Toronto: So You Have Lithium—Now What?

November 28, 2018 all-day
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
Bay Adelaide Centre East Tower
22 Adelaide St W, Toronto
ON M5H 4E3

For its Wednesday, November 28, 2018 meeting, the Toronto Discussion Group of CIM’s Management and Economics Society is pleased to welcome:

Dr. Michael Dry

President, Arithmetek Inc.


who will deliver a presentation on:

So You Have Lithium—Now What?


Abstract: Dr. Dry’s presentation will provide insights to help decide which lithium projects merit development, by diving into how the process chemistry drives the associated capital and operating costs for hard rock deposits and for brines. His talk will cover the main lithium minerals and brine types, will present a high-level overview of why lithium has its current buzz, and will take a broad look at how it is extracted from the various sources. Established technology and some novel new technology will be covered in terms of the process chemistry.


BIO: Mike is a hydrometallurgist with a background in chemical engineering who provides a variety of services including “Critical review and analysis of novel process routes via thermodynamic analysis and mass/energy balancing” through Arithmetek Inc., the company he established in 2008. Prior to entering the independent consulting world in 2003 he worked with SGS Lakefield as a “technical troubleshooter” and before that with Mintek in Johannesburg where he introduced and developed rigorous process modelling techniques for feasibility studies and pilot plants and to improve operations for numerous clients. He holds a BSC in Chemical Engineering from the University of Capetown and a PhD in Engineering from the University of Witwatersrand.

Mike currently chairs the Hydrometallurgy Section of MetSoc, the Metallurgy and Materials Society of CIM. He has published numerous professional papers and authored and co-authored over 70 confidential reports.


Please join us!

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Refreshments at 4:15pm – Presentation at 4:35pm


Borden Ladner Gervais LLP

Bay Adelaide Centre, East Tower
22 Adelaide Street West, 34th floor, Toronto


Seminar is complimentary and seats are limited. Register by Monday, November 26, to secure your place. Please RSVP by replying to if you are interested in attending. This is also an excellent networking opportunity. So we can best service all who are interested and able to join us at this upcoming event please register for it if you are confident that you are indeed able to attend it. Thank you for your interest and understanding.



Thank you to our sponsor, Borden Ladner Gervais LLP, for providing the space.


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