Credits: 5

Schedule: 10.01.2017 - 01.03.2017

Teacher in charge (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Ari Jokilaakso

Teaching Period (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 


Learning Outcomes (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

After the course the student can

- describe the fundamental sub-processes in the oxidation and reduction processes, their driving forces and constraints, including transport phenomena.

- understand the features of heterogeneous reactions at elevated temperatures, such as slag-matte-metal-gas systems, surface phenomena and fundamentals of fluxing.

- is able to explain the principles of essential pyrometallurgical laboratory techniques and understand the role of experimental work on process development.

- can design and conduct experiments for studying different phenomena at elevated temperatures.

Content (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

This course goes deeper into metals production processes concentrating on chemical and physical phenomena in the unit process level - the main processes and constraints taking place in the metallurgical operations at elevated temperatures are considered. The emphasis is on oxidation and reduction processes, as well as on surface phenomena and multiphase phenomena (e.g. melting/dissolution, reaction, transport and solidification phenomena) in slag-metal gas-solid systems. In addition some experimental research techniques for studying phenomena at elevated temperatures are introduced and experiments as well as data analysis will be carried out.

Assessment Methods and Criteria (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

- Compulsory laboratory exercise(s) and learning diary/diaries

- Written examination

Workload (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Lectures 24 h
Tutorials and design of experiments 12 h
Laboratory work 57 h
Independent studies 38 h

Exam 4 h

Study Material (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Seshadri Seetharaman (ed.): Treatise on Process Metallurgy, Vol. 1 and 2 (selected chapters), 2014, Elsevier; Lecture notes and additional material distributed on the lectures.

Course Homepage (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020):

Prerequisites (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

- CHEM-E6160 Fundamentals of Pyrometallurgy

- Laboratory safety course CHEM-A1010 or CHEM-E0140 (or alternatively, laboratory safety as part of courses CHEM-A1000 or CHEM-E0100 taught before Academic Year 2017-2018) must have been passed before performing any laboratory works in this course.

Grading Scale (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Fail, 1 – 5

Registration for Courses (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Registration through WebOodi. Please see WebOodi for the registration dates.