Credits: 5

Schedule: 13.09.2016 - 07.12.2016

Teacher in charge (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Prof. Mari Lundström

Teaching Period (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 


Learning Outcomes (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

After passing the course, student can:

describe the basic hydrometallurgical processes and technologies,

select leaching, solution purification and recovery methods based on properties of raw materials and the product,

evaluate the driving forces of a unit process and its kinetics,

knows the basics of flow-sheet modelling and is able to design and dimension a simple system in steady state condition

Content (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

General flowsheet of a hydrometallurgical process

Unit operations in hydrometallurgy

Factors affecting operation of unit processes

Calculation of mass and energy balances

Flow-sheet modeling with HSC Sim

Assessment Methods and Criteria (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 


Tutorials and exercises in a computer class

Process selection case work in selected topics and report preparation

Workload (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Lectures 12 h

Tutorials and exercises 36 h

Process selection case work 48 h

Independent studies 39 h

Course Homepage (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020):

Grading Scale (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Fail, 1 - 5

Registration for Courses (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020):