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Hydrometallurgy in raw materials utilization – an educational and communication programme

HydroMetEC is a lifelong learning program organized within EIT Raw Materials academy, coordinated by NTNU. It will educate engineers from industry, scientist at RTOs, as well as undergraduate and postgraduate students about hydrometallurgy. Employees from mining, metallurgical, recycling and chemical industry are welcome to attend the project events about primary and secondary raw materials and their treatments in hydrometallurgical processes. Hydrometallurgical processes have become more important in recent years to extract and recycle various metals from different sources and in establishing circular economy to address the environmental challenges in different sectors.

HydroMetEC will provide innovative professional training courses by applying digital approaches and tools, organizing international seminars, as well as building a European network in the field. These will consolidate the EIT portfolio in EIT-labelled activities. An online course will be given each year and a physical international seminar will be organised in 2024 and 2026.

Introduction to hydrometallurgy – Online, September 2023

September 12 – Module 1: Fundamentals of Hydrometallurgy I

  • Hydrometallurgical process in metals production
  • Metal resources for extraction and recycling
  • Key techniques inlcude leaching, separation,
    and electrowinning

September 19 – Module 2: Fundamentals of Hydrometallurgy II

  • Principles of thermodynamics (including HSE use)
  • Kinetics in hydrometallurgy processes
  • Sampling and materials characterization

September 26 – Module 3: Hydrometallurgical process applications

  • Production of alumina, copper, solar silicon, and Sc
  • Recycling of PGEs and lithium-ion batteries
  • Innovative applications in iron production

See program in PDF here

More information at NTNU (Norges teknisk-naturvetenskapliga universitet)

Registration here (€80 fee)