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5th Sulphur and Sulphuric Acid 2015 Conference

Date 08 April 2015
- 09 April 2015
We are no longer accepting registration for this event

Sulphur and Sulphuric Acid 2015 Conference

8-9 April - Conference | 1
0 April - Technical Visit
Southern Sun Elangeni Maharani KwaZulu-Natal,
South Africa

The production of SO2 and Sulphuric acid remains a pertinent topic in the Southern African mining, minerals and metallurgical industry.

Due to significant growth in acid and SO2 production as a fatal product, as well as increased requirement for acid and SO2 to process Copper, Cobalt and Uranium, the Sub Saharan region has seen a dramatic increase in the number of new plants. The design capacity of each of the new plants is in excess of 1000 tons per day.

This event provides a forum for producers, technology suppliers, consumers, the legislator and other role players in the industry to discuss relevant issues on the topics related to acid and SO2 production.

To ensure that you stay abreast of developments in the industry, The Southern African
Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, invites you to participate in a conference on the production, utilization and conversion of Sulphur, Sulphuric acid and SO2 abatement in metallurgical and other processes to be held April 2015 in KwaZulu-Natal.


The organising committee would like to thank the following sponsors for their support:


 Premium Sponsor 


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Premium Sponsor

 Outotec CMYK

Premium Sponsor

Haldor Topsoe

Exhibition Sponsor

 Spraying Systems

Exhibition Sponsor

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Exhibition Sponsor

Sponsorship Opportunities
Companies wishing to sponsor or exhibit should contact the Conference Coordinator Camielah Jardine
Conference Co-ordinator 
Tel:  (011) 834-1273/7
Fax: (011) 833-8156 or (011) 838-5923

> Expose SAIMM members to issues relating to the generation and handling of
   sulphur,sulphuric acid and SO2 abatement in the metallurgical and other industries.
> Provide opportunity to producers and consumers of sulphur and sulphuric acid and
   related products to be exposed to new technologies and equipment in the field.
> Enable participants to share information and experience with application of such
> Provide opportunity to role players in the industry to discuss common problems and
    their solutions.

Who should attend
The Conference will be of value to:
> Metallurgical and chemical engineers working in the minerals and metals processing and
   chemical industries
> Metallurgical/Chemical/Plant Management
> Project Managers
> Research and development personnel
> Academic personnel and students
> Technology providers and engineering firms for engineering solutions
> Equipment and system providers
> Relevant legislators
> Environmentalists
> Consultants

Papers are invited on the following topics which are expected to be dealt with during the conference proceedings:
• Operator feedback and concerns
• Technology, components and equipment
• Safety, health, environment and quality
• Market: Developments and products
• Marketing projections: Forecast

Registration Fees
Please note:
1) Non-members are entitled to free membership of the SAIMM, up to 30 June 2015, for
    attending this event
2) Registration fee does not include accommodation
3) Prepayment is required for all Registration Fees on or before the date of the event.
4) Delegates who have not paid will not be permitted to attend the event

Catalysis in Sulphuric Acid Plant-Workshop 7 April 2014

SAIMM in conjunction with Sulphuric Acid 2015 Conference is proud to announce the ...

Catalysis in Sulphuric Acid Plant-Workshop
hosted and sponsored by BASF

Efficient operation of sulphuric acid plants remains a challenge. Key to optimizing operation is a sound understanding of sulphuric acid catalysis.

During this interactive workshop we will take a deep dive into all relevant parameters around sulphuric acid catalysis starting from theory to practice. The theoretical background will be complemented by practical examples and best practices from plants around the world. The content is presented such to enable attendees to make educated decisions around selection, operation and exchange of sulfuric acid catalysts in order to fully utilize the potential of their plant.

In addition the latest developments on design, maintenance and operation will be addressed and reviewed, making this course a must-attend for sulphuric acid plant managers and engineers.

For more infomation kindly download announcement at top of page.

The conference will be hosted at the Southern Sun Elangeni Maharani Hotel, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.

For more information visit:

To book accommodation click - Sulphuric 2015 Accommodation

Key Dates
28 November 2014      Submission of abstracts
05 December 2014      Acceptance of abstracts
30 January 2015         Submission of final papers
8-9 April 2015            Conference
10 April 2015              Technical visit

Call for papers
The Conference is being organised by The Southern African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, and papers are invited for the Conference.

Prospective authors are invited to submit titles and abstracts of their papers, in English.
The abstracts should be no longer than 500 words and should be submitted to:
Camielah Jardine
Conference Co-ordinator
Tel: (011) 834-1273/7
Fax: (011) 833-8156 or (011) 838-5923

Camielah Jardine
Conference Co-ordinator
Tel: (011) 834-1273/7
Fax: (011) 833-8156 or (011) 838-5923