Words of Welcome of Congress Chair and Honorary Chair
As chair of the XXVII International Mineral Processing Congress – IMPC 2014, I am very pleased to invite you to participate in this unique opportunity to meet with your mineral processing colleagues and friends from all over the world.
Chile has a long history in mining and is currently the largest copper-producing country in the world. Apart from copper, Chile is the world’s largest producer of lithium, a major producer of Iodine and gold, silver and molybdenum production is also on the rise. Education and research in the field of mining and mineral processing is offered at all the major universities. The majority of leading mining companies, engineering firms and equipment suppliers are present in Chile.
IMPC 2014 Proceedings
A total of 951 abstracts were originally received, from a total of almost 50 countries. After the process consisting of abstract review and then full paper revision, a total of 526 final papers were accepted for publication at the IMPC 2014 congress. The plenary, keynote and technical sessions confirmed so far will cover a total of 350 papers, whilst the poster session will contain a total of 140 papers. This will allow for a maximum of seven parallel sessions of high quality presentations during the 4 days of the Conference.