FACULTY OF ENGINEERINGDEPARTMENT OF METALLURGICAL AND MATERIALS ENGINEERING


Courses given by the Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering


METE306 CHEMICAL METALLURGY I

Course Code: 5700306
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. NACİ SEVİNÇ
Offered Semester: Fall Semesters.
Prerequisite: Set 1: 5700202 | 5700204
The course set above should be completed before taking METE306 CHEMICAL METALLURGY I .

Course Objective

1.Apply thermodynamic principles to high-temperature chemical systems and processes. 2.Explain why a given established process or sequence of processes is used in production of iron, lead, zinc, copper and nickel. 3.Consider alternative processes for production of a metal from a source which may range all the way from ore to waste of a different process and evaluate the thermodynamic feasibility of each alternative 4.Consider how a thermodynamically feasible process can be conducted and decide on the requirements to be met by the materials and the reactor to be used, determine what the important operating parameters are and how these parameters affect the process and the product.

Course Content

Thermodynamics of chemical reactions. Kinetics of chemical reactions; effects of concentration and temperature on rates of chemical reactions. Generalized treatment of thermodynamic and kinetic principles of pretreatment, reduction, smelting, matte smelting, refining, hydrometallurgical and electrometallurgical processes with selected examples on the metallurgy of copper, zinc, lead, iron and aluminum.

Learning Outcomes

Students apply thermodynamics to high temperature chemical systems and processes.