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Electrometallurgy 2001 Symposium
Toronto, Canada, August 26-30, 2001

The Electrometallurgy 2001 symposium comprised 35 papers related to fundamental and applied aspects of electrometallurgy. The Symposium was part of the 31st Annual Hydrometallurgy Meeting held in conjunction with the 40th Conference of Metallurgists of the Metallurgical Society, August 26-29, 2001, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The conference attracted over 650 participants from the global metallurgical industries. 228 participants were from countries other than Canada. Almost 80 people attended the Electrometallurgy 2001 symposium. The Technical Tour to Kuntz Electroplating was also well attended.

This symposium covered the fundamental and applied processes linked to the aqueous electrometallurgy of several non-ferrous metals. Following the tradition of the two previous electrometallurgy meetings, strong emphasis was given to industrially oriented papers in this symposium. Thus, plant descriptions, operating practices, developments in anodes and electrochemical reactors and in electrolyte cooling systems were presented alongside more fundamental electrochemical research. Extractive metallurgy reviews about the use of novel processes to produce Cu, Ag and Ni were also presented. Corrosion studies of Al cathodes and anodes used in electrowinning were also presented. Reviews on the operation of electrochemical reactors at high current densities and on the use of catalytic anodes provided a snapshot of the current status of these technologies. Three of the papers from this symposium were selected for publication in the Canadian Metallurgy Quarterly Journal (October 2001 issue).

The Electrometallurgy 2001 Symposium honored Dr. T.J. O’Keefe for his many contributions to the metallurgical industry throughout his distinguished career. Dr. O’Keefe delivered a lively lecture during the Hydrometallurgy Section Business luncheon held on Aug 28, 2001. The successful collaboration guided by Dr. O’Keefe has translated into many improvements in operating electrometallurgical plants and his presentation focused on these achievements and indicated options for future research.

The authors agreed to the publication of their power point presentations converted to PDF format. These are accessible from the Hydrometallurgy web site: www.hydrometallurgysection.org/

The Electrometallurgy 2001 proceedings book is available in book and CD-ROM format from CIM (from http://www.metsoc.org) at the following price:

Book & CD-ROM : CIM Member: $145; Non-Member: $180; Student Member: $115
Book OR CD-ROM : CIM Member: $115; Non-Member: $145; Student Member: $90

J.A. Gonzalez, Teck Cominco Research, P.O. Box 2000, Trail BC V1R 4S4, Canada. Email: alberto.gonzalez@teckcominco.com

 

   

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