XXVIII International Mineral Processing Congress

September 11-15, Québec City Convention Center

Short Courses



Short Course Notes are digitally distributed. Delegates are required to bring their laptops to have access to the course material. 

Two Days Short Course

  • $800 for conference participants / $400 for student delegates
  • Short Course only: $1,000
  • includes continentals breakfasts, coffee breaks, luncheons and electronic course notes

One Day Short Course

  • $500 for conference participants / $250 for student delegates
  • Short Course only: $700
  • includes continental breakfast, coffee breaks, luncheon and electronic course notes

Prices are subject to change. The CIM organization reserves the right to cancel short courses if not enough participants are registered.

TWO DAYS – Saturday & Sunday, September 10 & 11


The short course is designed to complement the industrially focused Symposium program, and will provide an in-depth study of the fundamentals and practice of iron control in hydrometallurgy. The short course will be given by a number of lecturers of international stature in their fields of expertise.

Confirmed Speaker List

Speaker Affiliation Lecture
Edouard Asselin University of British Columbia Iron Chemistry In Hydrometallurgy
George Demopoulos McGill University Precipitation from Aqueous Solutions
Dogan Paktunc CANMET Advanced Characterization of Iron Minerals/Compounds Common in Hydrometallurgical Process Streams
David White Independent Consultant Practical Aspects of Impurity Control in (Nickel Laterite) Atmospheric Leaching/Precipitation Flowsheets
Brad Hewitt and Pearson Murray  Hatch Engineering Iron Chemistry in Pressure Hydrometallurgy – Role of the Autoclave 
Carmine Ciriello and Asim Khan Analyze & Improve Why Projects Fail – An Overview On Operational Readiness
Edgar Peek Molycorp Minerals Canada Show Me The Money – Operational Excellence & Technology Development
Jochen Petersen University of Cape Town Iron Control Issues in Heap Leaching
Dimitrios Filippou Rio Tinto –Iron & Titanium Iron Control in the Titanium Industry
Frank Baerhold Andritz AG Acid Regeneration Technologies
Wilson Pascheto XPS – Consulting & Testwork Services Failure Prevention Of Hydrometallurgical Plant Equipment
Ronald Klepper FL Smidth Solid-Liquid Separation (Equipment, Particle Size Control, And Stability)

Intended audience:

  • Academia
  • Engineering companies
  • Mining companies
  • Refineries

Levente Becze, Molycorp

ONE DAY – Saturday, September 10


  • Electrorefining and Electrowinning (Cu, Zn, Ni)
  • Electrowinning: effect of impurities and deposit control
  • Anode technology (lead and Ti coated anodes)
  • Molten Salt Electrometallurgy
  • Electrochemical treatment of effluents
  • Process Modelling and Simulation
  • Emerging technologies
  • Electrochemical technologies and fundamentals for metals

Intended audience:

  • Industrial engineers
  • Scientists
  • Students
  • Suppliers

Dr. Brent Hiskey, Professor, University of Arizona
Dr. Mike Moats, Professor, Missouri University of Science and Technology
Dr. Andreas Siegmund, Technology Manager, Mettop USA LLC
Mr. Carl Brown, Technical Assistance Manager, De Nora Tech
Dr. George Kipouros, Professor, University of Saskatchewan
Dr Michael Free, Professor, University of Utah
Dr Farzad Mohammadi, Technology Development Manager, BioteQ Environmental Technologies

Michael (Mike) Agnew