Pyrometallurgy Committee

Technical Programming

2019 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition: 10th International Symposium on High Temperature Metallurgical Processing: Organized by Jiang Tao; Jiann-Yang Hwang; Dean Gregurek; Zhiwei Peng; Jerome Downey; Baojun Zhao; Onuralp Y�cel; Ender Keskinkilic; Mark Kennedy; Rafael Padilla; Elsa Olivetti; Camille Fleuriault

The organizers solicit papers from authors who are engaged in the analysis, development and/or operation of high temperature processes that involve the extraction and processing of material resources, production and treatment of metals, alloys and ceramic materials. Papers that describe innovative methods for achieving property enhancement, impurity segregation and removal, by-product recovery, waste minimization, energy efficiency, and utilization of complex ores are particularly welcome. Also of interest are papers on the various technical, economic, and environmental issues associated with commercial-scale high temperature processing methods. Best papers presented and published on the symposium proceeding will be selected and award certificate will be issued. A joint session will be coordinated with REWAS on recycling materials.

2019 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition: Freeze Linings: Myth and Reality: Organized by J�rgen Schmidl; Dean Gregurek; Gerardo Alvear; Peter Hayes; Mark Kennedy; Maurits Van Camp; Camilo Perez; Stefan Luidold

The symposium will be a forum for industry and researchers, providing an opportunity to describe advances in all aspects of furnace lining lifetime improvements. The aim of the meeting is to identify ways to enhance overall process economics and safety through shared technological approaches and best-practice examples. The organizers solicit papers from authors who are engaged in the analysis, development, and/or operation of high-temperature processes that involve the production and treatment of metals, alloys, ceramic and other resource materials. Papers that describe innovative methods for achieving refractory lining lifetime enhancement and increased operational safety by slag engineering and freeze lining application, as well as the use of safety instrumented systems are particularly welcome. Also of interest are papers on the interactions of refractory materials with complex ores and melts, thermodynamic and modeling approaches, refractory design developments, material characterization as well as economic and environmental issues associated with refractory recycling methods.

2018 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition: 9th International Symposium on High Temperature Metallurgical Processing: Organized by Jiann-Yang Hwang; Jiang Tao; Mark Kennedy; Dean Gregurek; Shijie Wang; Baojun Zhao; Onuralp Y�cel; Ender Keskinkilic; Jerome Downey; Zhiwei Peng; Rafael Padilla

The organizers solicit papers from authors who are engaged in the analysis, development and/or operation of high temperature processes that involve the extraction and processing of material resources, production and treatment of metals, alloys and ceramic materials. Papers that describe innovative methods for achieving property enhancement, impurity segregation and removal, by-product recovery, waste minimization, energy efficiency, and utilization of complex ores are particularly welcome. Also of interest are papers on the various technical, economic, and environmental issues associated with commercial-scale high temperature processing methods.Best papers presented and published on the symposium proceeding will be selected and award certificate will be issued.

2018 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition: Deriving Value from Challenging Waste Streams: Recycling and Sustainability Joint Session: Organized by Elsa Olivetti; John Howarter; Fiseha Tesfaye

For many products, there is a significant mismatch between the technical needs for responsible treatment of secondary and byproduct materials and the ability to achieve economically feasible operations. These feedstocks are generally low value and can be quite complex due to the significant variation in properties leading to potential mismatch among complexity, regulations and available resources. This symposium will provide a forum for papers exploring the valorization of secondary and byproduct feedstocks including for batteries, electronics, and other complex secondary materials as well as recycling technologies. Those papers providing perspective on both the technical as well as policy-based challenges are encouraged to submit.