Programme available June 6-10, 2010 - Hamburg, Germany
Organized by GDMB Gesellschaft für Bergbau, Metallurgie, Rohstoff- und Umwelttechnik e.V.
with support of
AurubisAtlantic CopperOschatz GmbHKüttnerWielandHatchAnglo AmericanCytecPSISMS GroupBrochot HydrometGDMBOutotecxstrata

Short Courses

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Saturday, June 5, 2010

8.00 h
Registration at Aurubis AG, Hoovestraße 50, 20539 Hamburg, Germany, and delivery of course material
8.30 h
Welcome: Dipl.-Ing. Michael Kopke, Dipl.-Ing. Norbert L. Piret, Paykan Safe, Prof. Peter Paschen

A number of parallel Short Courses will be held at the occasion of the Cu 2010 Conference.
These are:

1 Sulphuric Acid Production Technologies (PDF)

Organized by:
Dipl.-Ing. Norbert L. Piret
8.00 h
Registration at Aurubis AG, Hoovestraße 50, 20539 Hamburg, Germany, and delivery of course material
8.30 h
Welcome: Dipl.-Ing. Michael Kopke, Dipl.-Ing. Norbert L. Piret, Paykan Safe, Prof. Peter Paschen
8.45 h
M. J. King, Hatch Associated Pty., Perth, W.A., Australia
Recent Developments and Future Directions in Sulphuric Acid Manufacture
The fundamentals of sulphuric acid making are briefly reviewed. The state of art of single versus double contact acid plants and of the dry gas versus wet gas treatment options, as well as heat recovery performance and energy efficiency is outlined. Recent developments and future trends in acid making are discussed.
9.45 h
Doug Louie, WorleyParsons M&M, Mississauga, Ont., Canada
Design Considerations for Sulphuric Acid Plants
This Short Course will focus in detail for each of the sections of sulphuric acid plant and heat recovery system, on its specific purpose, on the theory and practice of operation, consumables and power consumptions. Available design and options, as well as sizing criteria, will be outlined.
10.45 h
Coffee Break
11.15 h
Bastian Mahr, Martin Kürten, Bayer Technology Services (BTS), Leverkusen, Germany
Simulation for Sulphuric Acid Plants
Basic principles, general capabilities and advantages of process simulation, in relation to the design of sulphuric acid plant, as well as to the optimisation of existing acid plants. Simulation will be exemplified by art-of-practice cases including, amongst others, the simulation of heat – integrated double contact process and the newly developed and commercialized BayQIK technology.
12.15 h
Karl-Heinz Daum, Outotec GmbH, Oberursel, Germany
Manufacturing of Sulphuric Acid from Copper Smelter Gases
Sulphuric acid production from copper smelter process gases is outlined, including optimisation of the integrated circuit. Selected copper smelter acid plants are reviewed. The newly developed LUREC process for high strength SO2 gas is highlighted. Special attention is drawn to achieving quality of acid regarding contaminants such as Hg, F and NOx. Acid recovery from acid plant wash
13.15 h
14.15 h
Daniel Freeman, SNC-Lavalin Fenco, Canada
Maturing Metallurgical Acid Plants and Capacity Creep
This Short Course highlights the design evolution and resulting capacity improvement in sulphuric acid manufacturing. The major acid making processes, based on metallurgical SO2 gases and sulphur burning, including sulphur handling and smelting, are described. Thereby attention is drawn to the important implemented equipment improvements achieved recently.
15.15 h
Andrew Kelleher, Bayer Technology Services (BTS), Leverkusen, Germany
Materials Selection and Design for Sulphuric Acid Production Plants
This Short Course focuses not only on the corrosion resistant materials of construction, applied in acid making, but outlines the fundamentals of acid corrosion and the theory of passivation, exemplified by case studies of failures. The usefulness of the BTS BayPRINCE Software to assist material selection is demonstrated.
16.15 h
Coffee Break
16.45 h
Alain Strickroth, CPPE Carbon
Process & Plant Engineering GmbH, Frankfurt, Germany
Sulfacid Technology: Theory and Application
The theory of acid production by the Sulfacid process is outlined. Discussed are its applicability, its specific operating features, range of applications, product specification. The Sulfacid process commercial implementation history is highlighted.

2 Copper Smelter Gas Handling

Organized by:
Miguel Palacios
Held by:
Paykan Safe and Matt Russell
8.45 h
Copper Smelter Process Gas Characteristics
9.30 h
Process Gas Conditioning Design Considerations
10.15 h
Coffee Break
11.00 h
Process Gas Cleaning System Design Considerations
11.45 h
Smelter Fungitive Emissions Control
12.30 h
Examples of Recent Smelter Gas Handling and Fungitive Emissions Control Projects
13.45 h
14.30 h
Sulfur Fixation
15.30 h
Gas Cleaning Technologies for Specific Pollutants
16.00 h
Coffee Break
16.30 h
Smelter Gas Heat Recovery and Energy Optimization
17.45 h
Panel discussion on Recent Global Activities in Smelter Emissions ans Energy Intensity Reduction

3 Slag Cleaning (PDF)

Organized by:
em. Prof. Peter Paschen
8.45 h
Michael Stelter, TU Bergakademie Freiberg/Germany
Slag Cleaning in Copper Metallurgy
High throughput demands in smelting furnaces cause problems in slag treatment – Separation of slag and matte influenced by many physical and chemical factors – Retention time – Convection processes
9.30 h
Hector Henao, Baojun Zhao, Peter Hayes, Eugene Jak, University of Queensland, St. Lucia/Australia
Chemical and Physical Properties of Cleaning Slags
Copper production flowsheets – Phase equilibria – Physical separation of matte or copper droplets from slag – Chemical separation of copper – Effect of total mass on copper losses
10.45 h
Coffee Break
11.15 h
Mario Sánchez, Universidad de Concepción, Chile
Valuation of Copper Slags and Recovery of Valuable Metals and Materials
Reactors and equipment for the process flow sheets - Characterization of slags – Treatment for valuable metals and materials recovery (pyrometallurgical and hydrometallurgical) – Proposed alternatives – Environmental evaluation
12.15 h
Robert Hansson, Theo Lehner, Boliden Mineral AB, Skelleftehamn/Sweden
Slag Cleaning at the Rönnskär Smelter
Flowsheets for primary and secondary inputs – Extraction of valuable metals – Flash smelting/Electric furnace/Fuming furnace – Slag handling and cleaning Steps
13.15 h
14.15 h
Patricio Rojas, Gilberto Raimann, ENAMI Paipote Smelter, Copiapó/Chile
Improvements in Copper Slag Treatment in an Electric Furnace
Copper concentrate smelting in a Teniente converter – Slag cleaning in an electric furnace – Slag characteristics – Duration of refractory lining – New water refrigeration circuits
15.00 h
Marcin Kacperski, KGHM Polska Miedz S.A., Glogów/Poland
KGHM Slag Cleaning Process
Process flowsheet and engineering – Electric furnace slag cleaning: Theory and practice – Furnace design – Comparison of actual process data (electricity, coke and limestone consumption, campaign life)
15.45 h
Coffee Break
16.15 h
Jean-Luc Roth, Michel Houbart, Gaspard Devos, Paul Wurth S.A., Luxembourg/Luxemburg
Optimal and Sustainable Metals Recovery from Copper Slag
Copper slags as a burden and a valuable by-product – The Paul Wurth i-MeltorTM Electric Arc Furnace process – Smelter throughput, copper yield, iron and valuable metals behaviour – Sustainability
17.00 h
Josef Pesl, Montanwerke Brixlegg AG, Brixlegg/Austria
State of Slag Cleaning in Secondary Copper Smelting
Josef Pesl, Montanwerke Brixlegg AG, Brixlegg/Austria Secondary copper metallurgy flowsheets – Differences in slag properties and behaviour to primary metallurgy – Recovery of valuable metals – Yield optimisation – Present practice

Common Event

19.30 Uhr
Metallurgical Evening at Aurubis, “Alte Schlosserei”

Participation in the Short Courses is limited and is on a first registered, first accepted basis. Each Short Course participant will receive a copy of the Short Course notes, which will be available only at the Short Course itself. The notes will be an invaluable reference on the topics covered by the Short Course. The symposium organizers reserve the right to cancel the Short Course, if the registration is inadequate, and a full refund will be provided in such circumstances.

The preliminary programme of the Short Courses will be published separately and sent to you on request.

Short Courses Fees

For members of GDMB, IIMCh, MetSoc, MMIJ, TMS, SME the seminar fees amount to 380 EURO, the seminar fees for non-members amount to 520 EURO. Participants of company-members participate at the price for members. The seminar fees include the participation in the technical lectures, coffee breaks and lunch. The Short Courses fees are immediately due after the reception of the bill and have to be paid (free of charges) to the account 5140 at Sparkasse Goslar/Harz, BLZ 268 500 01 (S.W.I.F.T.-Bic: NOLA DE 21 GSL, IBAN: DE33 2685 0001 0000 005140), stating the number of the bill.

If the registration is cancelled before May 18, 2010, a processing fee of 25 % of the registration fees will be levied. In case of cancellation after May 18, 2010, the registration fee cannot be refunded. The registration may be transferred to a substitute.