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Meeting 2020 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition
Symposium Rare Metal Extraction & Processing
Sponsorship TMS Extraction and Processing Division
TMS: Hydrometallurgy and Electrometallurgy Committee
Organizer(s) Gisele Azimi, University of Toronto
Takanari Ouchi, The University of Tokyo
Hojong Kim, Pennsylvania State University
Shafiq Alam, University of Saskatchewan
Kerstin M. Forsberg, KTH Royal Institute of Technology
Alafara Abdullahi Baba, University of Ilorin
Scope The symposium will cover extraction of rare metals from primary and secondary sources. Rare metals include strategic metals that are in increasing demand and subject to supply risks (those that are not covered by other TMS symposia). The focus of this symposium will be on rare earth metals including neodymium, dysprosium, scandium and others; platinum group metals including platinum, palladium, iridium, and others; battery related metals including lithium, cobalt, nickel, and aluminum; electronics related materials including copper and gold; and refectory metals including titanium, niobium, zirconium, and hafnium. Other critical materials, such as gallium, germanium, indium and silicon are also included.
The focus of the symposium will be on primary production as well as secondary production through urban mining and recycling to enable the circular economy.
This symposium covers various processing techniques, including but not limited to, hydrometallurgy (solvent extraction, ion exchange, precipitation and crystallization), electrometallurgy (electrorefining and electrowinning), pyrometallurgy, and aeriometallurgy (supercritical fluid extraction). Presentations are welcomed to address topics on process development, process control, process modelling, and environmental issues.
Abstracts Due 07/15/2019
Proceedings Plan Planned:

A Fundamental Investigation of Li2CO3 Crystallization from Li2SO4 System
An Innovative Process for Extracting Scandium from Nickeliferous Laterite Ore
Application of Microwave Pretreatment for Rare Earth Element Recovery from Phosphogypsum
Co-precipitation of Impurity (Ti, Fe, Al, Zr, U, Th) Phases during the Recovery of (NH4)3ScF6 from Strip Liquors by Anti-solvent Crystallization
Development of a Physiochemical Model Combined with an Engineering Model for Predicting Solvent Extraction Performances within the Context of Lithium-ion Battery Recycling
Electrodialysis in Hydrometallurgical Proceses
Extraction of Rare and High-valued Metals from Blast Furnace Dust
Impurity Uptake during Cooling Crystallization of Nickel Sulfate
Indian Coal Ash: a Potential Alternative Resource for Rare Earth Metals (REMs)
Leaching of Eudialyte –The Silicic Acid Challenge
M-80: A Novel Depressant of Sodium Polyacrylate for Magnesite Flotation
M-82: PRICE - PRocess Industries in the Circular Economy
Molecular Recognition Approach to REE Extraction, Separation and Recycling
Optimizing Zr and REE Recovery from Zircon through a Better Understanding of the Mechanisms Governing its Decomposition in Alkali Media
Potential of a Nigerian Cassiterite Ore for Industrial Steel Coatings
Reclamation of Precious Metals from Small Electronic Components of Computer Hard Disks
Recovery of Manganese and Cobalt from Discarded Batteries of Toys
Recovery of Platinum Group Metals from Secondary Sources by Selective Chlorination from Molten Salt Media
Recovery of Rare Earths from Waste Permanent Magnets Leach Liquors
Recovery of Strategic Materials from Canadian Bauxite Residue by Smelting Followed by Acid Baking – Water Leaching
Recycling of End-of-life Lithium-ion Battery of Electric Vehicles
Review on Removal of Impurities from REE Processing Solutions
Secondary and Byproduct Sources of Rare Earth Metals
Selective Lithium Recovery from Brines Using Hydrothermally Treated Titania Slag
Selective Recovery of Scandium from Nickel Laterite Ore by Acid Roasting - Water Leaching
Separation of Neodymium and Dysprosium by Molten Salt Electrolysis Using an Alloy Diaphragm
Supercritical Fluid Extraction of Rare Earth Elements from a Canadian Ore
Supercritical Fluid Extraction of Rare Earth Elements from Waste Fluorescent Lamp
The Dynamics of the Circular Economy of Rare Earth Elements
The Iron Precipitate from Primary Zinc Production – A Potential Future Source for Indium and Silver

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