Symposium

Full paper deadline - June 30

Call for abstracts

Welcome to ESCC2015

During 7-10 September, 2015, the European Symposium on Comminution and Classification (ESCC) will take place in the city of Gothenburg, Sweden. The conference is being arranged for the 14th time in 53 years and for the second time in Sweden. The Organizer is Chalmers University of Technology who has a long tradition of research within coarse comminution and classification. Gothenburg is located on the west coast of Sweden. Being the heart of Scandinavia it is easily accessible from all over Europe.

The European Symposium on Comminution and Classification is one of the most important international conferences in its field. It will be attended by company members and scientists from many different branches and countries, offering an arena where knowledge and experience can be shared, we are expecting 100 – 150 delegates.
ESCC2015 is initialized by EFCE (European Federation of Chemical Engineering).

Main topics

For the ESCC 2015 there will be five main topics with a unifying theme of sustainability and energy efficiency. We would particularly like to mention that we have included the topic Industrial operations in order to bridge the gap between academia and industry through discussion and presentations of industrial case studies and implementations.


A. Comminution and classification of industrial minerals, cement, ores and secondary materials
Topic chairs: Philipp M. Fleiger & Jan Rosenkranz

The topic covers advances made in the field of size reduction and classification of particles in the size region commonly related to minerals processing, from primary crushing to milling, i.e. from rocks to 10 micron. Contributions may be focused on applied modelling and simulation of machines, dynamic simulation, flow sheet considerations, energy efficiency and optimization etc. Specially addressed industries include the Mining industry, Industrial Minerals, Cement and Secondary materials.

B. Grinding, dispersion and classification of fine particles
Topic chairs: Frank Müller (BASF), Arno Kwade & Michael Juhnke (Novartis)

The topic covers advances made related to processing of organic or in-organic fine particles, usually from mm or µm to the sub-micron size region. Contributions may be focused on fine grinding, wear, modelling, grinding media, characterization, dispersion and nano-milling etc. Specially addressed industries include Food, Chemistry and Pharmaceutical industries.

C. Fundamentals, modelling and simulation
Topic chairs: Marcello Tavares & Mojtaba Ghadiri

The topic covers advances made related to fundamental understanding of particle behavior especially when subjected to stress conditions. Contributions may be focused on fracture mechanics, breakage modelling, particle flow and transport modelling, classification physics, as well as plant and equipment simulation etc.

D. Innovation and new technologies
Topic chair: Hakan Benzer

The topic covers advances made related to new technologies, ideas and innovative solutions. Contributions may be focused on new machines and processes, non-mechanic comminution, novel characterization techniques, online measurement, new sorting techniques etc.

E. Industrial operation perspectives
Topic chair: Magnus Evertsson

The topic covers specifically insights and case studies from industrial operations. Contributions may be focused on performance optimization, control strategies, energy and water management, mineralogical complexity, declining ore grades etc.

Unifying theme: Sustainability and energy efficiency

As a unifying theme across all topics we want to acknowledge the major challenges facing the industry related to energy efficiency and sustainability. The contribution does not have to be directly related to this topic however it is of value to include a discussion and perspective on how your work is connected to the challenges related to energy efficiency and sustainability (economy, society, environment).

Published: Mon 23 Jun 2014. Modified: Wed 10 Feb 2016