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Chile-Japan Joint Workshop for Non-ferrous Mining and Smelting

6 November, 2013
InterContinental Santiago

Event Information

Date / Time

November 6 (Wed.), 2013 (10:30–18:15, and 18:15–Buffet)

Venue

Parinacota Meeting Room, Club Tower Level-2, InterContinental Santiago

Capacity

80 attendees (Registration will be closed when the seating capacity is reached)

Organizing units

Endowed Research Unit for Non-ferrous Metal Recovery Engineering (JX Metals Endowed Unit), Institute of Industrial Science, the University of Tokyo
International Research Center for Sustainable Materials (IRCSM), Institute of Industrial Science, the University of Tokyo

Cooperation

JX Nippon Mining & Metals Corporation

Fee

Free

Hosts

Masafumi Maeda, Project professor, JX Metals Endowed Unit (Executive Vice President, the University of Tokyo)
Takashi Nakamura, Visiting professor, JX Metals Endowed Unit (Professor, Tohoku University)
Toru H. Okabe, Project professor, JX Metals Endowed Unit (Director, IRCSM, the University of Tokyo)

Contact / Registration

Yu-ki Taninouchi, Dr. (Program coordinator)
E-mail: taninou@iis.u-tokyo.ac.jp
(Please send the following information for registration;
(1)Name, (2)Affiliation, (3)Position, (4)E-mail address

Abstract

Chile is one of the leading nations in the mining and smelting of non-ferrous metals such as copper and molybdenum. Japan is a major importer of non-ferrous ores from Chile, and has been making significant investments in mine development. Currently, with the development and construction of numerous mines and smelters in Chile in progress, over a hundred Japanese staff and a thousand workers are stationed there. Evidently, this partnership between Chile and Japan is important for industries, academia, and government offices of both countries. The aim of this workshop is to promote information exchange and interactions among engineers and researchers from two countries through lectures on mining, processing, smelting, and environmental technologies for processing non-ferrous metals. Furthermore, this exchange is intended to go beyond the boundaries of industry, academia, and government, and explore the future direction of development in industrial technologies and related academic pursuits.

Timetable

10:30–10:40 Opening remarks
Masafumi Maeda,
Executive Vice President, the University of Tokyo

Session I Chair: Prof. Toru H. Okabe (the University of Tokyo)

10:40–12:40

"Caserones Project Advancing to Full Operation"
Kiyoto Yamaguchi,
Senior Metallurgist, Resource Development Department, Metal Group, JX Nippon Mining & Metals Corporation

"New Challenges and Technologies for the Pyrometallurgy of Copper in Chile"
Leandro A. Voisin,
Professor, Mining Engineering Department, University of Chile
Foreign Cooperative Researcher, Institute of Industrial Science, the University of Tokyo

"A Review on the Behavior of Minor Elements in Copper Electrorefining Process"
Yoshiaki Umetsu,
Professor Emeritus, Tohoku University
Senior Advisor, Institute of Industrial Science, the University of Tokyo

12:40–14:20 Lunch and break (Lunchbox will be served)

Session II Chair: Prof. Takashi Nakamura (Tohoku University)

14:20–15:40

"Applications of Mineralogical Analyses with MLA in Metallurgical Testing for a Copper- Molybdenum Ore"
Yuji Aoki,
Niihama Research Laboratories, Technology Div., Sumitomo Metal Mining Co., Ltd.

"Chilean Copper Industry and Mining Investment by Japanese Companies"
Kunihito Yamamoto,
Santiago Office, Japan Oil, Gas and Metals National Corporation (JOGMEC)

15:40–16:00 Coffee break

Session III Chair: Prof. Leandro A. Voisin (University of Chile)

16:00–18:00

"Energy Challenges in the Chilean Mining Industry"
Rodrigo Palma-Behnke,
Associate Professor, Electrical Engineering Department, University of Chile
Director, Energy Center, Solar Energy Research Center (SERC-Chile), University of Chile

"Control of Accompany Metals in Copper Smelting"
Takashi Nakamura,
Professor, Institute of Multidisciplinary Research for Advanced Materials, Tohoku University
Visiting Professor, Institute of Industrial Science, the University of Tokyo

"The Acceleration of Metal-Resources-Recycling for Sustainable Development by JX Metals"
Yoshitsugu Miyabayashi,
General Manager, Technology Department, Recycling & Environmental Service Group, JX Nippon Mining & Metals Corporation

18:00–18:10

Closing Remarks
Toru H. Okabe,
Director, International Research Center for Sustainable Materials (IRCSM), the University of Tokyo

18:15 – Dinner (Buffet at InterContinental Santiago)

Speakers

Takashi Nakamura UTokyo / Tohoku University
Yoshiaki Umetsu UTokyo / Tohoku University
Leandro A. Voisin UTokyo / UChile
Rodrigo Palma-Behnke UChile
Kiyoto Yamaguchi JX Nippon Mining & Metals Corp.
Yoshitsugu Miyabayashi JX Nippon Mining & Metals Corp.
Yuji Aoki Sumitomo Metal Mining Co., Ltd.
Kunihito Yamamoto JOGMEC