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11th European Metallurgical Conference – EMC 2021

EMC 2021 is the most important conference in Europe dedicated to non-ferrous metals.

From Mine to Metal: The search for an integral solution to process complex ores and residues (with high impurities) and produce high value multi metal at lowest CO2 footprint.

EMC 2021 will be dedicated to the continuous efforts of our industry to meet the challenges of a globalizing world by delivering important contributions to the welfare in our future. Sustainability of the non-ferrous metals industry will be duly examined in respect to its technological, ecological and economic aspects in about 30 topical sessions. Not only the production of metals, but also the preparation and the recycling of raw materials and residues are discussed, the impact on the environment and health protection are in the focus of the presentations too. In addition, economic and legal issues such as data security and competition law in an increasing digital global industry are discussed.

List of Papers in Session (as of June 12th, 2021)

The authors printed in bold are expected to present the paper.

Authors marked with a * are candidates for the Young Scientist’s Paper Award.

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.

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Presentations highlighted are part of the integrated indogerman cooperational symposium.

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Plenary Session

Targhetta, Javier; Atlantic Copper, Spain:
Current situation and development of the metallurgical Industry and the CirCular project of Atlantic Copper

Apelian, Diran, Prof.;
University of California Irvine (UCI), USA:
Megatrends for Materials Science and Engineering for the 21st Century - Education, Policy and Innovation

Grund, Sabina, Dr.-Ing.; International Zinc Association, Belgium:
Responsible Sourcing of Zinc (and Other Base Metals)

Grogan, Joseph, Dr.; Gopher Resources, USA:
Trends in North American Lead Production

Pai, Satish; Hindalco Industries Ltd, India:
India’s Non-Ferrous Metal Industry: Status and Way forward


Monday, June 28, 11:00

Session

Copper + Lead

Upgrading processes and handling of impurities

Strategic Resource Saving and Metals Recovery Technologies

Chair

Alvear

Maccagni

Reuter

11:00

*Lindthaler, Matthias ; Filzwieser, Andreas; Krassnig, Hans-Jörg; METTOP, Austria:

DigMet ESCD: Early short-circuit detection

*Vázquez Vázquez, Marta ; Moreno-Ventas Bravo, Ignacio; Bravo Bayo, Tomás; Atlantic Copper S.L.U.; University of Huelva, Spain:

Minor elements distribution (As, Sb, Bi) in PSC converter process

Raj, Benjamin; Mohapatra, Mamata et al.; CSIR - Institute of Minerals and Materials Technology, India:

Selective Lithium recovery from Spent LIB cathode materials through electrochemical process from the processed leach liquor

11:25

Krassnig, Hans-Jörg et al.; METTOP, Austria:

ionicLife cast technology – high performance copper coolers

Gertjegerdes, Tom ; Friedrich, Bernd; RWTH Aachen University, Germany:

Pyrolysis of WEEE using Microwave Technology: Behaviour of dielectric properties during thermal processing

Kumar, Arbind et al.; Centre for Material for Electronics Technology, India:

Development of Process Technology for Recovery of Hafnium from Zirconium Process Raffinate

11:50

Prajsnar, Ryszard et al.; Łukasiewicz Research Network – Institute of Non-Ferrous Metals, Poland:

Valorisation of lead slags in a pilot TSL furnace

*Matsuoka, Hidekazu et al.; Nittetsu Mining Co., ltd., Japan:

Effect of NaHS activation on flotation rate of copper sulfide minerals

Rao Borra, Chenna et al.; Indian Institute of Technology - Kharagpur, India:

Complete recovery of rare earths from glass polishing waste

12:15

to Baben, Moritz et al.; GTT-Technologies, Germany:

A thermochemically based model of the TSL for lead smelting

Keber, Sebastian et al.; TU Clausthal, Germany:

Reverse flotation of synthetic anglesite from a zinc leaching residue

Gerold, Eva ; Luidold, Stefan; Antrekowitsch, Helmut; Montanuniversität Leoben, Austria:

Decomposition of hydrogen peroxide in selected organic acids

Monday, June 28, 14:10

Session

Precious Metals
+
Minor Metals

General
Pyrometallurgy

Strategic Resource Saving and Metals Recovery Technologies

Chair

Plitzko

Grund

Goovaerts

14:10

*Hopf, Johannes et al.; TU Bergakademie Freiberg, Germany:

Investigations on the leaching of raw silver granules with methanesulfonic acid (MSA)

Bünger, Thomas; Hadzhiyski, Viktor et al.; AURUBIS Bulgaria, Bulgaria:

Removable Peirce-Smith Convertor (PSC) at Aurubis Pirdop smelter

*Höber, Lukas ; Steinlechner, Stefan; Montanuniversität Leoben, Austria:

Carbon-reduced pyrometallurgical extraction of critical elements from jarosite and goethite

14:35

Sandig-Predzymirska, Lesia et al.; TU Bergakademie Freiberg, Germany:

Recycling strategy for the extraction of PGMs from spent PEM electrodes

Nagraj, Samant et al.; Metallo Belgium N.V., Belgium:

Effect of CaO on the submerged plasma slag fuming process

Antrekowitsch, Jürgen ; Dornig, Christian; Hanke, Gustav; Montanuniversität Leoben, Austria:

Pyrolyzed biomass for CO2-neutral reduction processes

15:00

*Fritz, Benjamin ; Schmidt, Mario; Universität Pforzheim, Germany:

An Ecological Analysis of the State-of-the-Art Refinery of High-Value Gold Scraps

Hanel, Martina;
Filzwieser, Andreas
; Krassnig, Hans-Jörg: METTOP, Austria:

ILTEC Technology – New pathways towards safe AND effective cooling

Sommerfeld, Marcus ; Hovestadt, Gunnar; Friedrich, Bernd; RWTH Aachen University, Germany:

Smelting of Pyrolyzed Lithium-Ion Battery Black Mass using a Calcium-Aluminate Slag System

15:25

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

Development of Rhenium Technologies in Poland

 

Gil Álvarez, Cristina et al.; Atlantic Copper S.L.U., Spain:

Dry copper slag granulation: on site prototype trials at copper smelter facility

Monday, June 28, 16:20

Session

Nickel/ Cobalt/ Vanadium

Process Control

By-Product Treatment
+
Slag
+
Developments in Environmental Protection

Chair

Heulens

Filzwieser, A.

Stelter

16:20

Wolf, Robert; Zschiesche, Christoph; Winkler, Stefan; AURUBIS AG, Germany:

Online process evaluation by indirect temperature measurement and bath volume determination

Syed, Sayeeda; Singh, Devendra Narain et al.; Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, India:

Valorization of Bauxite Residues: A Panacea for Sustainable Development

16:45

Komnitsas, Konstantinos et al.; Technical University of Crete, Greece:

Large laboratory scale sequential column leaching of very low-grade nickel laterites and valorization of leaching residues

De Abreu Rodrigues, Mario; Anglo American Barro Alto, Brazil; Kashani, Sina ; Hatch Ltd, Canada:

Coal Milling Operation at Barro Alto Smelter

Malarz, Joanna et al.; Łukasiewicz Research Network – Institute of Non-Ferrous Metals, Poland:

Leaching of cobalt from Cu-Fe-Pb-Co alloy

17:10

Readett, David ; Mworx, Australia; Rodriguez, Michael; Jervois Mining, Australia:

Jervois' Nico Young Ni Laterite Project - Development of a Ni Laterite Heap Leach

Haus, Steffen et al.; Outotec GmbH & Co. KG, Germany:

Outotec Pretium Roaster Optimizer – Recent Developments and Machine Learning in Fluidized Bed Plant Operation

*Vergote, Olivier et al.; Ghent University, Belgium:

Lead silicate slag viscosity measurements: Inert vs. Non-inert measurement materials


17:35

Readett, David ; Mworx, Australia; Sullivan, Jamie; GME Resources, Australia:

Continued Development of NiWest Ni Laterite Project - Continuous Pilot Testing

Binder, Christian ; Haus, Steffen; Outotec GmbH & Co. KG, Germany:

Outotec Pretium examples – from monitoring to improved automated operation

Cryns, Yannick; Arnout, Sander ; InsPyro N.V., Belgium:

Optimizing off-gas handling operations with real time models

Tuesday, June 29, 11:00

Session

Analytics
+
Improving of Alloys

Process Fundamentals, Modelling and
Simulations

General Hydrometallurgy

Chair

Becker

Arnout

Antrekowitsch, H.

11:00

Kuhn, Hans-Achim; Broska, Andree; Ebner. Michael;Wieland- Werke AG, Germany:

Representative sampling and analysis for the production of semi-finished products from copper-based alloys

Borowski, Nikolaus; Lux, Timm et al.; SMS group GmbH, Germany:

BlueMetals Technology – New Milestone in WEEE recycling

Free, Michael L. et al.; University of Utah, USA:

Research and Innovation in Hydrometallurgy

11:25

Ahsan, Amit et al.; Secopta analytics GmbH, Germany:

Reliable PMI in metallurgical applications using a laser-based sensor (LIBS)

*Kandalam, Avinash et al.; TU Bergakademie Freiberg, Germany:

Novel methods to determine the bubble dynamics of a Top Submerged Lance (TSL) smelter

*Mbayo, Jean Jacques ; Simonsen, Henry; Ndlovu, Sehliselo; University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa:

Use of Cavitation to enhance the leaching kinetics of Refractory gold ores

11:50

Kostrzewa, Justyna et al.; Łukasiewicz Research Network – Institute of Non-Ferrous Metals, Poland:

Zinc Certified Reference Materials - production of standard with planned composition

Klejnowska, Katarzyna; Prajsnar, Ryszard; Łukasiewicz Research Network – Institute of Non-Ferrous Metals, Poland:

Thermodynamic modelling of lead-bearing slag valorisation in TSL furnace

Hayashi, Kentaro et al.; Waseda University, Japan:

Geochemical kinetic modeling of passive bioreactor column utilizing SRB for AMD

12:15

Boczkal, Sonia ; Karaś, Michał; Kapinos, Dawid; Łukasiewicz Research Network – Institute of Non-Ferrous Metals, Poland:

Analysis of inclusions in Mg-Li-Ca-Zn alloys

Obiso, Daniele et al.; TU Bergakademie Freiberg, Germany:

CFD simulation of a pilot-scale TSL furnace: development and testing of sub-models

*Kowalik, Patrycja et al.; Łukasiewicz Research Network – Institute of Non-Ferrous Metals, Poland:

Bismuth Influence on the Quality of Copper Cathode in Electrorefining Process

Tuesday, June 29, 14:10

Session

Strategic Resource Saving and Metals Recovery Technologies
+
Circular Economy

Process Fundamentals, Modelling and Simulations

General Hydrometallurgy
+
New Processes

Chair

Friedrich

Charitos

Pesl

14:10

Olivetti, Elsa A.; Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA:

Towards Sustainable Materials Systems

Tekin, Cem et. al.; InsPyro N.V., Belgium:

Interfacial heat transfer modelling in submerged gas injection for metallurgical applications

Kamariah, Nor; VITO N.V., Belgium; Binnemans, Koen; KU Leuven, Belgium; Spooren, Jeroen; VITO N.V., Belgium:

Ethanolamine as a New Lixiviant for the Extraction of Copper, Zinc and Lead from Tailings

14:35

Reuter, Markus Andreas et al.; SMS group GmbH, Germany:

Circular economy thinking in non-ferrous metals production lines and supply chains

*Simons, Arne et al.; Ghent University, Belgium:

The importance of heat transfer in the phenomenon of vapour explosions

Shemi, Alan; Ndlovu, Sehliselo; Sacks,
Natasha, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa:

Comparison of Organic and Inorganic Acid leaching of Metals from Cemented Carbide

15:00

Coursol, Pascal ; XPS – Expert Process Solutions, Canada:

Enablers and Drivers Influencing Metal Recycling in USA and Canada

Rao, Yalamanchili Krishna ; Department of Materials Science and Engineering, USA:

Chemical Vapour Transport Powers Crystal-growing and Metal Extraction

Mwase, James M.; Safarian, Jafar; Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway:

Production of Aluminium Tri-hydroxides from Secondary Bauxite Materials

15:25

Wang, Tao ; Rio Tinto Group, USA:

START: Rio Tinto’s 'nutrition label' for sustainable aluminium

Körbler, Nadine et al.; Montanuniversität Leoben, Austria:

Voltammetric Investigations regarding the reaction and diffusion rates of copper in aqueous solutions

*Yildiz, Eda ; Kurama, Haldun ; Eskisehir Osmangazi University, Mining Engineering Department, Turkey:

The Effects of Exfoliation on the Clay/polymer Nanocomposites Hydrogel Structure

Tuesday, June 29, 16:20

Session

Circular Economy

Process Fundamentals, Modelling and Simulations

New Processes

Chair

Grund

Wenzl/ Gregurek

Kerney

16:20

Degel, Rolf et al.; SMS group GmbH, Germany:

BlueTechnology – a new benchmark in non-ferrous metals production

Ebner, Tamara et al.; Montanuniversität Leoben, Austria:

Influence of metal ions on the decomposition of H²O² in sulfuric acid media

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

16:45

Hanke, Gustav ; Antrekowitsch, Jürgen; Steinlechner, Stefan; Montanuniversität Leoben, Austria:

COMMBY – Development of Strategies for the Evaluation and Certification of Metallurgical By-products

Meiner, Karsten ; Weigelt, Aaron et al.; TU Bergakademie Freiberg, Germany:

Alkaline sulfide leaching and partial roasting for treatment of As-rich concentrates

Carpenter, John S.; Los Almos National Laboratory, USA:

Enabling Science Based Qualification in Metal Additive Manufacturing

17:10

Kritikaki, Anna ; Komnitsas, Konstantinos; Technical University of Crete, Greece:

Production of high quality glass-ceramics from fayalitic slag and waste glass

Mahoney, William et al.; Linde Technology Center, USA:

LINDE Industrial Gas Applications in Nonferrous Processing: Combining CFD with Partial Experimental Verification & Validation

Guerrini, Edoardo; Maccagni, Massimo; Grassi, Andrea; Engitec technologies S.p.A., Italy:

From EAFD directly to Zinc metal

17:35

*Leitner, Melanie et al.; Montanuniversität Leoben, Austria:

Contacting Cobalt with vaporous Zinc

Auer, Michael; Antrekowitsch, Jürgen; Montanuniversität Leoben, Austria:

2sDR – the future solutin for steel mill dust recycling

Wednesday, June 30, 11:00

Session

Improving of Alloys

Recycling/Waste

New Processes
+
Upgrading processes and handling of Impurities

Chair

Kuhn

Nakamura

Chintinne

11:00

Maier, Carolin ; Friedrich, Bernd; RWTH Aachen University, Germany:

Aluminothermic synthesis of refractory high en-tropy alloy Al-Cr-Mo-Ti-V

Eykens, Koen ; Goovaerts, Hilde, Campine NV, Belgium:

The sustainable development of recycling of Antimony in Campine

Büchner, Karl; Konetschnik, Stefan ; UrbanGold GmbH, Austria; Filzwieser Andreas, METTop, Austria:

Advanced E-Waste Recycling by the HENRI MiniSmelter Concept

11:25

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

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

Guerrini, Edoardo; Maccagni, Massimo ; Grassi Andrea; Engitec technologies S.p.A., Italy:

The FAST process: not only lead paste

11:50

Broderick, Thomas F. et al.; AFRL/RXMS, Air Force Research Laboratory, USA:

What a Subject Matter Expert Needs to Provide Prior to Qualifying an AM Ti Component

Eschen, Marcus ; AURUBIS AG, Germany:

What will be the e-scrap of tomorrow? The new challenge LiB

Ahsan, Amit et al.; Secopta analytics GmbH, Germany:

Fast slag analysis for continuous process monitoring

12:15

Decker, Peer et al.; TRIMET Aluminium SE, Germany:

Phase formation of Mo- and Cr-rich compounds in an Al-Si cast alloy

Hanusch, Bernhard ; Küttner GmbH & Co. KG, Germany:

Tailor-made thermodynamic process solutions for metallurgical treatment of high-organic containing WEEE material

*Schmidt, Amelia et al.; Helmholtz Institute Freiberg for Resource Technology, Germany:

CFD Simulation Study on the Physical Behavior of Flue Dust within the Copper Waste Heat Boiler

Wednesday, June 30, 14:10

Session

Improving of Alloys
+
Powder Metallurgy and 3D Print
+
Refactory Materials

Recycling/Waste
+
Strategic Resource Saving and Metals Recovery Technologies

Zinc
+
Minor Metals

Chair

Bellemans

Chintinne

Terwinghe

14:10

*Schmid, Florian et al.; Montanuniversität Leoben, Austria:

Effect of alloy variations on cast grain size of AlMgSi alloys

Kozlov, P.A. et al.; UMMC Technical University, Russian Federation:

Production of Zinc Dust from Zinc-Bearing Steel Industry Dusts: Process Development and Adoption

Van Genderen, Eric; van Leeuwen, Martin et al.; International Zinc Association, Belgium:

Increasing the Circularity of Zinc - Pathways to Closing the Loop

14:35

Domagala-Dubiel, Justyna ; Janicki, Damian, Łukasiewicz Research Network – Institute of Non-Ferrous Metals, Poland:

Laser surface alloying of CuCrZr alloy

Cichy, Krystian; Tobiczyk, Kornel et al.; Łukasiewicz Research Network – Institute of Non-Ferrous Metals, Poland:

Technology of recovery of sulphide zinc concentrate from zinc tailing sludges

Steinlechner, Stefan ; Montanuniversität Leoben, Austria:

Unique process for solving the fluorine problem in primary zinc industry

15:00

Rollett, Anthony D. ; Carnegie Mellon University, USA:

3D Printing, Synchrotron X-Ray Experiments and Machine Learning

Ciszewski, Mateusz et al.; Łukasiewicz Research Network – Institute of Non-Ferrous Metals, Poland:

Hydrometallurgical recovery of lead from leach residues

Feldhaus, Dominic ; Tschauner, M-T.; Friedrich, Bernd; RWTH Aachen University, Germany:

Influence of LiF on the synthesis of the neodymi-um & praseodymium molten salt electrolysis

15:25

Gregurek, Dean ; Schmidl, Jürgen; Spanring, Alfred; RHI Magnesita, Austria:

The Role of Chromite in Refractory Products

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

Drzazga, Michal et al.; Łukasiewicz Research Network – Institute of Non-Ferrous Metals, Poland:

Germanium recovery from sulphate solution by precipitation and cementation

Wednesday, June 30, 16:20

Session Refactory Materials Recycling/Waste
+
Light Metals
Chair Henry Kerstiens

16:20

*Bellemans, Inge; Verbeken, Kim; Ghent University, Belgium:

Freeze lining operations in pyrometallurgical industries

Wibner, Stefan; Antrekowitsch, Helmut; Montanuniversität Leoben, Austria:

Recycling of aluminium-containing residues

16:45

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

*Kesners, Viktor et al.; AMAG Casting GmbH, Austria:

SMART – Simulation, Measurement and Automation of Aluminium Recycling Technologies

17:10

Behera, Pravas Ranjan; Farzana, Rifat; Sahajwalla, Veena; UNSW Sydney, Centre of Sustainable Materials Research and Technology, Australia:

Pyrometallurgical Synthesis of Nickel based alloys from spent Nickel-metal hydride Batteries


Poster Presentation, Tuesday, June 29

     

  • González de las Torres, Ana Isabel et al.; CIQSO-University of Huelva, Spain:
    Bismuth arsenate precipitation in synthetic and industrial copper electrolyte
  • Komnitsas, Konstantinos et al.; Technical University of Crete, Greece:
    EURECA-PRO, The European University Alliance on Responsible Consumption and Production
  • Lis, Marcin et al.; Łukasiewicz Research Network – Institute of Non-Ferrous Metals, Poland:
    Recycling of titanium alloy scraps into sperical powders for Additive Manufacturing
  • Wrona, Adriana et al.; Łukasiewicz Research Network – Institute of Non-Ferrous Metals, Poland:
    Copper-containing functional composites and coatings with antimicrobial properties
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