CDE announces global virtual symposium for wet processing industry
Continuing its Engineering Insights education series, the major two-day virtual event will take place on October 14–15.
Across the two days, CDE experts, together with a host of guests and industry figures, will facilitate a series of dynamic, educational, and informative presentations and panel discussions covering multiple sectors, including sand and aggregates, construction and demolition waste recycling, industrial sands, mining, and wastewater. The company believes this shared approach is a better way to aid the progression of the industry.
Hosted live, the discussions will be facilitated across multiple different rooms and stages, each aligned to international time zones with some dedicated languages seminars for greater accessibility.
Interactive Q&As will conclude each session and breakaway networking chat rooms will offer attendees with the opportunity to discuss the insights and connect with leading industry experts.
The programme includes panel discussions and presentations focusing on municipal wastewater management, challenges to wastewater solids separation, and the pressures on infrastructure due to growing urbanisation.
Exploring the topic of construction, demolition and excavation (CD&E) waste recycling, CDE’s Head of Business Development for Reco, Eunan Kelly, will lead discussions about the role of CD&E waste material in the sustainable city agenda, as well as a technical review of the CD&E waste recycling process, an appraisal of the end-use markets, and a review of legislation for the use of CD&E recycled materials.
In the mining sector, topics covered will include improving operating economics and profits across different minerals including gold, diamond, iron ore, and mineral sands, transforming tailings into high-value product, sustainable mining, and tailings management.
For quarry operators, the two-day event will feature discussions about the benefits of wet processing compared to crushing, how to maximise profitability through water and energy savings in washing operations, manufactured sands, unlocking hidden value in quarry by-products, and more.
Experts in the industrial sands sector will discuss the topics of sustainable silica sand operations, the demand and challenges in the industrial sands market, contaminants removal, opportunities for materials processors to diversify into industrial sands, sustainable frac sand processing, and more.
Tony Convery, Managing Director at CDE, said: “In these unique and challenging times there are many restrictions that have prevented CDE, our customers, and others in materials processing from coming together at industry events to discuss the prevalent issues of the day and latest technological advances.
“This is why we’re excited to announce our two-day Engineering Insights programme as a way to bring the insights to the industry and our customers, wherever they are based.
“Over the course of the two days we’ll be hosting live discussions in multiple languages and facilitated simultaneously across different time zones so we can engage with our customers and attendees in real time to look at challenges in the market, processing innovations and applications, and indeed the opportunities that lie ahead.”
Registrations is free, but places will be limited for some roundtable and seminar sessions.
For more information about the event or to register, please visit cdeglobal.com/vevent.