Mr. Luis Miguel La Torre is a Chemical Engineer from the Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos, Peru and is currently a senior metallurgist at Transmin MC, a representative company of Limn®: The Flowsheet Processor. He has vast experience in metallurgical processes, metallurgical simulation development for new or operating plants, equipment measurement and evaluation, mass balance, plant audit and data reconciliation for metallurgical plants, development and evaluation of metallurgical programs, among others.
Mr. La Torre worked closely on developing large mine projects in South America: Catalina Huanca (Peru), in the simulation of Zinc and Lead flotation; Compañía Minera Nuevo Monte (Mexico), in the simulation and optimization of conminution circuits; and El Limón (Nicaragua), in the optimization of grinding circuits, etc.
He also works as a professor teaching the course Modeling and Simulation of Metallurgical Processes, a geometallurgical program at the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú (PUCP), additionally, he instructs the course Simulation and Design of Metallurgical Plants with Limn® provided every year by Transmin.
La Torre is the coauthor of technical publications in many specialized congresses such as “Simulation in dyanamic and steady states: A comparative study and its applications for metallurgy”, at the 6th International Symposium on Metallurgy: Mineralurgia 2008, and “Predicting the performance of flotation circuits using a process simulator” at Procemin 2006; among others.
Luis Miguel La Torre is actively involved in the training of several process simulation programs in steady state, mainly in Limn®, JKSimMet and JKMultiBal, in several mine units and educational institutions in Peru and throughout the rest of South America.