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METE306 CHEMICAL PRINCIPLES OF PRIMARY MATERIALS PROCESSING

Course Code: 5700306
METU Credit (Theoretical-Laboratory hours/week): 4(4-0)
ECTS Credit: 6.0
Department: Metallurgical And Materials Engineering
Language of Instruction: English
Level of Study: Undergraduate
Course Coordinator: Prof.Dr. CANER DURUCAN
Offered Semester: Fall Semesters.
Prerequisite: Set 1: 5700202 | 5700204
The course set above should be completed before taking METE306 CHEMICAL PRINCIPLES OF PRIMARY MATERIALS PROCESSING .

Course Content

Unit operations and unit processes in metallurgy. Overview of pyro, hydro, and electrometallurgical principles. Thermodynamics and kinetics of chemical reactions. Effects of concentration and temperature on rates of chemical reactions. Pretreatment, reduction, smelting and matte smelting processes with selected examples on the metallurgy of copper, iron, zinc and lead. Stoichiometric principles, charge calculations,and material balance. Heat balance; choice of reactions, with selected examples on nonferrous metals and ferrous alloys.