Metals from Ores - An Introduction to Extractive Metallurgy

Metals from Ores - An Introduction to Extractive Metallurgy

Areas of Study: Mineral Processing

Qualifies for CMS

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  • Audience Level: Professional Tool Tip
  • Dates: Unscheduled Tool Tip
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  • Enrollment: Included Tool Tip
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  • Location: Vancouver, BC, Canada Tool Tip
  • Duration: 2 days
  • CEUs: 1.6 (16 PDHs) Tool Tip

Course Summary

Summary

Extractive metallurgy is that branch of metallurgy that deals with ores as raw material and metals as finished products. It is an ancient art that has been transformed into a modern science as a result of developments in chemistry and chemical engineering. The course is an introduction to this subject that was in part the basis of a course given to first-year metallurgy students at Laval University in Québec City and an audio course offered by the Education Division of the American Chemical Society in Washington, DC, under the title Metallurgical Chemistry. It is composed of four parts:

Part 1 — Metals and the Mineral Industry

This part gives a historical introduction followed by general topics such as:

  • the different areas of metallurgy,
  • the sources of information,
  • the properties of metals and their structure,
  • the commercial classification of metals and their use,
  • where metals come from and where do they go, and
  • how ores can be located and exploited.

Part 2 — Mineral Beneficiation

This part deals qualitatively with the specialized field of mechanical, physical, and physicochemical methods of enriching mineral raw material.

Part 3 — Extractive Processes

This part is composed of the three areas dealing with the general methods of chemical treatment of ores or enriched mineral raw material to get the desired metals:

  • pyrometallurgy,
  • hydrometallurgy, and
  • electrometallurgy.

The treatment is elementary chemical principles rather than an engineering study.

Part 4 — Theory of Metallurgical Processes

This part deals with elementary thermodynamics and kinetics of metallurgical processes.

Fathi Habashi is Professor Emeritus, Department of Mining, Metallurgical, and Materials Engineering, Laval University, Quebec City, Canada. Each participant will have a copy of the book Metals from Ore (pictured above) for further study at leisure. For details of topics covered see course schedule.

Pre-Course e-Learning

Prior to the course, registered delegates have access to the online e-learning material consisting of two introductory courses titled Extractive Metallurgy 1 - Metals, Ore Deposits and Minerals.

Certificate in Mining Studies

This course qualifies for two days of short course credit for the Certificate in Mining Studies (CMS), a continuing education program of accredited short courses, webcasts and online courses for lifelong learning in mining, supported by University of British Columbia, University of Arizona and University of Concepción. more details »

Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

Registered participants who attend the entire short course and complete an evaluation at the end of the course will receive a Certificate of Attendance, confirming the Professional Development Hours (PDH)/Continuing Education Units (CEU) earned. Please confirm with your employer and/or professional association that this course qualifies for CPD.

Who Should Attend?

  • Managers and superintendents in mineral and metallurgical industry
  • Bankers responsible for investment in mining and metallurgical projects
  • Engineers in the mineral and metallurgical industries

Dr. Fathi Habashi

Fathi Habashi is Professor Emeritus of Extractive Metallurgy at Laval University in Quebec City. He holds a B.Sc. degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Cairo (1949), a Dr. techn. degree in Inorganic Chemical Technology from the University of Technology in Vienna (1959), and Dr.Sc. h.c. from the Saint Petersburg Mining Institute in Russia (1993). He was a postdoctoral fellow at the Department of Chemistry, University of Vienna (1959 - 1960), then he held the Canadian Government Scholarship in Ottawa (1960 - 1962), taught at Montana College of Mineral Science & Technology (1964 - 1967), then worked at the Extractive Metallurgical Research Department of Anaconda Company in Tucson, Arizona before joining Laval in 1970. In 1998 he was named a Fellow of the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy, and Petroleum and in 1999 he received its silver medal. He is an Honorary Professor at the Technical University of Oruro in Bolivia, Honorary Citizen of the city of Oruro, Governor at the Fondation de l'Université Laval, and Member of Le Cercle des Ambassadeurs in Québec City.

He has published 75 research papers, 110 review articles, 120 historical articles, over 130 trip reports, 15 technical reports, over 120 book reviews, and holds 4 patents.

Provisional Schedule

Instruction will take place from 9:00AM to 5:00PM each day, with a lunch break from noon to 1:00PM and 15 minute snack breaks in mid-morning and mid-afternoon.

Day 1

Metals and the Mineral Industry

  • History
  • Scope of Extractive Metallurgy
  • Sources of Information
  • Metals: properties and structure
  • The Metal Industry
  • The Earth's Crust
  • Prospecting for Ores
  • Mining of Ores
  • Minerals and the Mineral Industry

Mineral Beneficiation

  • General Aspects
  • Liberation of Minerals
  • Separation of Minerals
Day 2

Extractive Processes

  • General Aspects
  • Pyrometallurgy
  • Hydrometallurgy
  • Electrometallurgy

Theory of Metallurgical Processes

  • General Aspects
  • Energetics
  • Kinetics

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Fees

The full fee for the two day program is CAD 1600. The fee covers the lecture, a comprehensive set of course notes, access to Edumine, sandwich lunches and light refreshments. The fee does not cover accommodation.

Early Bird: there is a 10% discount if you register at least 30 days prior to the course start date. A 10% discount is offered for groups of 5 or more OR if you provide your Annual Edumine subscription User ID at time of registration. The maximum discount that can be applied is 20%.

Venue

The course will be held at InfoMine Inc, Vancouver, Canada, Suite 640 - 580 Hornby Street, Vancouver, BC. Detailed arrival instructions will be sent to all participants 10-14 days prior to the commencement of the course.

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Cancellations

Notice of cancellation must be given in writing by letter, fax or email and action will be taken to recover, from the delegates or their employers, that portion of the fee owing at the time of cancellation.

A 10% administration fee will be levied for cancellations made 4 or more weeks prior to the first day of the course. Thereafter, the following cancellation refund schedule will apply.

  • Cancellation made more than 3 weeks prior to the first day of the short course: 70% of the registration fee is reimbursed.
  • Cancellation made more than 2 weeks prior to the first day of the short course: 50% of the registration fee is reimbursed.
  • Cancellation made less than 2 weeks prior to the first day of the short course: no reimbursement of registration fees.

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