Who should attend?
Engineers or technologists who have wrestled with finding the best approach to minimize energy usage while analyzing waste minimization and treatment, as well as process efficiency in metals extraction. These themes are relevant to the growing focus on Materials and Society. Course registrants should have a basic understanding of the laws of conservation of mass and energy, the first law of thermodynamics, and reasonable knowledge about the application of chemical equilibrium.
- Overview of "do-it-yourself" techniques using Excel, along with the selection and use of databases to make using Excel easier.
- Overview of the principles of flowsheeting as applied to variety of pyro and hydrometallurgy examples.
- The Excel-based flowsheeting program FlowBal, which is particularly useful for attendees interested in getting started without committing to a commercial software package.
- Introduction to commercial flowsheeting programs METSIM and HSC-Sim with one-to-one comparison to the Excel-based process examples.
Dr. Arthur E. Morris, professor emeritus, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Missouri University of Science and Technology, Rolla, Missouri. Dr. Morris currently is chief scientist for Thermart Software, San Diego, California.
Dr. Michael S. Moats, assistant professor, Department of Metallurgical Engineering, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah.
Dr. Eric Grimsey, FAusIMM, CPMet, FIEAust, CPEng, Professor of Minerals Engineering, W.A. School of Mines, Kalgoorlie, Western Australia.