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Selected papers from the conference have been published in Volume 19 Issue 12 (2006), a special Nickel '05 issue of Minerals Engineering. The papers can be viewed and downloaded from ScienceDirect.


The conference proceedings CD-ROM is available by emailing Jon Wills. The CD costs £55 which includes postage and contains the following papers:

Chemical and Biological Processing

Direct solvent extraction of nickel at Bulong Operations
S. Donegan (LionOre International, Botswana)

The recovery of nickel using mixed hydroxide precipitation and LIX� 84-I solvent extraction
J.M.W. Mackenzie (Consultant, Australia), M.J. Virnig (Cognis Corporation, USA) and A. Feather (Cognis Corporation, South Africa)

Leaching of low grade limonite and nontronite ores by fungi metabolic acids
J.A. Tang and M. Valix (University of Sydney, Australia)

Bioleaching nickel laterite ores using multi-metal tolerant aspergillus foetidus organism
L. Le, J. Tang, D. Ryan and M. Valix (University of Sydney, Australia)

Effect of saline stress on fungi metabolism and biological leaching of weathered saprolite ores
V. Thangavelu, J. Tang, D. Ryan and M. Valix (University of Sydney, Australia)

Comparative study of chelating ion exchange resins for metal recovery from bioleaching of nickel laterite ores
J.A. Tang, A. Deepatana, and M. Valix (University of Sydney, Australia)

Submerged arc furnace for ferro alloy production: technological leadership with advanced solutions
R. Degel and T. Schreiter (SMS Demag AG, Germany)

Studies concerning nickel electrowinning from acidic and alkaline electrolytes
M. Pasquali and C. Lupi (University of Rome 'La Sapienza', Italy)

Bioleaching of a complex nickel concentrate
L.R.G. Santos et al (Universidade Federal de Ouro Preto, Brazil) and A.D. Souza (Votorantim Metais, Brazil)



Nickel do Vermelho project: a successful integration of geology, mining, process, and environment
V. Torres and S.S. Evelin (CVRD, Brazil)

The importance of understanding feed rheology in nickel laterite processing
F. Sofra (Rheological Consulting Services Pty Ltd, Australia)

Long distance hydrotransport systems for nickel laterite
D. Hallbom (Pipeline System, Inc., Canada), J. Norwood, Y.G. Che and R. Gandhi (Pipeline System, Inc., USA)


Physical Processing

Statistical benchmark surveying of production concentrators
N.O. Lotter (Falconbridge Technology Centre, Canada) and A.R. Laplante (McGill University, Canada)

Using simulation to understand metal and mineral flotation performance at one of Falconbridge�s base metal operations
M.P. Hay (Eurus Mineral Consultants, South Africa), D. Fragomeni and T. DiFeo (Noranda Inc./Falconbridge Ltd, Canada)

The role of the reagent suite in optimising pentlandite recoveries from the Merensky Reef
J. Wiese, P. Harris, D. Bradshaw (University of Cape Town, South Africa)




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