MH2049 Advanced Course in Process Science 9.0 credits

Avancerad kurs i processvetenskap

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Content and learning outcomes

Course contents *

The course deals with:

 - advanced knowledge for metal production, mainly via pyrometallurgy.

- advanced kinetic theories that are used in metal production.

The course provides knowledge of:

- how thermodynamic and kinetic theories can be used to optimise metallurgical processes.

- importance of choice of process parameters to reach an improved process control of a metallurgical process with regard to both productivity and sustainability.

- possibilities to design processes or parts of processes in metallurgical industry.

Intended learning outcomes *

After passing the course, the student should be able to:

  • Explain the basic kinetic theories related to pyrometallurgical metal production
  • Identify possibilities to process control and reactor design in industrial metallurgical processes
  • Identify how it is possible to choose and optimise parameters to receive a sustainable metallurgical process chain
  • Identify how it is possible to choose parameters to control a metallurgical process

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites *

MH2039 Process Engineering/MH2029 Extractive Metallurgy, or the equivalent

MH2041 Applied Thermodynamics and Kinetics, Part 2, or the equivalent

Recommended prerequisites

MH2039 Process engineering or MH2029 Extractive Metallurgy and

MH2041 Applied Thermodynamics and Kinetics, Part 2

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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

Examination *

  • LAB1 - Laboratory Work, 1.0 credits, Grading scale: P, F
  • PRO1 - Project, 4.0 credits, Grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
  • SEM1 - Seminar, 1.0 credits, Grading scale: P, F
  • TENA - Written examination, 3.0 credits, Grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

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

Students who have not completed course with previous assessment modules should contact the course coordinator.

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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Examiner

Björn Glaser

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

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Course web MH2049

Offered by

ITM/Materials Science and Engineering

Main field of study *

Materials Science and Engineering

Education cycle *

Second cycle

Add-on studies

MH2504 Industrial Metallurgical Processes

MH2501 Economical Process Analysis and Strategy

Contact

Björn Glaser (bjoerng@kth.se)