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IOM3/AusIMM Metallurgical Society Webinar Series

IOM3/AusIMM Metallurgical Society Joint Webinar Series - Smelting furnace design - accepted practices and new possibilities

PD Hours
AusIMM's Metallurgical Society in collaboration with IOM3 invites you to attend the upcoming webinar presentation by Dr Johan Zietsman.

About this event

When designing a new smelting furnace, several well-established practices are employed. For example, to determine furnace diameter, power demand and hearth power density are used.

This webinar will consider current design practices and parameters, how they relate to the physical phenomena inside smelting processes, and whether we are able to do better in furnace design. This is especially important when developing new production technologies, such as those required by the green steel transition.


Dr Johan Zietsman

Dr Johan Zietsman has more than 25 years of extractive metallurgy experience, both in industry and academia, as well as software engineering related to extractive metallurgy. He is the founder and CEO of Ex Mente Technologies, a pyrometallurgy consulting and systems development company.

In line with his research and development interests, he has an honorary appointment at the University of Pretoria, as Glencore Chair in Pyrometallurgical Modelling, where he guides Master's and Ph.D. students.

His interests in extractive metallurgy include pyrometallurgical and hydrometallurgical processes, thermochemistry, computational modelling, slag freeze linings, and new process technology development. In software engineering, he is involved in design and development of information systems, and software for process modelling, financial modelling, operational enhancement, and advanced process control.

He has a Ph.D. in metallurgical engineering from the University of Pretoria, and has published several papers at peer-reviewed conferences and refereed journals.

Date and Time

Tuesday, 23 May 2023
6.00pm – 7.00pm (UTC+10:00)


AusIMM Member: Free to attend
IOM3 Member: Free to attend
Non Member: $30.00
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