Theme: Exploring New Trends in Metal and Mining Engineering.
EuroSciCon Conference on Mining and Metallurgy is hosted by EuroSciCon and it is focused on the Innovatory approach for innovation and invention in Mining and Metallurgy. Metal 2019 aims in proclaim knowledge and share new ideas amongst the professionals, industrialists, and students from research areas of Mining and Metallurgy, Materials Science, Chemistry and Physics to share their research experiences and indulge in interactive discussions and technical sessions at the event. The conference will be a platform to globalize one research, to share scientific experiences, to gain knowledge of new technologies and regulations. The conference is scheduled on June 24-25, 2019 in Tokyo, Japan. We invite sponsors and exhibitor to showcase your products to our participants and make it reach the public through them. We request you to make use of this opportunity to make the world a better place to live in.
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Tokyo is the world's most populous metropolitan area and is the center of Japanese culture, finance, and government. A bustling cosmopolitan city, Tokyo is also a major transportation hub and a world economic and industrial center. The city boasts a large number of world-class institutions of higher education, the highest concentration of universities in Japan. Tokyo was known as Edo until 1868 when the Japanese imperial family was moved there from Kyoto. Metropolitan Tokyo is generally defined as the four prefectures of Tokyo, Saitaima, Kanagawa, and Chiba, while the city of Tokyo proper usually refers to the 23 wards in Tokyo prefecture itself. The metropolitan area includes the major cities of Yokohama (the second largest city in Japan), Kawasaki, and Chiba, as well as rural mountain regions west of the city, the Izu Islands outside Tokyo Bay, and the Bonin Islands to the southeast in the Pacific Ocean.
Domestic flights, as well as China Airlines international flights, serve the much more conveniently located Haneda Airport. Haneda is a half hour's drive from central Tokyo. Easiest access to the city is by the monorail that connects Haneda Airport with JR's Yamanote line at Hamamatsucho Station. The Yamanote line is a circular line that connects with many major transfer points around Tokyo.
Session and Tracks
Metals and alloys are materials that are typically hard, malleable, and have good electrical and thermal conductivity. Alloys are made by melting two or more elements together, at least one of them a metal. They have properties that improve those of the constituent elements, such greater strength or resistance to corrosion.
- Meteoric iron
- Bronze and brass
- Steel and pig iron
Corrosion is a natural process, which converts a refined metal to a more chemically-stable form, such as its oxide, hydroxide, or sulfide. It is the gradual destruction of materials (usual metals) by chemical and/or electrochemical reaction with their environment. Corrosion engineering is the field dedicated to controlling and stopping corrosion. In the most common use of the word, this means electrochemical oxidation of metal in reaction with an oxidant such as oxygen or sulfur. Rusting, the formation of iron oxides is a well-known example of electrochemical corrosion
- General Attack Corrosion
- Localized Corrosion
- Galvanic Corrosion
- Environmental Cracking
- High-Temperature Corrosion
Outstanding engineering solutions and metallurgical science to support our national security and industry customers a scope that spans all alloys, ceramics, and compounds from uranium to hydrogen, with a strong emphasis on unconventional, low symmetry materials.
- Heat treatment
- Shot Peening
- Thermal spraying
Functional materials are generally characterized as those materials which possess particular native properties and functions of their own. For example, Ferroelectricity, piezoelectricity, magnetism or energy storage functions. Functional materials are found in all classes of materials: ceramics, metals, polymers and organic molecules. Functional materials are often used in electromagnetic applications from KHz to THz and at optical frequencies where the plasmatic properties of metals assume particular importance. Functional materials are also of critical importance in materials for energy such as electro- and magnetocaloric materials, for energy storage and for solar harvesting functions.
- Adaptive material
- Electronic materials
- Magnetic materials
- Optical materials
The Mining and Mineral Process Engineering option focuses on the aspects of geological, civil, mechanical, electrical, and industrial engineering, together with business and management skills, that are integrated into the challenge of extracting minerals from the Earth. Mining engineers are involved in all stages of the process: from exploring for new mineral deposits and deciding if they can be mined economically, through designing and constructing mines at and below the ground, to managing and operating mines, to preparing raw mineral products for manufacturing or energy industries.
- Crude Oil (Petroleum)
- Natural Gas
- Metallic and Non-metallic Minerals
Materials science and engineering is the design and discovery of new materials, particularly solids. The intellectual origins of materials science stem from the Enlightenment when researchers began to use analytical thinking from chemistry, physics, and engineering to understand ancient, phenomenological observations in metallurgy and mineralogy. Materials science still incorporates elements of physics, chemistry, and engineering. As such, the field was long considered by academic institutions as a sub-field of these related fields. Beginning in the 1940s, materials science began to be more widely recognized as a specific and distinct field of science and engineering, and major technical universities around the world created dedicated schools of the study, within either the Science or Engineering schools, hence the naming. Materials science is a syncretic discipline hybridizing metallurgy, ceramics, solid-state physics, and chemistry. It is the first example of a new academic discipline emerging by fusion rather than fission.
- Electronic, optical, and magnetic
- Ceramics and glasses
- Metal alloys
A nanostructure is a structure of intermediate size between microscopic and molecular structures. Nanostructural detail is microstructure at Nanoscale. IN describing nanostructures, it is necessary to differentiate between the numbers of dimensions in the volume of an object which are on the Nan scale. Nanotextured surfaces have one dimension on the Nanoscale, i.e., only the thickness of the surface of an object is between 0.1 and 100 nm. Nanotubes have two dimensions on the Nanoscale, i.e., the diameter of the tube is between 0.1 and 100 nm; its length can be far more. Finally, spherical nanoparticles have three dimensions on the Nanoscale, i.e., the particle is between 0.1 and 100 nm in each spatial dimension. The terms nanoparticles and ultrafine particles (UFP) are often used synonymously although UFP can reach into the micrometer range. The term nanostructure is often used when referring to magnetic technology.
- Magnetic Nano chains
- Nanostructured film
- Tube-based nanostructures
There are two basic types of extraction: surface and sub-surface (deep), each relying on a variety of techniques. Regardless of the process, U.S. legislation requires operators to submit a plan for restoring the land and mitigating acid mine drainage before a permit is granted for mining operations. It further specifies that all sites be restored to their original contours and provides a funding mechanism for helping restore abandoned mines.
- Underground Mining
- Surface Mining
- Environmental Issue
Automated mining involves the removal of human labor from the mining process. The mining industry is in the transition towards automation. It can still require a large amount of human capital, particularly in the developing world where labor costs are low so there is less incentive for increasing efficiency. Automated mining is an umbrella term that refers to two types of technology. The first type of mining automation deals with process and software automation; the second type deals with applying robotic technology to mining vehicles and equipment.
- Remote control
- Teleported mining equipment
- Driver assist
- Full automation
Petroleum Chemistry is made of a mixture of different hydrocarbons. The most prolific hydrocarbons found in the chemistry of petroleum are alkanes, these are also sometimes known as branched or linear hydrocarbons. A significant percentage of the remaining chemical compound is the made up of aromatic hydrocarbons and cycloalkanes. Additionally, petroleum chemistry contains several more complex hydrocarbons such as asphaltenes. The primary form of hydrocarbons in the chemistry of petroleum is the alkanes, which are also often named paraffin’s. These are termed saturated hydrocarbons and the exhibit either branched or straight molecule chains. The paraffin’s are very pure hydrocarbons and contain only hydrogen and carbon; it is the alkanes which give petroleum chemistry its combustible nature. Depending upon the type of alkanes present in the raw petroleum chemistry it will be suitable for different applications.
- Petroleum geology
- Petroleum reserves
- Fossil fuel
- Gas field and gas well
- Offshore oil and gas
- Petroleum reservoir engineering
Smart materials, called also intelligent or responsive materials are designed materials that have one or more properties that can be significantly changed in a controlled fashion by external stimuli, such as stress, temperature, moisture, pH, electric or magnetic fields, light, or chemical compounds. Smart Materials are the basis of many applications, including sensors and actuators, or artificial muscles, particularly as electrically activated polymers.
- Shape Memory Alloys
- Shape Memory Polymers
- Electroactive Polymers
Nanotechnologies make use of very small objects or artifacts. Nano-materials are an increasingly important product of nanotechnologies. They contain nanoparticles, smaller than 100 nanometers in at least one dimension. Nano-materials are coming into use in healthcare, electronics, cosmetics, and other areas. Their physical and chemical properties often differ from those of bulk materials, so they call for specialized risk assessment. This needs to cover health risks to workers and consumers, and potential risks to the environment. This is currently done on a case by case basis, but risk assessment methods need to be kept up to date as the use of Nano-materials expands, especially as they find their way into consumer products. What do we know about the possible health risks of exposure to the nanomaterial, and how can assessment of these risks be improved? An assessment by the European Commission Scientific Committee on Emerging and Newly Identified Health Risks (SCENIHR)
- Metal-based nanoparticles
- Two-dimensional nanostructures
- Bulk nanostructured materials
- Particle size
- Surface properties
- Chemical reactivity
Nuclear engineering is the branch of engineering concerned with the application of breaking down atomic nuclei (fission) or of combining atomic nuclei (fusion), or with the application of other sub-atomic processes based on the principles of nuclear physics. In the sub-field of nuclear fission, it particularly includes the design, interaction, and maintenance of systems and components like nuclear reactors, nuclear power plants, or nuclear weapons. The field also includes the study of medical and other applications of radiation, particularly Ionizing radiation, nuclear safety, heat/thermodynamics transport, nuclear fuel, or other related technology (e.g., radioactive waste disposal) and the problems of nuclear proliferation.
- Environmental radioactivity
- Magnetic confinement fusion
- Nuclear explosion
- Nuclear fusion
- Nuclear reactor
- Nuclear testing
- Thermal neutrons
Marine engineering includes the engineering of boats, ships, oil rigs, and any other marine vessel or structure, as well as oceanographic or ocean engineering. Specifically, marine engineering is the discipline of applying engineering sciences, including mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, electronic engineering, and computer science, to the development, design, operation, and maintenance of watercraft propulsion and onboard systems and oceanographic technology. It includes but is not limited to power and propulsion plants, machinery, piping, automation and control systems for marine vehicles of any kind, such as surface ships and submarines.
- Marine mining
- Naval architect
- Hydrodynamic loading
- Pollution control
Mining waste comes in many forms and varies from harmless to highly hazardous. Much of it has little or no economic value but the mining industry is making an effort to find new uses for waste to reduce environmental impacts. And with the prices of commodities moving up and down by large amounts, what may be waste today can suddenly become a valuable resource tomorrow.
- Recycle The Big Stuff
- Recycling The Smaller Stuff
- Slag Recycling
- Bad By-Products
- More Recycling, Less Mining Waste
Metal recycling, recovery, and resource efficiency are increasingly important as the supply of virgin raw materials diminishes. Secondary metallic materials from industrial processes and discarded consumer products are the new mines of our time. In principle, metals can be recycled indefinitely, but it must be possible to separate them from each other and from other materials. By separating metals, they can also be decontaminated, thereby increasing the degree of recovery and recycling even further. Separation can be done either mechanically or chemically. Swerea has developed several different innovative methods and processes for separating metals. Metal oxides in dust form are secondary raw material from industrial processes. Swerea is conducting research in several areas to develop methods for energy-efficient conversion of metals from oxide to metallic form.
- Cast Materials.
- Chemical Separation.
Casting is a process in which a liquid metal is somehow delivered into a mold (it is usually delivered by a crucible) that contains a hollow shape (i.e., a 3-dimensional negative image) of the intended shape. The metal is poured into the mold through a hollow channel called a sprue. The metal and mold are then cooled, and the metal part (the casting) is extracted. Casting is most often used for making complex shapes that would be difficult or uneconomical to make by other methods. Casting processes have been known for thousands of years, and have been widely used for sculpture (especially in bronze), jewelry in precious metals, and weapons and tools. Traditional techniques include lost-wax casting (which may be further divided into centrifugal casting and vacuum assist direct pour casting), plaster mold casting and sand casting. The modern casting process is subdivided into two main categories: expendable and non-expendable casting. It is further broken down by the mold material, such as sand or metal, and pouring method, such as gravity, vacuum, or low pressure.
- Sand casting
- Plaster mold casting
- Shell molding
- Die casting
- Semi-solid metal casting
- Centrifugal casting
Robotics is a branch of engineering that involves the conception, design, manufacture, and operation of robots. This field overlaps with electronics, computer science, artificial intelligence, mechatronics, nanotechnology, and bioengineering. These technologies are used to develop machines that can substitute for humans and replicate human actions. Robots can be used in many situations and for lots of purposes, but today many are used in dangerous environments (including bomb detection and deactivation), manufacturing processes, or where humans cannot survive (e.g. in space). Robots can take on any form but some are made to resemble humans in appearance. This is said to help in the acceptance of a robot in certain replicative behaviors usually performed by people. Such robots attempt to replicate walking, lifting, speech, cognition, and basically anything a human can do. Many of today's robots are inspired by nature, contributing to the field of bio-inspired robotics.
- Spherical orb robots
- Six-wheeled robots
- Human-robot interaction
The metal gold is extremely malleable. Gold is also ductile and one ounce can be drawn into 80 km of thin gold wire (5 microns diameter) to make electrical contacts and bonding wire. Gold has Young's modulus of 79 GPA which is very similar to silver, but significantly lower than iron or steel. The purity or fineness of gold in the jewelry is indicated by its karat number. Gold, (symbol Au) has an atomic number of 79 i.e. each gold atom has 79 protons in its nucleus. The atomic mass of the gold atom is 196.967 and the atomic radius is 0.1442nm. Interestingly this is smaller than would be predicted by theory. The arrangement of outer electrons around the gold nucleus is related to gold's characteristic yellow color. The color of a metal is based on transitions of electrons between energy bands. The conditions for the intense absorption of light at the wavelengths necessary to produce the typical gold color are fulfilled by a transition from the d band to unoccupied positions in the conduction band. Gold’s attractive warm color has led to its widespread use in decoration.
- Malleability of gold
- Ductility of gold
- Cohesion of gold
- Fusibility of gold
- Gold Magnetic
- Volatilization of gold
- Crystallization of gold
High-strength low-alloy steel (HSLA) is a type of alloy steel that provides better mechanical properties or greater resistance to corrosion than carbon steel. HSLA steels vary from other steels in that they are not made to meet a specific chemical composition but rather to specific mechanical properties. They have the carbon content between 0.05–0.25% to retain formability and weldability.
- Weathering steels
- Control-rolled steels
- Acicular ferrite steels
- Dual-phase steels
Hydrocarbon exploration (or oil and gas exploration) is the search by petroleum geologists and geophysicists for hydrocarbon deposits beneath the Earth's surface, such as oil and natural gas, Oil and gas exploration are grouped under the science of petroleum geology.
- Oil and gas reserves
- Proved reserves
It is focused on the physical understanding of materials processing, and the scaling laws that govern process speed, volume, and material quality. In particular, this course will cover the transport of heat and matter as these topics apply to materials processing. Covers the processing techniques used in manufacturing components from metals and other materials. The series of operations that transforms industrial materials from a raw-material state into finished parts or products.
- Electrochemical machining
- Electro-discharge machining
- Laser machining
- Thermal treatment
For companies and professionals working in the minerals sector, the term “mineral economics” is the study of determining the optimal engineering process. In other words to optimize geological exploration through advanced technology and furthermore, to reduce the cost of mining, processing, and manufacturing through all stages, from mining to manufacturing stages.
- Optical separation
- Gravity separation
- Flotation separation
When air flows through the mine environment, its composition changes due to the addition of different kinds of impurities along its path. These impurities are Classification of impurities Nontoxic but explosive gases Examples Methane, Acetylene, Hydrogenate. Toxic gases Examples Carbon dioxide, Radon and its daughter products, etc. Acutely poisonous gases Examples Carbon monoxide, Nitrous fumes, Sulphur dioxide, hydrogen sulfide, Arsine, Phosphine, etc. Miscellaneous impurities like Vapours of water, Fuels and lubricants, Metals like mercury and lead etc. Solid impurities, like dust, Smoke, and organisms. Suspended fine liquid droplets, Such as fog due to condensed water- vapor or Mist of fine oil droplets from drills etc. In mines where cooling plants are used, the mine air also picks up Freon Some amount of water vapor is also present in the form of moisture in mine air. The management of mine ventilation is critical to the maintenance of a comfortable atmosphere for workers working in underground coal mines.
- Ventilation control
Deep mines and mines sunk in hot countries are hot work sites. Some underground mines in moderate geographic zones are hot because of the unusually high heat flow from the earth. Many mines in the southwestern United States are located along a high heat zone. In mining, as in other industries, the exposure of workers to very hot conditions is unhealthy and unproductive. Persons working in hot, humid work sites tend to be inefficient; quite often workers prefer to stay away from work or ignore unsafe working situations. Studies in South African gold mines have shown that high temperatures reduce the work output of miners. However, over time, the essence of these benchmarks loses meaning when they become ‘tick boxes’ for the industry to show sustainability. This appears to be the case currently. There is a need to take stock of what has been achieved thus far, recognize the changing nature of environmental and social impacts and consider ways of building resilient socio-ecological systems that include mining.
- Thermal Expansion
- Thermal Stress
- Safe Steps
- Safety and Health Management Systems
- Electrical Hazards
The mining industry contributes significantly to the economic and industrial growth of a nation. Major mining metals include lead, copper, tin, zinc, nickel, cobalt, and aluminum. Gold, platinum, palladium, and silver are among the precious mining metals. The global mining metals market has been among the fastest growing. However, in recent years, the market has witnessed slow growth due to the economic slowdown across nations.
Iron ore, gold, copper, and nickel are the most important investment targets for mining companies as these premium metals are expected to play a pivotal role in future projects. It has been observed that mining companies are increasingly exploring the benefits of vertical integration to control the entire value chain of the market. Market players are focusing on every phase of the value chain, right from mining to production. However, to control the value chain, mining companies need to control operating costs as well as commodity prices.
The global mining metals market has been segmented into four key regions: Europe, Asia Pacific, North America, and Rest of the World. The Asia Pacific has been the major region in the market due to the growing demand from emerging economies such as China, Indonesia, Australia, and India. In the last couple of years, the region has witnessed increased investments in the mining sector with market players expanding their production capacities and exploring new mining sites. The rapid growth of the economy in China and India has created favorable opportunities for the growth of the market. In fact, China is now playing a major role in the growth of the market. It is the largest importer of copper and imports around 45% of the total copper mined across the globe.
Some of the prominent players in the global mining metals market are Rio Tinto (Australia/the U.K.), BHP Billiton (Australia/the U.K.), China Shenmue Energy (China), Vale (Brazil), and Glencoe Xstrata (the U.K.). Currently, the key players are struggling to maintain their profit levels with the market suffering from oversupply and weak demand for mining metals. Prices of mining metals are falling below the cost of production across many mining projects by the key players. The report offers a comprehensive evaluation of the market. It does so via in-depth qualitative insights, historical data, and verifiable projections about market size. The projections featured in the report have been derived using proven research methodologies and assumptions. By doing so, the research report serves as a repository of analysis and information for every facet of the market, including but not limited to Regional markets, technology, types, and applications.
The study is a source of reliable data on:-
- Market segments and sub-segments
- Market trends and dynamics
- Supply and demand
- Market size
- Current trends/opportunities/challenges
- Competitive landscape
- Technological breakthroughs
Highlights of the report:-
- A complete backdrop analysis, which includes an assessment of the parent market
- Important changes in market dynamics
- Market segmentation up to the second or third level
- Historical, current, and projected size of the market from the standpoint of both value and volume
- Reporting and evaluation of recent industry developments
- Market shares and strategies of key players
- Emerging niche segments and regional markets
- An objective assessment of the trajectory of the market
- Recommendations to companies for strengthening their foothold in the market.
Nanyang Technological University | National University of Singapore | The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology(HKUST) | | University of Hong Kong (HKU) | Tsinghua University | Fudan University | City University of Hong Kong | Peking University | The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) | Osaka University
Faculty of Mining and Geoengineering - AGH University of Science and Technology | Freiberg University of Mining and Technology | Georgian Technical University | Helsinki University of Technology | Kingston University | Lancaster University | Masaryk University | RWTH Aachen University | Tallinn Technical University | University of Tuzla
University of Alaska - Fairbanks (Fairbanks, Alaska) | Pennsylvania State University (State College, Pennsylvania) | Missouri University of Science and Technology (Rolla, Missouri) | The University of Utah (Salt Lake City, Utah) | Montana Tech - The University of Montana (Butte, Montana) | University of Kentucky (Lexington, Kentucky) | Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Blacksburg, Virginia) | University of Arizona (Tucson, Arizona) | South Dakota School of Mines and Technology (Rapid City, South Dakota) | Colorado School of Mines (Golden, Colorado)
Arizona Geological Society (AGS) | Association for Women Geoscientists (AWG) | American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG) | American Gemological Society (AGS) | American Institute of Professional Geologists (AIPG) | Association of American State Geologists (AASG) | United States Permafrost Association (USPA) |
European Association of Geoscientists and Engineers (EAGE) | European Geosciences Union (EGU) | Australian Society of Exploration Geophysicists (ASEG) | Australian Clay Minerals Society (ACMS) | Canadian Society of Exploration Geophysicists (CSEG) | Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum (CIM) | CAMESE (Canadian Association of Mining Equipment and Services for Export) | British Organic Geochemical Society (BOGS) | British Geological Survey (BGS)
AMEKON S.A. | East Mining Company SA | Euro metal S.A. | Europa Profil Aluminium S.A. | Grecian Magnesite S.A. | "Metallservis" Open joint stock company | Akademiya Instrumental, OOO | Akademiya Instrumental, OOO | AquaK O$G Resources | Arkhoblenergo Oao |
Aditya Birla Group | African Rainbow Minerals | Agnico-Eagle Mines | Aiteo | Anaconda Copper | Anglo American (mining) | Anglo Platinum | AngloGold Ashanti | Canico Resource | Cape Breton Development Corporation | Chinalco | China Molybdenum | Cliffs Natural Resources Inc. | CNK International |Coal & Allied Industries | Debswana | Doe Run Company
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