Dr Paul Bepswa
BSc (Hon) Metallurgical Eng. Zimbabwe (1992), IMDP Maccauvlei/Stellenbosch (1998), PhD Cape Town (2016)
Research Interests and core activitiesPaul Bepswa is a Research Officer in the Department of Chemical Engineering at the University of Cape Town. He has a BSc Metallurgical Engineering (Zimbabwe, 1992) and a PhD in Chemical Engineering (UCT, 2016). He has worked in coal (Wankie Colliery Company, Anglo American Coal and Industrial Operations) and cement (Holcim) industries in process, maintenance and production management roles. He joined UCT in 2004 as a Technical Officer in the Department of Chemical Engineering under the auspices of the Mineral Education Trust Fund responsible for minerals beneficiation practice at the undergraduate level within the Chemical Engineering Department. In 2008 he was appointed as Research Officer in the Centre for Mineral Research with industrial consulting, training and research responsibilities in the fields of comminution, classification and metal accounting.
|2008 – present||Research Officer, Centre for Minerals Research, UCT|
|2004 – 2007||Technical Officer, Department of Chemical Engineering, UCT|
|1999 – 2003||Process, Production, Maintenance Engineer, HOLCIM Pty Ltd|
|1996 – 1998||Production, Process, Projects Metallurgist, Anglo American Coal Division|
|1993 – 1995||Plant Metallurgist, Wankie Colliery Ltd|
Comminution, classification, metallurgical accounting
Bepswa, PA and Deglon, DA, 2013. Numerical investigation of a heuristic methodology for designing precise metal accounting measurement networks. Minerals Engineering, 42, 50-61.
P. A. Bepswa, A. N. Mainza, M. Powell, S. Mwansa, M. Phiri, C. Chongo, C. Van Der Merwe, A. Delainey, P. Mande, D. Mulenga, L. Batubenga. Insights Into Different Operating Philosophies – Influence Of A Variable Ore Body On Comminution Circuit Design And Operation. SAG Conference, Vancouver, Canada. 27 September – 1 October 2015
Phumudzo Muthaphuli, Johanna Sibongile Ntsoelengoe, Aubrey Mainza, Paul Bepswa. Northern Cape Low Grade Iron Ore Comminution Options Evaluation. Proceedings, ESCC 2017, Izmur, Turkey, September 11 – 14, 2017