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* Retrieved from Course syllabus MH2044 (Autumn 2011–)

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

Module 1:  Applied Equilibrium Theory in Metallurgical Processes, 4 hp

  • Deoxidation and formation of non-metallic inclusions with focus on oxides
  • Modification of non-metallic inclusions
  • Slag-metal equilibrium calculations
  • Application of slag capacity during metal refining
  • Process analyses using thermodynamics


Module 2: Theory of high temperature processes, 4 hp ”focus on phenomena”

  • Thermodynamic models with focus on steel alloys with high alloy contents
  • Thermophysical properties of metals and slags
  • Heat and mass transport
  • Process phenomena: bubbel formation, foaming, gas-liquid reactions, reactions between liquid phases

Module 3: Reactor and process design, 4 hp ”focus on processes”

  • Coupling between thermodynamics and kinetics
  • Production methods of stainless and high-alloy steel qualities
  • Possibilities of process control in metallurgical processes such as blast furnace, BOF, EAF, AOD, ladle, tundish

Intended learning outcomes

After the course the student should be abel to:

  • a sound knowledge regarding the application of thermodynamic theories for pyro metallurgical processes.
  • a sound knowledge regarding the fundamental aspects and phenoma which are essential for an understanding of mechanisms in metallurgical processes.
  • an in-depth knowledge regarding different metallurgical process systems as well as an ability to analyse different metallurgical processes

Course Disposition

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites


Recommended prerequisites

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Utdelat material

Examination and completion

If the course is discontinued, students may request to be examined during the following two academic years.

Grading scale

A, B, C, D, E, FX, F


  • LAB1 - Laboration, 1,0 hp, betygsskala: P, F
  • LAB2 - Laboration, 1,0 hp, betygsskala: P, F
  • LAB3 - Laboration, 1,0 hp, betygsskala: P, F
  • TEN1 - Examination, 3,0 hp, betygsskala: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
  • TEN2 - Examination, 3,0 hp, betygsskala: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
  • TEN3 - Examination, 3,0 hp, betygsskala: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

Based on recommendation from KTH’s coordinator for disabilities, the examiner will decide how to adapt an examination for students with documented disability.

The examiner may apply another examination format when re-examining individual students.

Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination

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Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination

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Ethical approach

  • All members of a group are responsible for the group's work.
  • In any assessment, every student shall honestly disclose any help received and sources used.
  • In an oral assessment, every student shall be able to present and answer questions about the entire assignment and solution.

Further information

Course web

Further information about the course can be found on the Course web at the link below. Information on the Course web will later be moved to this site.

Course web MH2044

Offered by

ITM/Materials Science and Engineering

Main field of study

Materials Science, Materials Science and Engineering

Education cycle

Second cycle

Add-on studies

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Professor Pär Jönsson,