Call for Papers

2nd International Symposium “Water in Mineral Processing”

In conjunction with the

2014 SME Annual Meeting
Salt Lake City, UT, USA
February 23-26, 2014


Organizers: Jaroslaw Drelich
Michigan Technological University
Houghton, MI, USA
Scott Benowitz
Water Engineering Technologies, Inc.
Bozeman, MT, USA

The 2nd international symposium on water in mineral processing that intends to promote advanced physical and chemical methods of water purification and recycling to enable recovery of minerals. The symposium will be open to participants from both industry and academia and will focus on innovative water-use and water-purification technologies for mineral processing applications.

Papers on robust new methods of purifying water at low cost, with less energy, and minimized use of chemicals and impact on the environment will be welcome. Since most of the mineral processing operations require high water use to sustain the parameters of selective separation of minerals, the symposium intends to address the needs for sustainable technologies with reduced water consumption and reduced discharge of wastewater.  Strong emphasize will also be given to fundamental aspects of the effects of quality of processing water on recovery in mineral separation operations and grade of the products.

Abstracts with no more than 250 words should be submitted to Jarek Drelich ( before May 15, 2013.

Manuscripts will not be required. However, the authors are encouraged to prepare a manuscript for the SME preprint. Up to 10 quality preprints will be selected and reviewed for the 2014 November issue of the Minerals and Metallurgical Processing journal.

More information on the symposium and preprint manuscript guidelines will be available at the Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration (SME) website soon.