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International Symposium on Lead and Zinc Processing

Durban, South Africa, 25-29 February 2008

Provisional Technical Programme

Please note that this provisional programme is still subject to major changes.

Saturday 23 February 2008 (Optional Workshop)

Control of surface structure and chemistry in Lead & Zinc processing
by Roger Smart & Andrea Gerson, University of South Australia
held at The Hilton, 12 - 14 Walnut Road, Durban

Sunday 24 February 2008

Optional early registration, followed by a cocktail party
5:00pm Hilton Hotel, Durban

Monday 25 February 2008

9:30am - 11:00am Registration
Compulsory registration at Durban Harbour; collection of conference proceedings and documents necessary to board the ship

12:00 noon - 2:00pm Board the ship

Evening: Opening function

Tuesday 26 February 2008

Conference day - technical presentations (see list below)

Wednesday 27 February 2008

Visit to Bazaruto Island

Thursday 28 February 2008

Conference day - technical presentations (see list below)

Friday 29 February 2008

Close of conference
Disembark from the ship

Saturday 1 March 2008

Day at leisure in Durban

Sunday 2 March 2008

Travel to Namibia; overnight Keetmanshoop

Monday 3 March 2008

Rosh Pinah, Namibia
Skorpion Zinc, Namibia

Tuesday 4 March 2008

Fry's Metals, Germiston, South Africa
Zincor, Springs, South Africa
Return to OR Tambo International Airport, Johannesburg in time for evening flights


Keynote Address:
Piet Muller, Futurist and Social Commentator

Keynote Address:
Sipho Nkosi, CEO, Exxaro Resources

The development and piloting of hydrometallurgical recovery of gallium and germanium in Zinc processing
C.G. Anderson and T.S. Fayram

The alkaline sulphide hydrometallurgical separation, recovery and fixation of tin, arsenic, antimony, mercury and gold in lead and zinc smelting
C. Anderson and L.G. Twidwell

Balancing profits in paradise by exploiting a zinc-lead mine at the highest elevation on the earth through an energy efficient process aimed at sustainable development of the mountainous areas of Rasuwa and Dhading districts, Nepal
M.L. Baharani and C.K. Chakrabarti

Microstructures and softening behaviours of lead sinter and their correlation to sintering temperatures in the Mount Isa lead smelter
A. Burrows, E. Jak, and P.C. Hayes

Increasing capacity and productivity in the metals markets through process injection technologies
M. Coleman

Development of a viable process for the recovery of zinc from complex oxide ores
K. de Wet, M. Boni, and J. Singleton

Piloting of the Ishigaki Fibre-Wakishimizu (fibre media rapid filtration equipment) at Skorpion Zinc
H. Fuls and K. Nong

Comparison of copper activation mechanisms for sphalerite, pyrite and galena
A. Gerson

Grinding electrochemistry-lead/zinc processing
C.J. Greet and J. Kinal

Selective flotation of Angooran oxidized zinc ore using mercaptan collectors
S.H. Hosseini

Ausmelt technology for lead and zinc processing
S. Hughes, M. Reuter, R. Baxter, and A. Kaye

Zinc recovery from wastes using spent acid from scrapped lead acid batteries
J. Jandova

Thermodynamic and experimental aspects of thallium extraction from liquid lead
P. Kapias and M. Pa Ydziorek

Efficiency and productivity increase of lead and zinc pyrometallurgical processes through on-line control and optimization
F. Kongoli, I. McBow, E.Z. O'Brien, and S. Llubani

An evaluation of constructing a pre-beneficiation plant underground or on surface
D. Lourens

Pb battery recycling-new frontiers in paste desulphurization and lead production
M. Maccagni

From CZO to zinc cathode without any pretreatment-The EZINEX process
M. Maccagni

Increased productivity of zinc roasters and SO2 quality
M.L. Mesarinta

Optimization of bioleaching process for extraction of zinc (Zn) and lead (Pb)
F. Nemati, D. Arabian, R.H. Patil, R. Roostaazad, M.G. Shitole, and W.N. Gade

New pyrometallurgical bullion lead refining process
M. Potesser, B. Holleis, and H. Antrekowitsch

Outotec direct leaching application in China
B. Saxen, H. Takala, M. Lahtinen, M. Ruonala, and J. Vaarno

New anodes for Zn electrowinning, Outotec's sprayed electrode approach: results from industrial tests and results from the investigation of local processes at composite electrodes
S. Schmachtel, M.H. Barker, K. Kontturi, and O. Fors‚n

Surface chemistry controlling galena flotation
R. Smart

Surface chemistry controlling sphalerite flotation
R. Smart, T. Negeri, M.C. Biesinger, and B.E. Hart

Evaluating different pre-beneficiation options for Rosh Pinah
D. van der Merwe, M. Nyoka, D. Reddy

A fast-track methodology to bring a massive low grade zinc lead resource to market quickly at Rosh Pinah Zinc Corporation, Namibia
M. van der Merwe

New hydrometallurgical technology for zinc sulphide concentrates processing
T. Velea, V. Predica, L. Gherghe, S. Velea, D. Taloi, and I. Constantin

Gaseous reduction of Isasmelt slag and lead blast furnace siniters
B. Zhao, E. Jak, P. Hayes, and B. Errington

Copyright © 2008, Rodney Jones, rtjones@global.co.za, Randburg, South Africa (Last updated on 17 January 2008)