28th International Mineral Processing Congress (IMPC 2016)

Submitted by toni.griffin on Sep 3 2015


The Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum (CIM) is honoured to host the 28thInternational Mineral Processing Congress (IMPC 2016) in Québec City, September 11-15, 2016. IMPC 2016 will include the 55th Annual Conference of Metallurgists (COM 2016). 

Under the theme of “Mineral Processing for All”, the Congress will offer a mix of plenary sessions, a multi-track technical program and a trade show. We expect some 1,000 delegates from both industry and academia. For IMPC 2016, the plenary topics will focus on “Emerging Leaders”, “The Arctic”, and “Agromining”. The Technical Streams are: 

Characterization: Mineralogy, Geometallurgy

Process Control: Instrumentation, Modelling, Simulation

Flotation: From Chemistry to Machines
Extractive Metallurgy: Hydro and Pyrometallurgy

Comminution: AG/SAG, Crushers, HPGR, Tumbling and Stirred Mills

Physical Separation: Gravity, Magnetic, Electrostatic, Ore Sorting, Upgrading (physical and chemical)

Plant Design: Complex Ores Integrated Flowsheets

Asset Management: Sampling, Metal Accounting, Surveys and Flowsheet Improvement

New Frontiers: Harsh Environments Including Arctic, Undersea, Space and Beyond

Environment, Recycling and Social Responsibility

Dewatering: Thickening, Filtering, Drying

4th International Symposium on Iron Control in Hydrometallurgy

Electrometallurgy 2016

Rare Earth Elements

Lightweight Metals and Composites: Production, Processing and Applications

IMPC Commissions: Education, Mineral Processing for the Future

Alongside the plenaries, technical program, and networking opportunities in the trade show, IMPC has a number of commissions that examine topics vital to the future of our industry. Their education commission, looking into attracting more young people to mineral processing and related fields, will be delivering its findings during IMPC 2016.