Thursday 23 May 2019

ALTA 2019 - Wednesday May 22nd

Today was the last day of the Nickel-Cobalt-Copper conference, and began with Pavel Spiridonav of InnovEco Australia presenting his second paper of the conference, "Investigation of the Resin in Moist Mix Process for the Nickel and Cobalt Recovery from Laterites".

Next up were two papers on Heap Leaching, and then after the coffee break, the rest of the day was devoted to the Pressure Acid Leaching Forum, which acknowledged the 20 year anniversary of the commissioning of the Bulong, Cawse and Murrin Murrin PAL projects, with 8 papers. This included two papers from Clean TeQ's Sunrise Project in NSW.

Fiona Sofra, Managing Director of Rheological Consulting Services, presented a paper on the project's flowsheet rheology and it's implications on the process design, and Tim Harrison, Manager of Process Development at Clean TeQ, presented "The Clean TeQ Sunrise Project - Pilot Demonstrated Upgrade of Pressure Acid Leach Discharge Through Use of Continuous Resin in Pulp Technology.

The day finished with a Pressure Acid Leaching Panel Discussion and Q&A chaired by Alan Taylor.

Jim Wall & Tim Harrison of Clean TeQ

Brenton Ward and Luzaan Jooste of Turtle Tough talking to Diane Quan (Purolite)
Pavel Spiridonov (InnovEco Australia) chatting to Ben Gatzlaff and Kevin Merrie at the Rema Tip Top booth
Steuler KCH held a draw during the lunch break for a bottle of Royal Salute Scotch Whisky

Iain Bennett, Managing Director of Steuler KCH presents the lucky winner with his whisky
Matthew Newman and Pete Forakis of SGS with their demonstration autoclave
Danielle Hewitt, Technology Transfer Advisor at CSIRO Mineral Resources (left) chats to delegates during a coffee break

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