Learn before our events with our intensive courses; its a great way to keep up with current trends. Courses are open to non-delegates of the conference.
Short Courses will be organized Saturday, August 26 and 27, 2017
Short Course Notes are digitally distributed. Delegates are required to bring their laptops to have access to the course material.
Short Courses 1.5-2 days
Short Courses 1 day
Organizer: Edouard Asselin, UBC email@example.comThis course covers both the fundamental (thermodynamics and kinetics) and applied (engineering) aspects of the major hydrometallurgical steps: leaching, separation, and recovery of metals, with emphasis on nickel and cobalt processing and process options. Case studies of current and past operations will be presented. Discussions will center on chemical reactions, flowsheets and operational challenges. The intended audience includes engineers, plant superintendents, and research and development staff in the mineral processing and metallurgical industries, as well as chemical, mining and metallurgical engineering students.
Organizer: Noelene Ahern, Autec firstname.lastname@example.org
Have you ever considered how much energy is used in mineral and metallurgical processing? Energy quantification, optimization and innovation can have a significant impact on productivity, operating costs and environmental footprint.
In this course, we will begin by understanding energy as it pertains to metallurgists, by examining what impacts energy performance and how it is quantified and influenced and how to identify opportunities to better manage and optimize energy usage. We will also examine energy supply options, including renewable energy, and associated greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Finally, we will discuss how to integrate improvement in energy and environmental performance with production.
The course will include selected case studies on energy optimization and innovation in mining, metallurgy, and mineral processing, as well as interactive sessions to ensure that you gain practical tools and skills that can be applied back in your workplace.
Energy Optimization and Management Lead, Hatch
Bill Tubbs is a management consultant with over 16 years’ experience developing and implementing programs to improve the operational performance and sustainability of large, industrial manufacturing operations. He excels in engaging people at all levels of an organization as well as in the analysis of production and maintenance management practices. Bill specializes in production optimization, energy management and the design and implementation of effective energy management systems and practices in mining and mineral processing facilities.
Principal, EELO Solutions
Chih-Ting Lo is a 14-year veteran in strategic energy management with a focus in the mining industry. Her experience in energy spreads among clean energy supply, innovation, and demand side management. She has demonstrated that mining operations can generate free cash flow without impacting their core business activities by implementing a comprehensive and practical energy program. Chih-Ting is a regular guest lecturer at BCIT and a coach for energy managers.
Organizer: Peter Lind, Goldcorp email@example.com
The course has historically been offered with the World Gold Conference. Modules to be included:
Organizer:Wilson Pascheto, XPS firstname.lastname@example.org
Throughout the course, practical examples from the mining industry will be used, including examples from mining, milling, smelting, hydrometallurgy and refineries. The applicability of key knowledge related to the mining industry will be emphasized.
Call for Abstracts Deadline
Extended! Until January 31, 2017
Paper Submission Deadline
March 1, 2017
Paper Review Process Begins
February 1, 2017 – April 15, 2017
Final Paper Submission Deadline
May 1, 2017
Author Registration Deadline
May 15, 2017
Student Poster Session Opens
March 1, 2017
June 30, 2017
Student Poster Session Closes
August 1, 2017
Metallurgy and Materials Society of CIM
3500 de Maisonneuve West, Suite 1250
H3Z 3C1, Canada
Tel.: (514) 939-2710, ext. 1329
Fax: (514) 939-2714