The Journey from Mineralogy through Validation to Control & Optimisation
A mineral processing seminar hosted by GSL, 15th April 2018, The Vineyard Hotel, Cape Town
With on-site automated mineralogy, increased computing speed and ruggedised sensors the dream of monitoring and controlling mineral processing plants using mineralogy rather than chemistry is fast becoming a reality.
Current mineralogical analysis allows users to determine the mineralogical composition of mineral samples, indicate mineral associations and mineral particle sizes. This data enables an initial evaluation of the sample, giving indicative liberation sizes and possible mineral recoveries and grades. This data is augmented with targeted laboratory trials to validate predictive models and linking metallurgy to mineralogy. In conjunction with advanced sensors and control software this then enables monitoring, controlling and optimising the process in real time.
The combination of initial analysis, through validation to model development and final implementation via a “Big Data” platform brings the opportunity for plants to maximise their financial gains by maintaining operations at near optimal conditions.
Further information on the presentations will be available nearer to the time following sign-up and will also be available on this post. This seminar follows on from a very successful mineral processing seminar hosted in Portugal in September 2017, an overview of which can be found here.
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This seminar is an open event catering for both MEi Comminution ‘18 conference attendees and any other industry professionals. To attend, share your views and learn more about the integration of these developments in the industry sign up here.