Dr. Lucas Moore, Global Mining Lead at ArrMaz, has been selected as a 2017-2018 Henry Krumb Lecturer by the Society for Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration (SME). Moore is one of only 19 speakers awarded the prestigious honor this year.
Established in 1966, the Henry Krumb Lecture Series provides local SME sections with the opportunity to hear prominent mining and minerals professionals speak on industry-relevant topics for which they have renowned expertise. This year’s lecturers were selected from among speakers who presented papers to more than 6,300 attendees at the 2017 SME Annual Conference & Expo (ACE) in Denver.
Moore’s lecture on “The Impact of Clay on Phosphate Beneficiation” examines how clays contribute to a wide range of phosphate mineral processing challenges from the mine through to the beneficiation plant, the tailings pond and even process water. Moore presents his findings on the movement of clay through the beneficiation plant, its effect on reagent usage and on overall phosphate flotation performance, with specific focus on cost and process efficiency impacts.
“I would like to thank the SME for this tremendous opportunity,” said Moore. “I look forward to sharing my insights with local SME members who may not have had the opportunity to attend the Annual Conference.”
Moore joined ArrMaz in 2014 as the Manager of Technical Services for ArrMaz’s Mining division with a primary focus on the beneficiation of industrial minerals and metal oxides. Prior to joining ArrMaz, he worked with Kemira as R&D Manager for metals and minerals processing where his primary research interests included flotation from silicate type ores, scale inhibition in both oil and mining applications, solid / liquid separation, rheology modification in mine-produced tailings, deoiling technologies for oil-produced waters, and new technologies for the treatment of contaminated mine-produced water. Moore holds a Ph.D. in Organometallic Chemistry with an emphasis in Synthesis and Coordination Chemistry from the University of Alabama, and was a Post Doctoral Research Fellow at the University of Arkansas focused primarily on organometallic synthesis and coordination chemistry. He is the author and co-author of more than 50 publications and is the co-inventor of more than 20 patent applications.
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