Go to the MEI Online homepage Sponsored by: Flotation 09 sponsors     Flotation 09 sponsors CPD Certified
Search Site:

MEI Online: MEI Conferences: Flotation 09: Introduction

Home General Introduction Conference Report Conference Programme Published Papers Delegate List Photos  


MEI�s 4th International Flotation Conference (Flotation 09) was sponsored by SNF Flomin, FLSmidth, JKTech, Maelgwyn Mineral Services, Axis House, Outotec, FEI, Senmin, Cytec & CiDRA Minerals Processing. Media sponsors were The Gold & Minerals Gazette and International Mining.


Flotation 09 featured 2 discrete symposia:


November 9-10: Flotation Fundamentals: Physics and Chemistry

Although now over a hundred years old, the fundamental aspects of flotation are still being intensively researched, and new machines developed. This two day symposium focused on:

  • Fundamental reagent and flotation chemistry
  • Bubbles, froths, bubble-particle interactions
  • Flotation cell hydrodynamics, kinetics and scale-up

Keynote Lecture

The keynote lecture was given by Prof. Cyril O'Connor, Dean of Engineering at the University of Cape Town, and Chairman of the International Mineral Processing Council.

Prof.Cyril O'Connor
Cyril O'Connor

November 11-12: Flotation Applications and Plant Practice

This two day symposium focused on the application of flotation, and included sessions on:

  • Plant Operations, particularly related to new technology, and process mineralogy problems
  • Flotation Circuits, and their modelling, simulation, control and optimisation
  • Flotation machine developments
  • Metallic, non-metallic and coal flotation
  • Environmental considerations

Keynote Lecture

The keynote lecture was given by Prof. Graeme Jameson, Laureate Professor at the University of Newcastle, Australia.

Prof.Graeme Jameson
Graeme Jameson


Previous Conferences

Congratulations on Flotation 07. It was an excellent meeting.
Prof. Graeme Jameson, University of Newcastle, Australia

Read the conference reports from Flotation 2000, Flotation 03 and Flotation 07, and see the technical programmes and view the delegate lists too.

This conference [Flotation 07] will go down in the history of flotation as a point of reference when flotation turned a new page and moved on to its next level of knowledge and best practice.
Dr. Norman Lotter, Xstrata Process Technology, Canada

"Presenting my flotation simulation program (SUPASIM) at Flotation 03 initiated a lot of interest. Up to that point all my clients were within South Africa. As a result of my presentation, four plant analysis projects were obtained with clients outside of South Africa. This just shows the value of your conferences."
Martyn Hay, Eurus Mineral Consultants, South Africa



The conference was organized by Minerals Engineering International (MEI) in consultation with Prof. D. Bradshaw and Professor Jean-Paul ('J-P') Franzidis.


Dee Bradshaw

Dee Bradshaw is a professorial research fellow at the JKMRC at the University of Queensland, Australia, where she is involved in a number of projects focussed on process mineralogy and flotation chemistry characterisation and optimisation.

She has worked closely with industrial partners and has published widely, and especially in Minerals Engineering and has been a strong supported of MEI conferences.

Dee Bradshaw
Dee Bradshaw


J-P Franzidis

J-P Franzidis holds the South African National Research Foundation Chair in Minerals Beneficiation at the University of Cape Town, South Africa, where he directs the Minerals to Metals Initiative. He is actively involved in flotation research, particularly in modeling of floatability and froth performance, in collaboration with the flotation research groups at JKMRC, McGill University, University of Newcastle and Hacettepe University.

J-P Franzidis
J-P Franzidis




© 1998-2021, Minerals Engineering International

Email: amanda@min-eng.com