1st International Circular Hydrometallurgy Symposium - ICHS 2024

ICHS 2024 Programme

Monday 9 September 2024
12:00-13:30Registration & Welcome Lunch
13:30-14:00Opening – The twelve principles of circular hydrometallurgy
Prof. Koen Binnemans (KU Leuven, Belgium)
Session I
14:00-14:40The Atlas Materials Process for nickel and cobalt recovery from saprolite ores – a case study
Prof. David Dreisinger (University of British Columbia, Canada)
14:40-15:20Copper leach–solvent extraction–electrowinning: a keystone technology for sustainable hydrometallurgy
Prof. Kathryn Sole (University of Pretoria, South Africa)
15:50-16:30Thacker Pass lithium project
Dr. Ryan Ravenelle (Lithium Nevada Corporation, USA)
16:30-17:10Eutectic freeze crystallization
Prof. Kerstin Forsberg (KTH, Sweden)
Tuesday 10 September 2024

Session II

09:00-09:40 Immobilization of hazardous elements via innovative crystallization, encapsulation, and nanomaterial-engineered adsorption processes
Prof. George Demopolous (McGill University, Canada)
09:40-10:20 Electrify wherever possible; story of Electrodeposition-Redox Replacement (EDRR) and more
Prof. Mari Lundström (Aalto University, Finland)
10:20-10:50 Coffee
10:50-11:30 Vanadium production in Europe: carbon-neutral, zero-waste vanadium recovery from slag
Dr. Dave J. Robinson (Neometals, Australia)
11:30-12:10 Methanesulfonic acid, a versatile and sustainable Acid
Dr. Tobias Urban (BASF, Germany)
12:10-14:00 Poster session & Lunch

Session III

14:00-14:40 Digital twins in extractive metallurgy – Quantifying thermodynamic limits of supply chains
Prof. Markus Reuter (SMS group GmbH, Germany)
14:40-15:20 Iron control in hydrometallurgy
Prof. em. John Monhemius (Imperial College London, UK)
15:20-15:50 Coffee
15:50-16:30 Closing water loops in minerals processing
Prof.  Päivi Kinnunen (VTT + University of Helsinki, Finland)
16:30-17:10 The missing link in circular hydrometallurgy: efficient splitting of salts in acids and bases
Prof. Koen Binnemans (KU Leuven, Belgium)
Wednesday 11 September 2024

Session IV

09:00-09:40 Glycine as a lixiviant in hydrometallurgy
Prof. Jacques Eksteen (Curtin University, Australia)
09:40-10:20 Biohydrometallurgy and circularity, a long story
Dr. Gwen Guézennec (BRGM, France)
10:20-10:50 Coffee
10:50-12:00 Panel discussion
12:00-13:00 Closing reception and lunch