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About the 1997 TMS Annual Meeting: Short Course Description

February 9-13 · 1997 TMS ANNUAL MEETING · Orlando, Florida

Orlando '97 The following short course is sponsored by The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society's Extraction & Processing Division

Aqueous Electrotechnologies: Progress in Theory and Practice

Presented by: Professor David Dreisinger, University of British Columbia; Dr. Alberto Gonzalez, Cominico Limited; Mr. James Hoffmann, Jan H. Reimers and Associates, Ltd.; Mr. James Owings, (retired) Phelps Dodge; Dr. Arash Kasaaian, Elkem Metals Company; Dr. Bruce Love, INCO Limited; and Professor Tom O'Keefe, University of Missouri-Rolla

Professor David Dreisinger will serve as course organizer and facilitator. Prof. Dreisinger currently holds the Industrial Research Chair in Hydrometallurgy. His research projects have included leaching, electrometallurgy, biologically catalyzed leaching, solvent extraction and ion exchange, and reactor modelling and design. He is a member of the CIM-MetSoc, TMS, and SME and has published many articles on hydrometallurgical research and development.

Dr. Alberto Gonzalez is an adjunct professor at the University of British Columbia and Sr. Research Metallurgist at Cominco Research. He will provide a review of zinc and lead electrometallurgy. Dr. Gonzalez is actively involved in developing an aqueous Electrometallurgy Research Centre at UBC.

Mr. James Hoffmann, who will teach the electrometallurgy of precious metal recovery, is a consulting metallurgist with Jan H. Reimers and Associates in Houston, Texas, with 38 years of industrial experience in the extractive and electrometallurgy of precious, rare and base metals worldwide.

Mr. James Owings will cover the practical aspects of copper refining and winning. Mr. Owings was a longtime employee of Phelps Dodge and is now retired and living in Spokane, Washington.

Dr. Arash Kasaaian is a senior specialist in hydrometallurgy with Elkem Metals Company in Marietta, Ohio. He will cover the field of chromium, manganese and iron electrometallurgy. Dr. Kasaaian is responsible for process improvement for electrolytic chromium and manganese and is currently the chairman of the TMS Aqueous Processing Committee.

Dr. Bruce Love will describe the electrometallurgy of cobalt and nickel recovery. Dr. Love is currently a research chemist in the hydrometallurgy section of INCO's J. Roy Gordon Research Laboratory in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada.

Professor Tom O'Keefe of the University of Missouri, Rolla will provide an overview of fundamental aspects of electrometallurgy and an introduction to electrochemical reactor design.

Date: Saturday and Sunday, February 8-9
Fees: $575 Member; $660 Nonmember

Who Should Attend:

The course is directed to engineers and scientists working in electrometallurgical processing plants or research and development facilities.

Course Overview:

The course is an in-depth review of modern principles and practice in aqueous electrometallurgy. The course is expected to be attended by a diverse group of researchers, engineers and metal producers to address their common interest in aqueous electrotechnologies. The short course will last for 2 days and is limited to 50 participants.

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Note: A tax deduction can be taken for all expenses of continuing education (including registration fees, travel, meals, and lodging) undertaken to maintain and improve professional skills. For more information concerning applicability, request publication 17 or 508 on educational expenses from the IRS.

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