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Minerals to Metals PhD scoops poster prize
21 August 2009
Chemical engineering PhD student Case Bakker walked away with the best-poster prize at this year's Mineral Processing Conference, held in Claremont on 6 and 7 August. Bakker's presentation showed how computational fluid dynamics (CFD) modelling can provide insights into cavern formation in mechanical flotation cells. In his research, he aims to develop a model that can predict the hydrodynamics in flotation cells that contain fine particle slurries, critical information for the mining industry. Bakker is based in the interdisciplinary Centre for Research in Computational and Applied Mathematics (CERECAM), which contributes to Minerals to Metals, the UCT signature research theme that involves four units in the Department of Chemical Engineering.