|About this Symposium
|2024 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition
|Process Metallurgy and Environmental Engineering: An EPD Symposium in Honor of Takashi Nakamura
|TMS Extraction and Processing Division
TMS: Hydrometallurgy and Electrometallurgy Committee
TMS: Pyrometallurgy Committee
TMS: Recycling and Environmental Technologies Committee
|Takanari Ouchi, University of Tokyo
Gerardo Raul Alvear Flores, CaEng Associates
Etsuro Shibata, Tohoku University
Leandro Andres Voisin, University of Chile
Yu-Ki Taninouchi, Kyushu University
|Professor Takashi Nakamura has a great deal of experience in development of processes related to nonferrous metal resources, development of social systems for recycling, and environmental engineering. He has not only conducted research on individual issues and basics of physical chemistry of nonferrous metallurgy, but has also had a significant impact on recycling-related legislation in Japan as well as international standards for nonferrous metals.
In this symposium, we are going to review the history of the research on the physical chemistry of smelting and recycling processes for nonferrous metals such as copper, lead, and zinc, and on the environmental issues related to the circulation of nonferrous metals. Furthermore, we are going to discuss the technological, social, and environmental challenges that need to be addressed to realize a sustainable society in the future.