Pyrometallurgy 321

Module code NPM 321
Qualification Undergraduate
Faculty Faculty of Engineering, Built Environment and Information Technology
Module content

Overview of pyrometallurgical process routes, types of reactions, and reactor designs. Review of relevant thermodynamic principles (equilibrium constants, Henrian and Raoultian activities and activity coefficients). Slag basicity and viscosity. Energy and reductants. Overview of pyrometallurgical separation principles (vapour-phase, solid-state and liquid-liquid routes). Examples of pyrometallurgical separation processes (ironmaking and steelmaking, sulphide smelting and converting, ferroalloys).

Module credits 16.00
NQF Level 07
Prerequisites NPT 220
Contact time 2 tutorials per week, 4 lectures per week
Language of tuition Module is presented in English
Department Materials Science and Metallurgical Engineering
Period of presentation Semester 2

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