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CHEM ENG 4059 - Pyrometallurgy

Career: Undergraduate
Units: 3
Term: 3910
Campus: North Terrace
Contact: Up to 4 hours per week
Available for Study Abroad and Exchange: Yes
Available for Non-Award Study: Yes
Assessment: Final exam, assignments, case-study, final examination

This Course aims to provide the Chemical Engineering students with an understanding of the principles governing a range of thermal processes applied to extract metals from mineral ores produced from Australian and overseas mines. The course provides an introduction to the thermodynamics of pyrometallurgical processes including predominance area and Ellingham diagrams and the physical chemistry and transport phenomena involved in a number of pyrometallurgical unit operations including, agglomeration, roasting, smelting, thermal and electrolytic refining. The course covers the processes used in zinc roasting, copper smelting and refining, iron and steel making, lead smelting and refining, nickel smelting, aluminium production, synthetic rutile and titanium production. At the end of this course you should be able to undertake a range of pyro-metallurgical calculations and have an appreciation of the wide range of thermal processes used to extract useful metals and minerals from their ores.

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Course Outline

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Critical Dates

Term Last Day to Add Online Census Date Last Day to WNF Last Day to WF
3910 Mon 18/03/2019 Sun 31/03/2019 Fri 10/05/2019 Fri 14/06/2019

Class Details

Enrolment Class: Lecture
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
10913 LE01 20 14 7 Mar - 11 Apr Thursday 1pm - 3pm Napier, 208, Lecture Theatre
2 May - 6 Jun Thursday 1pm - 3pm Napier, 208, Lecture Theatre
Related Class: Tutorial
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
10914 TU01 20 14 5 Mar - 9 Apr Tuesday 11am - 1pm Engineering Nth, N218, Teaching Room
30 Apr - 4 Jun Tuesday 11am - 1pm Engineering Nth, N218, Teaching Room