Physical Separation '15 was organised by Minerals Engineering International (MEI), and was sponsored by TOMRA Sorting Solutions, Steinert Elektromagnetbau and ST Equipment & Technology. Media sponsors were Industrial Minerals & AT International.
Although there is much current emphasis on the chemical methods of mineral separation – flotation, hydrometallurgy, and bioleaching, the physical separation methods are ubiquitous, and there is no mining operation in the world which does not make use of the density differences between solids and liquids.
Whether it be gravity concentration, classification or dewatering, the principles of separation are essentially the same and this, the 4th Physical Separation conference, brought together researchers and operators who have common interests in:
Cornwall, the “birthplace of modern mining”, was an appropriate place to hold such an event, as this was the first place in the world where physical separation methods were practiced on a large scale, and the programme will include a visit to the historic Camborne-Redruth copper and tin mining district, where ruins of 19th century ‘dressing floors’ can be explored.
"I have attended a number of MEI conferences in the past. This [Physical Separation '13] was one of the best. Very high quality presentations with good discussion. The chairpersons were particularly good at promoting discussion."
Read the conference reports from past Physical Separation conferences, and check out the technical programmes and delegate lists too:
"Physical Separation 09 was my first professional international conference which was held in a very unique friendly atmosphere. In amazing sessions, I got a great amount of important insights and useful information. I impatiently look forward to take part in another MEI conference next year."
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