Conference Focus

Considerable advances continue to be made in research, development, application and implementation of the technologies associated with various aspects of bulk solids storage, handling and transportation. This conference will provide a forum to review the state-of-the-art with respect to research and development and promote the exchange of ideas and experiences between researchers and practitioners.

The Conference will be of particular interest to a wide range of industries including:

  • Mining and mineral production and processing
  • Power generation
  • Chemical and petrochemical process industries
  • Agriculture and biomass production and processing
  • Energy and Environment
  • Food industry

Topic Areas

Papers are invited on the following subjects:

Storage and Handling

  • Bin, hopper, chute and stockpile design
  • Structural design aspects
  • Feeding and weighing
  • Discharge control systems
  • Heavy mobile machines
  • Conveyors and elevators
  • Blending and sampling


  • Belt, pneumatic and hydraulic conveying
  • Road and rail transportation
  • Ship loading and unloading
  • Systems studies in handling and transportation

Energy, Resources and Environment

  • Storage, feed and transportation of biomass, agricultural and waste materials
  • Characterisation
  • Waste utilisation opportunities
  • Dust and particulate characterisation
  • Environmental factors

Related Areas

  • Characterisation of bulk solids
  • Instrumentation for bulk solids handling applications
  • Education and research in materials handling
  • Life cycle costing and maintenance of material handling systems
  • Mixing, blending and segregation
  • Materials handling challenges

Please download a copy of the conference brochure

9-11 July, 2019

The Mantra on View
Surfers Paradise, QLD, Australia

The University of Newcastle acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands within our footprint areas: Awabakal, Darkinjung, Biripai, Worimi, Wonnarua, and Eora Nations. We also pay respect to the wisdom of our Elders past and present.