The Pyrometallurgy Section promotes the active exchange of information within the Canadian base metal industry. This group of researchers and industrial operators focuses on thermodynamics, slag chemistry, process fundamentals, furnace design, operating practices, minor element behavior and off-gas treatment.


COM 2023: Wasmund Memorial Symposium of Sustainability in Pyrometallurgy

This symposium is held in honor of the late Dr. Bert Wasmund for his lifelong contribution to the design and implementation of novel technologies, toward more sustainable pyrometallurgy.

Current Initiatives

CrossTalk webinar series developed by the emerging professionals of the light metals section. Learn more by visiting our conferences and events section.

Awards & Scholarships

Our committee has created several awards for both professionals and students.

Pyrometallurgy Best Paper Award

(not open to general nominations) 

Metsoc Pyrometallurgy Student Award - in Honor of Professor Toguri


Hydrometallurgy is part of the wider field of extractive metallurgy where the science and technologies of aqueous solution chemistry are applied in an environmentally sound and cost effective ways for the recovery of metals from a wide variety of metal-bearing sources, such as ores, concentrates, intermediates and recycled materials, into useable products for the society.

Hydrometallurgy technologies form an integral part of a growing number of metallurgical processes, both in operation and in development. Canada is richly endowed with mineral resources and is a world leader in hydrometallurgical production plants, technology development and education.

The Hydrometallurgy Section serves the hydrometallurgy community in Canada and abroad by:

The Section operates through a committee comprised of representatives from major mining companies in Canada, academic and research institutions, as well as technology vendors and engineering companies that have a strong presence in the field of hydrometallurgy.


Elmira Moosavi

École de technologie supérieure (ÉTS)

Elmira has more than 10 years of knowledge and expertise in computational and experimental thermodynamics and its applications to high-temperature metallurgical processes and materials design. Elmira received her Ph.D. from McGill University in 2015. Since July 2021, Elmira has been appointed a professorship position at the Department of Mechanical Engineering, École de technologie supérieure (ÉTS), Montreal. She intends to continue to contribute to sustainability, circular economy, and low-carbon economy in the metallurgical industry.

Members of the Pyrometallurgy Committee

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