5th International Symposium on Sustainable Non-ferrous Smelting and Hydro/ Electrochemical Processing
This major symposium is in honor of the distinguished work and lifetime achievements of Dr. Patricio Barrios
. Dr. Barrios has dedicated more than 43 years to the Non-Ferrous Mining and Metals sector. He is a well-known figure in our industry due to his contribution and achievements in the domain of the sustainable management and continuous improvement of Copper Smelters and Refineries.
An industrial technology is validated by its success, meaning by the value of its economic, environmental and social impacts. Industrial practice is the final test-bed where a technology is definitively confirmed to conclude whether or not it succeeds. The relationship among Industrial Practice and Technology is an iterative process, being a source of innovations and operational knowledge that enables the refinement of the technologies. For that reason Industrial Practice, closes the loop with Science and Technology, being one of the key drivers for the Sustainability of the Industrial Processing.
Throughout his career within various leading Copper companies and as part of his senior corporate responsibilities, Dr. Barrios has exceled by creating, introducing and maintaining continuous improvement processes, which resulted in significant increases of performance, environmental improvements and a number of important technological innovations as well as the generation of a widely recognized operational knowhow. His holistic vision of the mining and metals industry's importance to the sustainable development of the society has kept a track of his social responsibility by his contribution as Advisory Committee Member of Eurometaux and as Program Review Committee Member of ICA, as well as for his frequent participation in forums and conferences.
Last year's dedication of Dr. Barrios are being devoted to leading, jointly with a leading mining company, the development of a new mine-to-metal leaching technology for the sustainable treatment of the high-Arsenic Copper bearing ores that cannot be processed by the smelters. This endeavor is an excellent example how companies pertaining to different links of the value chain joint forces and expertise to face a serious technical and environmental challenge, aiming to an efficient and responsible use of the natural resources.
Contributed articles will be doubled peer-reviewed and will be published in Conference Official Proceedings having an ISBN and an ISSN number and available through many indexes such as Scopus, EI index, Google Scholar, CiteSeerX etc. Selected contributed articles will also be published in reputable Journals.
ROUND TABLE DISCUSSIONS
A round table discussion open to everyone interested will be organized at a specific date and time during the symposium with high level representatives of various
industries, technologies and academia to discuss and debate freely without reservations all topics of this symposium and identify positive and efficient pathways towards sustainability in the industrial practice, technologies and research.
for a descrition of the topics of symposium and the round table.
You are cordially invited to actively participate in this symposium by submitting and presenting a paper or by simply attending the round table.
We look forward to meeting you at the all-inclusive Fiesta Americana Condesa 5-Star Resort
in Cancun, Mexico, on 22-26 October 2017.
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