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Summary THE XIII BALKAN MINERAL CONGRESS 14-17 June 2009 BUCHAREST ROMANIA Dusan SALATIC Rewiew of The BMPC’S from 1973 to 2007 - Development, State and Perspective The main objectivs of the BMPC is to promote scientific and tecnological cooperation among the specialists from the Balkan region in the field of Mineral Processing. Sanda KRAUSZ, Viorica CIOCAN The XIII Balkan Mineral Processing Congress for The World’s Sustainable and Ecological Development The thirteenth edition of the Balkan Mineral Processing Congress follows the tradition of organizing that prestigious scientific meeting every two years successive by each one of the affiliated Balkan countries. This year Romania is honoured to be the host of this extraordinary event. The Congress will take place in Bucharest, at the Intercontinental Hotel between 14th and 17th of June 2009. MINING AND MINERAL PROCESSING ACTIVITY AND EDUCATION IN BALKAN COUNTRIES Güven ÖNAL Mineral Industry in Turkey Turkey is a semi-arid plateau between the Eurasian and the African continents. With its surface area of 780 thousand sq km, it supports a population of 70 million people. While the mining history of Turkey can be traced back as far as 7 000 B.C., mining currently generates 1.8 % of Turkey’s gross national product. Lubomir. KUZEV., Desislava KOSTOVA Restructuring an Present State of Mineral Processing in Republic of Bulgaria It is known that mining enterprises need much finance and investments in a long period of time. No matter how big production is sometimes they need tens of million levas for infrastructure , lands and environmental protection. Nadezda CALIC, Ljubisa ANDRIC Mineral Processing in Serbia Short historic overview, state and position of mineral processing in industrial practice, scientific- research institutions and the perspectives in the framework of mining and their technologies outside the classical mining, in the region of secondary and technogeneus row materials processing, waste waters and degraded soil treatment, recultivation of soil and storage of solid waste in the field of environment protection, and application of this technologies in the field of new materials or materials with new attributes derivation, are presented in this paper Georgios N. ANASTASSAKIS


Mineral Processing Reality in Greece: Current Industrial Activities and Education In summary, it derives that Mineral Processing sector (both university and industry) has highly contributed to the exploitation of considerable mineral commodities in Greece and its economic growth. Ifet ŠIŠIC, Miroslav GLUŠAC Mineral Resources in Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina is a typical mining country in which numerous mineral deposits and countles occurences of various metallic and industrial mineral raw materials are found. Exploration, exploitation and processing of natural mineral resources has a long tradition in Bosnia and Herzegovina, started by Celts, Illyrians and Romans later, to Middle Age Bosnia, Otoman and Austro-Hungarian Empire to present, had been conducted at many places. Genç DEMI, Kimet FETAHU Mining industry in Albania Mining industry in Albania traditionally have been a sustainable base for the economy sector of the country. It has provided for a long time considerable incomes. Traditional minerals of Albania in the past have been : chrome, copper, iron-nickel and coal. At the same time with the vigorous growth of production of these minerals, step-by-step, by the increase of financial situation of our state, it was developed also the processing industry through the usage of such mineral-products within the country and particularly for export, increasing considerably their value. Emil POP Education in The Field of “Mineral Processing” at The University of Petrosani In the conditions of the restructuring of mining activity in Romania, the specialization “Processing of useful mineral substances” had to be reconsidered and adapted in order to preserve its efficiency from the point of view of the requirement of engineers in this field, and, implicitly, its appeal to high school graduates. Sanda KRAUSZ, Viorica CIOCAN, Sorin Mihai GĂMAN Romanian Mining Industry - Past, Present and Future Romanian mining activity has a long history and a very old and continuous tradition. The oldest mining activity carried out in our country was gold’s exploitation, which took place continuously during the entire history of Romania. Viorica CIOCAN Research and Development National Institute for Metals and Radioactive Resources ICPMRR Bucharest On 1966 Section 5 from Geological Expedition Enterprise subordinated to the General Office for Rare Metals from Mines Ministry was founded and it had as object of activity the research in uranium hydrometallurgy field.


Florica AUNER S.C. CEPROMIN S.A. - Presentation of The Activity The Trade Company CEPROMIN S.A. Deva has been established on the structure of the Institute of Research, Technological Engineering and Designing of the Construction and Installation Works for Ores from Deva which has been established through the Decree of the State Council no. 130/21.05.1977 as general designer for the Department of Ores from Deva. THE MINERAL PROCESSING FOR A SUSTAINABLE WORLD Valentin A. CHANTURIYA Innovation Methods in Mineral Processing Technologies of Complex Refractory Ores of Russia Analysis of the grade of mineral resources of Russia and other countries shows that the end products that are competitive in terms of both technological and environmental criteria in the world market can only be obtained by the development and implementation of progressive technologies based on the up-to-date achievements of fundamental sciences. James L. HENDRIX Precious Metals Extraction Methods for a Sustainable World The production of precious metals from primary sources must use practices that support a sustainable world. The British Institution of Chemical Engineers defines health, water, energy, and environment as the four pillars of sustainable living. For sustainable living the conservation of energy, the conservation of water, and the protection of water quality are required of all processing industries. Manfred RUMBERGER The Availability of Drinking Water in The Future. The Disposal of Sufficient Drinking Water in The Long Term Range and The Influence of The Global Change in Climate Water, clean drinkable water will become the biggest social and armed conflict matter of the 21st century, behind which all other conflicts for raw materials, crude oil and natural gas will turn pale. Fresh water is a not replaceable raw material and not alterable for the well being of human being and the nature. Without water there is no life on the earth.

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