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1998 TMS Annual Meeting: Extraction & Processing Division Luncheon

February 15-19 · 1998 TMS ANNUAL MEETING · San Antonio, Texas

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The 1998 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition will take place at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio, Texas, February 15-19, 1998.

"The Rare Earths: Enablers for Modern Living"

Presenter: Charles O. Bounds
When: Tuesday, February 17, 12:00 noon
Cost: $25 per person or $200 per table of eight

About the topic: The talk will provide a brief overview of the Rare Earths Industry, describing the balancing required to separate and produce products from ores that contain 15 or more marketable elements. Several applications will be selected to highlight how products made from separated rare earths, such as magnets, colored pigments and new catalytic materials that contribute to our modern life, were developed by adapting processes to achieve unique performance properties.

About Dr. Bounds: Dr. Bounds began his industrial research and development career with St. Joe Minerals Corporation in 1971, progressing from Team Leader to Manager of Extractive Metallurgy Research. His principal technical activities included Process Analysis/Development and Mineral Economics of Zinc, Lead, Gold and related materials. Chuck remained with St. Joe until 1987 when the company was split into parts and sold.

From 1987 to 1989 he worked for Horsehead Industries as Director of R&D, focusing on the exploitation of the Flame Reactor, a flash smelting device for waste processing.

In 1989 Chuck joined the Rare Earths and Gallium Enterprise of Rhone-Poulenc to start-up an R&D activity to support the operation and growth of a metal and alloy plant, recently acquired from Nucor. As the Director of North American R&D for Enterprise, Chuck is now responsible for the R&D for the chemical as well as the alloy product line.

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