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Membership fees were reinstituted in 2012.  There are 10 members in good standing. A full list of member companies, and links to their websites can be found on the Metallurgical Members page.

Posted Date: 
Monday, August 5, 2013

The MPD business meeting is held annually prior to the Canadian Mineral Processors Conference in January in Ottawa. The last MPD meeting was held January 21, 2012 for 26 attendees including representatives of six members. Presentations updated five ongoing and prospective projects and summary of the Division’s annual business.

Posted Date: 
Monday, August 5, 2013

Project details can be found on the Projects page and in the latest Presentation. Brief progress reports are provided below.

Role of in situ gas nucleation/hydrodynamic cavitation in fine particle flotation.

The Project started in 2009 and is completing in 2013. This is an NSERC-CRD awarded project with six industry sponsors. Project review was presented to the six sponsors June 2012 and January 2013. A wrap-up meeting is planned for October 2013. A proposal for further research was circulated.

The development of an appropriate small-scale test suite and associated precedure for the selection and sizing of high pressure grinding roller presses (HPGR) for hard rock ores

The project started in 2010 and is completing in 2013. This project was awarded an NSERC-CRD and was co-funded by six sponsors. Project review was presented in June 2012 and January 2013. The final report is in preparation.

Application of advanced surface characterization technologies (ASCT) towards a process optimization through diagnosis and problem solving in flotation and extractive metallurgy

This collaborative project integrates applied sampling and research at three universities: University of Western Ontario, University of Alberta, Université Laval, Canmet and COREM. After an NSERC site visit January 2013, the project was awarded an NSERC-CRD in April 2013. The project officially started in June 2013 and will run through 2016. 

Development of testing methods for self-heating minerals

CAMIRO-MPD supported a project on self-heating minerals between 2007 and 2010. The lead Principal Investigators, Jan Nesset and Jim Finch, and industry agree that further research is needed to address self-heating risk in the mining industry. In late 2012 and early 2013 industry was canvassed with a questionnaire. A full proposal is under development in 2013.

Posted Date: 
Tuesday, May 1, 2012