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

May 3-4, 2022 at Aalto University (Finland) - Hybrid event

May 10-11, 2022 Online

A 4-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 for registering

April 26, 2022

Registration fee 60 Euro. 

Register on the following link: https://ntnu.eventsair.com/hydrometec-2022-intro-course/registration/Site/Register

 

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.

The course will be followed by Part II of the course: a 2-day advanced course and a 2-day international seminar in Nov 2022 in Greece.

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

21-22 Nov 2022 in Athens (Greece) - Hybrid event

A 2-day comprehensive course

Deadline

To be announced

Registration fee 60 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.

The course will be followed by a Part I course: a 4-day introductory course in May 2022 in Finland and a Part II of the course: a 2-day advanced course and a 2-day international seminar in Nov 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

23-24 Nov 2022 in Athens (Greece) - Hybrid event

A 2-day seminar

Deadline

To be announced

Registration fee 60 Euro. 

Register on the following link: 

Abstract book 2020: https://studntnu-my.sharepoint.com/:b:/g/personal/marwa_ntnu_no/EeG_xLSLOXxLrbaMHcrtqowBJrCwxb4g-ErXYvsVDwetCQ?e=oDE5vs

Abstract book 2021:  https://studntnu-my.sharepoint.com/:b:/g/personal/marwa_ntnu_no/EdJynzkQs8VBqyBpc02Vo4oBKNYhTw8jLn0iPe5YP4CxLg?e=txxpYN 

Contact

Jafar Safarian
Associate Professor, Norwegian University of Science and Technology

Part I: Introductory course

May 3-4, 2022 at Aalto University (Finland) - Hybrid event

May 10-11, 2022 Online

Part II: Advanced course

21-22 Nov 2022 in Athens (Greece) - Hybrid event

International seminar

23-24 Nov 2022 in Athens (Greece) - Hybrid event

Introductory course in Hydrometallurgy

Introductory course in Hydrometallurgy

May 3-4, 2022 at Aalto University (Finland) - Hybrid event and May 10-11, 2022 Online