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Wednesday September 24


Technical Session 1 - Minerals Industry Applications

Application of a new generation of hydrocyclones at La Coipa- a Placer Dome gold plant in Chile
O.M. Castro, J.P. Hernandez (Weir-Vulco South America, Chile) and P. Hlavane (Weir Minerals, South Africa)

Detailed hydrocyclone performance data from the Tilden concentrator
R. McIvor (Cliffs Technology Center, USA)

Differential classification of dense material in a three product cyclone
A. Mainza and M.S. Powell (University of Cape Town, South Africa)

Optimization of an industrial grinding-classification circuit
G. Alfano, M. Surracco (University of Cagliari, Italy) and P. Saba (IGAG of CNR, Italy)

Hydrocyclone optimisation of the Stawell Gold Mines grinding circuit by simulation analysis
G. D. Corder (JKTech, Australia) and L. Dunn (Stawell Gold Mines, Australia)

How different iron ore types behave in desliming in hydrocyclones and flotation
A.E.C. Peres (UFMG, Brazil), N.P. Lima (CVRD, Brazil) and A.C. de Araujo (UFMG, Brazil)


Technical Session 2- Separation in Small Hydrocyclones

The application of microcyclones in the minerals, chemicals, food, oil and gas industries
J. Turner (Axsia Mozley Ltd, UK)

Comparison of small hydrocyclones based on total process costs
D.A. van der Krogt (AVEBE b.a., The Netherlands)

Temperature, classification and dewatering in 10mm hydrocyclones
J.J. Cilliers, L. Diaz-Anadon and F.S. Wee (UMIST, UK)

Flow field prediction for 10 mm hydrocyclone using computational fluid dynamics
S. Grady, G.D. Wesson, M. Abdullah and E. Kalu (FAMU-FSU College of Engineering, USA)

Thursday September 25


Technical Session 3 - Non-Minerals Industry Applications

Velocity measurements in a cylindrical hydrocyclone operated with an opaque fiber suspension
J. Bergstr÷m and H. Vomhoff (Swedish Pulp and Paper Research Institute, Sweden)

A cyclone application in a supercritical CO2 extraction system
G. Leeke, T. Lu (University of Birmingham, UK) and N. Lange (Axsia Group, UK)

Produced water desanding on the Heidrun Platform
W. Evans and P. Salter (Axsia Group, UK) and D. Pinchin (S°rco, Norway)

Monitoring the operation of an oil-water separator using impedance tomography
R.A. Williams and M.A. Bennett (University of Leeds, UK)

A new class of hydrocyclones for downhole oil-water separation
C. A. Petty and S.M. Parks (Michigan State University, USA)

Hydrocarbon cyclones in hydrophilic oil sand environments
D. N. Madge (SNC Lavalin, Inc., Canada), J. Romero (Canadian Natural Resources Ltd, Canada) and W.L. Strand (Albian Sands Energy Inc., Canada)

A three-dimensional simulation of a hydrocyclone for the sludge separation in water purifying plants and comparison with experimental data
In Hwan Yang, Chee Burm Shin (Ajou University, South Korea), Tak-Hyun Kim and Sangyong Kim (Korea Institute of Industrial Technology, South Korea)

CANMET hydrocyclone: an emerging alternative for the treatment of oily waste streams
K.A. Hashmi and H.A. Hamza (CANMET Energy Technology Centre, Canada) and J.C. Wilson (Active Chemicals, Canada)


Technical Session 4- Fundamentals

New understanding of a hydrocyclone flow field and separation mechanism from computational fluid dynamics
J.C. Cullivan, R.A. Williams (University of Leeds, UK), T. Dyakowski (UMIST, UK) and C.R. Cross (Rio Tinto Technology, UK)

Application of CFD to modelling the flow in hydrocyclones. Is this realisable option or still research challenge?
A.F. Nowakowski (UMIST, UK), J.C. Cullivan (University of Leeds, UK), RA Williams (University of Leeds, UK) and T. Dyakowski (UMIST, UK)

Two empirical hydrocyclone models revisited
K. Nageswararao (Nonferrous Materials Technology Development Centre, India), T.J. Napier-Munn (Julius Kruttschnitt Mineral Research Centre, Australia) and D.M. Wiseman (David Wiseman Pty Ltd., Australia).

Solids visualisation for modelling hydrocyclones using electrical resistance tomography
M.A. Bennett, R.A. Williams, X. Jia, R.M. West (University of Leeds, UK) and T. Dyakowski (UMIST, UK)

Separation of finest particles in hydrocyclones
T. Neesse and J. Dueck (Friedrich-Alexander University, Germany)

Friday September 26


Technical Session 5- Design, Control, Optimisation

New on-line slurry particle analysis technology for monitoring hydrocyclone operation
K. Saloheimo and M. Kongas (Outokumpu Technology, Finland)

Reinventing the well-known AKAVORTEX series of hydrocyclones
S. Buntenbach (AKW Apparate+Verfahren GmbH u. Co. KG, Germany)

Measuring the operating state of the hydrocyclone
T. Neesse, M. Schneider and V. Golik (Friedrich-Alexander University, Germany)

Hydrocyclone operation at the transition point umbrella/rope-discharge
T. Neesse, M. Schneider (Friedrich-Alexander University, Germany), S. Buntenbach and H. Tiefel (AKWA + V GmbH & Co. KG, Germany)

Designing automated computational fluid dynamics tools for hydrocyclone design
M.D. Slack (Fluent Europe Ltd, UK) , S. Del Porte and M.S. Engelman (Enductive Solutions, Inc., USA)

Optimizing cyclone design using advanced CFD model
T. J. Olson (Krebs Engineers, USA) and R. Van Ommen, (Krebs Engineers Europe, Austria)

Dense medium cyclone selection- it all adds up
J. Bosman and N. Lourens (Multotec Process Equipment (Pty) Ltd, South Africa)

A design tool for optimising axial liquid-liquid hydrocyclones
R. Delfos, S. Murphy (Delft University of Technology, Netherlands), D. Stanbridge (CDS Engineering BV, Netherlands), Z. Olujic and P. Jansens (Delft University of Technology, Netherlands) The Netherlands




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