UWA Handbook 2017

Unit details

GENG4403 Extractive Metallurgy

Credit 6 points
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AvailabilityLocationMode
Semester 1UWA (Perth)Face to face
Content This unit reviews the principles of extraction of metals from their ores. The unit is created in order to extend knowledge in engineering of ore processing and optimisation. By learning extractive metallurgy, students are able to participate in operations, design, research and development of the processes for ore beneficiation and metal extraction. Topics covered include thermochemistry, chemical equilibrium, kinetics and mechanism of metallurgical reactions and systems, mineral processing (ore beneficiation), hydrometallurgical, pyrometallurgical and electrometallurgical processes. There are opportunities to be involved in process design by working in multidisciplinary engineering teams, and there may be additional opportunities for basic participation in scientific research teams.
Outcomes Students are able to (1) work effectively in teams; (2) communicate effectively in written technical reports; (3) exchange technical information through sourcing relevant literature; (4) demonstrate effective group presentation skills; (5) practise enquiry-based thinking relevant to the discipline; (6) explain thermodynamics and kinetics of metallurgical processes; (7) apply stoichiometric calculations to metallurgical reactions; (8) discuss meaning, design and interpretation of test-work; and (9) explain process flow-sheet design criteria.
Assessment Typically this unit is assessed in the following ways: (1) assignments; (2) presentations; (3) the writing of technical reports; and (4) a final examination. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is only available in this unit in the case of a student who has obtained a mark of 45 to 49 and is currently enrolled in this unit, and it is the only remaining unit that the student must pass in order to complete their course.
Unit Coordinator(s) Associate Professor Slobodanka Vukcevic
Unit rules
Prerequisites: enrolment in the Master of Professional Engineering (Chemical Engineering specialisation or Mechanical Engineering or Mining Engineering specialisation); for pre-2012 courses: none
Advisable prior study: Chemical Engineering specialisation: none; Mechanical Engineering specialisation: none; Mining Engineering specialisation: ENSC3011 Resource Extraction Technologies
Incompatibility: CHPR3412 Extractive Metallurgy—Principles
Unit Outlinehttp://www.unitoutlines.ecm.uwa.edu.au/Units/GENG4403/SEM-1/2017
Text

Rosenqvist, T. Principles of Extractive Metallurgy, international edn: McGraw-Hill 2004


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