Phillip J. Mackey


PEng   PhD

Phillip Mackey Phillip Mackey took up a position with Noranda Research Centre in Montreal, Canada in 1969 after completing his PhD at the University of New South Wales in Australia. His work included a stint as Supervisor of the new 100 t/day pilot plant for the continuous smelting and converting of copper concentrate, later called the Noranda Process. He was involved in all aspects of the project, including development of data for the full-scale commercial plant which commenced operations in 1973. This process is now recognised as one of the significant developments in copper smelting of the past century. He later became Smelter Superintendent at the Noranda Horne smelter in Rouyn-Nornada, Quebec, Canada and was later involved in licensing the technology at plants round the world, including Canada, USA, China, Chile, and Australia. Phillip is a Past-President of The Metallurgical Society of The Canadian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy; was instrumental in establishing the Copper-Cobre world conferences and has received a number of professional awards for his work. He now runs his own company and consults for mining companies worldwide.

List of publications

1.     Warner A.E.M., Diaz C.M., Dalvi A.D., Mackey P.J., and Tarasov A.V., JOM World Nonferrous Smelter Survey Part III: Nickel: Laterite, JOM, April 2006, pp.11-20.

2.     Warner A.E.M., Diaz C.M., Dalvi A.D., Mackey P.J., Tarasov A.V., and Jones R.T., JOM World Nonferrous Smelter Survey Part IV: Nickel: Sulfide, JOM, April 2007, pp.58-72.

3.     Coursol P., Mackey P.J., and Diaz C.M., Energy consumption in copper sulphide smelting, Proceedings of Copper 2010, Hamburg, Germany, 6-10 June 2010.

4.     Mackey P.J., Grimsey E.J., Jones R.T., Brooks, G.A. (Editors), Celebrating the Megascale, Proceedings of the Extraction and Processing Division Symposium on Pyrometallurgy in Honor of David G.C. Robertson, Wiley, ~700 pp., ISBN: 978-1-118-88961-9.

5.     Coursol P., Mackey P.J., Kapusta J.P.T., and Cardona Valencia N., Energy consumption in copper smelting: A new Asian horse in the race, JOM, Vol.67, No.5, 2015, pp.1066-1074.

6.     Jones R.T. and Mackey P.J., An overview of copper smelting in southern Africa, Copper Cobalt Africa, 8th Southern African Base Metals Conference, Edited by K.C. Sole and P. den Hoed, SAIMM, 6-8 July 2015, Victoria Falls, Livingstone, Zambia, pp.499-504.

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