April 2011

Organizer: Scientific and Technical Union of Mining, Geology and Metallurgy, Bulgaria

Co-organizers: Federation of the Scientific and Technical Unions in Bulgaria, University of Mining and Geology "St. Ivan Rilski", Bulgarian Chamber of Mining and Geology, Bulgarian Coal Output Association, Ministry of Economy, Energy and Tourism, Ministry of Environment and Water

Dr. Eng. Tzolo Voutov was Chairman of the organizing committee and the executive director of Ellatzite-Med Eng. Dobri Tzvetkov was among its members.

Main conference topics:

  • Contemporary technologies, systems and methods in opencast quarrying of coal, ore, industrial raw materials, ornamental rocks and building materials. Mineral processing and recycling.
  • Drilling and blasting techniques, transport and work safety. Ventilation of deep opencast mines.
  • Information technologies, computer systems, software products in geological prospecting, mine surveying and mining activities.
  • New machines and equipment – drills, excavators, transportation equipment, backfill and recultivation machinery. Methods and devices for electrification and automation of processes. Repair activities.
  • Draining, stabilization and consolidation of slopes in opencast mines and quarries. Waste dumps and tailings ponds.
  • Environmental monitoring. Recycling and waste utilization. Recultivation of broken terrains.
  • Economy, organization and management of technological processes and production works in open and underwater mineral mining. Markets and realization of the products.
  • Mining legislation and its harmonization with the European legal base. Education, qualification and specialization for mining experts in the field of opencast and underwater mining of minerals.



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