Welcome - EMPRC - European Mineral Processing and Recycling Congress 2018
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Important Deadlines:
August 30th, 2019 Deadline for submission of abstracts
September 27th, 2019 Acceptance of papers will be made public
November 29th, 2019 Submit manuscript for peer review
February 28th, 2020 Deadline for final manuscript
April 29th, 2020 Deadline for presenters to register for the conference
Call for Papers

Welcome to 2nd European Mineral Processing and Recycling Congress – EMPRC 2020 in Aachen, Germany, June 14 - 17 2020.

In 2018, the first European Mineral Processing and Recycling Congress was held in Essen, Germany, and was immediately recognized as a high-quality technical congress due to the diverse program of lectures, the internationality, the good opportunity for dialogue between research and industry and the smooth organization of the event.

The second EMPRC is held in Aachen. It focuses on all aspects related to the mechanical and physico-chemical processing of both primary and secondary raw materials including process technology, raw materials and general topics such as process economics, sustainability and social and political acceptance. In comparison to EMPRC 2018, the circle of participants and the internationality will be further increased and the congress will be complemented by an exhibition.

The conference is organized and held by invitation of GDMB, Society of Metallurgists and Miners, and is particularly directed to companies, institutes, plant manufactures, equipment suppliers and service providers active in the field of mineral processing and recycling all over the world.

GDMB, the Society of Metallurgists and Miners invites 2020 to the 2nd EMPRC in Aachen, a spa and border city in North Rhine-Westphalia located in a former coal-mining area near the borders with Belgium and the Netherlands. The city hosts a rich historic heritage worth to explore and is today an important center of science, innovation, engineering and information technology.

I cordially wish all the very best for EMPRC 2020 and hope that many lecturers and participants will find their way to Aachen for an extensive exchange of knowledge and experience.

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Tobias Elwert, CEO Duesenfeld GmbH
EMPRC 2020, Scientific Committee Chair


EMPRC is an international, peer-reviewed conference with focus on all aspects related to the physical and physico-chemical processing of primary and secondary raw materials. The aim of the conference is to gather professionals from industry, universities and research institutions to exchange, analyze and discuss the most recent innovations and developments of our industry. EMPRC 2020 addresses the following main topics:

General topics:

• Environmental aspects
• Process economics
• Residue management
• Social and political acceptance

Raw materials:

• Lignite, hard coal
• Consumer wastes
• Landfill mining
• Metallic and non-metallic ores
• MSWI bottom ashes
• Production wastes
• Salts
• Soil decontamination
• Tailings & dumps

Process technology:

• Agglomeration
• Classification
• Comminution
• Dense medium separation
• Dewatering
• Froth flotation
• Gravity concentration
• Magnetic and electrical separation
• Maintenance
• Mechanical activation
• Process automation
• Process simulation
• Process-water treatment
• Raw material characterization
• Raw material handling
• Screening
• Sensor-based sorting
• Wear protection