Hydrometallurgy in raw materials utilization

Hydrometallurgy in raw materials utilization

– an educational and communication programme

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HydroMetEC is a lifelong learning program organized within EIT Raw Materials academy, coordinated by NTNU. It will educate engineers from industry, scientist at RTOs, as well as undergraduate and postgraduate students about hydrometallurgy. Employees from mining, metallurgical, recycling and chemical industry are welcome to attend the project events about primary and secondary raw materials and their treatments in hydrometallurgical processes. Hydrometallurgical processes have become more important in recent years to extract and recycle various metals from different sources and in establishing circular economy to address the environmental challenges in different sectors.

HydroMetEC will provide innovative professional training courses by applying digital approaches and tools, organizing international seminars, as well as building a European network in the field. These will consolidate the EIT portfolio in EIT-labelled activities. HydroMetEC organizes three events every year where the project partners are located.

  • An introductory course providing fundamental knowledge about hydrometallurgical processes and typical process units for metal extraction, and case examples focusing on units used in Europe.
  • An advanced course which is mainly related to the important and advanced processes for the industrial applications. The course includes challenges that the industry is facing as e.g. changed raw material quality including the effect of impurities building up in the system, waste streams not possible to use presently as well as methodologies to meet environmental requirements.
  • International seminars focusing on hydrometallurgical processing of primary raw materials, critical material extraction, metal recovery from secondary resources, sustainability as well as the value chain of metal production and supply (resources, market, societal impact - energy consumption and environmental footprint). The locations of the planned international seminars are shown below.

 

HydroMetEC international seminars

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2020 in Sweden: Advances toward clean hydrometallurgical processes; primary and secondary raw materials treatment, fundamentals, thermodynamic software use, and digitalisation

2021 in Finland: Design of hydrometallurgical processes for raw materials treatment; simulation, upscaling, economy, Material flow and circular economy

2022 in Greece: Multiple Metals and Minerals Recovery from industrial residues; technological solutions in EC and EIT RM projects, combinedpyro-, hydro-, and iono-metallurgical processes

Life Long Learning Course: HydroMetEC

Hydrometallurgy in raw materials utilization

- an educational and communication programme

 

Part I: Introduction to Hydrometallurgy

20-24 April 2020 at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) in Trondheim, Norway

A 5-day comprehensive course in Hydrometallurgy given by recognized academia and industrial experts.

 

Modules

  • Introduction to hydrometallurgy
  • Fundamentals of hydrometallurgy
  • Sustainability in hydrometallurgy
  • Industrial practice in metals production and recycling
  • Laboratory demonstrations

 

Deadline

15 March, 2020

Register by sending an email to Maria Wallin: maria.wallin@ntnu.no

Registration is free. Lunches and a social dinner are covered for all participants.

 

Who should attend?

From industry and academia; engineers, scientists, researchers, technologists, postgraduate students and postdoctoral researchers in hydrometallurgy or related fields. Young or experienced individuals looking to broaden their knowledge outside their current field.

The course offers an enhanced learning experience through exercises and laboratory demonstrations, and opportunities for networking.

Participants will be awarded a certificate on completion of the course

We welcome you to join us for this course and the upcoming events!

The course will be followed by Part II of the course: a 3-day advanced course and a 2-day international seminar in the fall of 2020.

 

Course Lecturers

Jafar Safarian
Associate Professor, Norwegian University of Science and Technology

Yongxiang Yang
Professor, Delft University of Technology

Panias Dimitrios
Professor, National Technical University of Athens

Mari Lungström
Assistant Professor, Aalto University

Lena Sundqvist-Öqvist
Associate Professor, Luleå University of Technology

Iakovos Yakoumis
Founder and CEO, Monolithos Catalysts & Recycling

James Mwase
Researcher, Norwegian University of Science and Technology

Sulalit Bandyopadhyay
Researcher, Norwegian University of Science and Technology

Mengyi Zhu
Researcher, Norwegian University of Science and Technology

 

Contact

Yongxinag Yang
Professor, TU-Delft

Contact

Lena Sundqvist-Öqvist
Associate Professor, Luleå University of Technology

Contact

Jafar Safarian
Associate Professor, Norwegian University of Science and Technology

Introductory course

20-24 April, 2020 - NTNU, Trondheim