Metallurgy for the Non-Metallurgist

June 14th, 2022
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Registration Fee: $450                                           Register Now

Course Detail

Metals and alloys are used in a great variety of applications. Understanding how metals behave and how they can be obtained by processing raw materials is valuable to employees in this area. Extraction of metals applying various technologies, including physical separation, hydrometallurgy, pyrometallurgy and electrometallurgy .

Metallurgy for the Non-Metallurgists Workshop is an important learning platform where a comprehensive overview of metallurgy and advances in the field are shared among the participants both formally and informally. This course provides important, practical knowledge to the non-metallurgist.   The objective of the course is to provide a comprehensive overview of the subject ranging from topics relevant to conventional or modern technology.

Presenter: Dr. Fathi Habashi

Dr. Fathi Habashi is the author of more than 50 books, 75 research papers, 120 book review, 4 patents and over 200 trip reports. Professor emeritus   at Laval University in Quebec City,   He holds a B.Sc. degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Cairo, a Dr. techn. degree in Inorganic Chemical Technology from the University of Technology in Vienna, and honorary degrees from the Technical University of Oruro in Bolivia, the Saint Petersburg Mining Institute in Russia, and the National University of Engineering in Lima, Peru. He is a Fellow of the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy, and Petroleum, and was holder of the Canadian Government Scholarship in Ottawa (1960-62). He taught at Montana School of Mines, worked at the Extractive Metallurgical Research Department of Anaconda Company in Tucson, Arizona before joining Laval in 1970. He was guest professor at a number of foreign universities, a guest lecturer at a number of institutions, and consultant to the United Nations Development Program for the Cuban Laterite Project. He authored Principles of Extractive Metallurgy in 4 volumes and edited Handbook of Extractive Metallurgy in 4 volumes .

General Information

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The full fee for the two day program is CAD 450+ 13% tax. The fee covers tuition,  workshop documents and certificate of attendance,. The fee does not cover accommodation.

Workshop registrations will not be confirmed until the completed form and the correct payment is received .


A 25% administration fee will be levied for cancellations made up to three weeks prior to the start of the course. Cancellations thereafter will be liable to the loss of the full fee. Notice of cancellation must be given in writing.

EduInsght reserves the right to cancel the workshop/training/course at short notice. We will do our best to provide participants with as much notice as possible, but will not accept liability for costs incurred by participants or their organisations for the cancellation of travel arrangements and/or accommodation reservations as a result of the course being cancelled or postponed. If a course is cancelled, fees will be refunded in full.

EduInsght also reserves the right to postpone or make changes to the content of a course as may be necessary.


The workshop will be held in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.    

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Course Content

Introduction on Metallurgy

  • Areas of metallurgy
  • Metals & Relation to chemical industry
  • Earth’s crust, Minerals, Ore deposits

Mineral Processing and Concentration

  • Liberation of minerals
  • Separation of minerals
  • Beneficiation of ores

Pyrometallurgy I

  • Introduction
  • Melting of ores
  • Preliminary treatment
  • Examples

Pyrometallurgy II

  • Metal separation
  • Metal refining
  • Examples

Hydrometallurgy I

  • Leaching agents
  • Leaching Method
  • Leaching equipment
  • Examples

Hydrometallurgy II

  • Purification of leach solution
  • Precipitation from leach solution
  • Examples

Electrometallurgy I

  • Aqueous and fused salts
  • Examples

Electrometallurgy II

  • Electrowinning
  • Electrorefining
  •  Examples

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