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MH2054 Materials Processes I 7.5 credits

The course focuses on explaining how a sustainable production of metal in a modern industry is part of the circular economy in a society. A basic knowledge is given with respect to the production of metals based on both ore and recirculated metal exemplified with the production of steel, copper and aluminium as well as the production of metal powders. In addition, it is explained how basic thermodynamic and kinetic theories can be used in the optimization of metal production.

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Application

For course offering

Autumn 2024 Start 26 Aug 2024 programme students

Application code

51338

Headings with content from the Course syllabus MH2054 (Autumn 2024–) are denoted with an asterisk ( )

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

The course focuses on explaining how sustainable metal production in a modern industry is a part of the circular economy in society. Here, the fundaments of metal production are given based on both ore raw materials and recycled materials, with examples from iron and steel production, aluminium production, copper production and metal powder production. Furthermore it is explained how basic thermodynamic and kinetic theories can be used to optimise metal production.

Intended learning outcomes

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

  1. Analyse the basic processes for metal production and explain how a sustainable metal production is a part of the circular economy.
  2. Analyse and apply basic kinetic and thermodynamic theories to evaluate metal production processes.
  3. Analyse and explain how an industrial process chain for metal production is built-up.

Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

In total 90 higher education credits in the main field of study of Technology.

Recommended prerequisites

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Equipment

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Literature

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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 - Computer assignment, 1.0 credits, grading scale: P, F
  • PRO3 - Thermodynamics, 2.0 credits, grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
  • PRO4 - Kinetics, 2.0 credits, grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
  • PRO5 - Production processes, 2.0 credits, grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
  • STU2 - Study trip, 0.5 credits, grading scale: P, 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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Examiner

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 room in Canvas

Registered students find further information about the implementation of the course in the course room in Canvas. A link to the course room can be found under the tab Studies in the Personal menu at the start of the course.

Offered by

Main field of study

Materials Science and Engineering

Education cycle

Second cycle

Add-on studies

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Contact

Pär Jönsson (parj@kth.se)

Supplementary information

The course MH1022 Fabrication Processes of Metals and Bio Fibres 7.0 credits has from HT23 been replaced by the course MH2054 Materials Processes I 7.5 credits