Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the ICSOBA (International Committee for Study of Bauxite, Alumina & Aluminum) Annual Conference and Exhibition that was scheduled to be held October 12-16, 2020 in Jinan, Shandong Province, China, was rescheduled to a virtual event held November 16-18.
But that didn’t stop ST Equipment & Technology for scooping up the Best Paper Award in the Bauxite Category for their presentation on “Dry Beneficiation of Bauxite Minerals Using a Tribo-Electrostatic Belt Separator.” According to the judges, given the breadth, diversity, and quality of the nominations, picking the winning entries in each of the four categories—Bauxite and Alumina, Bauxite Residue, Carbon, and Electrolysis—was an extremely difficult task.
The ICSOBA Annual International Conference and Exhibition bring experts from around the world together to examine “mine to metal” industry-driven technology, involving participants from the university level, as well as equipment and service providers, to provide a unique forum for discussions and exchanges of ideas.
This was the perfect forum for ST Equipment & Technology to present how our tribo-electrostatic belt separator is ideally suited for beneficiating very fine to moderately coarse mineral particles, with very high throughput. Key points to the paper authored by Kyle Flynn (Director, Business Development), Lucas Rojas Mendoza (Process Engineer), Frank Hrach (Vice President, Process Engineering), and Abhishek Gupta (Manager, Process Engineering) included:
The best paper category winners were chosen based on:
ST Equipment & Technology is proud to have been recognized for our work in providing a unique beneficiation process that is both beneficial to mining operations and the environment. We will continue to lead the charge in making the world a better place for everyone.