Academic Staff

Prof Guven Akdogan

Guven Akdogan, Process Engineering, Stellenbosch University

Associate Professor Extraordinary

  • Email: gakdogan@sun.ac.za
  • Phone: +27 21 808 4931
  • Fax: +27 21 808 2059
  • Room: C211
  • Short Bio

    • Education
      • PhD Eng (Metallurgy and Materials), Witwatersrand University, 1992
      • MSc Eng (Mineral Processing), Middle East Technical University, 1987
      • BSc Eng (Mineral Processing), Middle East Technical University, 1985
    • Professional experience
      • Associate Professor
        Department of Process Engineering, Stellenbosch University
        2009 to present
      • Manager
        Element Six Pty (Ltd), A De Beers-Umicore Company
        2004 to 2008
      • Senior Lecturer
        Department of Metallurgy and Materials Engineering, Witwatersrand University
        2000 to 2003
      • Lecturer
        Department of Metallurgy and Materials Engineering, Witwatersrand University
        1995 to 1999
  • Research Interests

    • Pyrometallurgy
    • Hydrometallurgy
    • CFD in Mineral Processing
  • Recent Publications

    • Thyse, E.L., Akdogan, G., Eksteen, J.J., 2011. The effect of changes in iron-endpoint during Peirce-Smith converting on PGE-containing nickel converter matte mineralization. Minerals Engineering, 24, 688–697.
    • Thyse E.L, Akdogan, G., Olivier, E.J., Neethling, J.H., Taskinen, P., Eksteen, J.J., 2011. Partitioning of PGEs in nickel converter matte phases: Direct observations by electron microscopy and electron probe microanalysis. Minerals Engineering, 24, 1288–1298.
    • Chibwe, D.K, Akdogan, G., Aldrich, C., Taskinen, P., 2011. Characterisation of phase distribution in a Peirce–Smith converter using water model experiments and numerical simulation. Mineral Processing and Extractive Metallurgy (Trans. Inst. Min. Metall. C), Vol. 120, No 3, 162-171.
    • Van Schalkwyk, R.F., Eksteen, J.J., Petersen, J., Thyse, E.L., Akdogan, G., 2011. An experimental evaluation of the leaching kinetics of PGM-containing Ni–Cu–Fe–S Peirce Smith converter matte, under atmospheric leach conditions. Minerals Engineering, 24, 524–534.
    • Chibwe, D.K, Akdogan, G., Aldrich, C., Eric, R.H., 2011. CFD Modelling of Global Mixing Parameters in a Peirce-Smith Converter with Comparison to Physical Modelling. Chemical Product and Process Modeling: Vol. 6: Iss. 1, Article 22. DOI: 10.2202/1934-2659.1584.
  • Teaching

    • Mineral Processing 345 (Mineral Processing)
    • Mineral Processing 415 (Process Metallurgy)

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