Monday, 3 April 2017

Physical Separation '17- a must attend event in Falmouth in June

There is no mining operation in the world which does not make use somewhere in the flowsheet of the density difference between solids and liquids, and gravity concentration, as well as sorting, are the oldest methods of concentration.
Add to this magnetic separation and we have the ingredients for the fine technical programme for Physical Separation '17 in Falmouth, Cornwall in June.
Our six major sponsors represent all the physical separation techniques, the latest being Chinese company SLon Magnetic Separator Ltd.
Current sponsors
SLon is a leading supplier, producer, manufacturer of high gradient magnetic separators (HGMS) and wet high intensity magnetic separators (WHIMS). It designs, develops, manufactures and markets magnetic separation equipment for beneficiating weakly magnetic minerals, and for purifying non-metallic minerals. The company became a leading provider of WHIMS in China in 1980s, and from the 1990s it has become a leading world supplier of high gradient magnetic separators.
SLon has partnered with giant international company Outotec to provide innovative tailored solutions for a wide variety of customer needs in the iron and steel, aluminum and non-ferrous metals industries, and Outotec is responsible for customers in Africa, North America, South America, Europe, Russia and countries of the former Soviet Union and Australia, having five pilot-scale units available for testing around the world, as well as lab testing capabilities in the USA. Outotec USA will be represented at the conference by Riddhika Jain, who will present a paper on automation for efficient separation of the Outotec SLon VPHGMS. This machine is used for processing fine, weakly magnetic minerals, such as hematite, limonite, ilmenite, manganese, wolframite, tantalum-niobium, and etc. It is also suitable for removing iron and titanium from non-metallic minerals such as quartz, feldspar, nephline, fluorite, ceramic material, and etc.
So there is much to look forward to in Falmouth. Apart from the technical papers, there will be the presentation of the 2016 MEI Young Person's Award, an evening walk along the beautiful Cornish coast to awaiting drinks in a local hostelry, and a visit to the remains of the 19th century tin and copper mines in the Camborne-Redruth area.
MEI conference delegates exploring the old Cornish tin mines
And an added bonus- come a couple of days earlier and register for Computational Modelling '17- there are discounted rates if you attend both conferences.

1 comment:

  1. Hope this programme was successful in Falmouth. Wish I could have made it to see all of what went into the physical separation presentations. It is so important for people to come together to share ideas and products when it comes to this industry.


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