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New Free Technical Article

The latest MetBytes discusses developments in hydromet processing of nickel laterites, including PAL, by-product scandium, atmospheric tank leaching, heap leaching, chloride & nitric acid leaching. Download Article

Featured Abstracts

  • Innovative Copper and Cobalt Recovery from Concentrate Tailings and a Copper Electrolyte Circuit Based on WINRIS Technology by BSFW Process Engineering (South Africa). The paper covers both a proposed project for Co recovery from an existing copper refinery in the DRC, and a study which compares costs for conventional CCD/SX processing for copper leach slurries with WINRIS IX technology. View Abstract
  • The Current Status of Scandium Supply Project and Their Technical Challenges by EMC Metals (Australia)/Scandium International (USA). The paper outlines potential sources of supply including laterite PAL operations and the Nyngan Scandium Project (Australia), which involves a PAL circuit. View Abstract

Keynote Speakers Announced

  • Mr Mark Benz, Vice President, Technologies, Sherritt International Corporation (Canada) – Keynote, Nickel-Cobalt-Copper sessions. This presentation will address the challenges and strategies involved in technology development and implementation, including the key need for training and support of the technology user’s personnel.
  • Mr Grenvil Dunn, Principal Process Engineer, Orway Mineral Consultants (Australia) – Keynote, Uranium-REE sessions. Planning for a Successful Uranium Pilot Plant Program
  • Dr Stephen La Brooy, Principal Process Consultant, Ausenco (Australia) – Keynote, Gold-PM sessions.  Fixing the Cyanide Issue – Alleviation or Replacement

Call for Papers

  • Now receiving abstracts for ALTA 2017.
  • Presenter benefits include 50% off registration fees.

New Feature

  • ALTA MetBytes, free technical articles offering metallurgical commentary and insights, now available.
  • MetBytes will be published regularly.
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