2003 International Symposium on Hydrometallurgy in Honor of Professor Ian Ritchie: Short Course

August 24-27 · Hydro2003 · Vancouver, Canada



Short courses will be held between Friday, August 22 and Sunday, August 24, 2003.

All short courses will have a limited number of people to ensure adequate opportunity for all participants to ask questions, engage in discussions and converse on a one-to-one basis with the experts. To ensure that you are on the leading edge of technology, register early via the conference registration form.

Hydrometallurgy Short Course (3 days)- $1,000 CDN Regular, $500 CDN Students (Proper ID required)

Corrosion and it’s Control Short Course (2 days) - $700 CDN Regular, $350 CDN Students (Proper ID required)

The registration fee includes all applicable taxes, the course notes, coffee breaks and lunches. The number of participants is limited and individuals and organizations are urged to register early as places are limited and on-site registration is not guaranteed. Substitutions are encouraged.


The Hydrometallurgy 2003 Short Course is designed to provide broad and deep instruction in the fundamentals and application of hydrometallurgy. The course will start at 8:00 AM on Friday August 22, 2003 and run through Sunday August 24th. The fee for this 3-day course is $1000 (CDN), or $500 for students. You may register via the conference registration form.

For further information, please contact the course coordinator:

David Dreisinger
University of British Columbia
Department of Metals and Materials Engineering
309 – 6350 Stores Road
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada V6T 1Z4
Telephone: (604) 822-4805
Fax: (604) 822-3619

Friday August 22nd, 2003
7:30 AM Course Registration
8:00 AM Lecture 1. Introduction to Hydrometallurgy
(Ian Ritchie – Parker Centre, Australia)
9:00 AM Lecture 2. Thermodynamics of Hydrometallurgical Systems
(Vlad Papangelakis – University of Toronto, Canada)
10:00 AM Coffee Break
10:15 AM Lecture 3. Thermodynamic and Computational Modelling of Aqueous Systems
(H.H. Huang – Montana Tech, USA)
11:15 AM Lecture 4. Leaching Kinetics
(Corby Anderson – CAMP, USA)
12:15 PM Lunch
1:00 PM Lecture 5. Engineering Theory of Leaching
(Lynton Gormely – AMEC Engineering, Canada)
2:00 PM Lecture 6. Mixing Theory for Hydrometallurgy (1 hr)
(David Dixon – University of British Columbia, Canada)
3:00 PM Coffee Break
3:15 PM Lecture 7. Liquid Solids Separation
(Ben Pocock – Pocock Industrial, USA)
4:15 PM Lecture 8. Cementation and Purification
(George Demopoulos – McGill University, Canada)

Saturday August 23rd, 2003
8:00 AM Lecture 9. Solvent Extraction and Ion Exchange
(Kathy Sole – Anglo American Research Laboratory, South Africa)
9:00 AM Lecture 10. Electrowinning and Refining Practice
(Alberto Gonzalez – Teck Cominco, Canada)
10:00 AM Coffee Break
10:15 AM Lecture 11. Hydrogen Reduction of Metals
(Roman Berezowsky – Dynatec, Canada)
11:15 AM Lecture 12. Nickel and Cobalt Electrowinning and Refining
(Bruce Love – INCO Limited (tentative), Canada)
12:15 PM Lunch
1:00 PM Lecture 13. Applications of Biohydrometallurgy – Leaching
(David Dew – BHP Billiton Research, South Africa)
2:00 PM Lecture 14. Applications of Biohydrometallurgy – Environment
(Rick Lawrence – Bioteq, Canada)
3:00 PM Coffee
3:15 PM Lecture 15. Hydrometallurgy and the Environment
(Courtney Young – Montana Tech, USA)
4:15 PM Lecture 16. Case Study 1. Copper leach/SX/EW practice
(Jim Sorensen – AMEC Engineering, USA)

Sunday August 24, 2003
8:00 AM Lecture 17. Case Study 2. The hydrometallurgy of zinc sulfide and oxide ores.
(Dan Ashman – Teck Cominco, Canada)
9:30 AM Coffee Break
9:45 AM Lecture 18. Case Study 3. The hydrometallurgy of nickel sulfides and laterites.
(Roman Berezowsky – Dynatec, Canada)
11:15 AM Lecture 19. Case Study 4. The leaching and recovery of gold from ores and
(Chris Fleming – SGS - Lakefield Research, Canada)
12:45 PM Lunch
1:30 PM Lecture 20. Case Study 5. The leaching of bauxites and recovery of alumina in the Bayer process.
(Peter Smith – CSIRO Minerals, Australia)
3:00 PM Coffee Break
3:15 PM Lecture 21. Case Study 6. The leaching of magnesium from various feedstocks and the recovery of product for electrolysis.
(Bryn Harris – Consultant, Canada)


This course will offer two-days (Saturday and Sunday) of technical sessions by experts in corrosion. It is intended for scientists, engineers, technologists, maintenance personnel and managers who need an overview of current knowledge on corrosion science and technology. This course theme will be focused on the whole range of corrosion-resistant alloys, and the contents will be geared to the day-to-day practice of materials engineers in different fields and process industries. Presentations and workshops will give you answers to questions related to corrosion and material degradation. More importantly, key instructors are invited to share their expertise on how you can best manage your materials costs while improving materials performance and reliability. You may register via the conference registration form.

For further information, please contact the course coordinator:

Mimoun Elboujdaïni
568 Booth Street
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada K1A OG1
Tel.: (613) 995-3971
Fax: (613) 992-8735

Saturday, August 23, 2003

AM Basic Corrosion

  • Overview of Corrosion
  • Electrochemical Corrosion
  • Types of Corrosion (general, localized, bi-metallic)
  • Metallurgical Aspects of Corrosion and Its Control
  • Environmental Induced Cracking
  • Cathodic and Anodic Protection of Municipal Infrastructure
  • Methods of Corrosion Control
  • Corrosion Control in Soils
  • Detecting and Monitoring Corrosion.

PM Hydrogen-induced Cracking and Hydrogen Embrittlement in Steel

  • Introduction and Definitions
  • Extent of Problem
  • Mechanism
  • Laboratory Testing Methods
  • Field and Plant Monitoring Techniques
  • Inspection and Techniques
  • Metallurgical Control
  • Environmental Control Options
  • References; including references to failures in pipelines and pressure vessels, plus references to hydrogen damage in pipelines, other tubular goods, and pressure vessel plates.

Sunday, August 24, 2003

Microbiologically Influenced Corrosion (MIC) of Metals

  • What is MIC?
  • What Micro-organisms are responsible?
  • MIC in water systems, fire protection systems, oil pipelines, cooling water, etc.
  • Detection and Diagnosis
  • Monitoring
  • Prevention and Mitigation.


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