Faraji Fariborz

Centre technologique des résidus industriels

Fariborz Faraji is a hydrometallurgist at the Centre technologique des résidus industriels (CTRI) with experience in mining, mineral processing and extractive metallurgy. He holds a PhD in mining and mineral processing from Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario. He is experienced in conventional and innovative processes for extracting metals from primary and secondary resources. His main areas of interest are the sustainable extraction of critical and strategic metals (mainly lithium, copper, nickel, zinc, magnesium and manganese). He is also experienced in general gold cyanidation and advanced purification techniques. Although his specialty is hydrometallurgy, he has a good understanding of thermal and microbiological processes (pyrometallurgy and biohydrometallurgy). His recent activities have focused on gold extraction, lithium recovery from spodumene, recycling of used lithium-ion batteries, magnesium recovery and waste vaporization.