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:

apply the mixed potential theory to kinetic and equilibrium evaluations of leaching and corrosion systems,

design and conduct electrochemical experiments to measure reaction rates and corrosion rates and corrosion probabilities,

dimension a leaching, solution purification and recovery process based on selected aims, such as yield, selectivity or residence time,

apply the techniques of materials selection and corrosion engineering to the design of processing equipment.

Credits: 5

Schedule: 11.01.2021 - 19.03.2021

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

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Jari Aromaa, 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:

    Applied electrochemistry in hydrometallurgical materials production, oxidation and reduction reactions

    Electrochemistry of corrosion

    Experimental design

    Electrochemical research methods, experiments and data analysis

    Corrosion engineering in process equipment

Assessment Methods and Criteria
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:


    Tutorials and exercises in a computer class

    Laboratory exercises

    Corrosion problem-solving cases

  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Lectures 24 h

    Tutorials and exercises 12 h

    Laboratory work including reports 72 h

    Independent studies 27 h


  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    CHEM-E6180 Fundamentals of Hydrometallurgy

SDG: Sustainable Development Goals

    9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure

    12 Responsible Production and Consumption