MEI Conferences: Final abstracts & Diary dates – Comminution, Sustainable Minerals, Physical Separation and Biohydromet

CEEC is pleased to share updates on Biohydromet ’18, Sustainable Minerals ’18, Comminution ’18 and Physical Separation ’19. We encourage you to add these to your diary, and consider presenting and attending.

These important conferences help the mining community share practical advances and case studies and tap into the latest thinking on emerging step-changes for miners from advanced research – with a strong focus on mineral processing options and applications.

Final call for abstracts: Biohydromet ’18 & Sustainable Minerals ’18

Don’t forget to submit your abstracts for MEI’s two conferences in Namibia in June 2018 – Biohydromet ’18 (9th International Symposium on Biohydrometallurgy) and Sustainable Minerals ’18 – by the end of the year. Papers will be peer-reviewed and considered for publication in special issues of Minerals Engineering.

Submit your 250-word abstract to Dr Barry Wills This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Key themes:

  • Bio-mining process development
  • The microbiology of bio-mining
  • Biohydrometallurgy applications

Conference details:

  • 11-13 June 2018
  • Windhoek, Namibia
  • Further information here.


CEEC is an industry advocate of Sustainable Minerals ’18.

Key themes:

  • Clean technology (smelting, energy recovery, hydrometallurgy etc)
  • Process control
  • System and other models for system optimisation and sustainability prediction
  • Carbon emission controls
  • Efforts to reduce energy consumption in mining and mineral processing operations.

Conference details:

  • 14-15 June 2018
  • Windhoek, Namibia
  • Further information here.

Get ready for COMMINUTION ‘18

CEEC is an industry advocate of Comminution ’18.

Comminution specialists, practitioners and researchers will be heading to Cape Town in April for Comminution ’18, one of the minerals industry’s premier conferences that profiles leading edge research and innovation in crushing, grinding and ultrafine grinding.

Register your interest in the technical program for Comminution ’18 here.

Conference organiser MEI encourages submission of industrially based as well as academic research papers.

Conference details:

  • 16-19 April 2018
  • Cape Town, South Africa
  • Further information here.

PHYSICAL SEPARATION ’19 Cape Town, South Africa

CEEC is an industry advocate of Physical Separation ’19.

The 5th Physical Separation conference, set for Cape Town in May 2019, will bring together researchers and operators with a common interest in:

Gravity concentration methods ● Classification techniques ● Solid-liquid separation ● Magnetic separation and electronic sorting ● Microwave technology.

Make sure you put these dates in your diary!

Conference details

  • 1-2 May 2019
  • Cape Town, South Africa
  • Further information here.