Course - Electrolysis of Light Metals - MT8104
MT8104 - Electrolysis of Light Metals
Lessons are not given in the academic year 2023/2024
The course is offered every alternate year, next time will be autumn 2024. The course includes fundamental theory for industrial electrowinning in molten salts, with special emphasis on aluminium. Topics: - Phase diagrams. - Electrolyte structure, thermodynamics. - Physicochemical properties. - Electrode reactions. - Current efficiency. - Metal solubility. - Inert electrodes.
The candiate should have a fundamental theoretical understanding of the principles for the production of aluminium molten salts electrolysis.
Learning methods and activities
Lectures and group discussions depending on the number of students.Voluntary exercises. Expected time usage: Lectures: 40 hours, preparation for discussion and presentations: 60 hours. Self study: 100 hours.
Recommended previous knowledge
Basic knowledge of chemistry and electrochemistry.
Parts of the following books and papers:J. Thonstad, P. Fellner, G.M. Haarberg, J. Hives, H. Kvande and Å. Sterten: Aluminium Electrolysis.Fundamentals of the Hall-Heroult Process, 3rd edition, Aluminium Verlag, Dusseldorf, 2001.J. Thonstad: Aluminium Electrolysis, Electrolyte and Electrochemistry, in Advances in Molten SaltChemistry 6. ed. G. Mamantov, Elsevier 1987.Also other papers or book chapters will be included.
Credits: 7.5 SP
Study level: Doctoral degree level
Language of instruction: English
- Materials Science and Engineering
- Technological subjects
Department with academic responsibility
Department of Materials Science and Engineering
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