Date: 30 March - 3 April

Location: Pretoria

Registration closes: 2 March

Ex Mente hosted our first annual ThermoWeek in 2019. This was a whole week dedicated to learning more about and sharing our experiences with thermochemistry, and we are doing it again in 2020.


The purpose of the event is to strengthen the capabilities of South African industry, research, and academia to apply thermochemistry to develop new and more efficient process technologies and to make the most of our mineral wealth. Our friends from around the world are, of course, also welcome to share in the fun and learning.

Don't miss out, scroll down to the bottom of the page and register now.

essential theory of


1 day

Thermodynamics and thermochemistry are often daunting subjects. At the same time, they are powerful tools to help us better understand materials and processes in pyrometallurgy, hydrometallurgy, and aqueous chemistry.

During this course, we will review the basic concepts of thermochemistry, and equip you to use it practically, and effectively when solving problems in your day-to-day work.



basic User training

2 days

This course will equip you with the knowledge and skills to use the most important tools in FactSage to study materials and processes, answer questions, and solve problems.

The content covers FactSage documentation, working with data and databases, and the View Data, Reaction, Mixture, Equilib, Results, Phase Diagram, and Viscosity modules.



advanced USER training

1 Day

In this course we dive a bit deeper into FactSage, dealing with modules that are powerful but used less often. We also present a number of case studies demonstrating how we use FactSage to solve problems.

The content covers the Predom, EpH, Compound, Solution, Figures module, Fact-XML modules for the first time, and provides more details about the Equilib and Phase diagram modules. The Compound and Solution modules will be used to demonstrate how you can create your own databases.


Oli studio

basic user training

1 Day

This course will equip you with the knowledge and skills to use the most essential tools in OLI Stream Analyser to study materials and processes, answer questions, and solve problems.

The content covers an overview of the user interface, single-point calculations, survey calculations, mixers, water analyses, and stability diagrams.


basic User training

2 Days

In this course we will introduce you to the power of using ChemAppPy in Python to do thermochemical calculations to analyse processes and materials, and how to do powerful data visualisation. At Ex Mente we use ChemAppPy almost daily to solve problems for our clients.


Users Meeting

Practical Applications

1 day

We invite you to submit an abstract for the Users Meeting to share with us how you use computational thermochemistry in your environment. Ex Mente will also contribute some of our experiences and applications.


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ZAR 499 pp **

# of delegates:

  • Excluding 15% VAT

  • Lunch, refreshments and course material will be provided to course delegates.

  • 20% discount for more than 3 delegates from the same company.

  • 50% discount for academic personnel and students (proof of academic affiliation will be required).

* Mandatory requirement for all other courses.

** The Users Meeting is sponsored by Ex Mente. The registration fee includes lunch and refreshments.

Exact venue and program details will be communicated soon.


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