Lithium Processing (Hard Rock and Brine) Short Course

June 01, 2017 - June 02, 2017
Toronto, Canada

400 University Avenue, Mezzanine Level

Build yopur confidence and understanding of the lithium industry by enhancing your knowledge around components of lithium ore processing form geology to carbonate / hydroxide production.

Key Learning Outcomes:

The aim of this course is to provide new or relatively new entrants into the lithium industry with key skills and understanding of the basics of lithium ore processing starting with geology and ending with production of carbonate / hydroxide,  Participants will learn about the technical and pratical aspects of the metallurgical principles and unit operations that are common in lithium processing operations.  They will have the opportunity to upgrade their knowledge to the broader understanding of this industry by:

  • Understanding the drivers of the current lithium boom
  • Gaining basic knowwledge of lithium mineralogy and geology and their effect on ore  processing.
  • Gaining an overview of hard rock and brine despositis
  • Reviewing the basic unit operations used in hard rock lithium operations
  • Reviewing the processes abailable for brine processing
  • Reviewing the options for converison of concentrate to battery products
  • Gaining basic awareness of recent advances and trends in lithium industry.

Expert Course Instructor

Dr. Nicholoas Welham has over 20 years experience as a metallurgist in the Australian mining industry. Although primaarily employed as a University Professor, Nicholas has been involved in numerous projects principally involving rare and unusual elements, but is also well respected in base metals.  He has over 80 journal publications and was an editor-in-cief of the journal Hydometallurgy for ten years.  Since 2012. Nicholas has been an independent consultant with a range of clients from both major and minor sectors.  He holds more thant 50 international patents, primarily to do with ammonia leaching fo base metas, but also covering hydrometallurgical processing of suphides.  Nick also offers a number of Professional Development short courses.  

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