Technical Program

24-31 May, Perth, Australia

 

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Organised by ALTA Metallurgical Services for 19 years, our conferences are renowned for presenting current and topical papers and ALTA 2014 is on track to once again deliver a high quality technical program.  With 2½ months until conference kick-off, the program is almost finalised with 70+ papers from 17 countries confirmed.  Limited places remain for new submissions.

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Volume of Abstracts

Volumes will be updated progressively as additional abstracts are received.
Nickel-Cobalt-Copper SessionsDownload Volume of Abstracts
Uranium-REE SessionsDownload Volume of Abstracts
Gold-Precious Metals SessionsDownload Volume of Abstracts

Preliminary List of Papers and Abstracts

 
KEYNOTE SPEAKER
 
Click to view ABSTRACT
Official Conference Opening Elizabeth Lewis-Gray
Chair, Austmine
Chair, Gekko Systems (Australia)
Bio
Nickel-Cobalt-Copper Dinner Dr Kaixi Jiang
President, Beijing General Research Institute of Mining & Metallurgy (China)
Bio The Process Research and Development for Copper, Nickel and Cobalt in BGRIMM
Uranium-REE Conference Dr Murdoch Mackenzie
Independent Consultant
Bio Role of SX in Uranium Processing with an Eye on the Future
Gold-Precious Metals Conference Dan Kappes
Co-Founder & Co-Owner, Kappes, Cassiday & Associates (USA)
Bio Precious Metals Heap Leaching in the Light of Declining ore Grades and Increasingly Complex Ores

ORGANISATION
COUNTRY
TITLE/TOPIC - Click to View ABSTRACT
ALTA Metallurgical Services Australia Technical & Cost Comparison of Laterite Treatment Processes Part 1
Arithmetek Canada Technical & Cost Comparison of Laterite Treatment Processes Part 2
Austmine Australia Opening Address
BASF Australia A New Family of Degradation Resistant CuSX Reagents
Beijing Research Institute
of Mining & Metallurgy (BGRIMM)
China Keynote - Dinner
The Process Research and Development for Copper, Nickel and Cobalt in BGRIMM
Boyd Willis Hydromet Consulting Australia Atmospheric Tank Leach Flowsheet Development for the Çaldağ Nickel Project in Western Turkey
CSIRO Minerals Down Under
National Research Flagship
Australia A Process for Recovering Nickel and Cobalt From Chloride Leach Solution of Nickel Laterite
CSIRO Minerals Down Under
National Research Flagship
Australia Iron Removal From Mineral Processing Streams
Direct Nickel Australia Direct Nickel Pilot Plant Operation
ExxonMobil Chemical Asia Pacific Singapore Escaid™ 110 - Experiences with a Dearomatized Diluent in the SX Process
GEA Process Engineering Australia Evaporation, Crystallization & Drying Technologies in Mineral Processing
GEA Westfalia Separator Group Germany SX-EW Circuit Crud Treatment Sustainable Solution Using Centrifugation Technology
General Research Institute for Nonferrous Metals China Recovery of Copper and Zinc from Slag of Scrap Copper Smelting
Hallochem Group China The Stability of Copper Extractants in Acidic Media
IBC Advanced Technologies USA Molecular Recognition Processes Applicable to the Recovery of Specialty and Toxic Metals in Processing of Base Metal Ores
InCoR Technologies Canada/UK The Starved Acid Leaching Technology (SALT) for Ni/Co Recovery from Lean Ores and Residues
Middle East Technical
University (METU)
Turkey High Pressure Acid Leaching Behavior of Nickel, Cobalt and Scandium from a Lateritic Nickel Ore
Mintek South Africa Recovery of Mg(OH)2 From Barren Base Metal Precipitation Circuits Followed by Recycle to Barren Base Metal Precipitation Circuits
MOGAS Industries USA Performance Enchancements of Nano Structured Titanium Dioxide Coatings in HPAL POx Ball Valve Applications
Murdoch University Australia Novel Lead-Cobalt Composite Anodes for Base Metal Electrowinning
Outotec Finland/
Australia
Modular Mixer-Settlers for SX-Plant Sustainability
PuriTech Belgium Hydrometallurgy With CCIX - Continuous Countercurrent Ion eXchange
SMS-Siemag Austria Novel Nickel Laterite Processing Technologies - Optimum Strategies for Risk Mitigation and Capital Budgeting
SNC-Lavalin Australia Treatment of Copper Sulphide Leach Residues for Precious Metals Recovery
SNC-Lavalin/Ivanhoe Mines South Africa Process Considerations for the Treatment of Copper Sulphides: A Case Study
Strategic Metallurgy Australia A Novel Approach to Increase Copper Solvent Extraction Recovery and Improve Performance
Teck Resources/CESL Canada Teck’s CESL Process: A Sustainable Alternative for Nickel and Copper Sulphide Concentrate Refining
University of Queensland/UniQuest/XT Australia Australia A Synergistic Hydro- and Pyro-Metallurgical Process for Low-Energy Copper Production
University of South Australia Australia The Rate Controlling Parameters in Hydrometallurgical Leaching of Chalcopyrite
Western Areas/BioHeap Australia BioHeap Application at Cosmic Boy Nickel Mine
Papers Included in Proceedings but not Presented
Mworx/GME Resources Australia GME’S NiWest Nickel Project – NI Laterite Heap Leach, SX-EW

ORGANISATION
COUNTRY
TITLE/TOPIC - Click to View ABSTRACT
ALTA Metallurgical Services Australia Evolution of Mixer-Settler Design for USX
ANSTO Minerals/University of Sydney Australia Processing of Bastnasite Containing Ore
Arafura Resources/BatteryLimits Australia The Nolans Rare Earth Project - An Update
CSIRO Minerals Down Under National Research Flagship Australia Rare Earth Separation and Purification From Uranium and Thorium
CSIRO Minerals Down Under National Research Flagship Australia Uranium Recovery From Sulphate Leach Solutions Containing Chloride by Solvent Extraction With D2EHPA and Cyphos IL-101
Cytec Industries USA/Chile Solvent Extraction of Rare Earth Elements Using CYANEX® 572
Dow Chemical Australia Uranium IX (TBC)
GBM Minerals Engineering Consultants/Macusani Yellowcake UK/Canada Heap Leach Height and Recovery from Column Leach Tests
GBM Minerals Engineering Consultants UK Review of Current Rare Earth Processing Practice
Greenland Minerals and Energy Australia Continuous Leaching of Kvanefjeld Concentrate
Hatch Australia Factors Influencing the Effectiveness of Firewall Designs for Metalliferous Solvent Extraction Plants
Jordan AEC Jordan Metallurgical Testing of Surficial Uranium Ores of Central Jordan
King Saud University Saudi Arabia Uranium Removal from Saudi Phosphate Ores
MC Process South Africa USX Plant Design
Met-Chem Consulting/Mkango Resources Australia/Canada Selective Leaching and Acid Recycle on Songwe Hill Rare Earth Concentrate
Mineral Engineering Technical Services (METS) Australia Options For Removing Uranium & Thorium From Zircon Mineral Sands
Murdoch Mackenzie, Consultant Australia Keynote-UREE
Role of SX in Uranium Processing with an Eye on the Future
Radiation Advice & Solutions Australia Radiation Control in the Design and Operation of Uranium and Rare Earth Plants
Strategic Metallurgy Australia A Novel Approach to Recover Uranium from Solvent Extraction Circuits
Uranium One Australia/PCMETS Consulting Australia Honeymoon Uranium Mine: Commissioning and Operation of the Process Plant Using a Novel Solvent Extraction Reagent Mixture in a High Chloride Environment

ORGANISATION
COUNTRY
TITLE/TOPIC
APT Processing South Africa A New Development in Mixing Technology and Its Application in Small Scale CIP and CIL Plants
BIOMIN South Africa South Africa Application of G111 Design Principles during the Ruruno BIOX® Plant Development
BIOMIN South Africa South Africa BIOMIN’s Novel Integrated Technologies for Optimising Refractory Gold Processing Solutions
CSIRO Minerals Down Under National Research Flagship Australia Treatment of Refractory Gold Ores - Case Studies Comparing Cyanide and Thiosulfate Leaching to Recover Gold
CSIRO Minerals Down Under National Research Flagship Australia Process Intensification in Gold Processing
EKATO Germany Process and Cost Optimized Solutions for Gassed Agitated CSTRs
Hydrometal/Red Eagle Mining USA/Canada The Santa Rosa Gold Project: Moving Toward Production
JRKelso&Associates USA Bio-Oxidation of Sand Sized Ore
Kappes, Cassiday & Associates USA Keynote - GPM
Precious Metals Heap Leaching in the Light of Declining ore Grades and Increasingly Complex Ores
LogiChem Australia Lead Into Gold – A Review of the Use of Lead Nitrate to Extract More Gold
Mineral Engineering Technical Services (METS) Australia Critical Issues Thickening & Filtering of Difficult Gold Ores
Mintek South Africa Improving Cyanidation Plant Parameters Using MINTEK Advanced Leach Facility
Orica Australia Learnings from 6 years of Automated WAD Analysis
Orway Minerals Consultants/Chesapeake Gold/M3 Engineering Australia/Canada/USA Pressure Oxidation of Refractory Gold Ores: The Metates Gold Project Experience
Outotec Finland Techno-Economical Observations Related to Outotec Gold Chloride Process
Purolite International/Mintek South Africa Comparison of Gold-Selective Ion Exchange Resins and Activated Carbon for the Recovery of Gold From Copper/Gold Liquors
SRC Hydrometallurgy Russia The Oxidized Gold and its Role in Pressure Oxidation of Double Refractory Gold Concentrates
SRC Hydrometallurgy/ZAO Outotec Russia Mathematical Modeling of Sulfide Concentrates Pressure Oxidation Using Laboratory Kinetics
SRC Hydrometallurgy Russia Special Aspects of Continuous Pressure Oxidation of Double Refractory Concentrates
Western Areas Australia High pH Leaching Using BioHeap™ Technology
Zijin Mining Group China Process Development and Industrial Practice on Treatment of Low-Grade Refractory Gold at ZiJin Mining Group

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