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Meeting 2016 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition
Symposium Thermodynamic Applications, Optimizations and Simulations in High-Temperature Processes: An EPD Symposium in Honor of Christopher W. Bale's 70th Birthday
Sponsorship TMS Extraction and Processing Division
TMS Materials Processing and Manufacturing Division
TMS: Process Technology and Modeling Committee
Organizer(s) In-Ho Jung, McGill University
Arthur D. Pelton, Ecole Polytechnique
Phillip J Mackey, P.J. Mackey Technology
David Gordon C Robertson, Missouri S&T
Pekka A. Taskinen, Aalto University
Malin Selleby, KTH Royal Institute of Technology
Scope A thermodynamic analysis of high temperature industrial processes is essential to understanding the complex chemical equilibria involved, to improving the performance of existing processes and to developing new processes. Major advances in thermodynamic software and the development of large evaluated optimized databases have made it possible to carry out such analyses and process optimizations efficiently in terms of both time and cost. Professor Christopher Bale has devoted his entire career to the development of “FactSage” which is one of the thermodynamic software/database packages used widely in high temperature processes, and to the education of the industrial and academic communities in the applications of thermodynamic calculations to industrial high temperature processes. In this Symposium, papers are invited on applications of thermodynamic software and databases such as FactSage, HSC Chemistry, MTData, Thermo-Calc, Pandat etc. to high temperature processes. Papers on experimental thermodynamic studies are also welcome.

Contributions are solicited in, but not limited to, the following areas:
- Pyrometallurgical Processing fundamentals: Ferrous and non-ferrous metallurgy
- Process simulation
- Refractories, Ceramics and Glasses; Combustion and Energy; Solidification; High temperature corrosion
- Nuclear and other applications
- Recycling and environmental engineering

This symposium will be a prestigious event, expected to attract industrial and academic leaders in the field of high temperature processes: stimulating discussion; facilitating industry networking; attracting large and knowledgeable audiences.
Abstracts Due 07/15/2015
Proceedings Plan Planned: TMS Journal: Metallurgical and Materials Transactions

A Dynamic Flux Dissolution Model for Oxygen Steelmaking
A Kinetic Ladle Furnace Process Simulation Model
A New FactSage Optimization Tool and Its Application in the Assessment of Multicomponent Alkali-containing Oxide Systems
An Experimental and Thermodynamic Investigation of the Iron Saturated FeO-B2O3-Nd2O3 System
An Overview of Thermochemical Modelling of CANDU Fuel and Applications in the Nuclear Industry
Application of Computational Thermodynamics to Understand the Venusian Atmosphere
Application of Phase Diagram Software for Calculation of Physicochemical Properties in High-Temperature Processes
Application of Thermochemical Modeling to Assessment/Evaluation of Nuclear Fuel Behavior
Application of Thermodynamic Calculations on the Pyro-refining Process of High Purity Bismuth
Applications of Computational Thermodynamics to Predict the Refractory-slag-metal Reaction Equilibria at High Temperatures
Calculation of Portland Cement Clinker Phase Diagrams
Calculation of Property Contour Diagrams
CALPHAD Modeling of Thermochemical Interactions of Thermal Barrier Coatings (TBCs) with Molten Calcium-Magnesium-Aluminum-Silicon Oxides (CMAS)
CALPHAD, Materials Design, and Materials GenomeŽ
Coke Crystallite Thermodynamics Applied to Sulfur Control and Energy Balance in a Blast Furnace
Combining Thermodynamics, Education, and Software—a Neglected but Productive Combination
Coupled Thermodynamic and Kinetic Fundamental Simulations of Industrial Metallurgical Processes and Reactors
Design Principles for Fluorine-free Mold Fluxes Based on Thermodynamic Calculations
Development of Thermodynamic Database for “Cu2O”-Containing Slag-Matte-Metal Systems for Applications in Copper Pyrometallurgical Processes
Development of Thermodynamic Databases in the System U-Zr-Ce-Cs-Fe-B-C-I-O-H for Application to Simulating Phase Equilibria in Severe Nuclear Accidents
Dynamic Coupling of Thermodynamics and Kinetics for Steel/Slag Reactions
Effect of Gas-slag Interactions during Plasma Gasification of Refuse Derived Fuel from Enhanced Landfill Mining
Effect of Slag Properties and Alloy Quality on Inclusions in Tire Cord Steels
Exergy Analysis of Electronic Waste Processing through Secondary Copper Recycling
FactSage – Past, Present and Future
From Process Modeling to Process Optimization with SimuSage
Hybrid Prediction Model based Simulation Software for the Optimizations of Converter Blowing System
Identifying Optimal Conditions for Alloys and Process Design Using the Mesh Adaptive Direct Search Algorithm
Integrated Experimental and Thermodynamic Modelling Studies on Complex Slag/Matte/Metal Systems in Support of Non-Ferrous Primary and Recycling Pyrometallurgical Operations
Isothermal Section of the Cu-O-Al2O3-SiO2 System in Air at 1300 °C
Kinetic Model of the Reaction between Slag and Matte to Extract Mn from Steelmaking Slag
Measurement of the Thermodynamic Properties of Rare Earth Oxide Melts
Modeling Steel-slag-inclusion Reactions
MTDATA and the Prediction of Phase Equilibria in Oxide Systems: Thirty Years of Industrial Collaboration
NN-10: Physical Simulation of Copper Side-blown Smelting Process
NN-11: The Confirmation of Simulation Parameter and Analysis of Temperature Field of 430 Ferrite Stainless Steel in Water-cooling Condition with 3D-CAFE Method
NN-12: Thermodynamic and Ab-initio Investigations of the Os-Th and Os-Y Systems
NN-13: Thermodynamic Modeling of Ti-Fe-Cr Ternary System
NN-14: Thermodynamic Assessment of the PbO-V2O5 System
NN-15: Thermodynamic Modeling of Hot Metal Desulfurization Using Na2O-Based Fluxes
NN-16: Thermodynamics and Kinetics of Salt Deposition for Burner Rig Hot Corrosion Studies
NN-17: Multi-Phase Flow Simulation in Blast Furnace by MPS-SMAC Model
NN-1: Experimental and Numerical Investigation of Tantalum Recycling by Electron Beam Melting
NN-2: Experimental and Numerical Investigation of Thermal Plasma Synthesis of Silicon
NN-3: Determination of Phase Equilibria and Thermodynamic Properties of Metal-doped Magnesium Silicides
NN-4: Effect Mechanism of Sodium Carbonate on Carbothermic Reduction of Ilmenite Concentrate
NN-6: Effect of Dendritic Morphology and Central Segregation of High-Carbon Steel Billet on the Mechanical Property of the Hot-Rolled Wire Rods
NN-7: Phase Equilibria and Calorimetric Studies of the Ternary Ag-Cu-S System
NN-8: Measurement of the Standard Free Energy Change of a Chemical Reaction by the Chemical Equilibration Technique using a Thermo Gravimetric Analyzer (TGA): A Novel Approach
NN-9: Physical Simulation on Electrical Properties in the Electric Slag Cleaning Furnace of Copper Slag
Paraequilibrium Phase Diagrams
Perspectives of FactSageŽ for Application in Continuous Casting Mold Flux Developments
PolySection Projection Phase Diagrams with Applications to Heat Treating
Prediction of the Thermal Conductivity of Oxide Microstructures by a New Self Consistent Thermodynamics Method Supported by First Principle Calculations
Process Control in Pyrometallurgy – Coupled Reactions, Fluid Flow, and Kinetics
Rapid Dissolution of Quicklime into Molten Slag by Internally Formed Gas
Searching L12 phase in Ternary and Quaternary Super Alloy Compositions (Ni-Al-Co-Ti)
Simulation of Ferro-alloy Smelting in DC Arc Furnaces Using Pyrosim and FactSage
Simulation of the Precipitation Kinetics of Aluminum Alloys and Magnesium Alloys
The Application of FactSage to Steelmaking Operations: Predictions and Actual Results
The Importance of Thermodynamics for Business Intelligence Tools
Thermochemical Modeling in Industry – A 30-Year Perspective
Thermodynamic and Experimental Investigations of High Temperature Refractory Corrosion by Molten Slags
Thermodynamic Assessments of the Nd-Fe-B-C and Nd2O3-SiO2-CaO-Al2O3 Systems
Thermodynamic Models for Chemical Reactions Involving Cokes
Thermodynamics of Gaseous Metal Hydroxides: A Review
Thermodynamics of Portland Cement Clinker Formation
Use of Thermodynamic Modelling for Selection of Electrolyte for Electrorefining of Mg from Al Alloy Melts
Use of Thermodynamical Softwares for Development of Concepts for Innovative Metal Recovery Processes from Residues

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