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MOLTEN Conference 2024

The Fundamentals of Slag Chemistry

The Fundamentals of Slag Chemistry

We are proud to host The Fundamentals of Slag Chemistry workshop as part of MOLTEN 2024.

This course is designed to explain to engineers, scientists and research degree students how the chemical behaviour and properties of molten oxides can be related to chemical bonding and structure of molten slags. These concepts will then be linked to the thermodynamics of the system and methods for making useful calculations relating to important industrial problems will be shown. Case studies from ironmaking, steelmaking and copper production will be used to illustrate these principles.

Course Overview
  • Overview/Description of Metallurgical Slags
  • Structure/Chemical Bonding of Molten Oxides
  • Concept of Basicity
  • Properties of Molten Oxides
  • Thermodynamics of Oxide Systems
  • Ellingham and Phase Diagrams
  • Introduction to Thermodynamic Modelling
Case Studies
  • Behaviour of Phosphorus in Steelmaking
  • Slag formation in Copper Smelting
  • Design of Ironmaking Slags
This workshop not only provides valuable insights into the fundamentals of chemistry slags but also offers a networking opportunity, allowing participants to connect, upskill, and share experiences before the conference begins. 

Workshop facilitator

Prof. Geoff Brooks

Swinburne University of Technology
Geoff has been researching fundamentals aspects of pyrometallurgy since 1989.

He has held academic positions at the University of Wollongong, McMaster University and since 2006 at Swinburne University of Technology. Geoff has worked with many metallurgical companies including Tata, Umicore, Nippon Steel, Dofasco, Stelco, Krakatau Steel, Nucor, Bluescope, Western Mining and Liberty, and has published over 250 papers.

Geoff and his colleagues have won awards from the AIST, TMS, ASM, IOM3 and Canadian MetSoc.

icon-pd-hours-01.png 7 PD Hours


Sunday, 16 June 2024


9:00 am - Registrations / Welcome
9:30 am - Workshop commences
1:00 pm - Lunch
1:30 pm - Workshop continues
4.30 pm - Workshop concludes


Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre,
Merivale St, South Brisbane


Morning tea and lunch included


PhD Students, PostDocs - Free ticket allocations are now exhausted
Workshop tickets – $500 AUD

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