This, the 5th International Symposium on Process Mineralogy (Process Mineralogy '18), is organised by MEI in consultation with Dr Megan Becker and is sponsored by ZEISS.
Developing from MEIís previous conferences on Process Mineralogy, Applied Mineralogy and Automated Mineralogy, Process Mineralogy í18 will deal with the following topics:
Quantitative mineralogy, including both X-ray and Electron Beam Techniques
Mineral Liberation and Textural Analysis
Application of process mineralogy on site
Sampling and Statistics
Advanced Process Control
7 minute video showing Process Mineralogy '14 at the Vineyard Hotel
Papers will be published as an unrefereed Proceedings on a USB Memory Stick, and selected papers will be published, after peer-review, in a special Process Mineralogy issue of Minerals Engineering journal.
Dr Megan Becker is a Senior Research Officer leading the process mineralogy initiative in the Centre for Minerals Research in the Department of Chemical Engineering at the University of Cape Town. She has a background in geology (BSc Hons, MSc - University of Cape Town) and a PhD in process mineralogy from the University of Pretoria (2009). Her research interests focus on understanding both the effect mineralogy has on the beneficiation process and the effect of the beneficiation process on the mineralogy, and how one can best use mineralogy and geometallurgy information. She has a keen interest in teaching mineralogy and in mineralogical analysis techniques, and currently manages the QEMSCAN facility in the CMR. She has supervised close to 20 postgraduate students and has over 50 peer reviewed publications in international journals and conference proceedings in the area of minerals beneficiation (including comminution, flotation, hydrometallurgy and environmental aspects such as acid rock drainage).
"Thank you so much for organising the excellent Process Mineralogy '10 conference. I was very pleased to be able to speak there and I generated a lot of interest for our CT technology, which was great. I met a great bunch of people and really enjoyed it." Andrew Ramsey, Nikon Metrology, UK
Read the conference reports from previous Process Mineralogy/Automated Mineralogy conferences, and see the technical programmes and view the delegate lists too.
"It was certainly one of the better conferences [Automated Mineralogy 06] I have attended over the years. I had a very productive time in Brisbane and made lots of useful contacts." Mark Pownceby, CSIRO Minerals, Australia