CPPC Process
Carlos Perucca


Mineral processing engineering, specializing in Potash and Phosphates beneficiation

Areas of Practice


1. Front-end engineering design

2. Mass and heat balances

3. Metsim modelling

4. Dimensioning of equipment

5. Conceptual and feasibility studies

Process Development

1. Laboratory and pilot plant tests

2. Planning and supervision of tests at:

  • in-house laboratory

  • machinery suppliers

  • private, university, or governmental testing facilities

Process Optimization

1. Process evaluation, troubleshooting and optimization

2. Project optimization and value engineering

3. Facility debottlenecking studies for greater efficiency and throughput

  • Determine effective strategies for increasing throughput.

  • Maximize individual equipment/unit operations performance.

  • Assessing true capacity under actual or after start-up operating conditions.

  • Recommend additions or modifications to existing equipment or unit operations.

  • Provide innovative solutions to upgrade projects from experience with similar facilities.

  • Assistance with the design and engineering, project management and eventual construction management.

4. Commissioning and startup assistance

5. Independent 3rd party design reviews, due diligence studies

6. Operator and technical staff training

7. Operations support