EMPRC 2020: Call for Papers & Exhibition

2nd European Mineral Processing and Recycling Congress (EMPRC) 2020

I‌n 2018, the first European Mineral Processing and Recycling Congress was held in Essen/Germany, and was immediately recognized as a high-quality technical congress due to the diverse program of lectures, the internationality, the good opportunity for dialogue between research and industry and the smooth organization of the event.

The 2nd EMPRC is held from 14 to 17 June 2020 in Aachen. It focuses on all aspects related to the mechanical and physico-chemical processing of both primary and secondary raw materials including process technology, raw materials and general topics such as process economics, sustainability and social and political acceptance. In comparison to EMPRC 2018, the circle of participants and the internationality will be further increased and the congress will be complemented by an exhibition.

The conference is organized and held by invitation of GDMB, Society of Metallurgists and Miners, and is particularly directed to companies, institutes, plant manufactures, equipment suppliers and service providers active in the field of mineral processing and recycling all over the world.

GDMB, the Society of Metallurgists and Miners invites 2020 to the 2nd EMPRC in Aachen, a spa and border city in North Rhine-Westphalia located in a former coal-mining area near the borders with Belgium and the Netherlands. The city hosts a rich historic heritage worth to explore and is today an important center of science, innovation, engineering and information technology.

The Scientific Committee Chair, Professor Tobias Elwert, cordially wishes all the very best for EMPRC 2020 and hopes that many lecturers and participants will find their way to Aachen for an extensive exchange of knowledge and experience.

Call for Papers

Prospective authors wishing to present papers are invited to submit the title, the name(s) of the author(s) and an abstract of approx. 400 words (in English). Authors of the selected abstracts will be notified of the acceptance of the papers beforehand. For detailed information please visit the congress website: http://emprc.gdmb.de

The aim of the conference is to gather professionals from industry, universities and research institutions to exchange, analyze and discuss the most recent innovations and developments of our industry. EMPRC 2020 addresses the following main topics:

General topics:

Environmental aspects

Process economics

Residue management

Social and political acceptance

Raw materials:

Lignite, Hard Coal

Consumer wastes

Landfill mining

Metallic and non-metallic ores

MSWI bottom ashes

Production wastes


Soil decontamination

Tailings & dumps

Process technology:




Dense medium separation


Froth flotation

Gravity concentration

Magnetic and electrical separation


Mechanical activation

Process automation

Process simulation

Process-water treatment

Raw material characterization

Raw material handling


Sensor-based sorting

Wear protection

2nd EMPRC Exhibition

In conjunction with the 2nd European Mineral Processing and Recycling Congress – EMPRC 2020, an exhibition will be organized. This provides an excellent opportunity for attendees/delegates of processing plants and delegates of equipment manufacturers/service suppliers to discuss potential solutions, to solve actual problems or further upgrading of plant components/equipment. The exhibition represents a volatile vibrant market place for communication of technical staff, management, consulting experts, university delegates and an extension of the technical lectures to the real hardware or software related questions.

For further information, please contact:

GDMB Gesellschaft der Metallurgen und Bergleute e. V.

Paul-Ernst-Straße 10 · 38678 Clausthal-Zellerfeld · Telefon: +49 (5323) 93 79-0 · E-Mail: · http://emprc.gdmb.de

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