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This course covers both the fundamental (thermodynamics and kinetics) and applied (engineering) aspects of the major hydrometallurgical steps: leaching, separation and recovery of metals. In addition in-depth studies of several process options for the recovery of copper, zinc, nickel and gold will be presented. Case studies of current and past operations will be presented. Discussions will center on chemical reactions, flowsheets and operational challenges.
David Dixon is Professor of Hydrometallurgy and Edouard Asselin is Associate Professor and Canada Research Chair in the Department of Materials Engineering at the University of British Columbia.
People interested in this course may also want to register for Process Control of Mineral Processing Systems, scheduled to run in the same week.