Please note! Course description is confirmed for two academic years, which means that in general, e.g. Learning outcomes, assessment methods and key content stays unchanged. However, via course syllabus, it is possible to specify or change the course execution in each realization of the course, such as how the contact sessions are organized, assessment methods weighted or materials used.


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

Credits: 5

Schedule: 07.09.2020 - 14.10.2020

Teacher in charge (valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022): Mari Lundström, Mari Lundström

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Mari Lundström, Mari Lundström

Contact information for the course (applies in this implementation):

CEFR level (applies in this implementation):

Language of instruction and studies (valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022):

Teaching language: English

Languages of study attainment: English


  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    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 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:


    Tutorials and exercises in a computer class

    Process selection case work in selected topics and report preparation

  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Lectures 12 h

    Tutorials and exercises 36 h

    Process selection case work 48 h

    Independent studies 39 h

SDG: Sustainable Development Goals

    9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure

    12 Responsible Production and Consumption