Presentations - EMC - European Metallurgical Conference
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Important Dates
July
2020
Extended deadline for submission of abstracts
August
2020
Acceptance of papers will be made public
September
2020
Submit manuscript for peer review
January
15th, 2021
Deadline for final manuscript
April
30th, 2021
Deadline for presenters to register for the conference

List of accepted Papers (as of February 08th, 2021)

The first listed authors are expected to present the paper

I - Resources / Metals

01 Light Metals (Al, Mg, Li, Ti)

Kesners, Viktor et al.; AMAG Casting GmbH, Austria:
SMART  –  Simulation, Measurement and Automation of Aluminium Recycling Technologies

 


02 Copper

Lindthaler, Matthias; Filzwieser, Andreas; Krassnig, Hans-Jörg; Mettop GmbH, Austria:
DigMet ESCD: Early short-circuit detection

 


03 Lead

Eschen, Marcus; AURUBIS AG, Germany:
What will be the e-scrap of tomorrow? The new challenge LiB

Grogan, Joseph; Engineering & Technology Gopher Resources, USA:
Trends in North American Lead Production

Prajsnar, Ryszard et al.; Łukasiewicz Research Network – Institute of Non-Ferrous Metals, Poland:
Valorisation of lead slags in a pilot TSL furnace



04 Zinc

Bednarek, Piotr et al.; Łukasiewicz Research Network – Institute of Non-Ferrous Metals, Poland:
Upscaling of two-stage zinc white production technology

van Genderen, Eric et al.; International Zinc Association, Belgium:
Increasing the Circularity of Zinc – Pathways to Closing the Loop

Haga, Kazutoshi et al.; Akita University, Graduate school of International Resource Sciences, Japan:
Investigation of Roasting and Leaching Condition for Treatment of High Silica containing Zinc Concentrate

Steinlechner, Stefan; Antrekowitsch, Jürgen; Montanuniversität Leoben, Austria; Ludewig, Fritz; Austria:
Unique process for solving the fluorine problem in primary zinc industry

 


05 Precious Metals

Hopf, Johannes et al.; TU Bergakademie Freiberg, Institute for Nonferrous Metallurgy and Purest Materials (INEMET), Germany:
Investigations on the leaching of raw silver granules with methanesulfonic acid (MSA)

 


06 Nickel / Cobalt / Vanadium

Komnitsas, Konstantinos et al.; Technical University Crete, Greece:
Large laboratory scale sequential column leaching of very low-grade nickel laterites and valorization of leaching residues

Mackey, P.J.; P.J. Mackey Technology Inc., Canada; Vahed, A.; AV Met Consulting, Canada; Warner, A.E.M.; AEMW Consulting, Canada:
Canadian Nickel - is the "Golden Age" of Nickel in Canada over, or is a new Renaissaince coming

Readett, David; Mworx, Australia; Rodriguez, Michael; Jervois Mining, Australia:
Jervois' NiCo Young Ni Laterite Project – Development of a Ni Laterite Heap Leach

Readett, David; Mworx, Australia; Sullivan, Jamie; GME Resources, Australia:
Continued Development of NiWest Ni Laterite Project – Continuous Pilot Testing

Wu, Ling; Li, HaiChun; China ENFI Engineering and Technology Corporation, China:
The Development of Nickel Sulphide Concentrate Smelting Processes Adopted In China

 


07 Minor Metals (Rare Earths, Indium)

Drzazga, Michał et al.; Łukasiewicz Research Network – Institute of Non-Ferrous Metals, Poland:
Germanium recovery from sulphate solution by precipitation and cementation

Feldhaus, Dominic; Tschauner, M-T.; Friedrich, Bernd; RWTH Aachen University, Institute of Process Metallurgy and Metal Recycling (IME), Germany:
Influence of LiF on the synthesis of the neodymi-um & praseodymium molten salt electrolysis

Kulawik, Sebastian et al.;  Łukasiewicz Research Network – Institute of Non-Ferrous Metals, Poland:
Thermal Oxidation of Indium, Germanium, an Tin from Lead-Bearing Alloys Generated in Zinc Refinement

Leszczyńska-Sejda, Katarzyna et al.;  Łukasiewicz Research Network – Institute of Non-Ferrous Metals, Poland:
Development of Rhenium Technologies in Poland

Minwal, Wahyudin et al.; Montanuniversität Leoben, Austria:
Pyrometallurgical Enrichment of Rare Earth from Various Resources

 


II - Materials Processing

08 Raw Material Handling

 


09 Process Fundamentals, Modelling and Simulations

to Baben, Moritz et al.; GTT-Technologies, Germany:
A thermochemically based model of the TSL for lead smelting

Bakar, Eda Aydin; Kurama, Haldun; Eskisehir Osmangazi University, Mining Engineering Department, Turkey:
The Effects of Exfoliation on the Clay/polymer Nanocomposites Hydrogel Structure

Borowski, Nikolaus et al.; SMS group GmbH, Germany:
BlueMetals Technology – New Milestone in WEEE recycling

Ebner, Tamara et al.; Montanuniversität Leoben, Austria:
Influence of metal ions on the decomposition of H²O² in sulfuric acid media

Jovanovic, Vladimir et al.; InsPyro N.V., Belgium:
Interfacial heat transfer modelling in submerged gas injection for metallurgical applications

Kandalam, Avinash et al.; TU Bergakademie Freiberg, Germany:
Novel methods to determine the bubble dynamics of a Top Submerged Lance (TSL) smelter

Klejnowska, Katarzyna; Prajsnar, Ryszard; Łukasiewicz Research Network – Institute of Non-Ferrous Metals, Poland:
Thermodynamic modelling of lead-bearing slag valorisation in TSL furnace

Kurban, Gabriela et al.; Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil:
Non-isothermal kinetics of the ZnSO4.H2O thermal decomposition in the presence of a Pd-Al2O3

Körbler, Nadine et al.; Montanuniversität Leoben, Austria:
Voltammetric Investigations regarding the reaction and diffusion rates of copper in aqueous solutions

Leitner, Melanie et al.; Montanuniversität Leoben, Austria:
Contacting Cobalt with vaporous Zinc

Mahoney, William et al.; Linde Technology Center, USA:
LINDE Industrial Gas Applications in Nonferrous Processing: Combining CFD with Partial Experimental Verification & Validation

Meiner, Karsten et al.; TU Bergakademie Freiberg, Germany:
Alkaline sulfide leaching and partial roasting for treatment of As-rich concentrates

Obiso, Daniele et al.; TU Bergakademie Freiberg, Germany:
CFD simulation of a pilot-scale TSL furnace: development and testing of sub-models

Rao, Y.K.; Department of Materials Science and Engineering, USA:
Chemical Vapour Transport Powers Crystal-Growing and Metal Extraction

Simons, Arne et al.; Ghent University, Belgium:
The importance of heat transfer in the phenomenon of vapour explosions

 


10 Upgrading processes and handling of Impurities

Gertjegerdes, Tom; Friedrich, Bernd; RWTH Aachen University, Germany:
Thermal Pre-Treatment of Organic-containing Waste Streams using Microwave Technology

Keber, Sebastian et al.; TU Clausthal, Germany:
Reverse flotation of synthetic anglesite from a zinc leaching residue

Mahandra, Harshit; Ghahreman, Ahmad; Queens University, Canada:
Solvent Extraction of Gold from Thiosulphate Solution using Phosphonium Ionic Liquid

Matsuoka, Hidekazu et al.; Nittetsu Mining Co., ltd., Japan:
Effect of NaHS activation on flotation rate of copper sulfide minerals

Schlemminger, Alexander; Secopta analytics GmbH, Germany:
In-situ versus post-mortem process control  – in-& offline slag analysis within 1-2 minutes

Vázquez Vázquez, Marta; Bravo Bayo, Tomás; Atlantic Copper S.L.U., Spain; Moreno-Ventas Bravo, Ignacio; University of Huelva, Spain:
Minor elements distribution (As, Sb, Bi) in PSC converter process

Wrobel, Maciej et al.; Outotec GmbH & Co. KG, Germany:
Outotec Feed Preparation System Recent Developments and Application in Fluidized Bed Roasting

 


11 General Pyrometallurgy

Bünger, Thomas et al.; AURUBIS Bulgaria, Bulgaria:
Removable Pierre Smith Convertor At Aurubis Pirdop

Hanel, Martina; Filzwieser, Andreas; Krassnig, Hans-Jörg; Mettop GmbH, Austria:
ILTEC Technology  – New pathways towards safe AND effective cooling

Nagraj, Samant et al.; Metallo Belgium N.V.; KU Leuven, Belgium:
Effect of CaO on the submerged plasma slag fuming process

 


12 General Hydrometallurgy

Free, Michael L. et al.; University of Utah, USA::
Research and Innovation in Hydrometallurgy

Hayashi, Kentaro et al.; Waseda University, Japan:
Geochemical kinetic modeling of passive bioreactor column utilizing SRB for AMD

Kamariah, Nor; VITO NV; KU Leuven, Belgium; Binnemans, Koen; KU Leuven, Belgium; Spooren, Jeroen; VITO NV, Belgium:
Ethanolamine as a New Lixiviant for the Extraction of Copper, Zinc and Lead from Tailings

Kowalik, Patrycja et al.; Łukasiewicz Research Network – Institute of Non-Ferrous Metals, Poland:
Bismuth Influence on the Quality of Copper Cathode in Electrorefining Process

Li, Lin; Ghahreman, Ahmad; Queens University, Canada:
The effect of silver inclusion on the electrochemical dissolution of chalcopyrite

Mbayo, JJK; Simonsen, Henry; Ndlovu Sehliselo; University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa:
Use of Cavitation to enhance the leaching kinetics of Refractory gold ores

Mwase, James M.; Safarian, Jafar; Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway:
Production of Aluminium Tri-hydroxides from Secondary Bauxite Materials

Potgieter, J. Herman; University of Witwatersrand, South Africa; Manchester Metropolitan University, United Kingdom; Purcell, W.; University of the Free State, South Africa; Haible, L.; University of Witwatersrand, South Africa:
A comparison of various leaching and separation methods of Ti and Fe from ilmenite

Sekimoto, Hidehiro; Sugawara, Sou; Iwate University, Japan:
Removal of antimony from sulfuric acid copper electrolyte by electrolytic oxidation

Shemi, Alan; Ndlovu, Sehliselo; University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa; Sacks, Natasha, DST-NRF Centre of Excellence in Strong Materials Stellenbosch University, South Africa:
Comparison of Organic and Inorganic Acid leaching of Metals from Cemented Carbide

Thiere, Alexandra; Bombach, Hartmut; Stelter, Michael; TU Bergakademie Freiberg, Germany:
The oxidation behaviour of ruthenium in copper electro-winning process

 


13 New Processes

Auer, Michael; Antrekowitsch, Jürgen;Montanuniversität Leoben, Austria:
2sDR – the future solutin for steel mill dust recycling

Büchner, Karl; Konetschnik, Stefan; UrbanGold GmbH, Austria; Filzwieser, Andreas; Mettop GmbH, Austria:
Advanced E-Waste Recycling by the HENRI MiniSmelter Concept

Carpenter, John S.; Los Almos National laboratory, Metallurgy and Manufacturing Science, USA:
Enabling Science Based Qualification in Metal Additive Manufacturing

Guerrini, Edoardo; Maccagni, Massimo; Grassi, Andrea; Engitec technologies S.p.A., Italy:
The FAST process: not only lead paste

Guerrini, Edoardo; Maccagni, Massimo; Grassi, Andrea; Engitec technologies S.p.A., Italy:
From EAFD directly to Zinc metal

Heinrich, Thomas; Bürkert Werke GmbH & Co KG, Germany:
Reducing reject rate of aluminium casting products by optimizing casting and degassing processes to increase production efficiency

Moosavi-Khoonsari, Elmira et al.; AURUBIS AG, Germany:
Improvement of CuCrZr Alloys Continuous Casting

Stopic, Srecko; Friedrich, Bernd; RWTH Aachen University, Germany:
Synthesis of nanosized silicon carbide particles by ultrasonic spray pyrolysis

 


14 Process Control

Binder, Christian; Haus, Steffen; Outotec GmbH & Co. KG, Germany:
Outotec Pretium examples – from monitoring to improved automated operation

de Abreu Rodrigues, Mario et al.; Anglo American Barro Alto, Brazil:
Coal Milling Operation at Barro Alto Smelter

Haus, Steffen et al.; Outotec GmbH & Co. KG, Germamy:
Outotec Pretium Roaster Optimizer – Recent Developments and Machine Learning in Fluidized Bed Plant Operation

Wolf, Robert; Zschiesche, Christoph; Winkler, Stefan; AURUBIS AG, Germany:
Online process evaluation by indirect temperature measurement and bath volume determination

 


III - Sustainable Production

15 Recycling / Waste

Bachmann, Kai et al.; Helmholtz- Institute Freiberg for Resource Technology, Germany:
Characterization of lithium-ion batteries in recycling processes and assessment of the liberation efficiency of black mass components using automated mineralogy

Ciszewski, Mateusz et al.; Łukasiewicz Research Network – Institute of Non-Ferrous Metals, Poland:
Hydrometallurgical recovery of lead from leach residues

Eykens, Koen; Campine, Belgium:
The sustainable development of recycling of Antimony in Campine

Fritz, Benjamin; Schmidt, Mario; Pforzheim University, Germany:
An Ecological Analysis of the State-of-the-Art Refinery of High-Value Gold Scraps

Hanusch, Bernhard; Küttner GmbH & Co. KG, Germany:
Tailor-made thermodynamic process solutions for metallurgical treatment of high-organic shredder-residues and WEEE material

Hovestadt, Gunnar; Sommerfeld, Marcus; Friedrich, Bernd; RWTH Aachen University, Germany:
Substituting Coal by PCB for primary Lead Slag Treatment – A Proof of Principle

Kozlov, P.A. et al.; UMMC Technical University, Russian Federation:
Production of Zinc Dust from Zinc-Bearing Steel Industry Dusts: Process Development and Adoption

Sommerfeld, Marcus; Hovestadt, Gunnar; Friedrich Bernd; RWTH Aachen University, Germany:
Smelting of Pyrolyzed Lithium-Ion Battery Black Mass using a Calcium-Aluminate Slag System

Sugawara, Nodoka et al.; Akita University, Japan:
Separation of Smelting Repellent Elements from Waste Printed Circuit Board using Superheated Steam and Physical Separation Technique

Wibner, Stefan; Antrekowitsch, Helmut; Montanuniversität Leoben, Austria:
Recycling of aluminium-containing residues

 


16 Strategic Resource Saving and Metals Recovery Technologies

Antrekowitsch, Jürgen; Hanke, Gustav; Montanuniversität Leoben, Austria:
Pyrolyzed biomass for CO2-neutral reduction processes

Bare, Godfrey Tinashe; Ndlovu, Sehliselo; University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa:
Treatment of gold tailings from the Kwekwe Roasting plant in Zimbabwe

Cichy, Krystian et al.; Łukasiewicz Research Network – Institute of Non-Ferrous Metals, Poland:
Technology of recovery of sulphide zinc concentrate from zinc tailing sludges

Edtmaier, Christian et al.; TU Wien, Austria:
A Metallurgical Approach to the Zinc-Reclaim of W/Cu Composites

Gerold, Eva; Luidold, Stefan; Antrekowitsch, Helmut; Montanuniversität Leoben, Austria:
Decomposition of hydrogen peroxide in selected organic acids

Höber, Lucas; Steinlechner, Stefan; Montanuniversität Leoben, Austria:
Carbon-reduced pyrometallurgical extraction of critical elements from jarosite and goethite

Olivetti, Elsa A.; MIT, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, USA:
Towards Sustainable Materials Systems

Ruiz Oria, Irene et al.; Atlantic Copper S.L.U., Spain:
Dry copper slag granulation: on site prototype trials at copper smelter facility

Sandig-Predzymirska, Lesia et al.; TU Bergakademie Freiberg, Germany:
Recycling strategy for the extraction of PGMs from spent PEM electrodes

 


17 Secondary Metallurgy



18 By-product Treatment

Purcell, Walter; Jordaan, Rian; Sinha, Manish; University of the Free State, South Africa:
Chemical characterization of different mine tailings in South Africa

 


19 Slag

Malarz, Joanna et al.; Łukasiewicz Research Network – Institute of Non-Ferrous Metals, Poland:
Leaching of cobalt from Cu-Fe-Pb-Co alloy

Ponak, Christoph et al.; Montanuniversität Leoben, Austria:
Phosphide formation during the reduction of high-chromium and high-phosphorus slags from basic oxygen furnace slag treatment

Vergote, Olivier et al.; Ghent University, Belgium:
Lead silicate slag viscosity measurements: Inert vs. Non-inert measurement materials

 


20 Developments in Environmental Protection

Arnout, Sander et al.; InsPyro N.V., Belgium:
Optimizing off-gas handling operations with real time models

 


21 Quality Assurance

 


22 Analytics

Broska, Andre; Ebner, Michael; Kuhn, Hans-Achim; Wieland-Werke AG, Germany:
Representative sampling and analysis for the production of semi-finished products from copper-based alloys

Holm, Elizabeth; Carnegie Mellon University:
Capitalizing on microstructural image data using computer vision and machine learning

Schlemminger, Alexander; Chao, Madlen; Gottlieb, Cassian; Secopta analytics GmbH, Germany:
Sampling vs. inline measurement  – Pro and contra of today's & tomorrows approaches 

 


IV - Themes of current issues / Best Practices

23 Circular Economy

Apelian, Diran; University of California Irvine, USA:
Megatrends for Materials Science and Engineering for the 21st Century Education, Policy and Innovation

Coursol, Pascal; Engineering & Technology Gopher Resources, USA:
Enablers and Drivers Influencing Metal Recycling in USA and Canada

Degel, Rolf et al.; SMS group GmbH, Germany:
BlueTechnology – a new benchmark in non-ferrous metals production

Hanke, Gustav; Antrekowitsch, Jürgen; Steinlechner, Stefan; Montanuniversität Leoben, Austria:
COMMBY – Development of Strategies for the Evaluation and Certification of Metallurgical By-products

Kritikaki, Anna; Komnitsas, Konstantinos; Technical University of Crete, Greece:
Production of high quality glass-ceramics from fayalitic slag and waste glass

Nelson, Priscilla P.; Spiller, Erik; Colorado School of Mines, USA:
Future of Tailings Management

Reuter, Markus et al.; SMS group GmbH, Germany:
Circular economy thinking in non-ferrous metals production lines and supply chains

Stephens, R.L.; Tech2Strat Consulting Inc., Canada:
The Evolution of Mining and Metals Production Innovation Ecosystems in North America

Wang, Tao; Rio Tinto Group, USA:
Rio Tinto’s RenewAl™: A cleaner start to aluminum product lifecycle


24 Improving of Alloys

Boczkal, Sonia; Karas, Michal; Kapinos, Dawid; Łukasiewicz Research Network – Institute of Non-Ferrous Metals, Poland:
Analysis of inclusions in Mg-Li-Ca-Zn alloys

Broderick, Thomas F. et al.; AFRL/RXMS, Propulsion, Structures and Manufacturing Enterprise Branch, Air Force Research Laboratory, USA:
What a Subject Matter Expert Needs to Provide Prior to Qualifying an AM Ti Component

Decker, Peer et al.; TRIMET Aluminium SE, Germany:
Phase formation of a Mo- and Cr-rich compound in an Al-Si casting alloy

Kostrzewa, Justyna et al.; Łukasiewicz Research Network – Institute of Non-Ferrous Metals, Poland:
Zinc Certified Reference Materials production of standard with planned composition

Maier, Carolin; Friedrich, Bernd; RWTH Aachen University, Germany:
Aluminothermic synthesis of refractory high entropy alloy Al-Cr-Mo-Ti-V

Mycka, Lukasz et al.; Łukasiewicz Research Network – Institute of Non-Ferrous Metals, Poland:
Analysis of the possibilities of including recycling of automotive catalytic converters in the Cu-Pb-Fe alloy converting process

Pachut, Kamila; Łukasiewicz Research Network – Institute of Non-Ferrous Metals, Poland:
Qualitative and quantitative analysis of inclusions in recycled aluminium alloys

Schmid, Florian et al.; Montanuniversität Leoben, Austria:
Effect of alloy variations on cast grain size of AlMgSi alloys

 


25 Powder Metallurgy and 3D Print

Rollett, Anthony D.; Carnegie Mellon University, USA:
3D Printing, Synchrotron X-Ray Experiments and Machine Learning

 


26 Foundry – Casting

Krassnig, Hans-Jörg et al.; Mettop GmbH, Austria:
ionicLife cast technology – high performance copper coolers

 


27 Refractory Materials

Bellemans, Inge; Verbeken, Kim; Ghent University, Belgium:
Freeze lining operations in pyrometallurgical industries

Fallah Mehrjardi, Ata; Specht, Andreas; AURUBIS AG, Germany; Anastasova, Eva; AURUBIS Bulgaria, Bulgaria:
Investigation of the possible degradation mechanisms of settler roof refractory bricks of flash smelting furnace

Gregurek, Dean; Schmidl, Jürgen; Spanring, Alfred; RHI Magnesita, Austria:
The Role of Chromite in Refractory Products

 


28 Economic Prospects and Trading

 


29 HSE practices and Legal Aspects

Komnitsas, Konstantinos et al.; Technical University of Crete, Greece:
EURECA-PRO, The European University Alliance on Responsible Consumption and Production

 


30 Industry 4.0

 


List of accepted Posters (as of February 05th, 2021)

Domagala-Dubiel, Justyna; Łukasiewicz Research Network – Institute of Non-Ferrous Metals, Poland; Janicki, D.; Silesian University of Technology, Poland:
Laser surface alloying of CuCrZr alloy


Lis, Marcin et al.; Łukasiewicz Research Network – Institute of Non-Ferrous Metals, Poland:
Recycling of titanium alloy scraps into sperical powders for Additive Manufacturing

Maleta, Marcin; Rdzawski, Zbigniew; Gluchowski, Wojciech; Łukasiewicz Research Network – Institute of Non-Ferrous Metals, Poland:
Research of functional properties and microstructure of copper alloys intended for difficult operating conditions

Wrona, Adriana et al.; Łukasiewicz Research Network – Institute of Non-Ferrous Metals, Poland:
Copper-containing functional composites and coatings with antimicrobial properties

Xanthopoulos, Panagiotis; KU Leuven, Department of Chemistry, Belgium:
Recovery of copper from dilute aqueous solutions via ion flotation

The Organizing Committee has the right to change the course of the programme, especially the sequence of presentation of papers according to the necessities, misprints and errors are reserved.