FACULTY OF ENGINEERINGDEPARTMENT OF METALLURGICAL AND MATERIALS ENGINEERING


Courses given by the Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering


METE416 FUELS AND FURNACES

Course Code: 5700416
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. AHMET GEVECİ
Offered Semester: Fall Semesters.

Course Objective

1.Explain the general chemical principles governing the extraction and refining of non-ferrous metals. Describe on process basis, the pyro-, hydro-, and electro-metallurgical extraction of copper, zinc, lead, precious metals, aluminum and ferro-alloys. 2.Make thermodynamic calculations and make materials balance of the processes related to the production of aforementioned non-ferrous metals. 3.Design simple flow sheets to produce non-ferrous metals.

Course Content

Classification of solid, liquid and gaseous fuels. Carbonization and coke making. Combustion of fuels and heat utilization. Classification of furnaces; ladle and laboratory furnaces. Classification, properties and testing of refractories. Interaction of refractories with gas, metal, and slag phases. Selection of refractories; blast furnace, steel plant, reverberatory furnace, converter, electric arc and plasma furnace refractories. Manufacture of refractories.

Learning Outcomes

Students will apply their knowledge gained in this course on fuels, furnaces and refractories to choose proper fuels and refractories for the specific furnace they may be going to use or design for the specific metallurgical process they may encounter in practice. They will be also able to make combustion calculations that will lead to fuel economy.