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:: Latin America Expansion for AMIRA's P9O

Professor Marcelo Tavares from the Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), Brazil, has joined the research team of Project P9O to develop the ball mill model. This addition to the team has been made possible by additional funding from project sponsor, Vale who wished to develop expertise at a Brazilian University. Prof Tavares has established an international reputation in the field of modelling, has published extensively on the fundamentals of breakage and has recently presented a new and more mechanistic model of batch ball milling.

Dr Walter Valery of Metso, one of the P9O sponsors, set up a meeting with Professor Malcolm Powell of the JKMRC (who leads the comminution side of P9O) and Prof Tavares at the Comminution 08 conference in the UK and thus facilitated the incorporation of Marcelo onto the team. Prof Powell said he is excited by the addition of Marcelo and his modelling expertise to the team. His recent work with graduate student Rodrigo Carvalho on the ball mill model is an ideal fit to the project objectives, and he has been slotted in as the project leader on the ball mill model development.

This model development now spans the globe, with researchers from four continents (South America, Africa, Europe, and Australia) working in close collaboration on various aspects of the model. This is the first time a South American research Institute joins the P9 project, and this opens up exciting possibilities of strengthening the project and sponsor base in this mineral rich continent. UFRJ joins the JKMRC, UCT, University of Newcastle, McGill and Hacettepe as researcher providers for P9O.

 

 

   

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