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Monday 14th March

08.30 Introduction
B.A. Wills (UK)

08.40 Poster Introductions

08.40 Solid state reduction of a natural ilmenite
C.S. Kucukkaragoz and R.H.Eric (University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa)

08.50 Co-ordination number of grains in a pellet with size distribution
G.A. Georgalli and M.A. Reuter (Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands)

09.00 Slag reduction and modification in slag cleaning process
A. Warczok, G. Riveros (University of Chile, Chile) and R. Parada (Minera Andes Sur Ltda, Chile)

09.10 Evaluation of efficiency in zinc recovery from waste materials
S.M.Taghavi and M.Halali (Sharif University of Technology, Iran)

09.20 Characterisation of GA9 feedstock and corresponding gasification ash
R.H. Matjie (Sasol Technology, South Africa) and C. Van Alphen (Van Alphen Consultancy, South Africa)

09.30 Integrating pyrometallurgy and robotic systems engineering: fully automated fire assay laboratory for rapid PGE analysis
K. McIntosh (Anglo Platinum Research Centre, South Africa) and J.J. Eksteen (University of Stellenbosch, South Africa)

09.40 Technical Session 1- Pyrometallurgical processes & furnaces
Chairmen: R.W. Barley (UK), Q.G. Reynolds (South Africa) and H.Eric (South Africa)

09.40 Mufulira smelter upgrade project - 'industry' smelting on the Zambian Copperbelt
J. Ross and D. de Vries (Mopani Copper Mines, Zambia)

10.10 Online optimization of a low pressure, high temperature fluidized bed refractory ore roaster
D. Danninger, A. Collins (Newmont Mining Corp., USA) and Michael Keaton (Optima Powerware, Inc., USA)

10.40 Coffee

11.00 Atmospheric thermal magnesium extraction
M.A. Abdel-latif (Mintek, South Africa)

11.30 The dynamics in an ISF Furnace
A. van Schaik and M.A. Reuter (Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands)

12.00 Process modeling of aluminum scraps melting in molten salt and metal bath in a rotary furnace
B. Zhou, Y. Yang, M.A. Reuter and E. Scheepers (Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands)

12.30 Modelling of an ilmenite-smelting DC arc furnace process
J.H. Zietsman (Ex Mente, South Africa) and P.C. Pistorius (University of Pretoria, South Africa)

13.00 Lunch

14.00 A dynamic CFD model for submerged arc furnace control
E. Scheepers, Y. Yang, M. Reuter, J. Voncken and A. Adema (Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands)

14.30 Twin-electrode DC smelting furnaces electrical and photographic testwork
R.T. Jones and Q.G. Reynolds (Mintek, South Africa)

15.00 Magnetohydrodynamic siphon for tapping out liquid metals
G. Riveros and A. Warczok (University of Chile, Chile)

15.30 Coffee

16.00 The reactivity of reductants for the reduction of SiO
J. Nell, S. McCullough and A. McKenzie (Mintek, South Africa)

16.30 The corrosion resistance of refractory oxides in gaseous environments
A. McKenzie (Mintek, South Africa)

Tuesday, 15th March

09.00 Technical Session 2- Slags and Fluxes
Chairmen: M.A. Reuter (The Netherlands) and L.R. Nelson (South Africa)

09.00 Understanding the influence of acidic components (Si, Al, and Ti) on ash fusion temperature of South African coal sources
J.C. van Dyk (Sasol Technology, South Africa)

09.30 Reduction of copper/nickel slag by the injection of pulverized coal
J. Kirsch (Clyde Bergemann Africa, South Africa)

10.00 The reduction of chromite in the presence of silica flux
P. Weber and R.H. Eric (University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa)

10.30 Coffee

11.00 Ilmenite concentrate upgrading by slagging
M. Irannajad, M. Montajam, M. Salari and H. Tabaiian (Amirkabir University of Technology, Iran)

11.30 Oxidation of high-titanium slags by water vapour
P.C. Pistorius and T. Motlhamme (University of Pretoria, South Africa)

12.00 Slag cleaning in crossed electric and magnetic fields
A. Warczok and G. Riveros (University of Chile, Chile)

12.30 Iron redox equilibria and sulphide capacity of PGM melter-type slags
A.J. du Toit, P. Gaylard (University of Cape Town, South Africa), S. Jahanshahi (CSIRO Minerals, Australia) and J. Nell (Mintek, South Africa)

13.00 Mortimer tracer test study
L. Malherbe, L.R. Nelson (HATCH, South Africa) L. Andrews, K.T. Hara (ARC, South Africa), M. Legoabe and C. Sima (Mortimer Smelter, South Africa)

13.30 Lunch



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