CDE hosts virtual symposium for wet processing industry

Wet processing equipment manufacturer CDE has announced plans to stage a virtual trade event for the materials wet processing industry across the globe.
Washing & Water Management / August 24, 2020
By Liam McLoughlin
The event will cover sand and aggregates, C&D waste recycling, industrial sands, mining and wastewater
The event will cover sand and aggregates, C&D waste recycling, industrial sands, mining and wastewater

Continuing the Northern Ireland-based company's Engineering Insights education series, the free two-day virtual event will take place on October 14–15.

Across the two days, CDE experts, together with a range of guests and industry figures, will facilitate a series of presentations and panel discussions covering multiple sectors, including sand and aggregates, construction and demolition waste recycling, industrial sands, mining, and wastewater. CDE says that it 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 the opportunity to discuss the insights and connect with leading industry experts.

For quarry operators, the two-day event will feature discussions on topics including the benefits of wet processing compared to crushing, how to maximise profitability through water and energy savings in washing operations, manufactured sands, and unlocking hidden value in quarry by-products.

Experts in the industrial sands sector will discuss topics including 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.

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.

The programme also includes panel discussions and presentations focusing on municipal wastewater management, challenges to wastewater solids separation, and the pressures on infrastructure due to growing urbanisation.

CDE managing director Tony Convery 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."

He added that live discussions will be hosted in multiple languages and facilitated simultaneously across different time zones.

Registrations is free, but places will be limited for some roundtable and seminar sessions. More information can be found at:

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