Saturday, 23 August 2014

The Chilean IMPC is fast approaching

MEI is a media partner for this year's IMPC, which is now only 2 months away. I will be there representing MEI and preparing a pictorial report on the congress as in previous events (see posting of 30 September for report on the previous IMPC).

This year Chile is the host country of the XXVII International Mineral Processing Congress – IMPC 2014, to take place between October 20 and 24 at the Sheraton Hotel in Santiago in the context of “optimizing water and energy for sustainable mining.”

The Sheraton (centre) at San Cristobal
The IMPC has become the most prestigious global forum in promoting scientific and technical knowledge in mineral processing and extractive metallurgy. The congress was initiated in 1952 in the UK and since then has taken place periodically around the world. This year the meeting expects to bring together over 1,000 professionals and academics from the mining industry, representing approximately 50 countries.

“It is extremely valuable for professionals to have this space to come together and talk about their experiences with production and management processes, compare capacities obtained while using the latest technologies, and discuss solutions that have been found when facing certain problems posed by the ore, whose grades are diminishing more and more,” said Professor Juan Yianatos from the Universidad Federico Santa María, President of the IMPC 2014.

Over 500 articles by authors from 50 countries have been received for the congress. The papers will be published in the Congress Proceedings and presented at the event. Additionally, there will be a Sustainability Symposium, organized by the Sustainability Commission of the IMPC Council.

The technical sessions will cover the following topics: comminution; flotation; physical separation processes; water and tailings management; energy efficiency; control and process optimization; process geometallurgy and mineralogy; hydrometallurgy; concentrator plant operation and project development; urban mining; human capital; sustainability and mineral economics.

The congress is organized by Universidad de Chile, Universidad de Concepción, Universidad Técnica Federico Santa María, Chilean Council of Engineers, and Gecamin- the leader company in developing technical conferences for the mining industry.

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