CEEC Medal for Technical Research Awarded to Writers of Paper on the Behaviour of Microwave Heating of Ores
CEEC International: Coalition for Minerals Efficiency (CEEC) has awarded the 2022 CEEC Medal for Technical Research to a group of researchers for their innovative paper on the microwave heating behaviour of ores and its application to high-power microwave assisted comminution and ore sorting.
The writers of the paper, John Forster, Adman Olmsted, Xinyi (Wendy) Tian, Darryel Boucher, Matthew Goldbaum, Chris Pickles, and Erin Bobicki, presented their research at the International Mineral Processing Congress (IMPC) Asia Pacific 2022, which took place online.
Their paper, "Microwave Heating Behaviour of Ores and Its Application to High-Power Microwave Assisted Comminution and Ore Sorting," explores the innovative use of microwave technology to enhance efficiency in ore processing, with a particular focus on microwave-assisted comminution and ore sorting. By harnessing the potential of microwaves, this research demonstrates a promising pathway to reduce energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions in the mining industry.
The CEEC Medal for Technical Research recognises the researchers' contributions to advancing the field of comminution and their innovative use of microwave technology. The award committee was impressed by the writers' experimental work on an impressive range of ores and the potential impact of their research on the industry.
“My team and I worked tirelessly for 27 months during the Crush It! Challenge on many different ores to achieve excellent results. To be recognized for this work, and to be awarded the CEEC Medal is an absolute honour” said John Forster.
The CEEC Medal for Technical Research is awarded annually to individuals or teams whose published papers contribute significantly to the understanding of eco-efficient practices. The first award ceremony will take place on 27 September at the 2023 SAG Conference in Vancouver, Canada with the second ceremony to be at the MetPlant 2023 Conference on 7 November in Adelaide, Australia.
For more information about the CEEC Medal for Technical Research and the winning paper, please visit www.ceecthefuture.org.