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The Organizing Committee invites all scientists, researchers, managers, engineers, experts and students working in the field of mineral processing, recycling and sustainable development, to participate in XIII International Mineral Processing and Recycling Conference that will take place in Belgrade (Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Serbia), Serbia, from 08-10 May 2019.

XIII International Mineral Processing and Recycling Conference (XIII IMPRC) is a continuation of the previous International Symposium on the Recycling Technologies and Sustainable Development. The intention was to extend the topics and include primary mineral raw materials. The Symposium “Recycling Technologies and Sustainable Development” was first organized in 2006 as a national symposium with international participation in order to form a forum for the exchange of the scientific and technical achievements in the field regarding current problems in recycling technology and sustainable development. In 2015 the symposium became international and it was organized under the name International Symposium on Recycling Technologies and Sustainable Development. Following modern trends in the field of processing of primary raw materials and different types of waste, the topic of the symposium is extended, and in 2019, the symposium will be organized as International Mineral Processing and Recycling Conference.

The main aim of the Conference is to gather the scientists, researchers and experts in the field of processing of primary and secondary raw materials, recycling and adjoining areas to provide the latest information and present their research results.

The Conference is organized by the Technical Faculty in Bor, University of Belgrade, Serbia, and co-organized by Chamber of commerce and industry of Serbia. We welcome all the participants and wish them a successful conference.

Looking forward to meeting you in Belgrade!


Republic of Serbia
Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development


XIII IMPRC will be held from 08-10 May 2019 in Belgrade, at Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Serbia, 13-15 Resavska Street, Belgrade, Serbia.


Maurício Leonardo Torem

Maurício Leonardo Torem is a metallurgical and industrial engineer (1977) – PUC-Rio. He undertook his master degree in metallurgical engineering (1980) at the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio) and his doctorate degree in metallurgical engineering/ mineral processing at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ) (1989). He works with the Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering – Pontifical Catholic University since 1983. He is the Head of the Mineral Processing Research Group. His main research areas are: Environmental and Mineral Biotechnology applied to metals uptake from liquid streams and mineral flotation and more recently, urban mining. He has published many articles in scientific journals and in conferences.


Željko J. Kamberović

Željko J. Kamberović, 1968, professor. He graduated in 1995, took his master thesis in 1999 and doctoral dissertation 2002, at Faculty of Technology and Metallurgy, University of Belgrade ( Since 1996, he has been working at the TMF, Department of Metallurgical Engineering, Laboratory for extractive metallurgy. He teaches following courses: Theory of pyro- and hydrometallurgical processes, Non-ferrous metallurgy, Powder metallurgy, Metal recycling, Principles of environmental protection in metallurgy and metallurgy of Rare and precious metals. Kamberovic participated as a mentor in the development of several master's and doctoral theses. Bibliography is comprised of more than 200 units. He has published over 70 papers in international and domestic journals (, about 60 at conferences of international and domestic character, as well as 10 monographs and textbooks. Participated in 25 projects financed by the Ministry of Science of Republic of Serbia and 5 international project funded by the European Commission (FP5, FP6 and FP7). He was manager and participant in more than 60 projects, studies and surveys for the industry. He was a member of several scientific and organizational boards of national and international conferences especially in the Balkan Union of metallurgists (BUM), where is 2001-2006 appointed Director of the Balkan Centre for the Coordination of scientific research and design solutions in metallurgy (BCCR). From year 2006 to 2016 he was president of the Association of Metallurgical Engineers of Serbia (AMES), From 2000 to 2004 he was president of the Committee for Standardization in the field of light metals and alloys. Since 2006 is a member of the Technical Commission of the Ministry of Science and Environmental Protection. He is authorized designer of metallurgical processes, participated in the development of technical documentation, control or supervision of major projects in metallurgical sector.


Wednesday, 8th May 2019

15:00 – 17:00 – Registration of participants at information desk at the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Serbia
17:00 – 18:30 – Belgrade Sightseeing tour - Belgrade Walks

Thursday, 9th May 2019

08:00 – 18:00 – Conference desk working hours / Registration of participants
10:00 – 10:30 – Opening Ceremony XIII IMPRC (hall A)
10:30 – 11:30 – Plenary lectures (hall A)
11:30 - 12:00 – Sponsor presentation
12:00 – 12:30 – Welcome Cocktail
12:30 – 14:00 – Session I (hall A)
14:00 – 15:00 – Lunch
15:00 – 16:30 – Session II (hall B)
16:30 – 17:00 – Coffee break
17:00 – 18:00 – Poster section (hall A)
20:00 – 23:00 – Conference dinner (Restaurant "Caruso")

Friday, 10th May 2019

08:30 – 13:00 – Conference desk working hours
09:00 – 11:00 – Session III (hall C)
11:00 – 11:30 - Coffee break
11:30 – 13:00 – Poster section (hall A) (hall C)
13:00 – 13:30 - Closing of the Conference (hall C)
14:30 – 16:00 – Optional Program: Belgrade City Sight-Seeing or Visiting The Museum Nikola Tesla

The Conference will be organized in sections, including plenary lectures, section lectures, oral and poster presentations. The lectures in plenary sessions will be given by the invited lecturers. Papers will be presented in oral or in poster sessions. The presentation of papers is limited to 10 minutes.

Presentation guidelines:

  • - Plenary lectures (30 + 5 min)
  • - Invited lectures (15 + 5 min)
  • - Oral presentations (10 + 5 min)
  • - Poster presentation on space of 70cm x 100cm will be available

Download List of Accepted Papers HERE!!!


The official language of the Symposium will be English.


The individuals, corporations and foundations may support XIII IMPRC by an adequate financial donations. In that case, their work and activities will be promoted free of charge at the Symposium’s web-site and in the Proceedings Book.

Main Topics

  • Material Analysis and Mineral Characterization
  • Comminution and Classification
  • Physical enrichment – gravity, magnetic and electrostatic separation.
  • Flotation and Surface Chemistry Processes, Flotation reagents, Flotation technology
  • Mining and Mineral Processing Management of Complex Ores
  • Leaching and Solutions Processing
  • Coal Processing
  • Dewatering and Agglomeration
  • Plant and Process Design
  • Simulation, Modeling and Process Control
  • Sustainability in Mineral Processing
  • Education and Other Subjects Related to Mineral Processing
  • Waste Generation and Characterization
  • Recycling and Utilization of Industrial Waste
  • Recycling of Bio-waste
  • Treatment (mechanical, biological, chemical, thermal, other)
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Material Flow Analysis
  • Waste and Resource Management
  • Renewable Energies
  • Energy Efficiency and Sustainable Development
  • Legislation Aspects on Environmental Protection and Waste Management
  • Education in the Recycling and Sustainable Development Area

    International Scientific Committee

    Prof. Dr Milan Trumić (Serbia), President

    Prof. Dr Grozdanka Bogdanović (Serbia), Vice President

    Prof. Dr Takashi Nakamura (Japan)

    Prof. Dr Przemyslaw Boguslaw Kowalczuk (Norway)

    Prof. dr Rraghupatruni Bhima Rao (India)

    Prof. Dr Hojae Shim (China)

    Prof. Dr Junbeum Kim (France)

    Prof. Dr Veena Sahajwalla (Australia)

    Prof. Dr Georgios N. Anastassakis (Greece)

    Prof. Dr Vasilis Fthenakis (USA)

    Prof. Dr Jakob Lamut (Slovenia)

    Dr Florian Kongoli (Canada)

    Prof. Dr Ivan Nishkov (Bulgaria)

    Prof. Dr Ofira Ayalon (Israel)

    Prof. Dr Ilhan Bušhatli (Bosnia & Herzegovina)

    Prof. Dr Adele Muscolo (Italy)

    Dr Evangelos Gidarakos (Greece)

    Prof. Dr Cipriana Sava (Romania)

    Prof. Dr Alejandro Rodriguez Pascual (Spain)

    Dr Stojan Simić (Bosnia & Herzegovina)

    Prof. Dr Zdenka Zovko Brodarac (Croatia)

    Dr Slavomir Hredzak (Slovakia)

    Prof. Dr Irena Grigorova (Bulgaria)

    Prof. dr Dr Vladimir Čablik (Czech Republic)

    Prof. Dr Nada Štrbac (Serbia)

    Prof. Dr Dejan Tanikić (Serbia)

    Prof. Dr Milan Antonijević (Serbia)

    Prof. Dr Vlada Veljković (Serbia)

    Prof. Dr Zoran Stević (Serbia)

    Prof. Dr Mira Cocić (Serbia)

    Prof. Dr Jovica Sokolović (Serbia)

    Prof. Dr Goran Vujić (Serbia)

    Prof. Dr Željko Kamberović (Serbia)

    Prof. Dr Miodrag Žikić (Serbia)

    Prof. Dr Milena Kostović (Serbia)

    Prof. Dr Ljubiša Andrić (Serbia)

    Prof. Dr Dušan Stanojević (Serbia)

    Prof. Dr Marina Stamenović (Serbia)

     Prof. Dr Mile Dimitrijević (Serbia) 

    Prof. Dr Dejan Ubavin (Serbia)

    Doc. Dr Zoran Štirbanović (Serbia)

    Doc. Dr Maja Trumić (Serbia)

    Doc. Dr Vladimir Pavičević (Serbia)

    Doc. Dr Vladimir Despotović (Serbia)

    Dr Miroslav Ignjatović (Serbia)

    Dr Zoran Stevanović (Serbia)

    Dr Dragan Milanović (Serbia)

    Dr Dragan Radulović (Serbia)

    Dr Sonja Miličević (Serbia)

    Dr Radmila Marković (Serbia)

    Organizing Committee

    Prof. Dr Grozdanka Bogdanović (Serbia), President

    Prof. Dr Milan Trumić (Serbia)

    Dr Miroslav Ignjatović (Serbia)

    Prof. Dr Jovica Sokolović (Serbia)

    Doc. Dr Zoran Štirbanović (Serbia)

    Doc. Dr Maja Trumić (Serbia)

    M.Sc. Aleksandra Stojanović (Serbia)

    M.Sc. Vladimir Nikolić (Serbia)

    M.Sc. Dragana Marilović (Serbia)

    M.Sc. Predrag Stolić (Serbia)

    B.Sc. Katarina Balanović (Serbia)

    Sandra Vasković, English language teacher (Serbia)

    Dobrinka Trujić (Serbia)

    Instructions for Authors

    The authors are kindly invited to submit their full-length papers (up to 6 pages including figures and tables) till 1 March 2019

    Maximum length of papers is 6 pages (with enclosures) format A4, all margins 2.5 cm. The papers should be prepared in MS Word for Windows format; font: Times New Roman (Multilanguage support); single spacing.

    A paper should include the following parts: title, full names of the authors, abstract and the keywords, introduction, paragraphs (material and methods of work, results and discussion of the results), conclusion and a list of references. The paper should be prepared in the following way:

  • The title (max. 2 lines, centered, font size 14pt bold).
  • Name and surname of all authors and the name of their institutions (centered, font size 12pt).
  • Abstract (up to 100 words). Below abstract write up to five key words (Key words: xx, yy..).
  • Subtitles should be centered with one row above and below the subtitle, font size 12pt bold.
  • References should be quoted by numbers (Surname, first initial, year and title of work, journal, page, publisher, place).
  • Tables should be prepared in Word or Excel and graph in Excel. Pictures should be prepared as scanned (tiff, jpeg, gif or bmp format).
  • Above tables and below graphs and pictures write titles, font size 12pt italic (Figure 1. Yx..., Table 1. Yx....,).
  • Submission of Papers

    The authors are kindly invited to submit abstracts before 30 January 2019 (EXTENDED) using REGISTRATION FORM HERE and full papers before 1 March 2019.

    One author, as the first author, can submit two papers at the most.

    All papers will be reviewed by the Scientific Committee of the Symposium.

    Selected papers presented at the Conference can be submitted in an extended form in:




    The manuscripts of papers should be sent by e-mail to the following addresses: .

    Important Dates

  • Preliminary registration and abstract submission: 30 January 2019 (EXTENDED) using REGISTRATION FORM HERE
  • Notification on abstract acceptance: 20 February 2019 (EXTENDED)
  • Submission of full-length papers: 1 March 2019
  • Notification of the papers acceptance: 20 March 2019
  • Deadline for Conference fee payment: 30 March 2019
  • Second announcement and Final program: 10 April 2019


    Registration Fee

    All participants are kindly required to complete the registration form on the official website of the XIII INTERNATIONAL MINERAL PROCESSING AND RECYCLING CONFERENCE until 30 March 2019.

    The Conference fee is 120 EUR. It includes the participation in the conference, conference proceedings and the accompanying materials, welcome cocktail, conference dinner and refreshments during the Conference .

    The conference fee for the accompanying person is 80 EUR. It includes all the items specified for the participants except the Conference Proceedings and materials.

    The conference fee for the student (PhD, graduates) is 60 EUR. It includes all the items specified for the participants except the conference dinner.

    Deadline for Conference fee payment: 30 March 2019.

    After the mentioned deadline, the Conference fee will be 150 EUR, fee for the student 75 EUR and fee for the accompanying person 100 EUR. - Net Amount

    Domestic participants can pay conference fee in RSD, an amount equivalent to average exchange rate of NBS on the day of payment.

    The symposium fee should be paid through the following bank account:

  • For domestic participants (in dinars payments):

    Technical faculty in Bor
    Account No: 840-1478666-37 , with reference to 129.

  • For foreign participants payment in Euros is to be made according to the following instructions (for Euro payments):




    FIELD 57A:

    FIELD 59: /RS35840000000009279051

    FIELD 70: DETAILS OF PAYMENT (Registration fee for IMPRC 2019, paper number, name and surname)
  • Participants paying in Euros must also pay are National bank provision on all payments.

    For those who will not attend the Conference, but want their accepted papers to be published, there is a possibility to pay the publishing fee of 50 EUR until 10 April 2019.


    An exhibition will be held during the Conference, which will be a good opportunity for the companies dealing with topics of the Conference to introduce their products and services. Exhibition will be open throughout the Conference.

    Exhibition fee of 350 EUR for one delegate includes exhibition booth, possibility to hand out the participants of the Conference brochures, catalogs or other promotional materials, proceedings and other materials, welcoming cocktail, refreshments during the breaks and conference dinner. Additional fee for other delegates is 100 EUR per person. Details will be sent to the companies interested in participation.

    Letter of Invitation

    IMPRC will issue letters of invitation to those participants who need such a document for providing an entry visa. However such letters do not commit IMPRC to provide financial support to holders of this document. Requests for letters of invitation should be sent to the 0rganizing Committee of XIII IMPRC.

    Personal Insurance

    The Organizer cannot be held responsible for accidents involving Conference participants or the accompanying persons, for damage or loss of their personal properties as well as the expenses caused by cancellation, regardless of its cause.

    Participants should therefore make their own insurance arrangements. Please consult your local insurance agents regarding coverage.





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    Prof. Dr Grozdanka Bogdanović
    President of the IMPRC Organizing Committee
    Technical faculty in Bor, VJ 12, 19210 Bor, Serbia

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