Hydrometallurgy and Electrometallurgy Committee

Technical Programming

2018 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition: Rare Metal Extraction & Processing: Organized by Hojong Kim; Bradford Wesstrom; Shafiq Alam; Takanari Ouchi; Gisele Azimi; Neale Neelameggham; Shijie Wang; Xiaofei Guan

The symposium will cover extraction of rare metals as well as rare extraction processing techniques used in metal production. Extraction of rare — less common metals or minor metals (not covered by other TMS symposia) — will be covered. This will include elements such as antimony, bismuth, barium, beryllium, boron, calcium, chromium, gallium, germanium, hafnium, indium, manganese, molybdenum, platinum group metals, rare earth metals, rhenium, scandium, selenium, sodium, strontium, tantalum, tellurium, and tungsten—rare metals of low-tonnage sales compared to high-tonnage metals such as iron, copper, nickel, lead, tin, zinc, or light metals such as aluminum, magnesium, or titanium and electronic metalloid silicon. Rare processing will cover bio-metallurgy, hydro-metallurgy, and electro-metallurgy, as well as extraction of values from EAF dusts, and less common waste streams not discussed in recycling symposia. Rare high-temperature processes such as microwave heating, solar-thermal reaction synthesis, and cold crucible synthesis of the rare metals will be included. Design of extraction equipment used in these processes will be included from suppliers, as well as laboratory and pilot plant studies.

2017 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition: Applications of Process Engineering Principles in Materials Processing, Energy and Environmental Technologies: An EPD Symposium in Honor of Professor Ramana G. Reddy: Organized by Shijie Wang; Michael Free; Shafiq Alam; Mingming Zhang; Patrick Taylor

This symposium is to honor Professor Ramana Reddy. Symposium on Energy, Environment and Materials Process Engineering will provide a forum where industrial, research institutes and university professionals, can interact and exchange with other stakeholders to facilitate the advancement of materials processes and engineering. The impact of Reddy's work and achievements is in the introduction and application of process engineering principles to the quantitative description of materials processing reactions, and industrial operations. Reddy-Blander model by which the impurities capacities of oxide melts can be predicted a priori with the fundamental structure and thermodynamic properties data of melts. He has formulated quantitative methodologies based on first principles of thermodynamics, phase equilibria and kinetics to: design of slags and fluxes for production and purification of metals and alloys; development of novel ionic liquid electrolytes for materials processing; design materials for Fuel Cells and Capacitors; use of thermodynamic approaches to predict thermos-physical properties of materials for industrial applications; nuclear energy waste separation and remediation; and thermal energy storage. Abstracts must be submitted through Program Master Papers are needed from professionals in the following areas: • Thermodynamics and kinetics of metallurgical reactions; • Electrochemical processing of materials, • Plasma processing of materials, • Composite materials and hetrostructures ionic liquids, • Fuel cells and Capacitors, • Thermal energy storage, • Design of slags and fluxes for production and purification of metals and alloys, • Energy efficient and environmental cleaner technologies, • Process modeling

2017 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition: High Temperature Electrochemistry III: Organized by Prabhat Tripathy; Guy Fredrickson; Boyd Davis

Over last several years, increased research and development activities in the field of High Temperature Electrochemistry have been reported in several seminal publications in various journals dedicated to the discipline of electrochemical science and technology. These include battery science and technology, reactive and refractory metals, nuclear materials, light metals, and recycling industry. Of late, recycling industry has shown some remarkable developments in recovering valuable materials from recyclable materials that include spent batteries, magnets spent catalysts. Non-aqueous electrochemistry continues to play an important role in materials world. The time is rife to hold the third biennial symposium, titled, “High Temperature Electrochemistry III” to discuss many recent developments that have taken place in the domain of materials electrochemistry. The specific topics of interest for this symposium include the science and technology of molten salts, molten oxides and ionic liquids as applied to materials research including recycling of scraps, waste materials and manufacturing wastes. Papers covering all aspects of theoretical, experimental and modeling studies are being solicited for discussion in the conference.

2017 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition: Rare Metal Extraction & Processing: Organized by Hojong Kim; Shafiq Alam; Harald Oosterhof; Neale Neelameggham; Takanari Ouchi

The symposium will cover extraction of rare metals as well as rare extraction processing techniques used in metal production. Extraction of rare—less common metals or minor metals (not covered by other TMS symposia)—will be covered. This will include elements such as antimony, bismuth, barium, beryllium, boron, calcium, chromium, gallium, germanium, hafnium, indium, manganese, molybdenum, platinum group metals, rare earth metals, rhenium, scandium, selenium, sodium, strontium, tantalum, tellurium, and tungsten—rare metals of low-tonnage sales compared to high-tonnage metals such as iron, copper, nickel, lead, tin, zinc, or light metals such as aluminum, magnesium, or titanium and electronic metalloid silicon. Rare processing will cover bio-metallurgy, hydro-metallurgy, and electro-metallurgy, as well as extraction of values from EAF dusts, and less common waste streams not discussed in recycling symposia. Rare high-temperature processes such as microwave heating, solar-thermal reaction synthesis, and cold crucible synthesis of the rare metals will be included. Design of extraction equipment used in these processes will be included from suppliers, as well as laboratory and pilot plant studies.

2016 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition: Rare Metal Extraction & Processing Symposium: Organized by Shafiq Alam; Hojong Kim; Neale Neelameggham; Takanari Ouchi; Harald Oosterhof

The symposium will cover extraction of rare metals as well as rare extraction processing techniques used in metal production. Extraction of rare – less common metals or minor metals (not covered by other TMS symposia) will be covered. For example, elements like antimony, bismuth, barium, beryllium, boron, calcium, chromium, gallium, germanium, hafnium, indium, manganese, molybdenum, platinum group metals, rare earth metals, rhenium, scandium, selenium, sodium, strontium, tantalum, tellurium, tungsten, etc. are rare metals of low tonnage sales compared to high tonnage metals such as iron, copper, nickel, lead, tin, zinc, or light metals such as aluminum, magnesium or titanium and electronic metalloid silicon. Rare processing will cover bio-metallurgy, hydro-metallurgy, electro-metallurgy, as well as extraction of values from EAF dusts, and less common waste streams not discussed in recycling symposia. Rare high-temperature processes such as microwave heating, solar-thermal reaction synthesis, and cold crucible synthesis of the rare metals will be included. Design of extraction equipment used in these processes will be included from suppliers, as well as laboratory and pilot plant studies.

2015 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition: High-Temperature Electrochemistry II: Organized by Prabhat Tripathy; Guy Fredrickson

This symposium will provide a forum for papers that relate to advancements in all aspects of high temperature electrochemistry, from the fundamental to the empirical and from the theoretical to the applied. The term high temperature is meant to imply that the organizers wish to focus the symposium on topics related to non-aqueous electrolytes such as molten salts, molten oxides, other ionic liquid media, and ionic solid media. The organizers are soliciting papers from authors who are engaged in scientific and engineering aspects of electrorefining, electroreduction, electrowinning, and electrosynthesis. Topics involving the application of electrochemistry to the nuclear fuel cycle, chemical sensors, energy storage, materials synthesis, refractory metals and their alloys, and alkali and alkaline earth metals are welcome. Also of interest are papers that discuss various technical, economic, and environmental issues associated with plant operations and industrial practices

2015 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition: Rare Metal Extraction & Processing 2015: Organized by Neale Neelameggham; Shafiq Alam; Harald Oosterhof; Animesh Jha; Shijie Wang

The symposium will cover extraction of rare metals as well as rare extraction processing techniques used in metal production. Extraction of rare – less common metals or minor metals (not covered by other TMS symposiums) will be covered. For example elements like antimony, bismuth, barium, beryllium, boron, calcium, chromium, gallium, germanium, hafnium, indium, lithium, manganese, molybdenum, platinum group metals, rare earth metals, rhenium, scandium, selenium, sodium, strontium, tellurium, tungsten, etc. are rare metals of low tonnage sales compared to high tonnage metals such as iron, copper, nickel, lead, tin, zinc, or light metals such as aluminum, magnesium or titanium and electronic metalloid silicon. Rare processing will cover bio-metallurgy, hydro-metallurgy, electro-metallurgy, as well as extraction of values from EAF dusts, and less common waste streams not discussed in recycling symposiums. Rare high temperature processes such as microwave heating, solar-thermal reaction synthesis, cold crucible synthesis of the rare metals will be included. Design of extraction equipment used in these processes will be included from suppliers, as well as laboratory and pilot plant studies.