The Wave of Changes in Processing and Recycling

The XV Balkan Mineral Processing Congress “The Wave of Changes in Processing and Recycling” (BMPC) to be held in Sozopol/Bulgaria, June 12–16, 2013 and offers an unique possibility for all participants to exchange experience in the field of mineral processing industry and recycling. The congress is addressed to all academic and research professionals, production company representatives, engineering and supplier companies from the mineral processing industry and recycling. About 300 to 400 delegates are expected to attend. This event also celebrates forty years of BMPC in Bulgaria. The XV BMPC is organized by University of Mining and Geology “St. Ivan Rilski” and Municipality of Sozopol.

The Scientific Program of BMPC 2013 will cover the following main topics:

• Material analysis and mineral characterization

• Fundamental basis of mineral processing

• Comminution and classification

• Physical concentration methods

• Flotation and surface chemistry processes

• Sulphide flotation/Non-sulphide flotation

• Reagents in mineral industry

• Mining and mineral processing management of complex ores

• Processing of industrial minerals

• Coal processing

• Dewatering and agglomeration

• Plant and process design and operating practice

• Simulation, control and modeling in mineral processing

• Pyro-, hydrometallurgy and bio-processing

• Eco-friendly technologies for waste recycling

• Solid waste and waste water treatment

• Secondary resource recovery

• Soil remediation

• Economic aspects in mineral processing

• Innovation and sustainability in mineral processing

• Conservation, rehabilitation and recycling in mineral processing

• Applications of mineral processing in related industries

• Education and other subjects related to mineral processing

• Development of human resources for mineral industry

• Ancient mining, mineral processing and metallurgical technology

The proceedings (hard copy and digital format) will be available to the participants at the time of the Congress.

The XV Balkan Mineral Processing Congress invites specialists of mining history in all of its forms to exchange recent research findings. The section “Ancient Mining, Mineral Processing and Metallurgical Technology” aims to present to an international audience of over 400 participants archaeological research results related to the ancient mining. Thematic scope of the section includes the mining history in ancient times, the development of mining and metallurgy - archaeological finds and others. Sozopol Archaeological Museum will be kindly host of the section.

Post-congress technical tours

Various technical tours will be offered in addition to the XV Balkan Mineral Processing Congress program to a variety of mineral processing sites of interest within Bulgaria. Take advantage of these exciting Post Congress Technical tours (All tours will be guided in English, Russian and French):

Tour 1: Copper Tour

Tour 2: Industrial Minerals Tour

Important dates for the conference:


Deadline for abstract submission is October 15, 2012.

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