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COM 2012 - 51st Annual Conference of Metallurgists, held with Pressure Hydrometallugy 2012
Short Courses

COM 2012 offers four short courses that mirror the technical content of the conference. Short courses will be held just prior to COM 2012 (Saturday, September 29 and Sunday, September 30). The four courses include:

SATURDAY, September 29 SUNDAY, September 30

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  Pyrometallurgy-Environmental Challenges in Sulphide Matte Converting
  Environment: Processing of Aqueous Effluents in Non-Ferrous Metal Industry - CANCELLED

Pressure Hydrometallurgy - Short Course

Main Organizer: Michael Collins | Sherritt International
When: Saturday September 29 and Sunday September 30 (morning)
Prices: $800 Regular - $400 Student

This is a 1.5 day course.

Saturday, September 29

08:25 Introduction - Juris Harlamovs, Teck
08:30 High Temperature Aqueous Chemistry - Prof. Vladimiros Papangelakis, University of Toronto
09:30 Process Development and Plant Design - Mike Collins, Sherritt
10:30 Break
10:45 Pressure Reactor Design Principles - Herman Pieterse, Pieterse Consulting
12:00 Lunch
13:15 Materials of Construction - Geir Moe, Hatch
14:15 Commercial Processes 1: Zinc Pressure Leach - Bill Jankola, Teck
15:30 Break
15:45 Commercial Processes 2: Refractory Gold Pressure Oxidation - John Pekrul, Barrick
17:00 Close

Sunday, September 30

08:30 House Keeping
08:35 Commercial Processes 3: HPAL of Laterites - Eberhard Krause, Hydromet Solutions
10:05 Break
10:30 Case Histories 1 - James Budac, Sherritt
12:00 Lunch
13:15 Close


Gold Processing - Short Course

Main Organizer: Guy Deschênes | CANMET-MMSL
When: Saturday September 29 and Sunday September 30 (morning)
Price: $800 Regular - $400 Student

This 1.5-day course will provide attendees with a refresher course on current unit operations in the gold processing flowsheet plus an update on emerging technologies and their likely integration into existing and proposed gold plants. Participants will have the opportunity to discuss their plant practices and problems. Speakers will also cover sustainability, environmental issues such as cyanide usage, waste management and energy conservation.

Saturday, September 29

08:30 - 09:30 Mineralogy of gold: Joe Zhou, Consultant (Canada)
09:30 - 10:30 Comminution: Rob McIvor, Metcom Technologies LLC (USA)
10:30 - 11:00 Break
11:00 - 12:00 Flotation: Ronel Kappes, Newmont Mining Corporation (USA)
12:00 - 13:00 Lunch
13:00 - 14:00 Gravity separation and recovery: Sandy Gray, Gekko Systems (Australia)
14:00 - 14:45 Cyanidation: Guy Deschênes, CANMET-MMSL (Canada)
15:30 - 16:00 Break
16:00 - 17:00 CIP/RIP, elution and gold recovery: Bill Staunton, Parker Centre (Australia)

Sunday, September 30

08:30 - 09:30 Non-cyanide lixiviants: Mark Aylmore, Bateman Engineering (Australia)
09:30 - 10:30 Pressure leaching, bio-oxidation and roasting: Sevket Acar, Newmont Mining Corporation (USA)
10:30 - 10:45 Break
10:45 - 11:30 International Cyanide Management Code: Jim Alto, Barrick Gold (USA)


Pyrometallurgy - Environmental Challenges in Sulphide Matte Converting - Short Course

Main Organizer: Dr. Sina Kashani-Nejad, Hatch Ltd.
When: Sunday September 30
Price: $400 Regular - $200 Student

First Session: 08:30 to 09:15
Title: Meeting Environmental Challenges in Sulphide matte converting - Continuous Converting versus Modernized PS Converters Aisles
Presenter: Dr. Sina Kashani-Nejad, Hatch Ltd.

Second Session: 09:15 to 10:00
Title: Environmental Performance of Peirce-Smith Converter
Presenter: Paykan Safe, Gas Cleaning Technologies

Coffee Break: 10:00 to 10:30

Third Session: 10:30 to 11:15
Title: Monitoring and Control of Air Emissions
Presenter: Mr. Douglas Lyons, Air Quality Management Services

Fourth Session: 11:15 to 12:00
Title: Application of CFD in Design of Off-Gas Handling Systems
Presenter: Ms. Jennifer Woloshyn and Mr. Duane Baker, Hatch Ltd.

Lunch Break: 12:00 to 13:00

Fifth Session: 13:00 to 13:45
Title: History, Theory, References and Status of Development of Kennecott- Outotec® Flash Converting
Presenter: Dr. Asmo Vartiainen, Outotec

Sixth Session: 13:45 to 14:30
Title: History, Theory, Developments and Environmental Performance of Outotec® Ausmelt C3
Presenter: Mr. Stephen Hughes and Mr. Jacob Wood, Outotec

Coffee Break: 14:30 to 15:00

Seventh Session: 15:00 to 15:45
Title: Noranda Continuous Converter
Presenters: Dr. Gerardo Alvear, Xstrata Technology

Eighth Session: 15:45 to 16:30
Title: : IsaConvertTM TSL Technology
Presenters: Dr. Gerardo Alvear, Xstrata Technology

Environment: Processing of Aqueous Effluents in Non-Ferrous Metal Industry - Short Course

CancelledThis course has been cancelled. Refunds will be given to registrants of this course.



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