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Wednesday 25th September


Poster Introductions and Viewing


Technical Session 1- Control, simulation, optimisation

Concentrator optimisation, the Leinster example
J. McQuie (WMC Leinster Nickel Operations, Australia)

Predicting variation in planned mineral processing plants
G.K. Robinson (CSIRO, Australia)

Ultrasonic slurry particle size analysis system
P.J. Coghill, M.J. Millen and B.D. Sowerby (CSIRO, Australia)

Advanced cost effective image analysis and its potential in mineral processing
J. Kolacz (SINTEF, Norway)

Continuous on-line rheological measurements for rapid settling slurries
T.J. Akroyd and Q.D. Nguyen (Adelaide University, Australia)

On-line monitoring of solids concentration using AC frequency response technique
S. Hu and B. Firth (CSIRO/QCAT, Australia)

Thursday September 26th


Technical Session 2- Bio and Hydrometallurgy

Selectivity of microbial flotation and flocculation agents
M. Miettinen (VTT Processes, Finland) and M. Ratto (VTT Biotechnology, Finland)

Mechanism for metals uptake in heterotrophic micro-organism during the bioleaching of nickel laterite ore
J. Tang and M. Valix (University of Sydney, Australia)

On-site gold refining of cyanide liquors by solvent extraction
M. Adams (Lakefield Oretest, Australia)

Improvement of cyanidation practice at Goldcorp Red Lake mine
G. Deschenes, M. Fulton (CANMET, Canada) and S. Lacasse (Goldcorp Red Lake mine, Canada)

Surface enhanced Raman investigation of gold dissolution in cyanide
G.A. Hope, R. Woods and K.M. Watling (Griffith University, Australia)

Modeling of gold(I) cyanide adsorption against properties of activated bagasse
N. Syna and M. Valix (University of Sydney, Australia)

Zinc and silver recoveries from zinc-lead-iron complex sulphides by pressure oxidation
S.A. Bolorunduro, D.B. Dreisinger (University of British Columbia, Canada) and G. Van Weert (Oretome Ltd, Canada)

Practical advancements in heap leaching at Nifty Copper Operation
L. Sylwestrzak, M. Cudby (Straits (Nifty) Pty Ltd, Australia), D. Readett and K. Dudley (Straits Resources Ltd, Australia)

The development of a hydrometallurgical process for copper-gold recovery
T. Giraudo, D. Lunt (GRD-Minproc, Australia), D. Mitchell, R. Dunne (Newcrest Mining Ltd, Australia), and D. Dressinger (UBC, Canada)

The solvent extraction and stripping of chromium with Cyanex 272
M.D. Lanagan and D.C. Ibana (WA School of Mines, Australia)


Technical Session 3- Froth Flotation

Optimization studies in the WEMCO SmartCell Flotation Machine
H. Oblad (Eimco Process Equipment, USA)

Sphalerite losses during flotation
C.J. Greet (Amdel Ltd, Australia)

The effect of ore type on the selective flotation of chalcopyrite and pyrite
D. Yan (WA School of Mines, Australia) and R. Dunne (Newcrest Mining Ltd, Australia)

Increasing the recovery of fine particles by flotation: will flocculating the particles help?
G.W. Heyes and W. Bruckard (CSIRO, Australia)

Froth recovery and its role in the control of flotation circuits
M. Vera and D. Alexander (JKMRC, Australia)

Flotation of coarse particles using separation in froth technique
J. Leppinen (Outokumpu Research Oy, Finland), A. Lashkul, V. Nenno (Eko Tekniikka Turku Oy, Finland) and I. Ingerttila (VTT Chemical Technology, Finland)

Flotation scale up: use of separability curves
J.B. Yianatos, L.G. Bergh (Santa Maria University, Chile) and J. Aguilera (Codelco, Chile)

Friday September 27th


Technical Session 4- Comminution

Design of very large mills installations- gearless drives and system design
C. Meimaris (EAnD, Australia)

Assessment and management of risk in the purchase of large mills for medium size mining companies
C. Meimaris (EAnD, Australia), B.F. Price and T.W. Quaife (Newcrest Mining Ltd, Australia)

Use of the discrete element method for design and optimisation of AG and SAG mills
N. Barton, P. Cleary, S. Dunstall and D. Morton (CSIRO, Australia)

Applying discrete element modelling to vertical and horizontal shaft impact crushers
N. Djordjevic, F. Shi and R.D. Morrison (JKMRC, Australia)

The evolution of Germano's grinding circuit
A.E.C. Peres UFMG, Brazil), M. Souza Jr. et al (Samarco Mineracao SA, Brazil)

Pressure distributions and power draw in cone crushers
C.M. Evertsson and M. Lindqvist (Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden)

Optimization of crushing plants by using evolutionary genetic algorithm
P. Svedensten and C.M. Evertsson (Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden)

Variables affecting the fine grinding of minerals using stirred mills
A. Jankovic (JKMRC, Australia)

An investigation into the effect of high electric field strength microwave radiation on the comminution and liberation of ores
A.J. Cumbane, N.J. Miles and S.W. Kingman (University of Nottingham, UK)


Technical Session 5- Physical Separation Methods

The use of power ultrasonics in the enhancement of mineral processes
T. Farmer (A.D. Farmer and Associates, Australia) and T. Collings (CSIRO, Australia)

Ore Sorting in 2001
N.G. Cutmore and J.E. Eberhardt (CSIRO, Australia)

The prediction of medium flowrate, product split and product densities in dense medium cyclones
M. Dunglison and T.J. Napier-Munn (JKMRC, Australia)

Dewatering of fine slurries by the Kalgoorlie Filter Pipe
D. Yan, T. Parker (WA School of Mines, Australia) and S. Ryan (Minesite Health Services, Australia)

Paste thickener scaleup and operations issues
S. Gregory (Newmont Pajingo, Australia) and B. Garraway (Outokumpu Technology, Australia)


Intensive cyanidation: onsite application of the InLine leach reactor to gravity gold concentrators
N. Katsikaros and R. Longley (Gekko Systems Pty Ltd, Australia)

Unique fine mineral recovery circuits
C.H.A. Sprake (Falcon Concentrators, Inc., Canada)

Experiences at Bunge's grinding circuit in Araxa, Brazil
A.E.C. Peres (UFMG, Brazil) and R.C. Guimaraes (Bunge Fertilizantes SA, Brazil)

Comparing pilot and full scale mill impact and shear energy distributions using DEM
P. Cleary (CSIRO, Australia) and R. Morrison (JKMRC, Australia)

Prediction of worn geometry in cone crushers
M. Lindqvist (Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden)

A study of factors influencing the kinetics of copper cementation during atmospheric leaching of converter matte
R.M. Lamya and L. Lorenzen (University of Stellenbosch, South Africa)

Effect of stirrer type and stirring speed in wet attrition grinding
R. Tuunila (Lappeenranta University of Technology, Finland)

Bacterial leaching of anodic sludge by thiobacillus ferrooxidans based on bioextraction of selenium
R. Marandi (IAU, Iran), M. Vossoughi et al (Sharif University, Iran) and S.A.S. Bagheri (Sarcheshmeh Copper Complex, Iran)

Electrolytic nickel recovery from lithium-ion batteries
C. Lupi and M. Pasquali (University of Rome, Italy)

Ultrasonic elution of gold from activated carbon
D. Feng and J.S.J. van Deventer (University of Melbourne, Australia)

Raman investigation of sulfide leaching
G.A. Hope, R. Woods, G.K. Parker and C.G. Munce (Griffith University, Australia)

Assessing the potential of activated bagasse as gold adsorbent for gold(I) thiourea
N. Syna and M. Valix (University of Sydney, Australia)

The latest application of SLon vertical ring and pulsating high gradient magnetic separator
W. Zeng (Ganzhou Nonferrous Metallurgy Institute, China)

Beneficiation of fluorite ore by gravitational methods and flotation
N. Gence (Anadolu University, Turkey)

Flotation column monitoring and diagnosis by PLS methods
L.G. Bergh and J.B. Yianatos (Santa Maria University, Chile)

Indium adsorption onto ion exchange polymeric resins
M.C.B. Fortes, J.S. Benedetto (CDTN/CNEN, Brazil) and A.H. Martins (UFMG, Brazil)

On-line analysis of flotation process waters at Siilinjarvi (Finland) apatite concentrating plant
P. Sten et al (VTT Processes, Finland), V. Kaskiniemi and J. Aaltonen (Kemira Phosphates Oy, Finland)

Process re-engineering of the heap leach, solvent extraction and electrowinning plant circuit at Sanyati Copper Mine, Zimbabwe
C. Magombedze (Sanyati Mine, Zimbabwe)

Mathematical modelling of copper heap leaching in Sarcheshmeh, Iran
K. Darban (Tarbiat Modares University, Iran) and R.N. Yong (University of Wales Cardiff, UK)

Cyanide regeneration by AVR process using anionic polymeric resins
A.L. Silva, R.A. Costa and A.H. Martins (UFMG, Brazil)

An intelligent control system of the jigging process
M. Lin (Shandong University, China), C. Du and Y. Zhang (University of Mining and Technology, China)

Scale reduction in process water piping in zinc and copper concentrate plant
S. Muryanto, H.M. Ang and T. Northwood (Curtin University of Technology, Australia)

Amenability to biooxidation and acid leaching of modified chalcopyrite
A. Beckmann and B. Simons (University of Cologne, Germany)

Disproportionation and ammoniacalic leaching of a chalcopyrite concentrate
A. Beckmann and B. Simons (University of Cologne, Germany)

A study on the chemical stability of the Versatic 10/CLX50 synergistic solvent extraction system
C.Y. Cheng, K.R. Barnard and M.G. Davies (CSIRO, Australia)

An activity model for multi-component ion exchange
J.W. Coetzee (Cape Technikon, South Africa)

Modeling of ettringite formation in ideal systems
P.J. van der Plas and F.W. Petersen (Cape Technikon, South Africa)



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