Life Long Learning Course: Hydrometallurgy in raw materials utilisation — Introductory course

Life Long Learning Course: Hydrometallurgy in raw materials utilisation — Introductory course

HydroMetEC is a lifelong learning program supported by the EIT Raw Materials academy, coordinated by NTNU. It will educate engineers from industry, scientists at RTOs, as well as undergraduate and postgraduate students about hydrometallurgy. HydroMetEC organises three events every year in which the project partners are located.

  • An introductory course, providing fundamental knowledge about hydrometallurgical processes and typical process units for metal extraction, and case examples focusing on units used in Europe.
  • An advanced course, which is mainly related to the important and advanced processes for the industrial applications. The course includes challenges that the industry is facing as e.g. changed raw material quality including the effect of impurities building up in the system, waste streams not possible to use presently as well as methodologies to meet environmental requirements.
  • International seminars, focusing on hydrometallurgical processing of primary raw materials, critical materials extraction, metal recovery from secondary resources, and sustainability and value chain of metals production and supply (resources, market, societal impact – energy consumption and environmental footprint). The locations of the planned international seminars.

Partners: Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU, coordinator), Luleå University of Technology (LTU), Aalto University, Delft University of Technology (TU Delft), National Technical University of Athens (NTUA); Outotec (Finland) Oy, Boliden Mineral AB, Monolithos Ltd, MYTILINEOS HOLDINGS S.A.

An educational and communication programme

More information here.

Part I: Introduction to Hydrometallurgy

When:  11 & 13 August and 8 and 10 September 2020 
Where: online 

A four-day comprehensive course in Hydrometallurgy given by recognised academia and industrial experts.


  • Introduction to hydrometallurgy
  • Fundamentals of hydrometallurgy
  • Sustainability in hydrometallurgy
  • Industrial practice in metals production and recycling
  • Laboratory demonstrations

Registration deadline: 30 June 2020

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