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

Spring 2022

A 4-day comprehensive online 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 for registering

To be announced

Registration fee 50 Euro. 

Register on the following link: 

 

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 2-day advanced course and a 2-day international seminar during fall 2021 in Finland (host Outotec).

Contact

Yongxiang Yang
Professor, TU-Delft

Life Long Learning Course: HydroMetEC

Hydrometallurgy in raw materials utilization

- an educational and communication programme

Part II: Advanced course in Hydrometallurgy

11-12 Nov 2021 in Espoo in Finland (host Metso Outotec) - Hybrid event

A 2-day comprehensive course in HSC Sim

Deadline

4 Nov 2021

Registration fee 50 Euro. 

Register on the following link: 

Who should attend?

From industry and academica; engineers, scientists, reserchers, technologists, postgraduate students and postdoctoral reaserchers in hydrometallugy or related fields. Young or experienced individuals looking to broaden their knowledege outside their current field.

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 a Part I course: a 5-day introductory course during spring 2022 in Finland: and a Part II of the course: a 2-day advanced course and a 2-day international seminar during fall 2022 in Greece.

Contact

Lena Sundqvist-Öqvist
Associate Professor, Luleå University of Technology

Life Long Learning Course: HydroMetEC

Hydrometallurgy in raw materials utilization

- an educational and communication programme

Part II: International Seminar in Hydrometallurgy

8 Nov 2021 at Aalto University, Finland (Hybrid event).

The HydroMetEC team welcomes you to join us for a half-day international seminar, as a precursor to the International Process Metallurgy Symposium (IPMS2021) hosted by Aalto university in Espoo, Finland on the 9-10 Nov 2021. Participants are welcome to join us either on-site or online. The theme for the seminar is “the upscaling of hydrometallurgical processes in Europe for metals production and recycling”. It will feature talks(link to agenda) on the route from laboratory to pilot to industrial scale of current innovations in hydrometallurgy in Europe.

The following topics will be covered during the event through the recent developments in various projects:

• Selected hydrometallurgical processes for sustainable development

• Process simulation and control

• Economy of processes

• Material flow and circular economy

Link to the agenda: https://tinyurl.com/3avetkeh  

Attendance to this event is free with registration to the IMPS2021http://ipms2021.aalto.fi/ 

Contact

Jafar Safarian
Associate Professor, Norwegian University of Science and Technology

Part I: Introductory course

Spring 2022

Part II: Advanced course

11-12 Nov 2021 in Espoo, Finland (host Metso Outotec) - Hybrid event

International seminar

8 Nov 2021 in Aalto, Finland (host Aalto Univeristy) - Hybrid event

- co-orgniased with INTERNATIONAL PROCESS METALLURGY SYMPOSIUM (aalto.fi) 

9-10 Nov 2021 in Aalto, Finland (host Aalto Univeristy) - Hybrid event

International seminar and Advanced course in Hydrometallurgy

International seminar and Advanced course in Hydrometallurgy

Seminar: 8 Nov 2021, Course 11-12 Nov 2021 - Hybrid (host Aalto Univeristy and Metso Outotec, Finland)