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.

Latest News

• Dimitrios Filippou has been elected the new Chair of the Hydrometallurgy Section as of October 27, 2013.

Prof. George Demopoulos retired from the Section Committee after  many years of active participation and service.

• The Section encourages student involvement in the field of hydrometallurgy by offering student support for conferences, scholarships and awards each year. See details at Student Support/Affaires etudiantes
Application Deadline April 30, 2014

• Congratulations to our two recipients of the 2013 Hydrometallurgy Undergraduate Scholarship: Jonathan Leung and Raphael Soldi-Giribaldi, both of the University of Toronto, and to our the first recipient of the new Lucy Rosato Scholarship: Sarah Ingram of Queen’s University

• The 2015 Lucy Rosato Memorial Symposium on Sustainable Hydrometallurgical Processes and Technologies. Read More

• Please join our LinkedIn group MetSoc Hydrometallurgy Section!