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13 | DUBROVNIK INTERNATIONAL MINING SCHOOL DIM ESEE

Small Mining Sites - Innovation in Processing and Recycling
Duration
12 Oct 2020 - 17 Oct 2020
Language
English
Status
Regular - Blended
ECTS points
YES
Course directors:
Vječislav Bohanek, University of Zagreb, Croatia
Roman Dychkovskyi, Dnipro University of Technology, Ukraine
Course description:

 

The Dubrovnik International ESEE Mining school brings together international experts in the field of raw materials in the heart of the ESEE Region. Within the thematic workshops and project work the focus lies on direct knowledge transfer from renowned experts to the participants, but also the creation of an open dialogue between graduate students, scholars, researchers, the industry and the wider society. Focussing on recent developments within the mining industry and the development of the mining sector, our program aims at transferring newfound, innovative theoretical knowledge, tested in practice, to our participants. Furthermore, wider general education on topics of mining and processing and especially the improvement of mining techniques, resulting in a lower environmental impact, help gain wider societal acceptance of raw material extraction and processing. In the long run, the program will lead to an increase in sustainable mining and processing activities, which will result in economic growth and the creation of employment in respective countries.

 

What is DIM ESEE?

 

                                                   

 

Project funded by EIT RawMaterials, funded by European Institute for Innovation & Technology (EIT).

Central idea of the Dubrovnik International ESEE Mining school (ESEE - Eastern and Southeastern Europe) is to transfer international expertise in the field of raw materials to the participants of the DIM workshop. The focus lies on direct knowledge transfer from renowned experts to the participants, but also the creation of an open dialogue between graduate students, researchers, the industry and the wider society. The knowledge and skills gained at DIM aim at increasing the employability of mining engineers. Furthermore, wider general education on topics of mining and processing and especially the improvement of mining techniques, resulting in a lower environmental impact, help gain wider societal acceptance of raw material extraction and processing. In the long run, the program will lead to an increase in sustainable mining and processing activities, which will result in economic growth and the creation of employment in respective countries.

During previous four years, DIM school succesfully gathered more than 180 experts, university professors, engineers, students and PhD candidates from all over Europe to discuss contemporary challenges and opportunities in mining and raw materials sector              

 

DIM ESEE 2020

 

DIM ESEE school for the second year continues to explore innovations applicable to small mining sites. This year we are focusing on the beginning of the mining cycle: exploitation and follow up processing. Within exploitation part of the school (2 days) we will explore innovation related to new drilling and blasting methods and innovative use of machines (mechanization). Processing part of the School (2 days) will focus on mineral characterization and supportive innovative techniques.

Under the 2020 topic Small mining sites – Innovation in exploitation and processing DIM ESEE project partners will discuss innovation in exploitation and processing for small and intermediate size deposits, currently representing vast majority of the European and the ESEE mining industry:

Innovation in exploitation (Drilling and Blasting)

  • What to expect in future development of explosives and initiation system?
  • How to reduce environmental effects of blasting?
  • How to optimize blasting parameters and increase efficiency?

Innovation in exploitation (Mechanization)

  • How to predict performance of mechanized excavation?
  • How to optimize pit mining parameters?
  • How to plan extraction and design pilot plant?

Innovation in processing (Mineral characterization)

  • What is the importance of geometallurgy?
  • Can we optimise processing routes using mineral mapping?
  • How to increase effectiveness of flotation?

Innovation in processing (Techniques)

  • What should we know about the development of new mining technology?
  • What are the new methods in bioremediation and biorecycling of mining wastes?

This year we decided on a hybrid model of school implementation, which will allow full participation in Dubrovnik for all those who can travel without any restrictions, but also remote participation for all those who cannot or don’t want to travel during Covid-19 pandemic.

  • For Dubrovnik participants, safety measures will be implemented according to the most recent recommendations.To avoid issues with Internet connections and live stream, lectures will be pre-recorded for back-up, and there will be interactive Q&A session with the lectures (1-2 hours a day).
  • Online participants will be connected to an interative platform which will facilitate their networking, group work and communication with the lecturers.
    As usual, all participants will obtain participation certificates and 2 ECTS.

 

Lecturers:

13 prominent lecturers from European raw materials sector, representing the following institutions:

  • AGH University of Science and Technology (Poland)
  • Dnipro University of Technology (Ukraine)
  • Ekolive s.r.o. (Slovakia)
  • Institute Jožef Štefan (Slovenia)
  • Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg (Germany)
  • Montanuniversität Leoben (Austria)
  • Omya GmbH (Austria), Sandvik (Austria)
  • Technical University of Košice (Slovakia)
  • Universite de Liège (Belgium)
  • University of Mining and Geology ‘St. Ivan Rilski’ (Bulgaria)
  • University of Zagreb – Faculty of Mining, Geology and Petroleum Engineering (Croatia).

Project coordinators and school organizers: University of Zagreb – Faculty of Mining, Geology and Petroleum Engineering (Croatia).

 

ECTS requirements
It is possible to obtain altogether 2+2 ECTS credits for participation in this course. First, one can obtain 2 ECTS credits for attending the 5-day course in Dubrovnik or for attending the online course 2017 or 2018, consisting of recorded lectures and teaching materials from the school. For attending either DIM ESEE course in Dubrovnik or online course, it is necessary to register via registration form on the school website and pay the tuition fee. Additional 2 ECTS credits can be awarded to the participants who write seminar paper tutored by some of the school lecturers.
Course lecturers:
Oleksii Lozhnikov, Dnipro University of Technology, Ukraine
Andrea Martínez Rodríguez, Omya GmbH, Austria
Darina Štyriaková, Štyriaková, Slovakia
Doru Anghelache, European Federation of Explosives Engineers, Austria
Daniel Saramak, AGH University of Science and Technology, Poland
Roman Dychkovskyi, Dnipro University of Technology, Ukraine
Eric Pirard, University of Liege, Belgium
Gašper Tavčar, Jožef Štefan Institute, Ljubljana, Slovenia
Gregor Borg, PMS GmbH (VeRo Liberator Technology), Hamburg, Germany
Mária Kaňuchová, Tehnical University of Košice, Slovakia
Philipp Hartlieb , Montanuniversität Leoben, Austria
Peter Shishkov, University of Mining and Geology St Ivan Rilski, Bulgaria
Uwe Restner, Sandvik Mining and Construction G.m.b.H., Austria
Mario Dobrilović, University of Zagreb, Croatia
Attached documents
DIM_2020_Letak.pdf
DIM ESEE 2020 - za web.docx
DIM ESEE 2020_schedule.pdf