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Published papers by Andrew Swanson:

  • Atkinson, B, Swanson, A, O’Brien, G, “Coal Grain Analysis: The New Basis of Coal Preparation Design”, Proceedings XVII International Coal Preparation Congress, Istanbul, October 2013, p 61
  • Swanson, A, “Australian Coal Preparation – 2013 REPORT”, Proceedings XVII International Coal Preparation Congress, Istanbul, October 2013, p 3.
  • Fewings, G, Cowburn, J, Swanson, A, Mackinnon, W, “Establishment of a Fines Circuit at the Drayton Coal Treatment Unit”, Proceedings XVII International Coal Preparation Congress, Istanbul, October 2013, p 559
  • Thornton, C, Searant, A, Swanson, A, “Commissioning Of Australian Coal Preparation Plants”, Proceedings XVII International Coal Preparation Congress, Istanbul, October 2013, p 565
  • Sorensen, C, Irwin, D, O’Farrell, C, Fox, R, Swanson, A, “Design, Construction and Commissioning of a Coal Handling and Preparation Plant at Mangoola Mine”, Proceedings XVII International Coal Preparation Congress, Istanbul, October 2013, p 571.
  • Mackinnon, W, Swanson, A, “The Australian Treatment”, World Coal, June 2013.
  • Atkinson, B, Swanson, A, Warren, K, O’Brien, G, “CPP Feed Washability Determination from Small Topsize Samples”, Proceedings, Fourteenth Australian Coal Preparation Conference, Canberra 2012, Paper 7A.
  • Atkinson, B W, Swanson, A R, “A New Method for Sampling from High Capacity Screens”, Proceedings, Sampling 2012, AusIMM, Perth 2012, p89.
  • Mackinnon, W, Swanson, A, “Strategies for washing Australian Coals”, Proceedings XVI International Coal Preparation Congress, Lexington, April 2010, p9.
  • Fox, R, Gibbs, N, Geczy, L, Souter, R, Swanson, A, “Establishment of 1000 t/h Coal Preparation Plant at Liddell Mine”, Proceedings XVI International Coal Preparation Congress, Lexington, April 2010, p46.
  • Swanson, A, “Australian Coal Preparation - 2010”, Proceedings XVI International Coal Preparation Congress, Lexington, April 2010.
  • Swanson, A, Atkinson, B, “Performance of Large Diameter Dense Medium Cyclones – an Australian Perspective”, Proceedings COALPREP 2009, Lexington, KY, April 2009, p 257.
  • Swanson, A, “Update on Australian Coal Preparation – 2009”, Proceedings COALPREP 2009, Lexington, KY, April 2009, p 181.
  • Fox. R, Gibbs. N, Geczy, L, Souter, R, Swanson, A, “The Design, Construction and Commissioning of a New Coal Preparation Plant at Liddell Mine”.  Proceedings, Twelfth Australian Coal Preparation Conference, Sydney 2008, Paper 2B.
  • Atkinson, B, O’Brien, M, Swanson, A, Firth, B, “Dense Medium Cyclone Sampling”. Proceedings, Twelfth Australian Coal Preparation Conference, Sydney 2008, Paper 9C.
  • Swanson, A, “Some Musings on Fine Coal Processing”, Invited Presentation, Twelfth Australian Coal Preparation Conference, Sydney 2008.
  • Swanson, A, “The Australian Coal Preparation Society and Its Role in the Australian Coal Industry”, 50th Anniversary Conference, The Minerals Engineering Society (UK), Melton Mowbray, September, 2008
  • Swanson, A, Atkinson. B, “Improved Efficiency of Fine Coal Classification”, ACARP Report. June 2008.
  • Swanson, A, Atkinson. B, “Performance Database for Fine Coal Processing – New Data and Industry Interface”. Proceedings, Eleventh Australian Coal Preparation Conference, Twin Waters  2007. Paper E2.
  • Swanson, A, Atkinson, B, “Further Operational Data to Optimise the Application of Large Diameter Dense Medium Cyclones”. Proceedings, Eleventh Australian Coal Preparation Conference, Twin Waters  2007. Paper G2.
  • Atkinson, B, Swanson. A, Firth, B, O’Brien, M, “Best Practise Guide to Dense Medium Cyclone Sampling and Analysis”, ACARP Report. January 2007.
  • Swanson, A, Atkinson, B, “Large Diameter DM Cyclone Operating Data”, ACARP Report January 2007.
  • Swanson, A, Atkinson, B, “Design and Operating Data for Fines Treatment”, ACARP Report December 2006.
  • Swanson, A, “Recent Developments in Australian Coal Preparation”, Proceedings XV International Coal Preparation Congress and Exhibition, Beijing, September 2006. Paper 1.6.
  • Swanson, A, Atkinson, B, Weale, W, “Design and Operational Data for the Optimum Utilisation of Large Diameter Dense Medium Cyclones”, Proceedings XV International Coal Preparation Congress and Exhibition, Beijing, September 2006. Paper 5.9
  • Swanson, A, Atkinson, B, “Improved Operational Data for Fine Coal Processing”, Proceedings XV International Coal Preparation Congress and Exhibition, Beijing, September 2006. Paper 8.8
  • Swanson, A. “An Overview of Australian Coal Preparation”, Chinese Coal Preparation Meeting, Beijing, October 2005.
  • Atkinson. B, Swanson. A, “Improved Design and Operational Data for Fines Treatment”, ACPS/ACARP Symposium September 2005.
  • Swanson, A, Atkinson, B, “Improved operational databases for fine coal”, Proceedings, Tenth Australian Coal Preparation Conference, Pokolbin, 2004, Paper E14.
  • Swanson, A, “A 2004 Review of Australian Coal Preparation”, Proceedings, IOC International Coal Preparation Seminar, Beijing, April 2004.
  • Swanson, A,  “The Australian Coal Industry and Chemical Engineers”, CE50 Symposium, Fifty years of Chemical Engineering Educations, University of Newcastle, Newcastle, November, 2003.
  • Swanson, A, Mackinnon, W, “Risk Mitigation for Coal Operations – Quality and Washing”, Proceedings, Mining Risk Management Conference, Sydney, 2003, p 185.
  • Weale, W, Swanson, A, “Improved design and Operational Data for Large Diameter Dense Medium Cyclones”, Proceedings, Ninth Australian Coal Preparation Conference, Yeppoon, 2002, Paper B2.
  • Drummond, R, Nicol, S, Swanson, A, “Operational Review of Teetered Bed Separator Applications”, Proceedings, Ninth Australian Coal Preparation Conference, Yeppoon, 2002, Paper G2.
  • Sanders, D, Swanson, A, “Benefits of Coal Quality for Hunter Valley Exports”,CoalTrans, June 2002.
  • Drummond, R, Nicol, S, Swanson, A, “Teetered bed separators – the Australian Experience”,Proceedings XIV International Coal Preparation Congress, Sandton, South Africa, 2002, p 353.
  • Firth, B, Swanson, A, “Opportunity for improved fine coal treatment”,Proceedings XIV International Coal Preparation Congress, Sandton, South Africa, 2002, p 451.
  • Swanson, A R, “Coal Cleaning Technologies to Improve Power Station Efficiency”, Proceedings, Australia-China Joint Workshop on Clean Power from Coal with Maximised Efficiency, Taiyuan, P.R.China, August, 2001, p 141.
  • Swanson, A, “Australian Coal Preparation – Perspectives 2000”, Colloquium: International Coal Preparation Practice, Witbank, South Africa, SAIMM, February 2001, Paper 1.
  • Swanson, A, “Development of Reliable Data for the Design and Operation of Coal Preparation Plants”, Proceedings, Eighth Australian Coal Preparation Conference, Port Stephens, 2000, Paper F, Arthur le Page Memorial Lecture.
  • Esterle, J, Clarkson, C, O’Brien, G, Swanson, A, Fletcher, I, “Predicting Plant Performance from Small and large Diameter Bore cores”, Proceedings, Eighth Australian Coal Preparation Conference, Port Stephens, 2000, Paper A4.
  • Newling, P, Weale, W, Crisafulli, P, Swanson, A, “An innovative approach to a ‘boutique’ mine and coal preparation plant at Stratford Coal”,Proceedings XIII International Coal Preparation Congress, Brisbane, 1998, Paper A3.
  • Swanson, A, Fletcher, I, Membrey, W, Davis, R, “Sample pretreatment for improved washability prediction”,Proceedings XIII International Coal Preparation Congress, Brisbane, 1998, Paper E2.
  • Swanson, A, Weale, W, Mackinnon, W, “Development of slim core correction factors for improved prediction of mine yield”,Proceedings XIII International Coal Preparation Congress, Brisbane, 1998, Paper E4.
  • Drummond, R, Swanson, A, Nicol, S, Newling, P, “Optimisation studies on a 75 t/h teetered bed separator at Stratford Coal”,Proceedings XIII International Coal Preparation Congress, Brisbane, 1998, Paper F1.
  • Swanson, A, Drummond, R, Galvin, K, Mullins, P, “Impact of coal variability on plant operations and design”,Proceedings XIII International Coal Preparation Congress, Brisbane, 1998, Paper T3.
  • Swanson AR, Fletcher IS, Membrey W & Davis R, 1998, Improved Washability Prediction through Establishment of Correct Coal Size Distributions, Final Report for ACARP Project NºC5053, June 1998.
  • Swanson, A R, Drummond, R B, Galvin, K P, Mullins, P, 1998, Assessment of the Impact of Coal Quality Variations and Poor Distribution on Plant Design and Operations, ARCARP Report C5047, April 1998
  • Newling, P., Le Page, M., Lees, J., Parsons, J., Purdon, G., Drummond, R., Swanson, A.S., and Nicol, S.K., “Experience with Teetered Bed Separators Treating Burragorang Valley Coal Fines”, Proceedings Seventh Australian Coal Preparation Conference, Mudgee, 1995, Paper C1, p120.
  • Swanson, A.S., Brown, A., Hughes, P., Carmody, J., “Application of On-Line Analysers to Quality Management Systems at Coal Terminals”, Japan/Australian Coal Research Conference, Adelaide, 1995.
  • Wood, D.L., Swanson, A.R., “Coal Quality - Essential for Profitability”, U.S. Coal Preparation Conference & Exhibition, 1994.
  • Swanson, A.R., Brown, K., Hughes, P., Carmody, J., “CHEQS - Real Time Quality Management for Newcastle Coal Exports”, Bulk Solids Handling, vol.13, No.4, 1993.
  • Swanson, A.R., et al,"Definition and Modelling of Coal Breakage in Coal Preparation and Handling Systems", Proceedings Sixth Australian Coal Preparation Conference, Mackay, 1993, Paper C2, p174.
  • Swanson, A.R., Fletcher, I.S., “Improved Prediction of Size Distributions and their Effects in Materials Handling and Coal Preparation Systems - Technology Transfer Workshop Notes”, ACARP Project C3004, August 1993.
  • Swanson, A.R., Fletcher, I.S., Partridge, A.C., “Improved Prediction of Size Distributions and their Effects in Materials Handling and Coal Preparation Systems”, Final Report for NERDDC Project 1290, April 1993.
  • Swanson, A.R., “Overview of Fine Coal Beneficiation”, ACARP Coal Preparation R&D Workshop, Newcastle, NSW, March 1993
  • Swanson, A.R., "Beneficiation of Lower Grade Coals", UNDP-AIDAB Executive Seminar on Coal Technology , April, 1992.
  • Swanson, A.R., "Coal Beneficiation", UNDP-ESCAP Coal Technology Course, September, 1991.
  • Swanson, A.R., et al,"Improved Techniques for the Prediction of Size Distributions for Coal Preparation", Proceedings Fifth Australian Coal Preparation Conference, Newcastle, 1991, Paper A2, p15.
  • Weale, W.G., and Swanson, A.R.,"Some Aspects of Spiral Plant Design and Operation", Proceedings Fifth Australian Coal Preparation Conference, Newcastle, 1991, Paper C2, p98.
  • Swanson, A.R., "Current and Future Processes", in Callcott, R., (ed), Proceedings, Imperatives for Coals and Metallurgy, AIE, Newcastle Group, May 1990, p20.
  • Swanson, A.R.,Callcott, T.G., Callcott, R., Brown, K.,and Atkinson, B.W.,"The Role for Coal in Future Metallurgical Processes", 3rd Coal Research Conference, New Zealand, October, 1989.
  • Swanson, A.R., "Coal Usage in Future Iron and Steelmaking Process", Lecture to Queensland Coal Preparation Society, April, 1989.
  • Callcott, T.G., Callcott, R., Brown, K., Swanson, A.R., Atkinson, B.W., "The Use of Australian Coals in New and Emerging Metallurgical Processes", NERDDC Commissioned Study for Department of Primary Industries and Energy, October, 1988.
  • Swanson, A.R., Stainlay, R., Fleming, C., Wood, D.L., "A Further Study into Utilising Slim Bore Cores to Provide Detailed Coal Preparation Data", Proceedings Fourth Australian Coal Preparation Conference, 1988, p207.
  • Swanson, A.R., "The Impact of Coal Properties on Utilisation Economics", Lecture to Queensland Coal Preparation Society, March, 1988.
  • Swanson, A.R., Brown, K., "The Relative Impact of Ash and Moisture on Steam Coal Utilisation Value", 2nd Coal Research Conference, New Zealand, November, 1987.
  • Swanson, A.R., "The Effect of Pulp Density and Frother in Coal Flotation", The Capricornia Institute of Advanced Education, August, 1987.
  • Swanson, A.R., "Economic Value of Steaming Coals", United Nations Coal Technology Course, University of Newcastle, August, 1986.
  • Swanson, A.R., Atkinson, B.W., and Brown, K., "The Application of Utilisation Models to the Optimum Exploitation of a Coal Resource", PACOAL '85, The First Pacific Coal Conference & Exhibition, Brisbane, May, 1985.
  • Swanson, A.R., and Galvin, K., "The Quantification of an Overdesign Factor for Coal Preparation Plants", Coal Preparation, Vol.1, 1984, p93.
  • Swanson, A.R., Firth, B.A., and Roberts, R., "The Interaction between Pulp Density and Frother Addition in Coal Flotation", Proc. Australas. Inst. Min. Metall., No.289, Feb., 1984, p45.
  • Swanson, A.R., and Galvin, K., "A Consideration of Overdesign Factors for Coal Preparation Plants", Proc. Second Australian Coal Preparation Conference, 1983, p337.
  • Firth, B.A., Swanson, A.R., and Nicol, S.K., "Factors Governing the Selection of Coal Flotation Circuits", Proceedings 9th International Coal Preparation Congress, New Delhi, India, 1982, paper C3.
  • Firth, B.A., and Swanson, A.R., "Process Design For Coal Preparation", BHP Tech. Bull., Vol.26, No.1, 1982, p22.
  • Swanson, A.R., Wood, D.L., and Taggart, I.J., "The Determination of Coal Value from Power Station Economics", BHP Tech. Bull., Vol.26, No.1, 1982, p34.
  • Swanson, A.R., "Utilisation of Energy Coals", lecture to Advanced Coal Preparation Course, January, 1982.
  • Swanson, A.R., "Some Aspects of Selective Agglomeration", Masters Thesis, Dept. of Mining Engineering, University of NSW, 1981.
  • Firth, B.A., Swanson, A.R., and Nicol, S.K., "Circuit Design Considerations for the Froth Flotation of Problem Coals", Proceedings, Coal: Phoenix of the 80's, Halifax Canada, June, 1981, paper chE-TA21.
  • Swanson, A.R., Taggart, I.J., and Wood, D.L., "The Economic Value of Coal for Coal Fired Power Stations", Proceedings, Coal: Phoenix of the 80's, Halifax Canada, June, 1981, paper chE-TA16.
  • Gallagher, E., Lewis, J.E., Post, J.J., Swanson, A.R., and Armstrong, L.W., "Dewatering of Fine Coal by Screen Bowl Centrifuges", Proceedings, First Australian Coal Preparation Conference, Swanson, A.R., ed., 1981, pp 134-154.
  • Armstrong, L.W., and Swanson, A.R., "A Pilot Scale Evaluation of a Bottom Fed Thickener", BHP Tech. Bull., Vol.24, No.1, May, 1980, p45.
  • Swanson, A.R., "Environmental Aspects of Coal Preparation Plant Tailings", BHP Tech. Bull., Vol.24, No.2, November, 1980, p61.
  • Nicol, S.K., Day, J.C., and Swanson, A.R., "Oil Assisted Dewatering of Fine Coal", Proceedings, AIME Symposium on "Fine Particle Beneficiation", Las Vegas, 1980, p1661.
  • Armstrong, L.W., Swanson, A.R., and Nicol, S.K., "Pilot Scale Treatment of Coal Preparation Plant Effluent by the Selective Agglomeration Process", CIM Bull., November, 1979, p89.
  • Nicol, S.K., and Swanson, A.R., "Ultrafine Coal Recovery from Preparation Plant Tailings", 8th International Coal Preparation Conference, USSR, May, 1979.
  • Firth, B.A., Swanson, A.R., and Nicol, S.K., "Flotation Circuits for Poorly Floating Coals", Int. J. Mineral Processing, 5, 1979, p321.
  • Swanson, A.R., Firth, B.A., and Nicol, S.K., "A Convenient Index for the Assessment of Coal Cleaning Process", Proceedings, Australas.  Inst. Min. Metall., No.268, 1978, p57.
  • Firth, B.A., Swanson, A.R., and Nicol, S.K., "The Influence of Feed Size Distribution of the Staged Flotation of Poorly Floating Coals", Proceedings, Australas., Inst. Min. Metall. No.267, 1978, p49.
  • Swanson, A.R., and Nicol, S.K., "A Numerical Approach to the Restricted Withdrawal of Vertical Cyclinders from Quiescient Liquids", 6th Annual Convention of RACI, Div. of Colloid and Surface Chemistry, Surfers Paradise, Queensland, November, 1978.
  • Nicol, S.K., Bensley, C.N., and Swanson, A.R., "Effect of Agitation on Quality of Selectively Agglomerated Fine Coal", Trans. Instit. Mining and Metall., Section C, 86, 1977, pC92.
  • Swanson, A.R., and Nicol, S.K., "A Numerical Treatment of the Restricted Withdrawal of Cylinders from Baths of Quiescient Liquids", J. Coll. Int. Sci., Vol.60, 1977, p568.
  • Bensley, C.N., Swanson, A.R., and Nicol, S.K., "The Effect of Emulsification on the Selective Agglomeration of Fine Coal", Int. J. of Mineral Processing, 4, 1977, p173.
  • Swanson, A.R., and Henry, B.D., "Design in the Presence of Uncertainty", Fifth Australian Conference on Chemical Engineering, September, 1977, p184.
  • Swanson, A.R., Nicol, S.K., and Bensley, C.N., "Selective Agglomeration: A Solution to Problems in the Efficient Treatment of Fine Coal", Chemca 77, 5th Australian Conference on Chemical Engineering, Canberra, September, 1977, p304.
  • Swanson, A.R., Bensley, C.N., and Nicol, S.K., "Some Fundamental Aspects of the Selective Agglomeration of Fine Coal", Proceedings, 2nd International Symposium on Agglomeration, Atlanta, Ga., 1977, p939.
  • Campanini, R., Swanson, A.R., and Nicol, S.K., "Meniscus Profiles between Concentric Cyclinders", J. Chem. Soc. Faraday Transactions I. Vol.72, 1976, p2638.
  • Swanson, A.R., "Distillation Column Design: The Effects of Uncertain Equilibrium Data", Honours Thesis, 1975, Dept. of Chemical Engineering, University of Newcastle.
  • Swanson, A.R., "The Modelling of a Pulverised Fuel Combustion Chamber", Dept. of Chemical Engineering, University of Newcastle, 1975.


Published papers by Terry Wex:

  • Drummond, R., Wex, T. and Lief, H. 2010, ‘Understanding loading effects on processing efficiency – a new tool for value engineering for CPP design and operation’, Proceedings, Thirteenth Australian Coal Preparation Conference.
  • Wex, T., Hill, B., Meyers, A., and Clark, L. 2004, ‘Successes achieved through incorporating recent developments in Jameson Cell technology into an existing Jameson Cell Circuit’ in Membry W. (ed), Proceeding, Tenth Australian Coal Preparation Conference.
  • Wex, T., Mercuri, F. and Meyers, A. 2004, ‘Effects of recirculating loads on plant performance and product quality’, Proceedings, 2004 Australian Coal Preparation Society One Day Symposium.
  • O’Brien, M., Firth, B., Nemeth, D. and Wex, T. 2003, ‘Image Analysis Measurement of Screen Aperture and Open Area’, ACARP Funded Project C11006.
  • Meyers, A., Clarkson, C., Wex, T. and Leach, K. 2003, ‘Improved methods of estimating coal in situ density and moisture’, ACARP Funded Project C10042.
  • Meyers, A., Leach, K. and Wex, T. 2002, ‘Solids partitioning in screenbowl centrifuges’, in Firth BA (ed), Proceeding, Ninth Australian Coal Preparation Conference, Paper E2.

Published papers by Glen Fewings:

  • Cowburn,J., Noack,B., Fewings,G. and MacKinnon,W. 2012, “Upgrading and Commissioning of the Drayton Coal Treatment Unit”, in Mathewson D. (Ed), Proceedings of the Fourteenth Australian Coal Preparation Conference, Canberra ACT, Paper 2A, Australian Coal Preparation Society.
  • Thornton,C , Searant,A , Sorensen,C , Fewings,G. 2012, “Commissioning of a Coal Preparation Plant- Common Problems and Solutions”, in Mathewson D. (Ed), Proceedings of the Fourteenth Australian Coal Preparation Conference, Canberra ACT, Paper 2A, Australian Coal Preparation Society.
  • Fewings,G , MacKinnon,W, Geczy,L , Sorensen,C, Jury,T, Newling,P, Rodd,D. 2010, “Design, Construction and Commissioning of a Coal Handling and Preparation Plant at Stockton Mine, New Zealand” , in Atkinson B. & S.(Eds), Proceedings of the Thirteenth Australian Coal Preparation Conference, Mackay QLD, Paper 1A, Australian Coal Preparation Society
  • Fewings,G , Hamblyn,S , O’Hearn,T. 1995. “Development of the Saxonvale Coal Preparation Plant and Materials Handling Systems”, in Smitham Dr J. (Ed),  Proceedings of the Seventh Australian Coal Preparation Conference, Mudgee NSW, Paper A1, Australian Coal Preparation Society.

Published papers by Craig Sorensen:

  • “The establishment of coal handling and preparation facilities at ravensworth processing plant”  - authored by me and Bruce Atkinson, presented by me. 2008 12th Australian Coal Preparation Conference.

Published papers by Dick Sanders:

  • Sanders, R H, “Float and Sink Analysis of Wet Coal – A Simple Idea But a Hard Task”, XV International Coal Preparation Conference, Beijing, October 2006.
  • Holtham, P, Sanders, R H and Scott, A, “Improving Precision of Tonnage Reconciliation”, ACARP Project C13031, November 2005.
  • Sanders, R H, “Float and Sink Analysis of Wet Coal – A Simple Idea But a Hard Task”, ACPS / ACARP Seminar “Modern Developments in Fine Coal Processing and Recovery”, Singleton, Emerald September 2005.
  • Sanders, R H, “The Improved Grindability Test – Comparisons With HGI”, ACARP Project C13065, 30 June 2005.
  • Sanders, R H, “Float and Sink Analysis of Wet Coal”, ACARP Project C13060, 23 May 2005.
  • Sanders, R H, “General Coal Properties, With Emphasis on the Grindability Test”, CCSD Course on Power Technology, 30 May 2005.
  • Sanders, R H, “When It’s All Said And Done – What Is Quality”, TAFE Lecture, 4 November 2003.
  • Fletcher, I S and Sanders, R H, “The Estimation of the In Situ Moisture of Coal Seams”, Sydney Basin Symposium, Wollongong, 29 Sept. 2003.
  • Sanders, R H, “Density – One More Time”, Sydney Basin Symposium, Wollongong, 29 Sept. 2003.
  • Fletcher, I S and Sanders, R H, “Estimation of In Situ Moisture of Coal Seams and Product Total Moisture”, ACARP Project C10041, April 2003.
  • Sanders, R H, “An Improved Grindability Test”, ACARP Project C12063, August 2003.
  • Sanders, R.H., “Density”, 9th Australian Coal Preparation Conference, Yeppoon, October 2002.
  • Sanders, R.H., “MOM Maximises The Profit From Coal”, ACPS Coal Preparation Technical Symposium on Optimising Group Operations, Singleton, 15/8/01.
  • Sanders, R.H., "How do we characterise coal?", Coal Course for Undergraduates, Newcastle University, 26 April 2001. (48 papers to here)
  • Sanders, R.H., “Rank, Moisture, Relative Density and Reserves”, Proceedings of ECSI Users' Conference, Bowral, April 2001.
  • Sanders, R.H., “State-of-the-art Review For ACARP - Blending”, CRC For Black Coal Utilisation: Fourth Annual Conference of Participants, Brisbane, 14 November 2000.
  • Sanders, R.H., “Forensic Deduction in Coal Quality”, Forensic Techniques in Coal Utilisation Symposium, Brisbane, 7 June 2000.
  • Wall, T.F., Gupta, S.K., Gupta, R.P., Sanders, R.H., Creelman, R.A., Bryant, G.W., "False Deformation Temperatures For Ash Fusibility Associated With The Conditions For Ash Preparation", Fuel, 78, pp1057-1063, 1999.
  • Sanders, R.H., “Elemental Control Of Coal Preparation Processes In Real-Time”, The Australian Coal Review, pp 32-34, May 1999.
  • Sanders, R.H., “The Ash Fusibility Test - Deformation Temperatures Or Defamation Temperatures?”, Proceedings, CRC For Black Coal Utilisation, 2nd Annual Conference, Newcastle, November 1998.
  • Sanders, R.H., “Elemental Control Of Coal Preparation Processes In Real-Time”, XIII International Coal Preparation Congress, Brisbane, October 1998.
  • Sanders, R.H., “Coal Characterisation in Marketing - An Elementary Approach”, Black Coal CRC Workshop on Coal Characterisation, University of Newcastle, February 1996.
  • Creelman, R.A., Lowe, A., Gupta, R.P., Gupta, S., Sanders, R.H. and Wall, T.F., “Demonstration of The True Ash Fusibility Characteristics of Australian Thermal Coals”, ACARP Project Nº C3093, September 1995.
  • Sanders, R.H., “Comparison of Test Results”, ACARP Ash Fusibility Research Workshop, University of Newcastle, August, 1995.
  • Sanders, R.H., “Reading the Tea Leaves”, Joint meeting of Bowen Basin and Sydney Basin Coal Geology Groups, Muswellbrook, July 1995.
  • Sanders, R.H., “Coal Quality Assessment”, UNDP/PAC-E Course in Coal Production & Environmental Protection, University of Newcastle, October 1994.
  • Sanders, R.H, “Coal Characterisation”, in Swanson, A.R and Partridge, A.C. (eds.), Advanced Coal Preparation Monograph Series, Volume 1, Part 1, Australian Coal Preparation Society, 1994.
  • Sanders, R.H., "Providing a Service of Quality”, Address to Staff, BHP Research - Newcastle Laboratories, Analytical Technology Group, 23 September 1993.
  • Preston, K B and Sanders, R. H., “Estimating the In-Situ Relative Density of Coal”, Australian Coal Geology, Vol. 9, pp. 22-26, May 1993.
  • Sanders, R.H., "Mineral Matter . . . Ash . . . What’s The Difference?”, 27th Newcastle Symposium, April 1993.
  • Sanders, R.H., "Quality Assurance in Industry”, Keynote Address, Smaller Schools Council, March 1993.
  • Sanders, R.H., "Standards For Analysis & Testing: Essential to International Coal Trade”, Australian Planning & Training Associates, Sydney, August 1992.
  • Sanders, R.H., "Getting Value From a Coal Quality Database”, Sydney Basin Coal Geologists’ Group Seminar, Singleton, July 1992.
  • Sanders, R.H., "Coal Characterisation”, AIDAB Course, Kurri TAFE, June 1992.
  • Sanders, R.H., "Quality Assurance - An Industrial Perspective”, Keynote Address, Meeting of Cluster Directors of Education Department, June 1992.
  • Sanders, R.H., "Extraction of Bulk Subsurface Coal Samples by ‘Keyhole Mining’”, 26th Newcastle Symposium, April 1992.
  • Sanders, R.H., "Calculating Reserves - A Matter of Some Gravity”, 26th Newcastle Symposium, April 1992.
  • Sanders, R.H., "Mine Site Evaluation", Lecture 2, The Coal Preparation Society of NSW Course in Advanced Coal Preparation, November, 1991.
  • Sanders, R.H., "Laboratory Analysis", ESCAP Lecture, Newcastle University, June 1991.
  • Sanders, R.H., “It’s all Black and They Burn It”, 25th Newcastle Symposium, April 1991.
  • Sanders, R.H., "Motivational Management", paper presented to the Hunter Region Primary Principal's Council, 1989 Conference, Morpeth, 1 September 1989.
  • Sanders, R.H., "Total Quality Management (TQM) - The Australian Coal Industry's 'Ace-in-the-hole'", paper presented to the Annual General Meeting, Australian Coal Preparation Society, 30 August 1989.
  • Sanders, R.H., "'Yes Minister' or 'Application of Quality Management to the Australian Coal Industry'", Proceedings, TQMI Seminar on Total Quality Management in Administrative Operations and Activities, Newcastle, 19 May 1989.
  • Sanders, R.H., "Quality of Service", Keynote address, NATA Staff Conference, Terrigal, March, 1987.
  • Sanders, R.H., "Coal Formation and Quality Characteristics - a Summary", Chapter 1, The Coal Preparation Society of NSW Course in Advanced Coal Preparation, March, 1987.
  • Cudmore, J.F. and Sanders, R.H., "Spontaneous Combustion of Coal, Mine Fires and Interpretation of Analyses of Mine Gases - a Literature Review", ACIRL Published Report 84–10, April, 1984
  • Sanders, R.H., "The Analysis and Interpretation of Gases Resulting from Heatings, Fires and Explosions in Certain Coal Mines", NERDDP Grant Report 79/9429, October, 1983.
  • Sanders, R.H., "An Index of Coal Ash Variability With Particle Size as an Indicator of the Degree of Difficulty of Sampling with Low Bias", Journal of Coal Quality, Summer, 1983.
  • Cudmore, J.F. and Sanders, R.H., "Spontaneous Combustion of Coal - Laboratory Testing and Stockpile Monitoring", Proceedings, Symposium on the Spontaneous Combustion of Coal, Newcastle, April, 1983.
  • Sanders, R.H., "Index of Coal Ash Variability Indicates Coal Ash Bias in Samples", Australian Coal Miner, February, 1983.
  • Sanders, R.H., "Australasian Seam Bulk Sampling Down a Narrow Shaft", Proceedings, 16th Newcastle Symposium, May, 1982.
  • Sanders, R.H., "Recommended Laboratory Test Programs", Proceedings, SAA Seminar on Coal Borehole Evaluation, Sydney, April, 1982.
  • Sanders, R.H., "Scope of AS2519 - Stages of Prospect Evaluation", Proceedings, SAA Seminar on Coal Borehole Evaluation, Sydney, April, 1982.
  • Sanders, R.H. and Brown, K., "A Standardised Approach to the Evaluation of Hard Coal Deposits Using Borehole Techniques", Proceedings, 3rd International Coal Exploration Symposium, Calgary,  August, 1981.
  • Sanders, R.H. and Brown, K., "A Standardised Approach to the Evaluation of Hard Coal Deposits Using Borehole Techniques", Proceedings, 15th Newcastle Symposium, May, 1981.
  • Sanders, R.H., "Optimising a Bore Core Evaluation Test Program", Proceedings, The Aus.I.M.M. Southern Queensland Branch, Symposium on Coal Borehole Evaluation, October-November, 1977.
  • Le Page, A.J., Sanders, R.H. and Stanbury, C., "Correlation of Laboratory and Plant Data - Jig Wash Box Studies", ACIRL Published Report 77–12, June, 1977.
  • Le Page, A.J. and Sanders, R.H., "An Examination of the Performance of the Dynawhirlpool Separator for the Treatment of Small Coal", ACIRL Published Report 75–3, May, 1975.
  • Le Page, A.J. and Sanders, R.H., "Correlation of Laboratory and Plant Washability - a Second Seam From the Sydney Sub-Group of the Illawarra Coal Measures", ACIRL Published Report 74–2, January, 1974.
  • Le Page, A.J. and Sanders, R.H., "Correlation of Laboratory and Plant Washability - a Seam From the Sydney Sub-Group of the Illawarra Coal Measures", ACIRL Published Report 73–16, October, 1973.
  • Le Page, A.J. and Sanders, R.H., "Correlation of Laboratory and Plant Washability - a Seam From the Lambton Sub-Group of the Newcastle Coal Measures", ACIRL Published Report 73–10, September, 1973.

Published papers by Bob Drummond

  • Drummond, R., 2012, “Gravity Concentrator Expert Control System”, ACARP Project C20048 Final Report.
  • Drummond, R., Wex, H., Lief, H., 2010, “Understanding Loading Effects on Processing Efficiency”, Proc. Thirteenth Australian Coal Preparation Conference.,  Mackay, pp55-72.
  • Ramplin, J., Drummond, R., 2008, “Two Stage TBS Processing of ­3.2+0.09  mm Fines at Ravensworth CHPP”, Proc. Twelfth Australian Coal Preparation Conference.,  Darling Harbour, pp409-421.
  • Drummond, R., Nicol, S., Swanson, A., 2002, “Operational Review of Teetered Bed Separator Applications”, Proc. Nineth Australian Coal Preparation Conference.,  Yepoon, pp289-304.
  • Moore, J., Ritchie, M., Drummond, R., Hayes, R., Weale, W., 2000,  “Selection and Operation of a Teetered Bed Separator at Bayswater Colliery Coal Preparation Plant”, Proc. Eighth Australian Coal Preparation Conference.,  Port Stephens, pp127-141.
  • Drummond, R., et al. 1998, “Optimisation Studies on a 75 t/h Teetered Bed Separator at Stratford Coal”, Proc. XIII International Coal Preparation Congress.
  • Swanson, A., Drummond, R., Galvin, K., Mullins, P., 1998, “Assessment of the Impact of Coal Variability on Plant Design and Operations”, ACARP Project C5047 Final Report.
  • Nicol, S., and Drummond, R., 1997, “Recent Experience with the Stokes Teetered Bed Separator”, Proc. Technology Review Seminar - Recent Developments in Gravity Separators, Newcastle pp215-224.
  • Newling, P., et al. 1995, “Evaluation of the Teetered Bed Separator on Burragorang Valley Coals”  Proc. Seventh Australian Coal Preparation Conference., Mudgee.
  • Drummond, R., Graham, J., Schneider, J., Duczmal, T., 1994, “Evaluation of Plant Scale Centrifloat Flotation Cell at BHP Australia Coal Limited, Goonyella Coal Preparation Plant”  Coal Prep. 94  Lexington Ky USA.
  • Brake, I., Graham, J., Madden, R., Drummond, R., 1993, “Centrifloat Pilot Scale Trial at Goonyella Coal Preparation Plant.”  Proc. Sixth Australian Coal Preparation Conference, Mackay, pp.384-400

Published papers by Wes MacKinnon:

  • A Swanson, W Weale & W Mackinnon, “The Development of Slim Core Correction Factors for Improved Prediction of Mine Yield”, XIIIth International Coal Preparation Congress 1998
  • A Swanson & W Mackinnon, “Risk Mitigation for Coal Operations – Quality and Washability Perspectives”, Mining Risk Management Conference 2003
  • A Swanson & W Mackinnon, “Strategies for Washing Australian Coals”, XVI International Coal Preparation Congress 2010
  • G Fewings,  W Mackinnon, L Geczy, C Sorensen, T Jury, P Newling, D Rodd, Design, “Construction and Commissioning of a Coal Handling and Preparation Plant at Stockton Mine, New Zealand”, XIII Australian Coal Preparation Conference 2010
  • J Cowburn, B Noack, G Fewings and W Mackinnon, “Upgrading and Commissioning of the Drayton Coal Treatment Unit”, XIV Australian Coal Preparation Conference 2012