Malcolm Powell is the person behind the MillTraj Software. He has 30 years experience in the mining industry.
Malcolm brings a wealth of experience to the software and the consulting relating to Liner design.
Below is a summary of his experience.
Areas of Expertise
Development of Flexible circuits
Novel circuit design, especially for energy efficiency.
Mechanistic modeling of comminution devices, utilising computational techniques such as DEM. Formulating the Unified Comminution Model.
Experimental validation of energy transmission and particle transport in comminution devices, especially with PEPT filming.
Optimisation of comminution circuits through sampling and modeling.
Mill liner design and its influence on the motion of grinding media, and the selection of liner materials.
Application of research outputs
The research outputs have been applied to improving the operation of a wide range of industrial applications. A summary of areas of application are given below, and some examples of notable industrial improvements arising out of the research are listed in Appendix I.
> 50 comminution plant surveys
> 35 mill liner designs
20 grate discharge designs
12 comminution plant designs
25 comminution plant optimisations
1 chapter in a book
42 Journal publications
84 full conference proceedings
Over 100 conference presentations
Over 50 chapters for the collaborative P9 AMIRA research reports
Over 60 Research reports since 2002
Over 120 application reports delivered to industry since 2001