Basic pyrometallurgy 701

Module code NPM 701
Qualification Postgraduate
Faculty Faculty of Engineering, Built Environment and Information Technology
Module content

In this module you will develop the skills required to analyse the equilibria of pyrometallurgical processes.  Solving such a problem requires skills in thermodynamic analysis, and knowledge of the typical processes (and the conditions within these processes) which are used to extract and refine metals like iron (steel), copper, titanium, chromium, manganese, and aluminium.  The aim is to enable you to analyse a current or proposed process with regards to feasibility, and to propose processing conditions (e.g. temperature, slag composition) which will achieve the required equilibrium state.  This also applies to refractory systems, where the primary aim will be to evaluate whether a given refractory material is suitable for a given application, or the impact of certain impurities on the refractory material.

Module credits 30.00
NQF Level 08
Prerequisites No prerequisites.
Contact time 48 contact hours per semester
Language of tuition Module is presented in English
Department Materials Science and Metallurgical Engineering
Period of presentation Semester 1 or Semester 2

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