Dr Xolisa Camagu Goso completed his MTech degree at the University of Johannesburg and a PhD at the University of Cape Town. He is primarily employed by Mintek’s Pyrometallurgy Division as a principal scientist. He is a member of the Southern African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (SAIMM), and a peer reviewer in some SAIMM conference. He has over 12 years of experience in research and development in the pyrometallurgy and allied fields.
Dr Goso has been involved in various projects for the beneficiation of various resources including ferrous minerals, industrial minerals and chemicals, stibnite, precious materials, base and technology metals bearing minerals, and energy minerals. His project involvement has been at various stages including preliminary scoping and experimental planning, modeling and simulation using thermochemical software, laboratory-scale investigations, and demonstration at a bench or mini-pilot scale. Some of this work is published in Mintek reports, conferences, and peer-reviewed papers. He is also a co-developer of a patent on an improved ilmenite (IMPRIL) process.
His current activities and interests include extractive metallurgy of titaniferous magnetite; thermochemistry of materials; phase relations and pyro-hydrometallurgical beneficiation of Ti slags; pyro-hydrometallurgical treatment of wastes for extraction of technology metals; carbonaceous reductant reactivity testing; material characterisation: chemical, thermal, and mineralogical analyses; and general high-temperature experimentation including refractory-material interaction studies, and reaction kinetics and mechanisms in gas-solid systems, smelting, and refining.