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Thursday 10 November

Poster Introductions

Technical Session 1- Process Fault Detection and Identification

Detecting change in dynamic process systems with immunocomputing
C. Aldrich, C. Maree and X. Yang (University of Stellenbosch, South Africa)

Application of support vector machines in process engineering
G.T. Jemwa and C. Aldrich (University of Stellenbosch, South Africa)

Real time mill monitoring – master your process in real time
O. Hancotte (Magotteaux SA, Belgium)

Technical Session 2- Process Modelling and Design

Dynamic model of a ZnS fluidized bed roaster
J. Muller, J.H. Zietsman (Ex Mente, South Africa) and P.C. Pistorius (University of Pretoria, South Africa)

Stochastic modelling of intensive bath smelting operations
J.J. Eksteen (University of Stellenbosch, South Africa) and M.A. Reuter (Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands)

AweSym: An “Internet Age” Process Simulator
F. Crundwell (CM Solutions, South Africa) and W. Stange (Synergistics Business Solutions Pty Ltd, South Africa)

Simulation and early design studies
P. Hand (Isandla Coal Consulting, South Africa) and D. Wiseman (David Wiseman Pty Ltd, Australia)

Topsoe wet gas sulphuric acid (WSA) technology for fixation of SO2 in off-gases in the metallurgical industry
A. Kristiansen (Haldor Topsoe A/S, Denmark)

Friday 11 November

Technical Session 3- Process Improvement and Optimisation

Management of the particle size distribution of crushed ore
M. Larinkari, J. Kaartinen and H. Hyötyniemi (Helsinki University of Technology, Finland)

Statistical monitoring of a grinding circuit: an industrial case study
J.W. de V. Groenewald, L.P. Coetzer (Anglo Platinum, South Africa) and C. Aldrich (University of Stellenbosch, South Africa)

Improving operational efficiency through corporate data reconciliation
R.D. Morrison and M.E. Dunglison (JKTech Pty Ltd, Australia)

Gold heap leach process simulator: a tool for process optimization
J.E. Gebhardt, D.A. Taylor (PERI, USA), D. McBride, and M. Cross (University of Wales, UK)

Adding value to downstream processing with an innovative fine screening methodology
D. Allaei et al (Smart Screen Systems, Inc., USA), A. Morison (QRDC, Inc, USA) and C. Jones (Bateman Engineering, South Africa)

Process systems and value-based performance management
W. Stange (Synergistics Business Solutions Pty Ltd, South Africa) and F. Crundwell (CM Solutions, South Africa)

Technical Session 4- Advanced Process Control and Smart Sensors

Optimizing GPC controller employing the Rosenbrock optimization search method
N. Mazana (University of Johannesburg, South Africa)

Autonomous control of plants with Symbiotic Memetic Neuro-Evolution
A.v.E. Conradie and C. Aldrich (University of Stellenbosch, South Africa)

Adaptive neuro-fuzzy control of furnace temperature
N. Mazana (University of Johannesburg, South Africa)

Pressure filter data handling
K. Koskela and I. Townsend (Larox Corporation, Finland)


Design of a network-controlled manufacturing system
O. Leburu, N. Mazana and I. Gorlach (University of Johannesburg, South Africa)

The design, simulation and testing of a novel chemical vapour deposition reactor for synthesizing carbon nanotubes
P.J. Kekana, N. Mazana, S. Durbach, R. Krause and A. Menad (University of Johannesburg, South Africa)

Analysis of electrochemical noise with phase space methods
C. Aldrich, B.C. Qi and P. Botha (University of Stellenbosch, South Africa)

Identification of nonlinearities in dynamic process systems
C. Aldrich and J.P. Theron (University of Stellenbosch, South Africa)

Sensitivity analysis and optimization of the lance injection desulphurisation of molten iron using dynamic modelling
E. Scheepers (Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands), J.J. Eksteen and C.Aldrich (University of Stellenbosch, South Africa)

Basic requirements for the successful implementation of metallurgical accounting on smelter sites
J.J. Eksteen and C. Cutler (University of Stellenbosch, South Africa)



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