Antamina comminution paper wins CEEC award
A paper on the optimisation of the Antamina comminution circuit, by Rybinski et al, has won the CEEC Medal, an award by the Coalition for Eco-Efficient Comminution aimed at fostering best practice and technology transfer.
Walter Valery, senior vice president of Metso Process Technology and Innovation received the CEEC Medal from Elizabeth Lewis-Gray, CEEC chairman and CEO of Gekko Systems.
Three papers were shortlisted for the medal. These were:
- Buckingham, L., Dupont J-F., Stieger, J., Blain, B., Brits, C., Improving Energy Efficiency in Barrick Grinding Circuits (2011). Proceedings of 5th International Conference on Autogenous and Semi-Autogenous Grinding Technology (SAG2011)
- Amelunxen P., Meadows, D. Not another HPGR trade off study (2011).Minerals & Metallurgical Processing Journal, February - Volume 28, No. 1.
- Rybinski, E., Ghersi, J., Davila, F., Linares J., Valery, W., Jankovic, A., Valle, R., Dikmen S., Optimisation and Continuous improvement of the Antamina Comminution Circuit (2011) Proceedings of 5th International Conference on Autogenous and Semi- Autogenous Grinding Technology (SAG2011).
“The standard of the papers nominated for the 2012 CEEC Medal was outstanding,” said Dr Zeljka Pokrajcic, CEEC director, principal process engineer at WorleyParsons, and chair of the CEEC Medal Evaluation Committee.
“Our review focused on aspects including the energy savings described in each paper, the ability to integrate the proposed solution into existing comminution circuits and the breadth of the evidence supporting the proposed strategy. We also sought papers which communicated ideas clearly and effectively.”
“The CEEC Medal is intended to bring attention to ‘best-in-class’ research or documentation in the field of eco-efficient comminution. This area of mineral processing provides significant opportunities for improved profit and energy savings in the mining industry,” noted CEEC chairman Elizabeth Lewis-Gray.
She went on to say of the winning paper that “The judges complimented the paper saying that the study was thorough and achieved significant operational improvement. The paper illustrates a strong partnership between a mining company and a supplier working together to achieve a superior outcome. The paper is seen as a classical study, well supported by evidence using a clear and implementable methodology. The data is clearly presented, easily understood and involves some important innovation.”
CEEC was established in 2011 to support knowledge sharing and change in an area of high energy consumption for the mineral industry.
It is sponsored by Teck Resources, Gold Fields, Ausenco, Newcrest Mining, Xstrata Technology, Outotec, Metso, AMIRA International, JKTech, Sustainable Mineral Institute, Gekko Systems, Russell Mineral Equipment, and IndoPhil Resources Nl.
Nominations for the 2013 Medal close on March 15, 2013.