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Published Papers


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18 selected papers from the conference have been published in Volume 22 Numbers 7/8 (2009), a special issue of Minerals Engineering, guest edited by Prof. Malcolm Powell, of the JKMRC, Australia. The papers can be viewed and downloaded at ScienceDirect.


Conference Proceedings CD-ROM

The conference proceedings CD-ROM is available by emailing Jon Wills. The CD costs £75 which includes postage and contains the following papers:


Understanding Breakage

Development of a new particle breakage characterisation device – the JKRBT
F. Shi, T. Kojovic, S. Larbi-Bram and E. Manlapig (JKMRC, Australia)

Surface area production during grinding
E. Stamboliadis, O. Pantelaki and E. Petrakis (Technical University of Crete, Greece)

Investigating the different modes of particle breakage used in comminution
M. van Eck (Mintek, South Africa), A.N. Mainza (University of Cape Town, South Africa) and M.S. Powell (JKMRC, Australia)

Brittleness test results and a meaningful expression between Bond Work Index, grindability index and friability value
H.T. Ozkahraman (University of SDU, Turkey)


Primary Comminution

Sub-populations and patterns in blast-induced fines fragmentation
S. Michaux (JKMRC, Australia)

Optimisation of yield and shape in crushing plant
M. Bengtsson, P. Svedensten and C.M. Evertsson (Chalmers Rock Processing Research, Sandvik SMC, Sweden)

New developments in cone crusher performance optimization
S. Szalanski (Metso Minerals-Mining Division, USA) and J. Lichter (Metso Minerals Optimization Services, USA)


High-Pressure Grinding Rolls

C. Morley (Fluor Australia Pty Ltd, Australia)

Application of High Pressure Grinding Rolls as high efficiency, high energy saving technology for the minerals industry, Humboldt Wedag experience
E. Matthies, F.P. van der Meer, A Gruendken (Humboldt Wedag GmbH, Germany)

Development and implementation of a test procedure for simulating and scaling up HPGR operations based on bench-scale tests
C.L. Schneider, L.G. Austin (Mineral Technologies, Inc., USA) and V.K. Alves (VALE, Brazil)

Commissioning of the Polycom 2.2/1.6 5.6 MW HPGR at Anglo Platinum’s new PPRust North Concentrator
C.M. Rule, A. Cope (Anglo Platinum Management Services, South Africa) and G. Humphries (PPL Concentrator, Anglo Platinum, South Africa)

A structured approach to the evaluation of the energy requirements of HPGR and SAG mill circuits in hard ore applications
P.P. Rosario and R.A. Hall (University of British Columbia, Canada)

High pressure grinding rolls (HPGR) an alternative technology versus SAG milling
R. Anguelov, J. Alexander and H. Ghaffari (Wardrop Engineering Inc, Canada)


Modelling and Simulation

The application of a simplified approach to modelling tumbling mills, stirred media mills and HPGRs
A. Hinde and J. Kalala (Mintek, South Africa)

Modeling of particle size effect on breakage and its application in AG/SAG simulations
F. Shi and T. Kojovic (JKMRC, Australia)

Integration of evolutionary optimization algorithms with a grinding circuit simulator
A. Farzanegan and S.M. Vahidipour (University of Kashan, Iran)

Phenomenological formula for SAG-processes
A. Hvan and V. Kichenko ( Navoy Gold Mining, Uzbekistan)

Predicting separation performance of double deck banana screens
P.W Cleary, R.D. Morrison and M.D. Sinnott (CSIRO Mathematical & Information Sciences, Australia) and R.D. Morrison (JKTech, Australia)

The Finch-McIvor functional performance based grinding circuit modeling system
R.E. McIvor (Metcom Technologies, Inc., USA) and J.A. Finch (McGill University, Canada )

The effect of ball size on breakage rate parameter in a pilot scale ball mill
A.S. Erdem and S.L. Ergün (Hacettepe University, Turkey)

Study of sub-micron milling mechanism by mean of population balance modeling
S.L.A. Hennart, G.M.H. Meesters (DSM Food Specialties, Netherlands) and W.J. Wildeboer (Delft University of Technology, Netherlands)

Evaluation by simulation of grinding circuit options to improve eco-efficiency
Z. Pokrajcic and R. Morrison (JKMRC, Australia)


Energy Considerations

Energy considerations in compressive- and impact crushing of rock
M. Lindqvist (Sandvik Mining & Construction, Sweden)

Relationships between comminution energy and the product size for a magnetite ore
A. Jankovic, H. Dundar and R. Mehta (Metso Minerals Process Technology, Australia)

A more sustainable approach to assessing comminution efficiency
F. Musa (Energetics Pty Ltd, Australia) and R. Morrison (JKMRC, Australia)

What if we already know? Energy efficient concentrator design
C. Walstra, D.Curry (Xstrata, South Africa) and C. Rule (Anglo Platinum, South Africa)

Comparison of energy efficiency between ball mills and stirred mills in coarse grinding
F. Shi, R. Morrison, F. Burns (JKMRC, Australia), A. Cervellin (Newcrest Mining, Australia) and F. Musa (Energetics, Australia)

Using DEM to compare the energy efficiency of pilot scale Ball and Tower mills
R.D. Morrison (JKMRC, Australia) and P.W. Cleary (CSIRO Mathematical & Information Sciences, Australia)

Horizontal Roller Mill (Horomill®) application versus ball milling in finish grinding of cement
Ö.Genç and A.H. Benzer (Hacettepe University, Turkey)

Practical and theoretical aspects of minimizing energy consumption of hydrocyclone classification systems in grinding
R. van Ommen (Krebs Engineers GmBH, Austria)


Grinding Practice

Process and operational benefits of Eriez trunnion magnet systems in grinding circuits
P. Fears (Eriez Magnetics Europe, UK)

Applying grind-curves to mill operation and optimisation
M. Powell (JKMRC, Australia), A. van de Westhuizen and A. Mainza (Uiversity of Cape Town, South Africa)

Optimization of mill performances using on-line ball and pulp measurements
B. de Haas and B. Clermont (Magotteaux International, Belgium)

Applying traceability to grinding circuits by using Particle Texture Analysis (PTA)
P. Oghazi, B. Pålsson (Luleå University of Technology, Sweden) and K. Tano (LKAB, Sweden)

The effect of grinding media performance on milling and operation behavior
U. Weber (Sigmund Lindner, Germany)

Influence of oxygen content in grinding mills
B.I. Pålsson (Luleå University of Technology, Sweden), B. Jarousseau, Metso Minerals, France) and S. Persson (Metso Minerals SKEGA, Sweden)


Fine Grinding

Controlled pulverization of coal
H. van der Zanden (Synside, Belgium)

Coarser feed applications of MIG IsaMilling
C. Ayers, L. Knopjes and C.M. Rule (Anglo Platinum Management Services, South Africa)

Application of the Metso SMD unit for fine grinding of intermediate flotation concentrates at the PtMile tailings scavenger operation in Rustenburg
C.M. Rule, L. Knopjes (Anglo Platinum Management Services, South Africa) and R.A. Atkinson (Platinum Mile, South Africa)

Measurement and comparison of very fine size distributions
M. Larson, R. Morrison (JKMRC, Australia) and K. Pietersen (JKTech Pty Ltd, Australia)

MILLPEBS : energy savings in fine grinding mining application
M. Brissette (Wheelabrator Allevard Enterprise, Canada)

The introduction of mainstream inert grinding, or “MIG” Isamilling technology at Anglo Platinum
C.M. Rule, L. Knopjes and R. Jones (Anglo Platinum Management Services, South Africa)

Improving fine grinding with the IsaMill
M. Larson, R. Morrison, F. Shi (JKMRC, Australia) and M. Young (Xstrata Technology, Australia)


Ultrafine Grinding

Value adding of limestone to filler grade through ultra fine grinding process in Jet Mill for plastic industries
S. Palaniandy et al (Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia)

Ultrafine milling in applied mechanochemistry
P. Baláž (Slovak Academy of Sciences, Slovakia)

Application of vibrating mills in ultra fine grinding circuits
K. Andres. F. Haude and O. Handy (Humboldt Wedag Coal & Minerals Technology, Germany)

Ultrafine grinding of minerals with agitated bead mills
U. Enderle (NETZSCH-Feinmahltechnik GmbH, Germany)

Advantages of planetary centrifugal grinding
A. Chumokhvalov (Leotec Group, Russia)

Economical jet milling of industrial minerals and dry grinding in the sub-micron range
S. Miranda (NETZSCH-CONDUX Mahltechnik GmbH, Germany)

Ceramic grinding media and mineral applications
P. Hassall (SEPR-Saint Gobain Zirpro, Belgium)

Advances in ceramic media for high energy milling applications
B. Farber (Zircoa, Inc., USA), L. Knopjes and N. Bedesi (Anglo Platinum Corp., South Africa)

Anglo Platinum’s development of a ceramic grinding media selection protocol for MIG and UFG Isamilling
C.M. Rule, L. Knopjes and N. Bedesi (Anglo Platinum Management Services, South Africa)

Fine and ultrafine grinding using the Metso stirred media detritor (SMD)
G. Davey (Metso Minerals, UK)

Classifying – basis for ultrafine products
V. Mayer and J. Roth (PMT Jetmill GmbH, Austria)



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