Hydrometallurgy 322

Module code NHM 322
Qualification Undergraduate
Faculty Faculty of Engineering, Built Environment and Information Technology
Module content

Merits of hydrometallurgy relative to other extraction methods. Unit processes in hydrometallurgy. Chemical principles of hydrometallurgy. Chemistry of important metals and lixiviants. Application of chemical principles to: leaching; purification and upgrading of leach solutions (precipitation, solvent extraction, ion exchange, activated carbon); product recovery from solution (precipitation, reduction). Relevant analytical methods.

Module credits 16.00
NQF Level 07
Prerequisites (NPT 220)
Contact time 3 lectures per week, 3 practicals 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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