Outotec

Outotec as company

Outotec provides leading technologies and services for the Sustainable use of Earth’s natural resources. As the global leader in minerals and metals processing technology, we have developed many breakthrough technologies over the decades for our customers in mining and metals industries. We also provide innovative solutions for industrial water treatment, the utilization of alternative energy sources and the chemical industry. Outotec shares are listed on NASDAQ Helsinki.

As the global leader in minerals and metals processing technology, Outotec has developed many breakthrough technologies over the decades. The company also provides innovative solutions for industrial water treatment, the utilization of alternative energy sources and the chemical industry.

R&D and innovation

Outotec’s success is based on a strong portfolio of world-class technologies, robust expertise and innovative personnel. To stay at the forefront of the industry, Outotec continuously develops its proprietary technologies and complements its in-house R&D with acquisitions and partnerships. In addition, Outotec cooperates with universities, research institutes and customers in R&D.

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R&D and innovation

HSC Chemistry ©

With HSC Chemistry you can carry out thermodynamic and mineral processing calculations on a standard computer quickly and easily. Essential software toolkit for process research, development, design, and digitalization, as well as for estimating process efficiencies, yields, and environmental footprints. The latest HSC Chemistry software contains 24 calculation modules connected to 12 integrated databases.

The HSC-Sim module consists of graphical flowsheet and spreadsheet type process unit models. The HSC approach to process simulation is quite different from traditional simulation software. This approach makes it possible to simulate nearly any type of process. The Sim module has been tested in real work at Outotec and it is used as a main simulation tool for mineralogical and hydrometallurgical mass balance simulations.

Course module outcomes, HSC Chemistry parts

(All coure modules 1, 2 and 3, similar outcomes of the courses for HSC Chemistry usage)

After the course you can do with HSC Chemistry:

  • Mass balance calculations with experimental process data and flowsheets
  • Advanced element to mineral conversions
  • Using of HSC Geo mineral data base, searches & visualization, adding of own minerals
  • Practical modeling of all concentrator plant main unit operations
  • Deriving the unit model parameters, entering them to a simulation model and model scale-upping
  • Presenting, analyzing, and visualizing process data, simulations and recoveries