Event Details for Flotation ’17:
- Date/s: - 13/11/2017 - 16/11/2017
- Times: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
- Location: Vineyard Hotel and Spa
- City: Cape Town
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The 8th International Flotation Conference (Flotation ’17) is organised by MEI in consultation with Prof. Jim Finch and is sponsored by Axis House, Maelgwyn Mineral Services, FLSmidth, Aminpro, Outotec, Magotteaux & Promet101. Media sponsors are Mining Prospectus & International Mining.
Flotation ’17 features 2 discrete symposia:
November 13-14: Flotation Fundamentals: Physics and Chemistry
Although now over a hundred years old, the fundamental aspects of flotation are still being intensively researched, and new machines developed. This two day symposium will focus on:
- Fundamental reagent and flotation chemistry
- Bubbles, froths, bubble-particle interactions
- Flotation cell hydrodynamics, kinetics and scale-up
|The keynote lecture, “Developing a Flotation Model from First Principles“, will be given by Prof. Roe-Hoan Yoon of Virginia Tech., USA.
Prof. Yoon is a University Distinguished Professor at Virginia Tech, where he currently serves as Director of the Center for Advanced Separation Technologies.
During the last 27 years, Professor Yoon has been working on hydrophobic interactions, which has led to the development of new flotation promoters, dewatering aids, and a first-principle flotation model. More recently, he has developed the hydrophobic-hydrophilic separation (HHS) process to recover and concomitantly dewater ultrafine particles. As part of his studies on hydrophobic interaction, Dr. Yoon’s group has developed a method measuring both hydrodynamic and surface forces in the thin liquid films of water formed between air bubble and mineral surface.
He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering, and has won numerous awards, including the prestigious Gaudin (2003) and Richards (2007) awards from the Society of Mining Engineers and the 2014 Lifetime Achievement Award from the XXVII International Mineral Processing Congress, Santiago, Chile.
November 15-16: Flotation Applications and Plant Practice
This two day symposium focuses on the application of flotation, and will include sessions on:
- Plant Operations, particularly related to new technology, and process mineralogy problems
- Flotation Circuits, and their modelling, simulation, control and optimisation
- Flotation machine developments
- Metallic, non-metallic and coal flotation
- Environmental considerations