A significant part of the world copper cathodes production is obtained from electrowinning, process that has shown significant advances, such as improved mass transfer, and anode overvoltage reduction.On the other hand, the electro refined copper production has grown substantially since it was established in the late nineteenth century. Improvements in current efficiency, materials handling, electrolyte […]


Mining Sector is one of the leading industries in driving UN’s Sustainability Goals, expanding practices on environmental stewardship, social and governance aspects that are important to society and investors. In recent years, the mining sector embedded sustainability practices and principles into all facets of mining, from exploration to project development and construction, operation and minerals […]

Process Optimization Through Innovation, Technology, Automation and Design

This symposium will focus on displaying applications of innovation, technology, automation, and design geared towards process optimization within the copper mining ecosystem. Both academic and industrial presentations are sought, and we are encouraging the inclusion of examples on sustainability, productivity, throughput, variability, and/or operating & maintenance costs. Organizers aim to cover all processes that add […]

Waste Management and Circular Economy

Waste management and Circular Economy and Secondary Mining to reduce the environmental footprint of copper producing operations have become more and more important over the years. Both restrictions on available space and increased social awareness of environmental, safety and health risks associated with waste materials require new solutions.waste materials require new solutions. Topics include: • […]

Organizers & Committees

ORGANIZERS The COPPER 2022 conference will be hosted by the Instituto de Ingenieros de Minas de Chile and is being organized by the following professional associations: Instituto de Ingenieros de Minas de Chile (IIMCH) The Metallurgy and Materials Society of CIM (METSOC) Society for Mining, Metallurgy, and Exploration (SME) and The Minerals, Metals & Materials […]