Credits: 5

Schedule: 28.02.2019 - 29.05.2019

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 students
1. Understand the process of plant design for primary or secondary feed (project work).
2. Create flowsheets with material balances from experimental data.
3. Make the dimensioning of a major piece of equipment in a processing plant.
4. Evaluate CAPEX and OPEX costs for the design and overall feasibility and profitability of the process.
5. Make and evaluate simplified questionnaires and quotations.

Content (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

- Metallurgical feed materials, products, and pricing
- Sizing and optimum design of equipment
- Project phases, project scheduling and prefeasibility study-level design work.

Assessment Methods and Criteria (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Project work and activity during the process.

Workload (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Lectures 24 h
Tutorials 24 h
Project (home) work 57 h (incl. 20 h project-focused tutorials)
Independent (group) studies 30 h

Study Material (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Lecture notes; Morris et al., Handbook on material and energy balance calculations in materials processing, Wiley (e-book).

Course Homepage (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020):

Prerequisites (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

CHEM-E6160 Fundamentals of Pyrometallurgy, CHEM-E6165 Unit Processes in Pyrometallurgy

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.

Further Information (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

If you have completed the course CHEM-E6155 Mineral engineering project work, please, contact the teacher in charge.


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