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.

Program Overview Table

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 Papers and Abstracts Listed by Day (alphabetical order)

Uranium-REE and Gold-PM sessions are in parallel and delegates are free to move between sessions.

LISTED BY ORGANISATION IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER (detailed program TBA)
COUNTRY
TITLE/TOPIC - Click to View ABSTRACT
MONDAY 26 MAY
OPENING ADDRESS
Elizabeth Lewis-Gray
Bio
Chair, Austmine and Chair, Gekko Systems
Australia Opening Address
ALTA Metallurgical Services Australia Technical & Cost Comparison of Laterite Treatment Processes Part 1
Arithmetek Canada Technical & Cost Comparison of Laterite Treatment Processes Part 2
Boyd Willis Hydromet Consulting Australia Atmospheric Tank Leach Flowsheet Development for the Çaldağ Nickel Project in Western Turkey
Direct Nickel Australia Direct Nickel Pilot Plant Operation
InCoR Technologies Canada/UK The Starved Acid Leaching Technology (SALT) for Ni/Co Recovery from Lean Ores and Residues
GEA Process Engineering Australia Evaporation, Crystallization & Drying Technologies in Mineral Processing
Golan Plastic Products Israel Use of High Density Cross Linked Polymeric Pipe Materials for Use in High Temperature/Pressure, Corrosive Environments
Middle East Technical
University (METU)
Turkey High Pressure Acid Leaching Behavior of Nickel, Cobalt and Scandium from a Lateritic Nickel Ore
MOGAS Industries USA Performance Enchancements of Nano Structured Titanium Dioxide Coatings in HPAL POx Ball Valve Applications
SMS-Siemag Austria Novel Nickel Laterite Processing Technologies - Optimum Strategies for Risk Mitigation and Capital Budgeting
TUESDAY 27 MAY
DINNER KEYNOTE
Dr Kaixi Jiang

President, Beijing Research Institute of Mining & Metallurgy (BGRIMM) Bio
China The Process Research and Development for Copper, Nickel and Cobalt in BGRIMM
BASF Australia A New Family of Degradation Resistant CuSX Reagents
ExxonMobil Chemical Asia Pacific Singapore Escaid™ 110 - Experiences with a Dearomatized Diluent in the SX Process
CSIRO Minerals Down Under
National Research Flagship
Australia Iron Removal From Mineral Processing Streams
GEA Westfalia Separator Group Germany SX-EW Circuit Crud Treatment Sustainable Solution Using Centrifugation Technology
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
Mintek South Africa Economic Evaluation of Direct Electrowinning of Cobalt
Outotec Finland/
Australia
Modular Mixer-Settlers for SX-Plant Sustainability
PuriTech Belgium Hydrometallurgy With CCIX - Continuous Countercurrent Ion eXchange
Strategic Metallurgy Australia A Novel Approach to Increase Copper Solvent Extraction Recovery and Improve Performance
WEDNESDAY 28 MAY
CSIRO Minerals Down Under
National Research Flagship
Australia A Process for Recovering Nickel and Cobalt From Chloride Leach Solution of Nickel Laterite
General Research Institute for Nonferrous Metals (GRINM) China Recovery of Copper and Zinc from Slag of Scrap Copper Smelting
Murdoch University Australia Novel Lead-Cobalt Composite Anodes for Base Metal Electrowinning
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
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

LISTED BY ORGANISATION IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER (detailed program TBA)
COUNTRY
TITLE/TOPIC - Click to View ABSTRACT
THURSDAY 29 MAY
KEYNOTE
Murdoch Mackenzie
Bio
Independent Consultant
Australia Role of SX in Uranium Processing with an Eye on the Future
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
Cytec Industries USA/Chile Solvent Extraction of Rare Earth Elements Using CYANEX® 572
GBM Minerals Engineering Consultants UK Review of Current Rare Earth Processing Practice
GBM Minerals Engineering Consultants/Macusani Yellowcake UK/Canada Heap Leach Height and Recovery from Column Leach Tests
Greenland Minerals and Energy Australia Continuous Leaching of Kvanefjeld Concentrate
Jordan AEC Jordan Metallurgical Testing of Surficial Uranium Ores of Central Jordan
Met-Chem Consulting/Mkango Resources Australia/Canada Selective Leaching and Acid Recycle on Songwe Hill Rare Earth Concentrate
FRIDAY 30 MAY
ALTA Metallurgical Services Australia Evolution of Mixer-Settler Design for USX
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
Hatch Australia Factors Influencing the Effectiveness of Firewall Designs for Metalliferous Solvent Extraction Plants
MC Process South Africa USX Plant Design
Mineral Engineering Technical Services (METS) Australia Options For Removing Uranium & Thorium From Zircon Mineral Sands
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

LISTED BY ORGANISATION IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER (detailed program TBA)
COUNTRY
TITLE/TOPIC - Click to View ABSTRACT
THURSDAY 29 MAY
KEYNOTE
Dan Kappes
Bio
Co-Founder & Co-Owner, Kappes, Cassiday & Associates
USA Precious Metals Heap Leaching in the Light of Declining ore Grades and Increasingly Complex Ores
APT Processing South Africa A New Development in Mixing Technology and Its Application in Small Scale CIP and CIL Plants
EKATO Germany Process and Cost Optimized Solutions for Gassed Agitated CSTRs
CSIRO Minerals Down Under National Research Flagship Australia Process Intensification in Gold Processing
CSIRO Minerals Down Under National Research Flagship Australia Treatment of Refractory Gold Ores - Case Studies Comparing Cyanide and Thiosulfate Leaching to Recover Gold
Hydrometal/Red Eagle Mining USA/Canada The Santa Rosa Gold Project: Moving Toward Production
LogiChem Australia Lead Into Gold – A Review of the Use of Lead Nitrate to Extract More Gold
Orica Australia Learnings from 6 years of Automated WAD Analysis
Outotec Finland Techno-Economical Observations Related to Outotec Gold Chloride Process
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
FRIDAY 30 MAY
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
JRKelso&Associates USA Bio-Oxidation of Sand Sized Ore
Orway Minerals Consultants/Chesapeake Gold/M3 Engineering Australia/Canada/USA Pressure Oxidation of Refractory Gold Ores: The Metates Gold Project Experience
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

 

 

 
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

 

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