MT8104 - Electrolysis of Light Metals
Lessons are not given in the academic year 2017/2018
The course is given every second year, next time will be Autumn 2018.
The course includes fundamental theory for industrial electrowinning in molten salts, with special emphasis on aluminium.
- 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.
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 Salt
Chemistry 6. ed. G. Mamantov, Elsevier 1987.
Also other papers or book chapters will be included.
- * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date.