Back by popular demand, Malvern Panalytical is pleased organise the 26th Ores and Minerals Analysis conference. This edition of the virtual workshop will focus on mining and processing for bauxite, nickel and alumina smelting. Malvern Panalytical’s application experts will share knowledge through case studies and reference sites.

What we’re doing different from previous editions is to touch on topics which are close to your heart. For instance how to improve your elemental precision analysis. Our experts not only provide theory but also demonstrate fundamentals of good sample preparation, analysis and making sense of the data. Look out as they also share about solutions which support your high throughput environment. This is by way of helping you to achieve up-time, prevent downtime, while maintaining a high level of accuracy and repeatability. Beyond XRF elemental analysis, learn about other complementary methods like X-ray diffraction and NIR, that you can adopt at various stages of your process. Whether for better exploration site mapping to more sharper grade and process control.

This edition of the OMA conference is relevant for anyone in service laboratories or consulting agencies and companies supporting mining in nickel. If you are working at the mine site, this programme will be interesting for you – click here.


April 07 2021 - April 07 2021
09:15 - 13:45
South East Asian Time [Asia]
Event type:
Webinar - Live
CNA range
Epsilon 4
XRF Software
X-ray Fluorescence (XRF)


JKT TimeTopicPresenters
9:15amWelcome and latest trends in nickel and smeltingDr Uwe Konig, Global Manager for Mining and minerals
09:30amGood laboratory practices and mining quality assuranceAde Kadarusman, Ph.D

Accuracy and reliability in elemental analysis with sample preparation: 

  • Steps for better sample preparation using pressed pellet (with & without binder)
  • Introduction to different sample preparation methods and how to achieve highest accuracy with fusion borate
  • Calibration standards and custom certified reference standards with help of Malvern Panalytical’s Nottingham Laboratory in UK
  • Show and tell
Brijendra Srivastava, Application Specialist for Asia
10:45amQ & A

Advancements in elemental analysis to support high throughput environments 

  • Improvements to up-time, helping you achieve high throughput, accuracy 
  • Reduce downtime and maintenance costs 
  • All possible with new features like smart lab automation, robust design of new XRF range with SumXCore technology, smart software for lab optimization and much more 
  • See also our online solutions like CNA for elemental analysis for raw materials screening, stockpiling, processing and more

Srinivasan, Primary Materials Sector Sales Manager

Hari Bhaskar, Process and Automation Solutions Manager


Supporting high throughput and light element analysis: Live demo

  • See our latest floorstanding XRF, Zetium with SumxCore technology. Supports high throughput analysis with continuous sample loading, intelligent priority sample loading, ease of use while minimizing running costs like sample cups 
  • See our latest benchtop XRF, Epsilon 4 which supports light element analysis (Limonite case study)
Brijendra Srivastava, Application Specialist for Asia

Expand your applications with complementary analytical tools

Dr Uwe Konig, Global Manager for Mining and minerals
1:00pmMaintenance tips when working with dusty, corrosive elementsMoh. Noorfan Yunasa, Service Manager
1:15pmQ & A


  • Dr König, global mining, minerals and metals sector manager at Malvern Panalytical
    Dr König is based in Malvern Panalytical’s supply center in the Netherlands. Since joining the company in 2005, he has been responsible for helping mining, minerals and metals related research and industrial companies in sharing knowledge through on-site visits, international conferences and local workshops. His specialty is in the development of new analytical solutions for exploration, process monitoring and optimization in the mining and metals industries. These include mobile, laboratory-based and online monitoring solutions.
    Dr König studied geology and applied mineralogy at Martin-Luther-University Halle (Germany) and the UFPA (Universidade Federal do Para) Belem (Brazil). In 2006, he reached his PhD in the field of applied mineralogy.

  • Srinivasan, Primary Materials Sector Sales Manager
  • Brijendra Srivastava, Application Specialist for Asia
  • Rajendra Mishra, Process and Automation Solutions Manager
  • Hari Bhaskar, Process and Automation Solutions
  • Aaron Skinner, Service Engineer, Australia


Who should attend:

  • Anyone working in service laboratories or consulting firms dealing with nickel, bauxite and alumina smelting
  • Geologists, laboratory managers, specialists