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1998 TMS Annual Meeting: Short Course Description

February 15-19 · 1998 TMS ANNUAL MEETING · San Antonio, Texas

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The following short course is sponsored by The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society's Extraction & Processing Division and will be offered during the 1998 TMS Annual Meeting being held in San Antonio, Texas, February 15-19, 1998.

Molten Salts: Bath Chemistry and Process Design in Aluminum, Magnesium, & Lithium

Presented by: Georges J. Kipouros, Dalhousie University; Donald R. Sadoway, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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.

Who Should Attend: The course is designed for those wishing to learn (1) the fundamentals of this unique class of liquids and (2) how molten salts are utilized in a number of representative industrial applications.

Course Overview: 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.

Note: A tax deduction can be taken for all expenses of continuing education (including registration fees, travel, meals, and lodging) undertaken to maintain and improve professional skills. For more information concerning applicability, request publication 17 or 508 on educational expenses from the IRS.

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