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The 2004 Arthur F. Taggart Award  

Awarded To: John Engesser

For his paper “Effect of water chemistry, water treatment and Blaine on magnetite filtering and magnetite agglomeration with bentonite clay” published in MINERALS & METALLURGICAL PROCESSING, August 2003
John Engesser is a Licensed Professional Chemical Engineer (PE). He received his Bachelor of Chemical Engineering degree from the University of Minnesota in 1969. After graduation he worked as a research engineer in the aerospace industry for several years. He started his work in mineral processing research as a Research Engineer with United States Steel Corporation at the Coleraine Research Laboratory (Division 15) in Coleraine, Minnesota in 1981. In 1986 the United States Steel Coleraine Research Laboratory became part of the University of Minnesota’s Natural Resources Research Institute. John continued work at the Coleraine Minerals Research Laboratory from 1986 through 2000 as a Program Director. In 2000, John was hired by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources - Division of Lands and Minerals where he currently works as a Principal Engineer in Mineral Development. John’s main research interests have been in taconite process water chemistry, taconite induration emissions, and alternative ironmaking processes.

About The Arthur F. Taggart Award:

The Arthur F. Taggart Award, established in 1970, is made for the paper or series of closely related papers with at least one common author, which in the opinion of the Committee represents a notable contribution to the science of minerals processing.


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