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7th Sulphur and Sulphuric Acid 2019 Conference
March 11 - March 12
Swakopmund Hotel and Entertainment Centre, Swakopmund, Namibia.
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa— The production of SO2 and sulfuric acid remains a pertinent topic in the Southern African mining and metallurgical industry, especially in view of the strong demand for, and increasing prices of, vital base metals such as cobalt and copper. Cobalt demand, in particular, is skyrocketing, since the electric car revolution is in full swing.
New sulfuric acid plants are being built, comprising both smelters and sulfur burners, as the demand for metals increases. However, these projects take time to plan and construct, and in the interim sulfuric acid is being sourced from far afield, sometimes more than 2000 km away from where it’s needed. The need for sulfuric acid ‘sinks,’ such as phosphate fertilizer plants, is also becoming apparent.
All of these factors create both opportunities and supply chain challenges. To ensure that you stay abreast of developments in the industry, the Southern African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy invites you to participate in a conference on the production, utilization, and conversion of sulfur; sulfuric acid manufacture; and SO2 abatement in metallurgical and other processes. The event will be held March 11-12 at Swakopmund Hotel and Entertainment Centre, Swakopmund, Namibia.
For more information, please email Camielah Jardine at camielah@saimm. co.za or visit www.saimm.co.za.