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This, the 6th International Comminution Symposium (Comminution 08) was organised by Minerals Engineering International and sponsored by PMT-Jetmill, JKTech, Sigmund Lindner, Saint-Gobain Zirpro, Xstrata Technology, Magotteaux and Pangea International.



Comminution 08 had the following themes:

  • The drive to lower energy consumption
    • Designing and operating energy efficient circuits
    • Can we really grind with less energy?
  • Moving beyond size reduction
    • multi-component modelling
    • predicting liberation
  • The squeeze on mills
    • Are HPGR’s pushing down into primary milling territory?
    • Are stirred mills reaching up into secondary & tertiary mill territory?

Papers were published as an unrefereed Proceedings on CD-ROM, and selected papers will be published, after peer-review, in a special Comminution issue of Minerals Engineering journal.



Comminution 08 was organized by Minerals Engineering International (MEI) in consultation with Prof Malcolm Powell.

In 1997 Prof Malcolm Powell formed the comminution group at the University of Cape Town, following the suggestion of Prof Cyril O'Connor (director of the Mineral Processing Research Unit MPRU) -after a memorable MEI conference in Cornwall. From January 2007 Malcolm has joined the JKMRC of the University of Queensland to take up the Alban Lynch Chair of sustainable comminution.

Malcolm specialises in mill liner design, charge motion and DEM modelling, SAG mill modelling, and classification, with a strong link into applying the research knowledge in extensive site work and consulting to industry. The work aims to link fundamental research into applied outputs through the development of practical and robust process models.

Malcolm Powell
Dr Malcolm Powell


Upcoming Conferences

Comminution '10 will be held in Cape Town in April 2010. Please click here for more details.


Previous Conferences

"I wish to congratulate you and your "team" again for the excellence of everything at Comminution '04, and I hope I can be available again for Comminution '06" Alain Broussaud, Metso Minerals Cisa, France

Read the conference report from Comminution 06, see the technical programme, and view the delegate list. You can also read the conference report from Comminution 04, see the technical programme, and view the delegate list.

"Thank you for providing a valuable comminution forum [Comminution 04] in Perth. We enjoyed being associated with this conference and the exposure it brought with it."
Sarah DeBono, Senior Process Engineer, Xstrata Technology (sponsors of Comminution 04)





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