|ABOUT THE PRESENTERS|
|George J. Kipouros was a senior research scientist at the General Motors Research Laboratories in Warren, Michigan, before joining the faculty of Dalhousie University (formerly Technical University of Nova Scotia) in 1989. Currently, he is a professor and department head of the mining and metallurgical engineering department at the university.
Donald R. Sadoway is a professor of materials chemistry in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). The author of over 65 scientific papers and holder of nine U.S. patents, his principle research interests are high-temperature physical chemistry, electrochemical processes in molten salts, and their use in environmentally sound technologies for the extraction, refining and recycling of metals. In 1995 he was named a MacVicar Faculty Fellow, MIT's highest award for excellence in undergraduate education.
The course begins with a comprehensive overview of the field of molten salts including resources in the literature, databases, etc. Then, using as case studies the electrolytic production of aluminum (Hall-Heroult), magnesium (anhydrous), and lithium, the course presents the physical and chemical properties of molten salts and discusses how to tailor bath chemistry in order to meet the requirements of process design. The course ends with a clinic, i.e. an open forum in which the instructors field questions from the participants. A complete set of notes along with an exhaustive bibliography will be provided.
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