Courses given by the Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering


Course Code: 5700407
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: 5700306
The course set above should be completed before taking METE407 CHEMICAL METALLURGY II .

Course Objective

1.Apply thermodynamic and kinetic principles to metal refining and electrometallurgical systems and processes 2.Explain why a given established process or sequence of processes is used in steelmaking and refining of metals like lead and copper, and electrochemical recovery of metals from aqueous or fused salt solutions 3.Consider alternative processes for refining of a crude metal and evaluate the thermodynamic feasibility of each alternative 4.Consider how a thermodynamically feasible refining or electrochemical 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

Generalised treatment of thermodynamic and kinetic principles of refining processes. Refining of lead, fire refining of copper, steelmaking. Gases and inclusions in metals, degassing, deoxidation, desulfurization, stirring and injection processes. Special refining processes. Thermodynamic and kinetic principles of electrochemical systems and processes. Reversible electrode potentials, polarization, recovery of metals from aqueous and fused salt solutions. Electrorefining, electroplating, electropolishing processes, anodizing and integral coloring. Melting, remelting and melt preparation.

Learning Outcomes

Students apply thermodynamic and kinetic principles to refining of metals and electrochemical systems and processes.