Hydroprocess boasts an innovative preliminary programme

With over 100 registered participants to date, the first seminar of the year organised by Gecamin will feature 47 presentations by authors from 11 countries.

May 29 2013

Sustainability is currently a topic that showcases itself throughout the entire mining cycle, forcing the industry to face major challenges related to the exploitation of minerals and mining projects. In this light, innovation becomes a core value for hydrometallurgical processes. These innovations are reflected in the preliminary programme of the 5th International Seminar on Process Hydrometallurgy, Hydroprocess 2013.

 The programme consists of a total of 47 presentations by authors from 11 countries, five plenary talks and a panel discussion, all seeking to analyse innovations and best practices in aqueous mineral processing. The seminar is organised by Gecamin and Montana Tech of the University of Montana, USA, and to date has over 100 registered participants which the organisers hope will reach 300. 

The speakers of the five plenary presentations are Courtney Young, from Montana Tech, USA; Nick Gow, from FLSmidth, USA; Cecilia Demergasso from the Universidad Católica del Norte, Chile; Helbert Galdos, Javier Guervara and Arnaldo Saavedra from the Sociedad Minera Cerro Verde SAA, Peru; and Jorge Menacho from de Re Metallica, Chile.

The seminar, presided over by Gabriel Meruane, R&D Project Manager at SQM, will include a panel discussion entitled “Transport and use of sea water in hydrometallurgical plants” and will include renowned experts in the field. The seminar is also offering five professional development courses given by world-class instructors principally covering the area of Hydrometallurgy.