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  • Emmanuel Caguimbal


November 23, 2021

PMRC 231.1 – “Metallurgical Testing of Copper Ores” was organized by the Society of Metallurgical Engineers of the Philippines (SMEP) under the auspices of the PMRCC. This webinar takes up the processes and procedures which are done in the metallurgical testing of copper ores; from sampling to sample preparation, various types of copper ores and the extractive metallurgy involved and finally the chemicals used in flotation, the most dominant mineral processing step in the beneficiation of copper. The webinar was held last November 18, 2021, from 9:00AM to 12 noon. Targeted course outcomes are as follows:

  1. Know the procedures in the preparation of copper ores for metallurgical testing

  2. Know the types of copper ores and the Metallurgical Tests involved

  3. Know the various reagents used in copper flotation

The webinar had 91 participants. Welcome Remarks were given by Engr. Ramon Jake G. Foronda, Co-Vice Chair PMRCC and Chair SMEP CPAC. The following presentations were made, as follows:

  • Sample Preparation of Copper Ores for Testing as Practiced in the MGB by Engr. Kathryn L. Tejano

  • Types of Copper Ores and Metallurgical Tests Involved by Engr. Dulce Sanguyo-Romero

  • Reagents Used in Copper Flotation by Engr. Enrico C. Nera

The Open Forum was moderated by Engr. Paterno E. Ingeniero Jr., Member SMEP CPAC. The Closing Remarks were delivered by Dr. Alberto V. Amorsolo Jr., President SMEP. Master of Ceremonies was Engr. Carina V. Pecson, Treasurer SMEP.

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