Symposia

Advanced Manufacturing and Materials

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Integration for Better Outcomes

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Light Metal in Transportation

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Pressure Hydrometallurgy

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Mineral Processing Fundamentals

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Sustainability in Pyrometallurgy

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Advanced Manufacturing and Materials

Objective

  • Welding and joining
  • Laser and laser-assisted materials processing
  • Powder metallurgy
  • Injection molding
  • Spark plasma sintering
  • Hot isostatic pressing
  • Other advanced materials manufacturing and processing technologies

Intended Audience

Metallic materials, manufacturing, additive manufacturing, laser processing.

Organizers

Chair: Gaofeng Li, National Research Council Canada
Yu Zou, University of Toronto
Priti Wanjara, National Research Council Canada
Javad Gholipour Baradari, National Research Council Canada
Xin Pang, Natural Resources Canada

Integration for Better Outcomes

Objective

The purpose of this symposium is to create a multidisciplinary forum, bringing together experts and researchers in the fields of mining, mineral processing, metallurgy, and materials with a common interest in sustainability. Topics of interest include: Lifecycle issues and challenges with low carbon technologies (i.e., EV batteries); Challenges with the green transition (i.e., hydrogen economy); Geopolitical issues and regional strategies (i.e., smelting and refining in Europe); Lessons learned / success stories from other industries with respect to integration (i.e., renewable energy integration).

Intended Audience

Academics, Industry, Consultants, and Government

Organizers


Co-chairs: Brittany MacKinnon, Hatch
and Chris Pickles, Queen’s University
Margarete Kalin, Boojum Research Inc.
Laurie Reemeyer, Resourceful Pathways
Lorena Tere, Apple
Marc Duchesne, NRCan
Samira Sokhanvaran, Hatch

Light Metals for Transportation and Next Generation Vehicles

Objective

The symposium focuses on recent advances in the science and technologies associated with light metals, in particular, but not limited to aluminium, magnesium and titanium, for all types of transportation (ground, air, water, etc.) including traditional and emerging propulsion (electric, hybrid, fuel-cell, etc.) methods. The symposium intends to bring together fundamental and applied research knowledge in the context of the growing global need for greener materials and resources and for advanced technologies in the primary production, processing and characterization of lightweight materials.

Possible subjects to be covered:
1. Light Metals Primary Production and Processing
2. Light Metals Alloy Development
3. Progress in Manufacturing of Light Metals and Product Performance
4. Modeling of Materials and Processing of Light Metals
5. Design Optimization for Performance and Lightweight Components
6. Material Characterization
7. Joining, Coatings, Finishing, Corrosion, Recycling and Environmental Aspects of Light Metals

Intended Audience

Light metals production and development, for transportation; industry; academia, government, or private labs.

Organizers

Chair: Abdallah Elsayed, University of Guelph
Carsten Siemers, TU Braunschweig
Mihaiela Isac, McGill University

Derek Kerfoot Memorial Pressure Hydrometallurgy Symposium

In memory of Derek Kerfoot for his important contributions to Canadian Hydrometallurgy throughout his career at Noranda, Sherritt and Inco (Vale). He is the inventor or co-inventor on 20 patents and won the 1997 MetSoc Airey Award and the 2009 Sherritt Hydrometallurgy Award.

Objective

Disseminate the latest academic research, operational knowledge, and best practices associated with pressure hydrometallurgy.

The organizers are seeking papers on:
· Battery Metal Materials – Nickel, Cobalt, Lithium, etc.
· Base Metal Materials – Copper, Zinc, Molybdenum, etc.
· Other Metals or Materials – Refractory Gold, PGM’s, Alumina, etc.
· Pressure hydrometallurgical processes leading to a reduction in or sequestration of Green House Gas emission and energy consumption.

Submissions concerning process development or operations in:
· Processes: POX, POL, HPAL, ePAL, PL Digestion, Tube Digestion, etc.
· Fundamentals: kinetics, thermodynamics, mathematical modelling, etc.
· Overall project conception and advancement
· Challenges in processing plant engineering
· Equipment design and materials of construction related to safety, improved reliability or maintainability, cost-effectiveness or novelty
· Plant transformations to produce battery precursor materials
· Process control advancements: APC, Digital Twin, AI, etc.

Intended Audience

Academics researching pressure hydrometallurgy; industry practicing it (e.g. gold, nickel)

Organizers

Chair: Brad Hewitt, Hatch Ltd.
Shafiq Alam, University of Saskatchewan
James Brown, SGS Canada
Jim Dennett, Sherritt Metals
Dimitrios Filippou, Rio Tinto Iron & Titanium

 The Laplante-Laskowski Symposium on Mineral Processing Fundamentals

André Laplante was an internationally renowned educator (McGill University) who was widely known for his expertise in the area of gravity gold recovery. Janusz Laskowski is Professor Emeritus at The University of British Columbia. Both André and Janusz made numerous significant contributions to the field of mineral processing throughout their careers. Together, they initiated the UBC-McGill-UofA Symposium on Mineral Processing at COM as a forum for sharing leading mineral processing research. The new “Laplante-Laskowski Symposium on Mineral Processing Fundamentals” will be held every other year at COM, continuing the tradition of the UBC-McGill-UofA Symposium.

Objective

To address challenges and share technical advances in mineralogical characterization and mineral processing of critical minerals, including the concentration of critical minerals from secondary (recycled) sources.

Suitable papers will be considered for publication in a Special Issue of CMQ on the Concentration and Characterisation of Critical Minerals.

Intended Audience

The academic, mining industry, recycling industry

Organizers

Chair: Charlotte Gibson, Queen’s University
Adam Jordens, Taskeo
Jean-Francois Boulanger, Université UQAT
Ben Yu, National Research Council Canada
Dominique Lascelles, SGS
Paulo Gamez, New Gold Inc.
Hakan Tunc, BBA

Minerals Science and Engineering Student Presentation Award

Summary: A student a cash prize will be granted at COM for the best presentation given in The Laplante-Laskowski Symposium on Mineral Processing Fundamentals, based on established evaluation criteria. The purpose of this incentive is to encourage students to take an active part at COM by presenting their topic of interest, related to the Mineral Sciences and Engineering. Offering them a positive COM experience while having the opportunity to network and learn from colleagues in the industry. The prize for the best presentation is expected to have a monetary value of $500 CAD.

Applicants: Any student who delivers a technical presentation in The Laplante-Laskowski Symposium on Mineral Processing Fundamentals at COM.

CMQ – Special honorary issue

In honour of the newly named symposium, we will be publishing a special issue of the CMQ journal.

To all our Authors: Upon receiving the final papers submitted, our committee will invite a selection of papers to be submitted to the review of the CMQ for consideration of publishing in the special honorary issue of the CMQ.

Wasmund Memorial Symposium of Sustainability in Pyrometallurgy

This symposium is held in honor of the late Dr. Bert Wasmund for his lifelong contribution to the design and implementation of novel technologies, toward more sustainable pyrometallurgy.

Objective

The symposium covers all efforts related to maintaining and improving the sustainability of pyrometallurgical operations, with an emphasis on Reduced Fuel Consumption, Energy Efficient Technologies, Waste Management, Recycling, Circular Economy, Environmental Considerations, Reduced Carbon Footprint and Inclusive Stakeholder Engagement.

Topics that directly or indirectly contribute to sustainable pyrometallurgical recovery of metals, such as innovative processes, technological developments, alternative additives/reagents, alternative renewable energy sources, predictive maintenance, indigenous stakeholder engagement, knowledge management and mentorship are welcomed.

Proposed Sessions
· Waste Management and Recycling to Feed the Circular Economy
· Environmental Sustainability and Carbon Footprint Minimization
· Inclusive Stakeholder Engagement for Truly Sustainable Projects, Knowledge Management for the Next Generation of Pyrometallurgical Professionals

Intended Audience

Industry, investors, academia and governmental organization from all sectors of the pyrometallurgical industry, including iron and steel, ferroalloys, and non-ferrous metal production.

Organizers

Chair: Sina Mostaghel, SNC-Lavalin
Elmira Moosavi, École de technologie supérieure (ÉTS)
Gerardo Alvear, Rio Tinto
Nagendra Tripathi, Rio Tinto
Afshin Sadri, Hatch
Terry Koehler, Hatch