25th International Conference on Paste, Thickened and Filtered Tailings
29 April – 3 May 2023 | Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel, Alberta, Canada

Tailings Dewatering by Pressure Filtration Short Course   

30 April 2023 | Alberta, Canada

Course overview, objective and themes

This workshop will be focused on the use of the filterpress for mine tailings dewatering. Filtered tailings dry stacking is nowadays a well-established technique for the mine waste management and filterpresses are one of the most popular technologies in this field.

Main objectives are:

  • give a general understanding of the filter press technology: how does it works, main features, fields of applications;
  • describe the impact of treated material characteristics on the filtration process;
  • give an overview of the equipment size and design criteria;
  • cover some aspects about process control and tuning;
  • describe the characteristics of the filtered tailings produced, including geotechnical and mechanical properties
Francesco Kaswalder

Course Facilitator:

Dr. Francesco Kaswalder
Diemme Filtration Srl

Dr. Kaswalder manages and coordinates laboratory activities supporting estimating and sales departments. He manages R&D projects, main research fields are solid liquid separation, slurry characterization, fluid dynamics and simulation.
Dr. Kaswalder is author of more than 10 publications on peer reviewed scientific journals and more than 30 scientific contribution to international congresses.

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Course Facilitator:

Andrea Grosso
Diemme Filtration Srl

Andrea Grosso joined Diemme filtration in 2014 and is currently senior process engineer in Laboratory department. Main fields of interest are solid liquid separation, process analysis and mine tailings characterization using XRD techniques.
Andrea Grosso is author of more than 10 scientific contribution to international congresses