ABOUT THE PRESENTERS
|Georges J. Kipouros is a professor
and Head of the Department of Mining and Metallurgical Engineering at DalTech-Dalhousie
University (formerly Technical University of Nova Scotia). He obtained his Dipl.
Eng. from the National Technical University of Athens, Greece and the MASc and
the Ph.D. in chemical/process metallurgical engineering from the University
of Toronto. After three years as a Post-doctoral Research Associate at the Massachusetts
Institute of Technology (MIT), he joined the Physical Chemistry Department of
the General Motors Research Laboratories in Warren, Michigan as a Senior Research
Scientist, where he worked in the development of processes for the production
of neodymium-iron alloys and magnesium metal. The author of over 60 scientific
papers, books, and proprietary research reports is currently the Vice-Chair
of the Dalhousie University Senate.
|Donald R. Sadoway is John F. Elliott
Professor of Materials Chemistry in the Department of Materials Science and
Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He obtained the B.A.Sc.
in Engineering Science, the M.A.Sc. in Chemical Metallurgy, and the Ph.D. in
Chemical Metallurgy, all from the University of Toronto. After a year of postdoctoral
study at MIT as a NATO Fellow, Dr. Sadoway joined the faculty in 1978. The author
of over 100 scientific papers and holder of 11 U.S. patents, his principal research
interests are high-temperature physical chemistry, electrochemical processes
in molten salts and cryogenic liquids, and rechargeable lithium solid polymer
batteries. In 1995 he was named a MacVicar Faculty Fellow, MIT's highest award
for excellence in undergraduate education, and in 1997 he won the Bose Award
which is given to the outstanding teacher in MIT's School of Engineering.
|C. Edward Eckert is President of Apogee
Technology, Inc. and Quantum Environmental Dynamics, Inc. He is also an Adjunct
Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Worcester Polytechnic Institute and provides
retained consulting services for several companies. Dr. Eckert performed his
undergraduate work in Metallurgical Engineering at the University of Pittsburgh,
and received his Ph.D. in Materials Engineering from Drexel University. Prior
to his current positions, he managed the metal quality program at ALCOA, and
was an engineering general supervisor at General Motors-Central Foundry Division.
Dr. Eckert currently holds 122 US and international patents, has 39 technical
publications, is Editor of the TMS book and CD-ROM, Light Metals 1999,
and is a member of Sigma XI, Alpha Sigma Mu, TMS-AIME, The American Foundryman's
Society (AFS), ASM International, ant he Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE).
He was the 1998-99 Chairman of the TMS/LMD Aluminum Committee, and continues
to serve on a number of committees for these organizations.
Presented by: Georges J. Kipouros, Dalhousie University; Donald R. Sadoway, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; C. Edward Eckert, Apogee Technology
Who Should Attend: This course will be available as either a one or two day course. Anyone engaged in the processing of light metals or reactive metals will find this course useful. The course is aimed at practicing engineers and laboratory scientists who wish to acquire a rudimentary understanding of this unique by very important class of liquids. Instruction is systematic, self-contained, and presumes no prior specific knowledge of molten salts on the part of the participants. Participants can customize the course by raising questions during two lengthy open forum discussions which serve as clinics.
The course is structured so that those interested exclusively in molten salt electrolysis can finish in one day. For those interested in a broader range of applications, including extraction of reactive metals, casting, and purification of reactive metals, these topics and more of the relevant science are presented on the second day.
Course Overview: This course will be available as either a one or two day course. Details regarding both day one and day two are outlined below:
The breadth of the use of molten salts in industry with specific examples e.g., a partial list of applications includes:
Properties of molten salts classified according to types of anion e.g., fluoride, chloride, etc. on a single Periodic Table dedicated to chlorides, for example, show melting points, boiling points, electrical conductivities, vapor pressures, etc. of the salts of each of the elements.
One component systems:
Binary and Multicomponent Systems:
Applications presented via illustrative case studies:
Thermochemical processes (metallothermic) for extraction of reactive metals: titanium, tantalum, neodymium, magnesium, calcium
Metal purification: aluminum case study
Sponsored by: TMS Light Metals Division
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