Zinc Processing

Sunday, February 23, 2020
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
San Diego Convention Center, Room 1B
Sabina Grund, International Zinc Association; Jens Nyberg, Boliden; David Dreisinger, University of British Columbia; Phillip Mackey, P.J. Mackey Technology; Philippe Henry, Jean Goldschmidt International; Markus Reuter, Helmholtz Institute; John Pusateri, American Zinc Recycling; Claire Hassal, CHR Metals Ltd; Martin van Leeuwen, International Zinc Association  


This short course will emphasize the fundamental aspects of the extractive metallurgy of zinc and will complement the presentations given at the 9th International Symposium on Lead and Zinc Processing (PbZn 2020), held in conjunction with TMS2020. The course will review the fundamental basis for the technologies now used by the industry and will offer a foundation for the development of new processes.

Who Should Attend?

This course will be useful to professionals working in both academia and industry, as well as to students.

Course Outline

This course is divided into the following sessions:

The Basics: Zinc Smelting via Roast-Leach-Electrowin (RLE)

  • Roasting
  • Leaching
  • Purification
  • Electrolysis
  • Fe-residues in zinc smelting

Directions of Development: Alternative Smelting Processes

  • Secondary raw materials for zinc smelting
  • Pyrometallurgical zinc smelting (ISF and Ausmelt)
  • Integrated processes--producing SHG from up to 100% secondary raw materials
  • Developments in raw materials and determination of treatment charges and revenues

The Product Perspective

  • Uses and future uses of zinc
  • Customers' demand linked to sustainable development, circularity, and responsible sourcing

Registration Rates

Registering As Advance Registration Rate
(on or before January 17)
Standard Registration Rate
(after January 17)
Member $425 $475
Non-member $475 $525
Student $200 $250

How To Register

Register for this course through the TMS2020 registration form.

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Remember to register for the conference and any short courses by January 17 for the best rates.