8th Sulphur and Sulphuric Acid Conference 2021

Date 27 September 2021
- 30 September 2021
Location
The Vinyard Hotel, Newlands, Cape Town, South Africa
The Vinyard Hotel, Newlands, Cape Town, South Africa
The Vinyard Hotel, Newlands, Cape Town, South Africa
Resources Sponsorship - Sulphuric Acid Conference 2021-19052020.pdf
Sulphuric Announcement & CFP-16092020.pdf

SUBMIT AN ABSTRACT

Format of the event

At this point in time, the event is planned as a full contact conference with international participation through web links. It is also planned to hold technical visits to nearby facilities. However, as we are still in Stage 2 Lock down as a result of COVID-19, this will be constantly reviewed, and if it appears that the effects of the pandemic are still such as to pose a threat to the health and safety of delegates, this will be changed to a digital event.

Background

BACKGROUND

The production of SO2 and sulphuric acid remains a pertinent topic in the Southern African mining and metallurgical industry, especially in view of the strong demand for, and increasing prices of, vital base metals such as cobalt and copper.

The electric car revolution is well underway and demand for cobalt is rocketing.

New sulphuric acid plants are being built, comprising both smelters and sulphur burners, as the demand for metals increases. However, these projects take time to plan and construct, and in the interim sulphuric acid is being sourced from far afield, sometimes more than 2000 km away from the place that it is required.

The need for sulphuric acid ‘sinks’ such as phosphate fertilizer plants is also becoming apparent.

All of the above factors create both opportunities and issues and supply chain challenges. 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, utalization, safe transportation and conversion of sulphur, sulphuric acid, and SO2 abatement in metallurgical and other processes, to be held in March 2021 in Cape Town.

Objectives

OBJECTIVES

  • To expose delegates to issues relating to the generation and handling of sulphur, sulphuric acid, and SO2 abatement in the metallurgical and other industries.
  • Provide an opportunity to producers and consumers of sulphur and sulphuric acid and related products to be introduced to new technologies and equipment in the field.
  • Enable participants to share information about and experience in the application of such technologies.
  • Provide an opportunity for role players in the industry to discuss common problems and their solutions.

Exhibition and Sponsorship

EXHIBITION AND SPONSORSHIP

There are a number of sponsorship opportunities available. Companies wishing to sponsor or exhibit should  contact the Conference Co-ordinator.

Who Should Attend

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

  • Academics and students

  • Technology providers and engineering firms

  • Equipment and system providers

  • Relevant legislators

  • Transportation

Call for Papers

CALL FOR PAPERS

Acceptance of papers for publication in the SAIMM Journal will be subject to peer review
by the Conference Committee and SAIMM Publications Committee post-conference.

CALL FOR PAPERS, EXTENDED ABSTRACTS OR PRESENTATIONS

Extended abstracts or presentations are invited on any aspect relating to the Conference, and the following categories will be given preference:

TOPICS

  • Operator feedback and concerns

  • Technology, components and equipment

  • Safety, health, environment and quality

  • Market: Developments and products

  • Marketing projections: Forecast

  • Sulphuric acid transportation

  • Acid spillage containment and emergency response

  • Cooling water quality control

Prospective authors are invited to submit titles of their paper, extended abstracts or presentations, in English, and to indicate the topic under which the paper should be categorised. The abstracts should be submitted to:
Head of Conferencing, Camielah Jardine
8h Sulphur and Sulphuric Acid 2021 Conference,
SAIMM, P.O. Box 61127, Marshalltown 2107
South Africa.
Tel: 27 (11) 834-1273/7
Facsimile: 27 (11) 838-5923 or
Email: camielah@saimm.co.za

Key Dates

KEY DATES

  • 1 April 2021 Submission of abstracts
  • 30 April 2021 Acceptance of abstracts
  • 31 May 2021 Submission of papers

  • 27 September 2021 Workshop
  • 28-29 September 2021 Conference
  • 30 September 2021 Technical Tours

 

Contact

CONTACT

Head of Conferencing, Camielah Jardine
8h Sulphur and Sulphuric Acid 2021 Conference,
SAIMM, P.O. Box 61127, Marshalltown 2107
South Africa.

Tel: 27 (11) 834-1273/7
Facsimile: 27 (11) 838-5923 or
Email: camielah@saimm.co.za