FACULTY OF ENGINEERINGDEPARTMENT OF METALLURGICAL AND MATERIALS ENGINEERING


Courses given by the Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering


METE208 CHEMICAL PRIN.OF MATERIAL PRODUC.

Course Code: 5700208
METU Credit (Theoretical-Laboratory hours/week): 3(3-0)
ECTS Credit: 5.0
Language of Instruction: English
Level of Study: Undergraduate
Course Coordinator: Prof.Dr. YAVUZ ALİ TOPKAYA
Offered Semester: Fall Semesters.

Course Objective

1.Describe the sources of metals, explain unit operations in mineral processing, preliminary treatment processes such as drying, calcination, roasting and agglomeration, pyrometallurgical, hydrometallurgical and electrometallurgical extraction of metals, fuels and refractories used in extraction of metals, production of important metals and alloys such as iron, steel, copper, zinc, lead and aluminum. 2.Do mass and heat balance for different metallurgical and materials engineering systems using their knowledge of stoichiometry and thermodynamic principles. 3.Design simple flowsheets using various unit operations and processes for the extraction and purification of metals.

Course Content

Examples of common unit operations and unit processes in extractive metallurgy. Stoichiometric principles, charge calculations, and material balances. Heat balance; choice of reactions, application of thermochemical principles. Examples of material and heat balances from selected processes.

Learning Outcomes

Students choose proper unit operations, unit processes and apply their knowledge of stoichiometry and thermodynamics to the specific extractive metallurgy related topics.