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Kristian Waters - Associate Professor

PhD University of Birmingham, UK
MSc University of Manchester, Institute of Science and Technology, UK
MEng University of Manchester, Institute of Science and Technology, UK

Wong Building


+1.514.398.1454 [Office]

Email: kristian.waters [at] mcgill.ca

James A. Finch - Professor Emeritus

PhD McGill University, Dept. Mining and Metallurigcal Engineering
MSc McGill University, Dept. Mining and Metallurgical Engineering

BSc University of Birmingham, Dept. Minerals Engineering

Wong Building, Rm 2m120
514.398.1452 [Office]
514.398.4492 [Fax]   

Email: james.finch [at] mcgill.ca

Mineral processing is of paramount importance to the way we live our lives, as witnessed by the amount of metal that is encountered everyday. As the world’s economies grow, the demand for metals and other mined products increases. However, while demand is increasing, the amount of mineral in ores is decreasing placing greater emphasis on efficient mineral extraction and recovery. The role of mineral processing is to utilise current knowledge to improve recovery processes, and to develop new processes which meet strict environmental standards. At McGill University, Professor Kriss Waters is working in these areas, with specific research interests including:

  • Air dispersion in flotation machines
  • Self-heating characteristics of sulphide minerals
  • Novel water treatment methods
  • Froth and foam characterisation
  • Flotation machine developments
  • Physico-chemical properties of minerals
  • Physical separations
  • Particle tracking in mineral processing
  • Strategic and critical mineral processing
  • Recycling