Tuesday 15 March 2016


08.30  Opening Remarks & Introduction

Mike O’Driscoll, Director, IMFORMED, UK

08.45  Life cycle of industrial minerals: an industrial perspective

Didier Jans, Director General, IMA-Europe, Belgium

09.15  Minerals recovery from secondary raw materials

Nenad Tanasic, Managing Director, Mineralmahlwerk Westerwald Horn GmbH & Co. KG, Germany

09.45  COFFEE


10.30  Recycling of spent refractories

Melvyn Bradley, Technical Director, LKAB Minerals Ltd, UK

11.00  Recycling refractories from an end user’s viewpoint

Werner Odreitz, Purchasing Director, Secondary Raw Materials, RHI AG, Austria

11.30  Laser-Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy (LIBS) in recycling of refractory material outbreak

Dr Christian Bohling, Chief Executive Officer, Secopta GmbH, Germany

12.00  The Circular Economy concept at a stainless steel plant: a secondary raw material source of minerals

Marc Faverjon, Sales Engineer, Deref SpA, Italy

12.30  LUNCH


14.00  Recycled alumina from aluminium salt slag: origins and applications

Howard Epstein, Technical Consultant, RVA, France

14.30  Red mud: recycling and market applications

Dr Yiannis Pontikes, Senior Researcher, Sustainable Metals Processing and Recycling, KU Leuven, Belgium

15.00  Laser-based quality monitoring of slag as a raw material

Dr Cord Fricke-Begemann, Materials Analysis, Fraunhofer-Institut für Lasertechnik ILT, Germany

15.30  COFFEE


16.00  Cenospheres from fly ash: development and markets

Erwin Grossman, Head of Sales, Mine Feuerfest GmbH, Germany

16.30  Silica fume and its market applications

Dirk Auge, Marketing Manager, Cofermin Rohstoffe GmbH & Co. KG, Germany

17.00  Phosphorus – Bridging the gap between nutrient recovery and recycling

Dr Christian Kabbe, Project Manager, Kompetenzzentrum Wasser Berlin GmbH, Germany

17.30  Closing Remarks

Finale Drinks Reception

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