Golden, Colorado USA

About this course…

Recycling Metals from Industrial Waste, now in its 30th year, focuses on current plant practices to convert metal-containing wastes to products. Processors, raw materials, and markets are identified and quantified. Speakers with decades of hands-on experience detail multiple approaches to recycling metals and associated materials – backed up by slides, videos, and the syllabus.

Particular emphasis is given to combinations of physical, hydrometallurgical, and pyrometallurgical processing, along with associated regulations, to facilitate economical recycling. The presentations are on a practical level, focusing on plant operations, with ample opportunity for interaction by the course participants.

Who should attend?

This course is intended for owners, managers, and staff of metals recycling facilities or of manufacturing or processing facilities that generate metal wastes. The course provides an excellent opportunity to learn, network, and explore new possibilities.

Continuing Education Credits

Colorado School of Mines will award 2.0 Continuing Education Credits (CEUs) to participants who complete this course.

Comments from participants

Consistently the best metal recycling conference any- where. It provided good contacts, good balance of industry and academia, and was global. I particularly enjoyed the plant operations presentations.

Norman Wilson, Technical Sales and Purchasing,
Greenville Metals
Transfer, PA

I was amazed at the knowledge contained within this group. Such a balance of experts in all fields. It was great to talk with shop folks of similar industries having enlightened perspectives and experiences.

Rebecca Kozar, Libertas/Hussey Copper
Supply Chain Specialist
Leetsdale, PA

I have enjoyed this meeting very much, and found it incredibly interesting and useful. It is without a doubt one of the best specialist meetings that I have ever attended in my career.

Herman Potgieter, Professor, Manchester
Metropolitan University
Manchester, UK

This short course’s most significant strengths are the variety of topics, the variety of participants, lots of time for socializing and interacting, in Golden…What a magnificent setting!

Charles Geenen, Director Technology
Nieuwe, Belgium

I found this short course very interesting, extremely well organized, and a great opportunity to meet people in the field. And what a treat for my wife and I to dis- cover the beautiful sceneries of Colorado.

Richard Kiesel, Strategic Projects Manager
University of Minnesota – Natural Resources Research
Coleraine, MN

I’ll be back next year, and continue to recommend this short course to colleagues. What I liked best was the variety of speakers, on many different topics, fitting within the general topic.

Thomas Battle, Senior Engineering Consultant
Thomas Battle and Associates
Charlotte, NC

What I liked best was 1) networking with people in our industry, 2) exposure to different businesses, processes, and opportunities, and 3) the diversity of the group – but with many of the same goals.

John Likarish, Manager of Marketing
Doe Run Resources
St. Louis, MO

The quality of the attendees and presentation at this meeting is extraordinary — an amazing group of people.

Tom Ondrejko, Manager of Metallurgical Development
Langeloth Metallurgical Company
Langeloth, PA

This is THE conference that I look forward to attending again each year. Such diversity in expertise…I learn something in each lecture.

Dennis Rodal, Director R&D
ELG Haniel Metals
McKeesport, PA


The course will be taught on the campus of Colorado School of Mines in Golden, Colorado USA. Learn more…


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Travel and Lodging

Registrants are responsible for their own travel arrangements, transportation, lodging, and meals. Additional information is available through the link below.

Further Technical Information

Erik Spiller
Research Professor
Kroll Institute for Extractive Metallurgy


Paul Queneau
Research Professor
Kroll Institute for Extractive Metallurgy

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