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Before choosing course

The course gives deeper knowledge of practical application of thermodynamics in industrial pyrometallurgical production of metals.

Course offering missing for current semester as well as for previous and coming semesters
* Retrieved from Course syllabus MH2502 (Autumn 2007–)

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

  • Industrial heat- and mass balances.
  • Reactions between gas and solids respective molten metals.
  • Application of dilute solution thermodynamics in metallurgical processes.
  • Slag-metal equilibria.
  • Application of the slag capacity concept for liquid metal refining.
  • Deoxidation and precipitation of non-metallic inclusions in liquid metals.
  • Modification of non-metallic inclusions in liquid metals.
  • Thermodynamics of dissolution and application in metallurgical processes.
  • Thermodynamic process analysis.

Intended learning outcomes

To give a sound knowledge of practical application of high temperature thermodynamics in metallurgical processes

Course Disposition

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

4H1951/MH1010 Materials Thermodynamics
4H1953/MH1011 Fabrication processes
4H1066/MH1003 Advanced course in metals and ceramics
4H1956/MH2452 Chemical equilibria in metallurgical processes

Recommended prerequisites

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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


  • INL1 - Assignment, 1,0 hp, betygsskala: P, F
  • LAB1 - Laboratory Work, 2,0 hp, betygsskala: P, F
  • TEN1 - 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.

Other requirements for final grade

Home assignment (INL1; 1cr)
Examination (TEN1; 3 cr)
Lab work (LAB1; 2 cr)

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

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Offered by

ITM/Materials Science and Engineering

Main field of study

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Education cycle

Second cycle

Add-on studies

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