Accepted Conference Abstracts


  • Next Generation Reclaimer Automation – Using Real Time High Resolution 3D LIDAR to Optimize Stockyard Productivity and Ship Loading Efficiency, Jochen Franke, 3d Image Automation
  • Predictive Maintenance in Mining with MATLAB, Dr Branko Dijkstra, Mathworks
  • Taking Back Control: The Benefits of Introducing Centralised Production Systems to Entire Brownfields Operations, Brad Derada, Jacobs
  • e-nizing 0 to 100, Jan Krall, Schenck Process Australia Pty Limited

New Iron Ore Deposits

  • The potential for pure magnetite concentrate from Hawsons, Ray Koenig, Carpentaria Resources Limited
  • Eliwana Iron deposits, Clayton Simpson, Fortescue Metals Group Ltd
  • South Australian magnetite – the geology behind the opportunity, Marc Twining, Geological Survey of South Australia

Geostatistics and Ore Reserve Estimation

  • Drill hole spacing analysis in an iron ore deposit in the Pilbara, WA, Daniel  Guibal, Fortescue Metals Group Limited
  • Product Prediction in Evolution – Embracing Geo-Metallurgy Concepts,  Eric Phuak, Rio Tinto Iron Ore

Health, Safety, Environment and Community

  • Evaluation of Mine Dewatering and Related Impacts at a Deep Underground Iron Mine in Northern Sweden , Dr William Linderfelt, Intera Inc
  • Focusing on the Critical Few – ensuring Control Effectiveness, Darren Head, Riskcom
  • Progress in evidence based design of rehabilitated vegetation on mine landforms, Dr Raymond Steedman, Environmental Consultant
  • Physico-chemical profile of PM2.5 emitted from iron ore sintering process and emission reduction suggestions, A/Prof Zhiyun Ji, Central South University

Optimisation of Mining Operations

  • Energy matching blast designs to desired blast outcomes, Luke Armistead, Orica
  • Haul Road Design or Rehabilitation Campaigns in Iron-ore Operations – Defining the Value-add of Fit-for-purpose Design, Dr Roger Thompson, Curtin University Western Australian School of Mines
  • Downer’s approach into mine haul roads treatment, Dr Hamed Haghighi, Downer
  • Optimizing Value by Integrating Mining and Supply Chain Planning, Perisai Manik, Simec Gfg

New Equipment

  • Evaluation of the performance of the Cyclomag counter-current planar magnetic separator, Emmanuel Baawuah, Future Industries Institute, University of South Australia, Mawson Lakes
  • The value of a drone to detect blast movement monitors in iron ore at Bloom Lake, Jeff  Loeb, Blast Movement Technologies
  • AirSprings – adjustable spring system for increasing productivity and upgrade workforce safety, Kerstin Jung, Steinhaus Multotec GmbH
  • Optimising the Value of Iron Ore using a Novel Rail-Running Conveyor System, Craig Wheeler, Centre For Bulk Solids And Particulate Technologies (CBSPT)
  • Advances in superfine crushing – A study on IMPTEC superfine crusher’s operating parameters, Emmanuel Baawuah, Future Industries Institute, University of South Australia, Mawson Lakes

Ore Characterisation and Geometallurgy

  • 3D characterisation of natural iron ores: imaging the invisible?, Dr Belinda Godel, CSIRO Mineral Resources
  • Quantifying the Composite Microhardness and Fracture Toughness of Iron Ore Sinter and their Relationship to Sinter Metallurgical Indices, Dr Michael Peterson, CSIRO Mineral Resources
  • Ore type characterisation of the Per Geijer iron ore deposits in Kiruna, Northern Sweden, Patrick Krolop, Tu Bergakademie Freiberg
  • Downhole assays in the Pilbara, Jennifer Market, MPC Kinetic
  • Geometallurgical Characterization of a Channel Iron Deposit (CID) Ore , Dr Huibin Li, University of Wollongong
  • Use of Strength, Hardness and Abrasion Parameters to increase Orebody Knowledge and Material Characterisation, Joffre Buswell, Roy Hill Iron Ore
  • Automated Optical Image Analysis of Low Grade Iron Ores, Dr Eugene Donskoi, CSIRO Mineral Resources
  • Gangue mineralogy of titanium (Ti) in the Kiirunavaara iron ore deposit, Northern Sweden, Dr Kari Niiranen, Luossavaara-Kiirunavaara Ab
  • Machine Learning – Limit the Bias and Validate for Value, Dr Jacqui Coombes, Snowden Group
  • Iron ores of the Hotazel Formation, Northern Cape Province, South Africa, Dr Albertus Smith, University of Johannesburg
  • An alternative approach to defining an elusive contact in a historical CID, Timothy Cross, Rio Tinto
  • Continuous Visible to Far Infrared Spectroscopy for the Prediction of Iron Ore Properties, Dr John Carter, Bureau Veritas Minerals

Sintering and Pelletising

  • Effect of alumina and its occurrence on sintering performance, Deqing Zhu, School of Minerals Processing and Bioengineering, Central South University Changsha
  • Research on recovery of iron and titanium from seaside titanomagnetite and blast furnace dust by simultaneous reduction roasting followed by magnetic separation, Prof Dongping Duan, Chinese Academy of Sciences
  • Optimising the sintering process at Port Kembla using real time feed composition and moisture measurement, Garry Noble, Thermo Fisher Scientific

Process Optimisation

  • Reaction model to estimate accompanying carbonaceous material amount in carbon-core fired pellet and a few considerations of its high reducibility, Kazumi Iwase, JFE Steel Corporation
  • Control of the Rheology of Iron Ore mineral and tailings Slurries, Prof Yee-Kwong Leong, University of Western Australia
  • Wetting behavious of calcium ferrite on gangues in iron ore sintering process, Mingrui Yang, Chongqing University
  • Control of the Rheology of Iron Ore mineral and tailings Slurries, B Nguyen, The University of Western Australia
  • Akpafu-Todzi Ironmaking Industry-The Past, Present and Future, Bernard Selasie Agbenuvor, Julius Kruttschnitt Mineral Research Centre, The University of Queensland
  • Developments in the Wet and Dry Processing of Lower Grade Magnetite Ores, Joseph Robert Kelly, Imp Technologies P/l
  • The Impact of Sustainable Industrial Practice on Process Suspension Rheology of Iron Ore Slurries, Prof Paul Slatter, Sheridan College, Western Australia
  • Dry beneficiation of low-grade goethite-rich iron ore fines by air classification, reduction roasting and magnetic separation, Venkata Nunna, CSIRO Mineral Resources
  • Mineral Sizer Design Optimisation in the Australian Context, Jamie Arthurs, McLanahan Corporation
  • Influence of slimes on gravity separation of iron ore fines in a Reflux Classifier, James Carpenter, ARC Research Hub for Advanced Technologies for Australian Iron Ore
  • Exploring iron ore fines beneficiation in a South African Context, Carla Da Corte, Mintek
  • Hydrogen reduction of New Zealand titanohematite pellets, Ao Zhang, Victoria University Of Wellington And University Of Wollongong
  • Development of an Experimental Fluidised Bed Reactor for the Processing of New Zealand Titanomagnetite Ironsand, Sigit Prabowo, Robinson Research Institute, Victoria University of Wellingoton
  • Grinding Circuit Evolution, Mark Sherman, Fluor Australia Pty Limited
  • Promoting assimilation of magnetite fine ore for CO2 reduction from sintering process, Akira Morioka, Tohoku University, Graduate School of Environmental Studies
  • Oxidation effects on phase changes in titanium-bearing ironsand, Oscar Bjäreborn, Robinson Research Institute, Victoria University of Wellington, and Pyrometallurgy Group, University of Wollongong
  • Overcoming the phosphorous issue at the Agbaja iron ore project in Nigeria, Linus Sylwestrzak, SGS Bateman Pty Limited
  • Quality of Sinter Ore  by Combustion zone  shape in Bed Location, Yusik Seo, Hyundai Steel Company
  • Effect of Coke Breeze and CaO on Oxidation of Magnetite Concentrate, Dr Taichi Murakami, Tohoku University
  • Wetting behaviors of calcium ferrite on gangues in iron ore sintering process, Prof Xuewei Lv, Chongqing University
  • Process improvement at Kumba Iron Ore Sishen and Kolomela mines through the use of GEOSCAN on belt analysis equipment, Dr Luke Balzan, Scantech
  • Downstream Value Adding of Western Australian Iron Ores, Damian Connelly, Mets Engineering Pty Limited
  • Titaniferous Magnetites as a Source of Vanadium Titanium and Iron,  Damian Connelly, Mets Engineering Pty Limited
  • Characterisation of Iron Ore Sinter by Optical Microscopy And EPMA, Dr Sarath Hapugoda, CSIRO Mineral Resources
  • A geometallurgical approach to product predictions at a Channel Iron Deposit in the Pilbara, Theresa Nguyen, Rio Tinto Iron Ore
  • Comparison of Measured and Calculated Pressure Profiles in Iron Ore Sintering Using Different Theoretical Models, Tejbir Singh, University of Newcastle
  • Tailings Valorization And Iron Recovery From Spiral Concentrators Circuit, Josué Mesquita, Arcelormittal
  • Improvement of Sintering Characteristics by the Briquetting of High Alumina Iron Ore and Ultrafine Iron Ore , Dr Seung-Wan Kim, POSCO
  • New tools for process monitoring in iron ore pelletizing – XRD in combination with PLSR , Dr Uwe König, Malvern Panalytical
  • Not all Sub-60% Fe Ores are the Same: The Link Between Processing and Sintering of FMG Ores, Geoffrey Beros, Fortescue Metals Group Limited
  • The Influence of Drum Operating Parameters on Granulation, Mustapha Adam, University of South Australia
  • The determination of optimum granulation moisture of iron oxide ores using their moisture saturation capacities , Mustapha Adam, University of South Australia
  • Evaluation of different blast furnace sinters using standard and novel experimental techniques, Dr Anrin Bhattacharyya, Montanuniversitaet Leoben
  • Cold briquetting of iron ore fines for DRI production: Challenges, Possibilities and Solutions, Dr Anrin Bhattacharyya, Montanuniversitaet Leoben
  • Flotation applied to iron ores with complex mineralogy, Carlos Veloso, Arcelormittal Global R&D
  • The influence of moisture in the vibrating screen sizing and selection processes, Edis Nunes, Metso Brazil

Project Optimisation and Development

  • Opportunity is “wear” science and awareness meet!, Dr Grant Wellwood, Jenike and Johanson
  • Reducing residual water in iron ore fine material at the Roy Hill Operation, Justine Jasper, BASF
  • Digital Optimisation: Lessons Learned from Other Industries at the Forefront to Deliver Iron Ore Mines of the Future, Simon Yacoub, Jacobs

Technical marketing

  • The answer isn’t always Phi=25°: Why reducing consultant input during downturns can hurt the Australian iron ore industry, Helen Baxter-Crawford, Golder
  • Comparison of the Mineralogy of Iron Ore Sinters Using a Range of Techniques, Dr Tom Honeyands, University of Newcastle
  • Chemical Interaction between High Basicity Sinter and Newman Blend Lump Analogues, Dr Xinliang Liu, University of Newcastle
  • Influence of maximum temperature, holding time and cooling rate on the reducibility of iron ore sinter analogues, Tobin Harvey, University of Newcastle
  • Strategy for efficient utilisation of low grade iron ores in sintering, Dr Liming Lu, CSIRO Mineral Resources