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Pyrometallurgical Modelling Conference

Date 04 August 2014
- 05 August 2014
Location Emperors Palace Convention Centre, Johannesburg
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Pyrometallurgical Modelling
"Principles and Practices"

4-5 August 2014 | Emperors Palace Convention Centre

Pyrometallurgical modelling can add value to industry, from process inception, through research and design to process optimization. Rapid advancements in modelling software and computing hardware allow more opportunities to take advantage of pyrometallurgical modelling. People in industry, not involved in modelling from day to day, tend to get 'rusted' in the basics but very often long for an opportunity to refresh their knowledge. Practitioners could also benefit from a forum to exchange ideas with peers.

Sponsorship Opportunities
Companies wishing to sponsor or exhibit should contact:
Camielah Jardine
Conference Coordinator
SAIMM, P O Box 61127
Tel: (011) 834-1273/7
Fax: (011) 833-8156 or (011) 838-5923

To establish a modelling networking group
• Refresh basic pyrometallurgical knowledge related to principals and practices and how to approach a modelling project
• Exchange success stories and lessons learnt
• Focus on the value added, monetary and other
• Catch up on progress made in this field—software and applications in industry
• Sensitise delegates to the possiblities and opportunities to use pyrometallurgical modelling to add value
• Workshop applications, methods and case studies .

Who should attend

All parties interested in pyrometallurgy and modelling of such processes.
• Metallurgical and chemical engineers and technicians involved in pyrometallurgy
• Managers of pyrometallurgical plants. Suppliers of modelling tools
• Academics, researchers and students from Universities and Research institutions
• Design engineers
• Service providers
• R & D suppliers
• Engineering companies
• Technology groups/managers
• Process managers
• Consultants
• Directors
• Technological suppliers.


Papers are invited on the following topics:
* Technical-economic modelling
* Material property modelling
* Computation fluid dynamic modelling
* Thermo chemical analysis
* Flow sheet modelling
* Forensic modelling
* Mass and energy balancing
* Modelling case studies
* Modelling in design.

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 Coordinator
SAIMM, P O Box 61127
Tel: (011) 834-1273/7
Fax: (011) 833-8156 or (011) 838-5923

Key Dates & Publication

14 March 2014 -  Submission of abstracts
21 March 2014 - Acceptance of abstracts
02 June 2014 -  Submission of final paper
04-05 August 2014 -  Conference

Please note:
All accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings. Selected papers will be
published in the Journal of the Southern African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy.

Registration Fees

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


The conference will be hosted at the E,mperors Palace Convention centre, which is located in gauteng.

Please Note:
Registration fee does not includes accommodation


Camielah Jardine
Conference Coordinator
SAIMM, P O Box 61127
Tel: (011) 834-1273/7
Fax: (011) 833-8156 or (011) 838-5923