residues.

We already have six sponsors lending their support to this event, which we hope will be even bigger and better than Process Mineralogy '12, which was attended by 123 delegates from 21 countries.

If you would like to present a paper at the meeting, the deadline for abstract submission is the end of next month.

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