Five short courses will be offered immediately prior to CMP 2015.
1. Water Treatment for Mineral Processors - Brian Danyliw, Chemtreat, one day, Sunday January 18th, $400
2. Process Improvement - A structured Lean 6 Sigma problem solving approach in mineral processing operations – White Belt Certification. Carmine Ciriello, Analyze and Improve, 1.5 days, Sunday and Monday, January 18th and 19th, $600
3. Mineral Processing for Non-Mineral Processors - Majid Davoodi, Cameco, one day, Sunday January 18th, $400
4. Metallurgical Testwork Types, Interpretation & Process Design, Majid Davoodi, Cameco, one day, Monday January 19th, $400
5. Gold Course, Guy Deschênes + 3 others BBA/Barrick/ Gekko/FLSmidth - one day, Monday January 19th, $400
Short Course Descriptions
Water Treatment for Mineral Processors
This one day course will equip a mineral processing professional with an understanding of water
chemistry and water treatment as they pertain to mineral processing and mining operations. The course
material will cover water analysis techniques and interpretation, water quality modeling and
interpretation, scale and deposit control, corrosion control, solid liquid separation and trace metal
removal. Chemistries and building blocks for various treatment approaches and products will also be
discussed with a particular emphasis placed on practical application of the information provided as it
applies to mineral processing operations. Attendees of this course should expect to gain a better
understanding of water treatment options for their plant and improved ability to interpret information
and make more informed decision regarding the water treatment options they are presented with.
A structured Lean 6 Sigma problem solving approach in mineral processing – White Belt Certification.
The aim of this 1.5 day short course is to provide an introduction to the Define, Measure, Analyze,
Improve and Control (DMAIC) approach to problem solving. We will be using a Mineral Processing and
Plant Operations context to reinforce the techniques and tools within the DMAIC approach. DMAIC was
made popular by the Lean 6 Sigma community, but stands on its own as a versatile and complete
problem solving roadmap. We will provide awareness of the various tools within each phase of DMAIC.
We will also provide understanding and practice of one specific tool within each phase of DMAIC in
order to reinforce the approach. The material will be presented in an easily understandable manner. The
course is geared towards managers, practicing engineers and graduate students, as it includes a balance
of both theory and practice. This course is a “White Belt” equivalent type training and a certificate will
Mineral Processing for Non-Mineral Processors
The course objective is to provide an understanding of mineral processes applicable for different ores
and commodities. This course emphasises the science and engineering principles of mineral processing
(physical and chemical) and their application. Topics include mineralogy, size liberation, grade recovery,
comminution circuits, flotation, magnetic separation, leaching, thickening and filtration. The course
finishes by integrating the various unit processes, process control, mineral economics and plant design
for improving participant’s skill and knowledge in the area. This course is designed for managers, nonmetallurgical
engineers and others working in the mineral or particulate materials processing industries
who could benefit from a refresher and update. It is intended to provide a knowledge of the current
technologies and an understanding of the fundamental processes on which mineral processing
operations are based. It is also intended to assist individuals associated less directly with the mineral
industry, such as those in technical sales, regulatory agencies, and related fields.
Metallurgical Test Work Types
This course provides an understanding of the different types metallurgical testwork required for various
process areas. The course provides on requirments for ore samples in order to develop a simple process
flowsheet that will result in minimum capital expenditure, maximise recovery and minimise operating
cost. Ability to design a test plan and interpret the results helps design engineers, process engineers and
metallurgists to develop process design criteria for mineral processing plants.