Post-event press release
Congress-Exhibition «Non-Ferrous Metals and Minerals – 2018»
XI Congress & Exhibition on September 16-20, 2019
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Post-release of the IX International Congress & Exhibition «Non-Ferrous Metals and Minerals -2017»

On September 11-15 Krasnoyarsk hosted IХ International Congress&Exhibition «Non-Ferrous Metals and Minerals – 2017» that consists of three industry conferences «Aluminum of Siberia», «Metallurgy of non-ferrous, rare and precious metals», «Gold of Siberia» under the chairmanship of P.V. Polyakov (Doctor of Chemistry, Professor), G. L. Pashkov (corresponding member of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Doctor of Technology, Professor), V.A. Makarov (Doctor of Geology and Mineralogy, Professor). This year the Congress for the first time hosted International meeting «Contemporary issues of comprehensive processing of rebellious ores and technogenic raw materials»: Plaksin readings Conference - 2017.

More than 700 experts from 194 companies from 24 countries of the world attended the Congress&Exhibition – 2017; among them 8 members of the Russian Academy of Sciences, 70 Doctors and Candidates of Sciences, more than 40 post-graduates and young scientists.

Before the opening of the Congress a course of workshop was made by leading scientists from Russia, Switzerland, Great Britain, New Zealand, Chine, USA, Norway and UAE. In 2017 the subjects of the overview lectures were the following:

Casting of aluminum and its alloys::
K.V. Nikitin «Silumin - a perspective alloy based on aluminium»;
D. Eskin «Theory and practice of grain refinement of slabs and extrusion billets from aluminium deformable alloys»;
Pete Forakis «Effective technology and equipment for degassing and refining of aluminium melts»;
Samuel Wagstaff «Defects during DC casting and their remediation»;

Aluminum reduction technology:
P. V. Polyakov «Life of an aluminum reduction cell»;
Richard Jeltsch «Life time of the aluminium reduction cell»;
Halvor Kvande «Energy balance of aluminium reduction cell and ways of specific power consumption reduction»;
Markus Meier «Anodes – Influence of Raw Material Quality and Anode Manufacturing Process on the Performance in the Pots»;
Zhaowen Wang «Technology Development of Chinese Aluminum Industry»;
Barry Welch «Optimizing the Cell control targets for 21st Century smelting».

At one of the lectures Prof. P.V. Polyakov presented his new book «Life of the aluminum cell. General principles», which is under preparation for the publication. At the official opening of the Congress Anatoly Tsykalov - Minister of Industry, Energy and Trade of the Russian Federation, and Evgeny Vaganov - Rector of Siberian federal university awarded appreciation letters of the Krasnoyarsk krai Governor and medals for the contribution to the non-ferrous metallurgy development to prof., ac. of the RAS, Dr. of Chemistry I.A. Kholkin; Dr.Tech.Sc. prof. of St. Petersburg mining university V.M. Sizyakov; Dr. of Geology and Mineralogy, prof. of Institute of Geology and Mineralogy of the RAS V.I. Lebedev; Dr.Sc. Honorary Professor of Norwegian University of Science and Technology H. Kvande; and Dr.Tech.Sc. Honorary metallurgist, counselor of UC RUSAL managing director V.A. Kruykovskiy.

Welcome speech was given by Victor Mann - Technical director of UC RUSAL and Professor Peter Polyakov – chairman of the Organizing Committee.

Participants and visitors of the Congress&Exhibition had unique opportunity to get information about current state and trends of the non-ferrous metallurgy market, about new achievements of science and manufacturing, and presented results of their scientific research.

This year at the 9 Congress sections 220 papers about current non-ferrous metallurgy market tendencies and scientific and industrial achievements were presented. And about 100 reports were made within 5 sections of the Plaksin readings Conference. Under IX Conference «Metallurgy of non-ferrous, rare and precious metals» a special session for young specialists, students and postgraduates was organized.

Honorary diplomas at the «Best report» nomination were awarded to:

• At the «Alumina production» section:
V.M. Sizyakov (St.Petersburg mining university) Current development stage of the leading scientific school of metallurgists of the Mining University
M.N. Pechyonkin (RUSAL ETC) Production-scale experience of hydrochemical processing of sinter at BAZ-SUAL. Results

• At the «Aluminium reduction technology» section:
A.V. Zavadyak (RUSAL ETC) RA-550 - a new stage in development of UC RUSAL technology
Abdalla Alzarooni (Emirates Global Aluminium) DX+ Ultra technology – from design to Industrialization
Bingliang Gao (Northeastern University) The solution behavior of alumina in aluminum electrolysis

• At the «Carbon materials» section:
S.A.Zykov (RUSAL ETC) A method of evaluating anode paste impregnation degree

• At the «Electrothermy of silicon, non-ferrous and ferrous metals» section:
A.E.Busko (Kremniy JSC) Research of properties of the slags which are formed at refinement of technical silicon

• At the «Casting, treatment and 3D of aluminium and alloys» section:
Samuel Wagstaff (Novelis Inc.) Recycling of 6XXX Series Aluminum Alloys-A Study on Mechanical Properties
A.V. Salnikov (RUSAL ETC) Production of hard aluminum alloy wire rod by combined rolling and pressing

• At the «Technology of non-ferrous metals and alloys treatment / “Biront’s memory» section:
V.G. Babkin (SFU) Micro heterogeneity and peculiarities of crystalization of automatic aluminum alloys
V.R. Abalymov (SFU) Non-waste production of alloy wheels from aluminium alloys

• At the «Mineral and raw materials sources of non-ferrous and precious metals» section:
V.A.Naumov (Perm State National Research University) Influence of seasonal freezing and overheating sulfide on gold particles in technogenic mineral sediments
G.V. Belokonov (SFU) Complex multi-step mineralogical assessment of Pb-Zn-ores using Secondary Ion Mass-Spectrometry

• At the «Metallurgy of non-ferrous and rare metals» section:
A.V. Dontsov (SFU) Low-temperature reduction of nickel from sulphide compounds
D.V. Rumyantseva (Gipronickel Institute LLC) Reconstruction of the area of elemental sulfur recovery from Vaniukov furnace gases to solve environmental problems at MMC Norilsk Nickel’s Polar Division
K.A. Karimov (UrFU) Pressure leaching technology of copper-nickel converter matte

• At the «Metallurgy of precious metals» section:
D.S. Platonova (F.M. Dostoevsky Omsk State University) The use of humic sorbent from sapropel for extraction of ions of palladium from chloride solutions

Electronic book of Congress Proceedings will be included into the Russian Science Citation Index, and the best papers recommended by session chairmen will be published in reviewed journals included into the catalogue of leading peer-reviewed scientific journals and indexed in Scopus and Web of Science databases.

Sessions of the Congress also included name symposia: «Complex processing of aluminium raw materials» dedicated to the school of metallurgical sciences of the Institute of Mining Engineers and scientific career of Prof. V.M. Sizyakov «Evolution of Russian technology for the production of aluminium» chaired by V.A. Kryukovsky and symposium of A.I. Kholkin – full member of the Russian Academy of Sciences «Chemistry and chemical technologies. Achievements and prospects» dedicated to the 80th birthday of the scientist. Presentations at the sessions were made by outstanding scientists, members of the Russian Academy of Sciences.

The Congress usually includes round tables, this year four round-tables were held «Precious metals: from raw materials to final products» (organizer – Krasnoyarsk Non-Ferrous Metals Plant), «Pot relining » (organizer –"RUS-Engineering" LLC), «Problems and state participation in development of advanced processing of aluminum alloys and wastes of aluminium production» (organizer – Union «Central-Siberian Chamber of Commerce and Industry»), and «Innovations in corporations: problems and solutions».

At the Exhibition 47 Russian and foreign companies presented their development, technologies, materials and equipment for mining and metallurgical industry, hold negotiations and seminars for the participants.

At the «Best Booth» nomination diplomas and discounts for the next year exhibition were awarded to:
1 place: Engineering company AQUA (70%)
2 place: SIAMS (50%)
3 place: KRITBI (30%)

The Congress participants got the knowledge of industrial potential of Krasnoyarsk krai, visiting the following enterprises: RUSAL Krasnoyarsk Aluminum smelter, Krasnoyarsk metallurgical plant, scientific-analytical laboratory of RUSAL ETC Casting Center etc.

In additional to formal activities participants had an opportunity to join the social program including visits to Krasnoyarsk krai sights, initiation into Siberians and knowing of Russian habits and nature within the tours to Cryophile club (cold swimming in the Yenisei river) and «Stolby» (Pillars) nature reserve.

The Congress&Exhibition were organized with support of UC RUSAL, Siberian Federal University, Institute of Comprehensive Exploitation of Mineral Resources (Russian Academy of Sciences), «Light Metals» Company, Federal Research Center “Krasnoyarsk Science Center” (Russian Academy of Sciences, Siberian Branch) and held with support of Krasnoyarsk krai Government. The organizers of the Congress express their gratitude to the Congress sponsors: R&D Carbon, Riedhammer, Stas Inc, Alro SA, NKM Noell Special Cranes GmbH, Fives, AR CHEMEX GLOBAL LTD, «Insertec Rus » for their support and fruitful cooperation.

We invite everyone to take part in the X Congress and Exhibition «Non-Ferrous Metals and Minerals– 2018», which will be held on September 10–14, 2018.