Programme - EMPRC - European Mineral Processing and Recycling Congress 2018
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Important Deadlines:
February 28th, 2018 Deadline for final manuscript
April 28th, 2018 Deadline for presenters to register for the conference

Monday, June 25th

08:30Welcoming words

Plenary Papers

09:00Enger, Olaf; Bundesverband Mineralische Rohstoffe e.V., Germany:
The German pit and quarry industry - situation and a view into the future
09:30Buchert, Matthias; Öko-Institut e.V., Germany:
Recycling of lithium-ion batteries – environmental aspects
10:00Hagelüken, Christian; Umicore AG & Co. KG, Germany:
Managing the metals demand for clean mobility - the contribution of responsible sourcing and circular business models


Coffee Break


Technical Papers, Session A
Technical Papers, Session B
Processing of secondary raw materials

Großmann, Karsten; Imhof, Rainer; Peuker, Urs; TU Bergakademie Freiberg, Germany:
ROSTAR: A new vertical stirred media mill for regrinding of high valued ores

Sellin, Guido; Fröhlich, Hannes; Rasenack, Kai; Electrocycling GmbH, Germany:
InAccess - Recovery of indium by the efficient recycling of LCD screens

Schons, Didier; Breitung-Faes, Sandra; Kwade, Arno; TU Braunschweig; Germany:
Fine grinding in the IsaMill – A compromise between energy efficiency and production rate

Kraffczyk, Torben; Goldmann, Daniel; Clausthal University of Technology, Germany:
The influence of environmental  regulations on process operations of auto shredder plants

Buchmann, Markus et al.; TU Bergakademie Freiberg, Germany:
Fine grinding characteristics of a cassiterite-bearing skarn ore

Werner, Denis; TU Bergakademie Freiberg:
Compaction of electrode foil from spent automotive lithium-ion batteries

Wikedzi, Alphonce et al.; TU Bergakademie Freiberg; Germany:
Breakage characterization of low grade copper-gold ore components

Schneider, Kirstin; TU Clausthal, Germany;
Elwert, Tobias
TU Clausthal, Germany & Qingdao University, China;
Hua, Qingsong; Qingdao University, China:
Market overview, legal aspects, and research needs of lithium iron phosphate batteries



Technical Papers, Session A
Processing of primary raw materials

Technical Papers, Session B
Residue Management
14:00Brodzik, Paul; Derrick Corporation, USA:
Stack Sizer® and Polyweb® Urethane Screen Surfaces for Silica Sand Screening Applications
Pinkse, Tobias; K-UTEC AG Salt Technologies, Germany;
High Yield Extraction (HYE) technology: a new development improving resource effiency through the placement of backfill in mined voids while lowering environmental impact

Zhou, Ma; TU Clausthal, Germany:
Processing of offshore heavy mineral bearing sands from the southwestern Baltic Sea floor for a potential REE extraction

Römer, Felix; TU Clausthal, Germany:
Basic Considerations for the reprocessing of sulfidic tailings at the example of the Bollrich tailing pond


Guillet, Aurélie et al.; GeMMe - Mineral Processing and Recycling Sart-Tilman, Belgium:
Investigation on Ilmenite Placer Ore as Precursor for Synthetic Rutile

Leonhardt, Hanna; Seidenfuss, Timo; Bauer Maschinen GmbH;
Neu, Thomas; proG.E.O. Ingenieurgesellschaft mbH, Germany:
New approaches in the exploitation of formation cuttings and drilling mud in deep boreholes


Coffee Break


  Technical Papers, Session A
Processing of primary raw materials

Technical Papers, Session B
Raw material characterization

Tomforde, Cord; Wachsmuth, Uwe; K+S Analytik- und Forschungszentrum, Germany:
Influence of the electric field strength on electrostatic separation of crude potash salts

Borowski, Christian; University of Applied Sciences Nordhausen, Germany:
Randomized bale sampling - chances and techniques for quality assurance of input materials

Frey, Christoph; ProGraphite GmbH; Germany
Processing of natural flake graphite for Lithium Ion Batteries

Sandmann, Dirk; Helmholtz Institute Freiberg; Germany:
Characterisation of a crushed mobile phone by Mineral Liberation Analysis (MLA)
17:00Hedrich, Sabrina; Schippers, Axel; Federal Institute for Geosciences and Natural Resources (BGR), Hannover, Germany;
Joulian, Catherine; Guézennec, Anne-Gwenaëlle; Bureau de Recherches Géologiques et Minières (BRGM), Orléans, France:
Progress in biohydrometallurgical processing of Kupferschiefer-type ores
Bonifazi, Giuseppe; Gasbarrone, Riccardo; Serranti, Silvia; University of Rome; Italy:
Computer assisted optical characterization: from minerals to waste

Tuesday, June 26th

Plenary Papers

09:00Silva, André Carlos; Federal University of Goiás (UFG), Brazil:
Current challenges and developments in the Brazilian mining industry
09:30Stich, Fabian; K+S Aktiengesellschaft, Germany:
Survey of processing potash and salt at K+S plants
10:00Baláž, Peter; Slovak Academy of Sciences, Slowakia:
Mineral Processing via Mechanochemistry: From metallurgy to Nanotechnology and Medicine

Coffee Break

  Technical Papers, Session A
Processing of metallurgical slags
Technical Papers, Session B
Simulation and process control

Kamali Moaveni, Ali; Böhm, Andreas; Montanuniversität Leoben, Austria:
Dephosphorization of LD-Slag by physical separation methods

Dogan, Tansel et al.; Technische Hochschule Georg Agricola, Germany:
Investigation of Settling Velocity of Non-spherical Particles in the Transition Range
11:30   Taube, Mareike Carolin; Bundesanstalt für Materialforschung und –prüfung (BAM), Germany:
Optimisation of a Pyrometallurgical Niobium and Tantalum Recycling Process with on-line-LIBS
  Technical Papers, Session A
Process water treatment
12:00 Müller, Rike; Küttner GmbH & Co. KG, Germany:
Küttner's modular solution for conversion of mining effluent into drinking water using ceramic flat membranes (CFM)
Hertwig, Andre; Schmidt, Peter; Saveway GmbH & Co. KG, Germany:
Utilizing optical fibres to monitor the status of melting units
12:30 Sedlazeck, Philipp et al.; Montanuniversität Leoben; Austria:
Recovery of Metals from Industrial Waste Waters
Bonifazi, Giuseppe; Palmieri, Roberta; Serranti, Silvia; University of Rome; Italy:
Adaption of mineral processing quality control concepts to waste processing



  Technical Papers, Session A
Technical Papers, Session B
Simulation and process control

Petzold, Lukas; Primetals Technologies Austria GmbH, Austria:
Application of the Hybrid Flotation Technology in Tungsten Beneficiation – From Small Scale Tests to the Industrial Installation

Fatahi, Mohammadreza; Farzanegan, Akbar; University of Tehran, Iran;
CFD-DEM study of multiphase flow in laboratory Knelson Concentrator by a hybrid approach

Schons Silva, Elenice Maria; Federal University of Goiás (UFG), Brazil:
Development of new reagents for flotation

Ghaffari, Ali; Farzanegan, Akbar; University of Tehran, Iran;
Separation modeling of two-component feed in the bowl of Knelson Concentrator

Silva, André Carlos et al.; Federal University of Goiás, Brazil:
Spent Yeast Cells (Baker and Brewer) as Apatite Biocolector


Haas, Andrea; TU Clausthal, Germany:
Challenges and research needs in the flotation of synthetic metal phases



The Organizing Committee has the right to change the course of the programme, especially the sequence of presentation of papers according to the necessities, misprints and errors are reserved.