Dr. Eric Aminartey Agorhom

ACADEMIC DEGREES EARNED

  1.     PhD, Minerals and Materials Engineering (University of South Australia), 2014
  2.     BSc(Hons), Minerals Engineering (UMaT), 2009


INSTITUTIONS ATTENDED

  1. Ian Wark Research Institute, University of South Australia, (2010 - 2014)
  2. University of Mines and Technology, (2005 - 2009)


PROFESSIONAL BODY MEMBERSHIP

  1. Member, WAIMM, (2016 - Date)
  2. Associate Member, IChemE, (2012 - Date)
  3. Graduate Member, AusIMM, (2011 - Date)


AWARDS

  1. International Mineral Processing Council Young Author Award (for top ten best papers presented by an author younger than 35 years)., 2012
  2.  Ian Wark Research Institute HDR Travel Grant, 2012
  3. UMaT/UniSA Postgraduate Research Scholarship, 2010
  4. Best Metso Mineral Engineering Graduating Student for 2008/2009 academic year, 200

 

SUBJECTS TAUGHT

1. Ore Mineralogy and Microscopy

2. Metallurgical Plant Design and Control

3. Heap Leaching Technology

4. Mineral Chemistry

5. Ore Handling and Transport Machinery

 

SUPERVISION OF STUDENTS PROJECT WORK/THESIS/RESEARCH

15 Undergraduate Project Works, (Bsc)

 

OTHER PROFESSIONALLY RELATED EXPERIENCE

  1. Lead consultant: Gold mineralogical and liberation studies using QEMSCAN, Tarkwa Gold Mine, Gold Fields Ghana Limited
  2. Team member: Gold deportment and identification studies for improved gold recover, Tarkwa Gold Mine, GFGL
  3. Team member: Hardness, chemical and microstructural analysis of steel ball samples, B5 PLUS Limited
  4. Team member: Spent heaps resource estimation, Tarkwa Gold Mine, Gold Fields Ghana Ltd
  5. Team member: Leach recovery improvement study, Iduapriem Gold Mine, AngloGold Ashanti
  6. Team member: Optimisation of High Pressure Grinding Rolls, Tarkwa Gold Mine, Gold Fields Ghana Ltd

 

REFEREED JOURNAL PUBLICATIONS

1. Agorhom, E.A., Lem, J.P., Skinner, W., Zanin, M., (2015) Challenges and opportunities in the recovery/rejection of trace elements in copper flotation - a review, Minerals Engineering, vol.78, pp. 45-57.

2. Agorhom, E.A., Skinner, W., Zanin, M., (2015) Post-regrind selective depression of pyrite in pyritic copper-gold flotation using aeration and diethylenetriamine, Minerals Engineering, vol.72, pp. 36-46.

3. Agorhom, E.A., Skinner, W., Zanin, M., (2014) Diethylenetriamine (DETA) depression of Cu-activated pyrite hydrophobised by xanthate, Minerals Engineering, vol. 57, pp. 36-42.

4. Agorhom, E.A., Skinner, W., Zanin, M., (2013) Influence of gold mineralogy on its flotation recovery in a porphyry copper-gold ore, Chemical Engineering Science, vol. 99, pp. 127-138.

5. Agorhom, E.A., Skinner, W., Zanin, M., (2012) Upgrading of low-grade gold ore samples for improved particle characterisation using Micro-CT and SEM/EDX (revised), Advanced Powder Technology, vol. 23, pp. 498-508.

 

REFEREED CONFERENCE PUBLICATIONS

  1. Agorhom, E.A., Zanin, M., Skinner, W., (2014) Effect of diethylenetriamine and sodium metabisulfite on xanthate-induced flotation of Cu-activated pyrite, UMaT 3rd Biennial Mining and Mineral Conference, Tarkwa, 30th  July – 2nd August.
  2. Agorhom, E.A., Zanin, M., Skinner, W., (2014) Selective depression of pyrite and its implications on gold flotation behaviour in porphyry copper-gold ore, 29th Australia Colloid and Surface Science Student Conference (29th ACSSSC), Ballarat, VIC, 3-7th February.
  3. Agorhom, E.A., Skinner, W., Zanin, M., (2013) Pyrite-gold separation from copper rougher flotation tailings, CHEMECA 2013, Brisbane, Australia.
  4. Agorhom, E.A., Swierczek, Z., Skinner, W., Zanin, M., (2012) Combined QXRD-QEMSCAN mineralogical analysis of a porphyry copper-gold ore for the optimisation of the flotation strategy, IMPC 2012, New Delhi, India, 23-28th September
  5. Agorhom, E.A., Zanin, M., Skinner, W., (2012) Effects of gold composition and surface chemistry on flotation and collector adsorption properties, 28th Australia Colloid and Surface Science Student Conference (28th ACSSSC), Newcastle, NSW, 3-7th February.
  6. Agorhom, E.A., Skinner, W., Zanin, M., (2011) Upgrading of low-grade gold ore samples for improved particle characterisation using Micro-CT and SEM/EDX, CHEMECA 2011, Sydney, Australia, 8-21ST September.
  7. Timbillah, S., Aabulleh,P.N., Agorhom, E.A., (2007) Iron Ore Surge in the World_The Role of Ghana, Iron Ore 2007, AusIMM, Perth, Australia, 20-22nd August, 2007.