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Special Issue of Minerals Engineering

Selected papers from the conference have been published in Volume 107 (June 2017), a special issue of Minerals Engineering. The papers can be viewed and downloaded at ScienceDirect.


Proceedings USB

The conference proceedings USB is available by emailing Jon Wills. The USB costs £59 which includes postage and contains the following papers:


Keynote Lecture: The mine of the future – even more sustainable
R.J. Batterham, University of Melbourne, Australia

Applications of hyperspectral mineralogy for geoenvironmental characterisation
N. Fox, J. Moltzen, A. Parbhakar-Fox and L. Jackson (University of Tasmania, Australia)

Automated environmental mineralogy; the use of liberation analysis in humidity cell testwork
C. Brough, J. Strongman, J. Fletcher (Petrolab Limited, UK), R. Bowell, R. Warrender (SRK Consulting, UK) and A. Barnes (Geochemic Ltd, UK)

Evaluating resource efficiency at major copper mines
S. Spuerk, M. Drobe and B.G. Lottermoser (RWTH Aachen University, Germany)

Sustainable extraction of raw materials
T. Henckens, P. Driessen and E. Worrell (Utrecht University, The Netherlands)

Sustainable practices in the management of mining waste: a focus on prevention
E. Lebre, G. Corder and A. Golev (Sustainable Minerals Institute- University of Queensland, Australia)

An environmental performance assessment of froth flotation for coal recovery and sulfur removal from fine coal waste
B.M. Fundikwa, S.T.L. Harrison and J.L. Broadhurst (University of Cape Town, South Africa)

Assessing the potential risks with elemental deportment from gold waste rock
A.K.B. Opitz, S.T.L. Harrison, J.L. Broadhurst and M. Becker (University of Cape Town, South Africa)

Recycling indices for a circular economy
A. van Schaik (MARAS, The Netherlands) and M.A. Reuter (Helmholtz Institute for Resource Technology, Germany)

Opportunities for soil-related applications of fine coal processing wastes in South Africa
H.-M. Stander, J.L. Broadhurst, S.T.L Harrison (University of Cape Town), J.R. Amaral Filho and B.A. Firpo (Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil)

Comparing the environmental performance of rare earth deposits using GaBi software to perform a cradle-to-gate Life CyCcle Assessment
R. Pell and F. Wall (University of Exeter, UK)

Sustainability contributions of minerals and mining – a focus on the Sustainable Development Goals
B.C. McLellan (Kyoto University, Japan)

Membrane use to recover metals and reuse wastewater
S.P. Chesters, M.W. Armstrong, J. Hamp (Genesys International Ltd, UK) and F. del Vigo (Genesys Membrane Products, Spain)

Recovery of metals from spent lithium ion batteries using electrochemically produced acidic anolyte
N.J. Boxall, K.Y. Cheng, C. Morris, A.H. Kaksonen (CSIRO Land and Water, Australia), N. Haque and W. Bruckard (CSIRO Mineral Resources, Australia)

Valorisation of acid mine drainage treatment sludge by combination with a natural soil as an oxygen barrier cover for mine waste reclamation
I. Demers, M. Mbonimpa, M. Benzaazoua, M. Bouda, S. Awoh, S. Lortie and M. Gagnon (Université du Québec en Abitibi-Témiscamingue, Canada)

Keynote Lecture: Best practice in efficient mineral processing – comminution energy curves
M. Battersby (Maelgwyn Mineral Services Ltd, UK)

Quantifying metal values in e-waste in Australia
A. Golev, D.S. Lopez and G. Corder (Sustainable Minerals Institute, University of Queensland, Australia)

Metal speciation of historic and new copper mine tailings from Repparfjorden, Northern Norway, before and after acid, base and electrodialytic extraction
K.B. Pedersen, A. Evenset, M. Frantzen (Akvaplan-niva AS, Norway), P.E. Jensen and L.M. Ottosen (Technical University of Denmark, Denmark)

Kinetic principles based geochemical evaluation of acid mine drainage: a case study in Artvin, Turkey
G. Kalyoncu Erguler (MTA, Turkey), Z.A. Erguler, H. Akcakoca and A. Ucar (Dumlupinar University, Turkey)

Reducing the self-heating of sulphides by chemical treatments
F. Rosenblum, S. Moon, J.A. Finch, K.E. Waters (McGill University, Canada) and J.E. Nesset, Nessetech Consulting Services Inc, Canada)

Comparative study on the effect of fragmentation type on components liberation during recycling of printed wiring boards
R. Martino, S. Gaydardzhiev (University of Liege, Belgium), C. Iseli, M. Streicher-Porte (University of Applied Sciences and Arts, Switzerland) and A. Weh (Selfrag AG, Switzerland)

An example for sustainable technology diffusion in mining: achieving belt conveyor systems in the German hard-rock quarrying industry
T. Braun, A. Hennig and B.G. Lottermoser (RWTH Aachen University, Germany)

Carbothermal reduction of copper smelter slags for recycling into pig iron and glass

P. Sarfo, G. Wyss, A. Das, C. Young (Montana Tech, USA) and G. Ma (Wuhan University of Science & Technology, China)

Integrated management of pyrrhotite tailings at Raglan mine: Part 1: challenges of desulphurization process and reactivity prediction
M. Benzaazoua, M., Bouzahzah, F. Lessard, B. Bussière, I. Demers, M. Kongolo (Université du Québec en Abitibi-Témiscamingue, Canada) and L. Kormos (XPS Consulting & Testwork Services, Canada)

Recycling of mine wastes in clay bricks: scientific, technical and environmental approach
Y. Taha, M. Benzaazoua (Université du Québec en Abitibi-Témiscamingue, Canada), R. Hakkou and M. Mansori (Université Cadi Ayyad, Morocco)

The use of the emulsion liquid membrane technique to remove copper ions from aqueous systems
H. Ma, O. Kökkiliç and K.E Waters (McGill University, Canada)

Biosorption equilibrium and kinetic modelling of Fe (II) on immobilised Desmodesmus sp.
P.P. Diale (University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa), T.S. Matambo, D. Hildebrandt and D. Glasser (University of South Africa, South Africa)

Analysis of microbial communities involved in biological sulphate reduction for ARD bioremediation
R.J. Huddy and S.T.L. Harrison (University of Cape Town, South Africa)

A bio-assisted process for the ferric leaching of electronic waste
E. Govender-Opitz, B. Pieters, F. Zimmermann, M. Gituma, A. Kotsiopoulos and S.T.L. Harrison (University of Cape Town, South Africa)

Integrated management of pyrrhotite tailings at the Raglan mine: Part 2: assessment of desulphurized tailings as cover materials to control AMD
F. Lessard, B. Bussière, M. Benzaazoua (Université du Québec en Abitibi-Témiscamingue, Canada), J. Côté (Université Laval, Canada) and L. Marcoux (Glencore, Canada)

Leaching behavior of heavy metals from fired bricks containing different mine wastes
Y. Taha, M. Benzaazoua (Université du Québec en Abitibi-Témiscamingue, Canada), R. Hakkou and M. Mansori (Université Cadi Ayyad, Morocco)

Environment issues on industrial processing of raw agate
F. Vilasbôas, C.R. Santos, I.A.H. Schneider (Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil), J.C.S.S. Menezes (Universidade do Oeste de Santa Catarina, Brazil) and R.A. Silva (IMED, Brazil)

Experimental and numerical modelling of solid particle erosion
C.Y. Wong, J. Wu, L. Graham, G. Short, J. Boulanger and C. Solnordal (CSIRO, Australia)

A pre-concentration application for high voltage selective fragmentation
D. Parvaz, A. Mosaddeghi and A. Weh (SELFRAG AG, Switzerland)

Model study of the combustion of biomass in an ironmaking blast furnace
Y. Shen, A. Yu (Monash University, Australia), T. Shiozawa (University of New South Wales, Australia) and P. Austin (BlueScope, Australia)

Including mineralogical attributes and sustainability indicators into a modelling framework of a magnetic separator
E. Charikinya, J. Robertson, A. Platts, M. Becker, D. Bradshaw (University of Cape Town, South Africa) and P. Lamberg (Luleå Technical University, Sweden)

Breakage characteristics of incinerator bottom ash in the HV pulse power process
A. Weh and A. Mosaddeghi (SELFRAG AG, Switzerland)

Investigating various ammonium salts as lixiviants in the extraction of calcium from iron making slag
I.C. Kohitlhetse, M.S. Manono and C.K. Thubakgale (Vaal University of Technology, South Africa)

Evaluating the recovery of Cu from a copper converter slag using froth flotation
M.S. Manono, C.K. Thubakgale, D. Selowa (Vaal University of Technology, South Africa) and M.M. Ramakokovhu (Tshwane University of Technology, South Africa)

Adsorption kinetics of salicyl hydroxamic acid on the oxides of various rare earth elements
G. Galt, A. Das, R. James and C. Young (Montana Tech, USA)



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