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WEBINAR REMINDER: Integrated Mining and Processing Systems Design for Eco-Efficiency

This webinar will review models for integrated design and possibilities for reducing environmental impact.

Date: Wednesday 26th June 2019

Time: 2.30pm – 3.30pm (AEST)

Webinar: Online


Member – $27.50

Non Member – $38.50

Student Member – $16.50

Student Non-Member – $27.50

Presenter: Laurie Reemeyer
Principal Consultant – Resourceful Paths

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Webinar Overview

The mining industry faces increasing economic, environmental, and social challenges as easier deposits deplete and ores become more difficult to mine and process, and more stringent environmental and social standards must be met. While these factors increase costs and risks, they also present opportunities for a more integrated approach to mining, processing, materials handling, and waste management. Two areas of particular risk are in tailings and water management. As mining and processing tonnage rates continue to increase, the disturbance footprints, water and energy consumption, and scale of tailings storage facilities also rise. These factors can be mitigated by more selective mining, ore sorting, and pre-concentration, and more intensive tailings dewatering. Such alternatives must be considered in conjunction with the selection of mining method, metallurgical flowsheets, major equipment selection, and key process design criteria. Models for integrated design and possibilities for reducing environmental impact are reviewed.

Presenter Bio

Laurie Reemeyer
Principal Consultant – Resourceful Paths

Laurie has 25 years of experience in mining operations and consulting globally, with a focus on base metals processing. His roles included Manager Metallurgy at Century Zinc and Director Process Strategy at Amec Foster Wheeler in Vancouver. In 2016, he formed Resourceful Paths Consulting to help clients reduce environmental impacts of mining through integrated design and interdisciplinary collaboration. He especially focuses on the interface of mining and processing with tailings and water management. He has a Bachelor of Engineering (Minerals Process) from University of Queensland and is a Fellow of AusIMM. He earned his MBA from UC Berkeley in 2010 and was awarded a Certificate in Engineering and Business Sustainability.

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