Metallurgy for Non-metallurgists

(2 Day Training Course)

Metallurgy for Non-metallurgists


Introduction to metallurgy for non-metallurgists.


Basic elements of the theory and practices of metallurgy to get an overview of metallurgical principles in the design and operation of a plant. Topics include the science of metallurgy for non-metallurgists point of view, principles of mineralogy, chemistry and processes to extract metal from various rocks and minerals. Suitable for those interested in the topic and no prior knowledge required.

Key Learning Outcomes:

There are many benefits of attending these courses. Throughout the courses, participants will improve their knowledge in the following areas:

  • Practical applications of metallurgical principles and methods used in mineral processing
  • Upgrade knowledge in the extractive metallurgy of common and uncommon metals
  • Terminology used. Additionally, participants will have the opportunity to discuss issues encountered in their plant process

Course Programme:

(Subject to change & customisation for your requirements)

  1. Introduction
  2. Comminution
  3. Beneficiation
  4. Hydrometallurgy – leaching
  5. Hydrometallurgy – metal recovery systems
  6. Pumps, thickening and filtering
  7. Pyrometallurgy
  8. Metallurgical testwork
  9. Metallurgical accounting
  10. Process optimisation & flowsheets

Who Should Attend?

This course is designed to suit anyone seeking a thorough understanding of the process and theory used for metallurgy. This includes new employees or those seeking to enter the industry, mid level employees that require additional information, and executives who need an overview of the industry.

Also suited to:

  • Mining personnel
  • Project managers
  • Geologists
  • Senior mine staff
  • Plant operating staff
  • Engineers
  • Training providers
  • Technologists
  • Suppliers to the resource industry
  • Accountants, brokers & investors
  • Administration staff
Metallurgy for Non-metallurgists

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