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Martin Harris

Qualifications
BSc Chem Eng UCT (1983), MSc Chem Eng UCT (1987)
        
Background
Martin Harris has been employed, principally as a researcher, in the Department of Chemical Engineering since 1986. From the outset, his position has been supported by industry, and has focussed on research collaboration with industry, in terms of technology development, technology transfer and, since 1994, the development of human resources via undergraduate and postgraduate research projects and industry workshops.



Employment

2002 – Present Chief Research Officer and Honorary Senior Lecturer, Department of Chemical Engineering, UCT
2000 – 2001 Senior Research Officer and Honorary Senior Lecturer, Department of Chemical Engineering, UCT
1990 – 1999 Principal Scientific Officer, Department of Chemical Engineering, UCT
1986 – 1989 Scientific Officer, Department of Chemical Engineering, UCT

 

Research Interests

Flotation Circuits, Flotation Froths

 

Selected Publications

Anderson, CJ, Harris, MC and Deglon, DA. Flotation in a novel oscillatory baffled column. Minerals Engineering 22 (2009) 1079–1087.

Changunda, K, Harris, MC and Deglon, DA. Investigating the effect of energy input on flotation kinetics in an oscillating grid flotation cell. Minerals Engineering 21 (2008) 924–929.

Vera, MA, Mathe, ZT, Franzidis, J-P, Harris, MC, Manlapig, EV and O’Connor, CT. The modelling of the froth zone recovery in batch and continuously operated laboratory flotation cells. Int. J. Miner. Process., 64 (2-3), pp. 135-151, 2002.

Comley, BA, Harris, PJ, Bradshaw, DJ and Harris, MC. Frother characterisation using dynamic surface tension measurements. Int. J. Miner. Process., 64 (2-3), pp. 81-100, 2002.

Ityokumbul, MT, de Aquino, JA, O’Connor, CT and Harris, MC. Fine particle recovery in an agitated column cell. Int. J. Miner. Process., 58, pp. 167-178, 2000.

Mathe, ZT, Harris, MC and O’Connor, CT. A review of methods to model the froth phase in non-steady state flotation systems. Minerals Engineering, 13 (2), pp. 127-140, 2000.