Credits: 5

Schedule: 25.02.2019 - 02.05.2019

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:

select unit operations for leaching, solution purification and product recovery so that wanted material stream separations and conversions can be achieved,

make laboratory experiments to measure reaction rates and conversions for equipment sizing,

calculate mass, energy, momentum and water balances for the equipment,

prepare a flow-sheet from raw material to product

Content (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Determining properties of a raw material

Deciding what to produce from a raw material

Thermodynamics of hydrometallurgical unit processes

Design and conducting laboratory test series to define equipment size based on reaction kinetics

Design of leaching, solution purification and product recovery stages

Preparation of a flow-sheet from raw material to product

Assessment Methods and Criteria (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 


Tutorials and exercises in a computer class

Laboratory exercises

HSC Sim flow-sheet design

Workload (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

A problem based course with

Lectures 24 h

characterization & thermodynamics exercises 24 h

laboratory work 30 h

equipment design 24 h

independent work 33 h

Course Homepage (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020):

Prerequisites (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

CHEM-E6185 Applied Electrochemistry and Corrosion

Grading Scale (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Fail, 1 - 5

Registration for Courses (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 



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