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The first keynote lecture, "The slow journey to practical energy efficient comminution" will be given by Chris Rule, Independent Metallurgical Consultant, Seymet Pty Ltd, South Africa

Chris Rule is a Director of MEI's Industry Advocate, CEEC. He graduated from RSM, Imperial College London in 1979 with MSc and DIC in Extractive Metallurgy and BSc (Hons), in Mineral Processing at University College Cardiff. He has been involved in minerals processing, primarily in the PGM industry since 1980. Roles include Impala Platinum, Genmin, BHP and Anglo American, including senior operating management positions in South Africa and Zimbabwe; interspersed with periods in development, process design and project execution for concentrating, smelting, base and precious metal refining for plant installations. He formerly led Concentrator Technology at Anglo American Platinum, responsible for technical operational support, process plant design and optimization and technology development.

Chris has been heavily involved in initiating and leading a number of fine grinding projects using stirred milling in both mainstream regrind and flotation concentrate regrind applications; mostly IsaMill technology. His areas of interest include sensor sorting of ROM ore; development work with HPGR circuits; multistage energy efficient ore processing circuits and mineralogical routine analyses on plant samples.


Chris Rule


The second keynote lecture, " Comminution energy : How much is a lot?" will be given by Dr Mike Daniel, Consultant, Australia

Mike works as an independent grinding circuit consultant based in Australia, via one of two business entities, CMD Consulting Pty Ltd and Daniel and Morrell Comminution Consulting (DMCC) Pty Ltd. He is also principal consultant for the Chinese mill manufacturer Citic-SMCC Pty Ltd that holds the parent licencing intellectual property (IP) that is used and owned by DMCC.


Mike Daniel



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