AMIRA P9Q Kick-off on Wednesday 8th of February

AMIRA P9Q Kick-off on Wednesday 8th of February


Wednesday, February 22, 2017 - 09:45

AMIRA P9Q Kick-off on Wednesday 8th of February

On Wednesday on 8th of February, the kick-off meeting of the AMIRA P9Q project was held to officially start a 3-year research project. P9Q is the latest in a long line of P9 projects focussed on translating the previous P9 research projects to industry process improvement tools.  

The focus will be on delivering validated multi-component equipment models in the Integrated Extraction Simulator (IES). Following research conducted in previous P9 projects, 12 process models will be delivered along with enhancements to the stream structure of IES. The project will run for three years with the initial version of some models to be delivered in the first six months and rest of models and their subsequent upgrades to be delivered every 6 months.

Nine companies which include Anglo Gold Ashanti, Barrick Gold, South32, Newmont, Vale, Magotteaux, Metso, BGRIMM and JKTech are supporting the AMIRA P9Q project which is a collaborative research conducted by SMI-JKMRC, University of Cape Town, Chalmers University, Hacettepe University, and Federal University of Rio de Janeiro.

The project is led by Dr Mohsen Yahyaei from SMI-JKMRC (who has recently appointed as a new program leader in Production Centre) and Prof. Malcolm Powell will be the technical advisor of the project.

The models to be developed are:

Model name

Institute(s) responsible

Particle-Based Flotation Model

University of Queensland

Mechanistic Flotation

University of Cape Town

Pulp Zone

University of Queensland
University of Cape Town

Hydrocyclone

University of Cape Town

Cone Crusher

Chalmers University

HPGR

Hacettepe University

Dry Screen

Chalmers University

Jig

Federal University of Rio de Janeiro

Dense Medium Separator

Federal University of Rio de Janeiro

VR2 SAG/AG Mill

University of Queensland

Mechanistic Mill

Federal University of Rio de Janeiro

RoM Ball Mill

University of Cape Town