MT8200 - Advanced Chemical Metallurgy


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Oral examination and Work
Grade: Passed/Failed

Evaluation form Weighting Duration Examination aids Grade deviation
work 25/100
Oral examination 75/100 D

Course content

The course is given every year. The course aims at a deeper understanding of metallurgical thermodynamics and reaction kinetics, and their interaction in heterogeneous metallurgical processes. The following main topics are treated:
1)Thermodynamic data; experimental methods and calculations. 2) Reaction equilibria in systems with condensed phases (Solid-gas and liquid-gas systems, solid-liquid and liquid-liquid systems, solid-liquid-gas systems). 3) Kinetics of metallurgical reactions
Evaporation and condensation (Heterogeneous solid-gas and liquid-gas reactions (calcination, direct reduction, precipitation from aquease solutions,…) and related kinetic models. Heterogeneous liquid-liquid reactions (reactive slag-liquid relations, slag refining, …). Heterogeneous solid-liquid-gas reactions (oxidative refining, gas refining, leaching,…). Kinetics data; experimental methods and calculations.

Electrolytic processes are not part of the course.

Learning outcome

After completing this course the student will be able to:
-describe the interaction between thermodynamics and reaction kinetics in high-temperature, heterogeneous metallurgical processes
- describe methods for thermodynamic measurements and describe the principles for estimation of thermodynamic data,
- explain phase stability diagrams for solid systems, and gas/solid equilibria for multi component systems,
- describe thermodynamic relations for liquids and their equilibria with solid phases and gases,
- describe selected statistical models for liquid mixtures of metals and salts, structure of slags and their reactions with liquid metals and the gas phase,
- describe heterogenous reactions between solids and a fluid (gas or liquid), reactions between solids through gaseous intermediates and between two fluids.
-outline/apply the basic principles of reaction engineering for the construction of metallurgical processes mainly for the production of metals, including the design of reactors for such processes.
- use the acquired knowledge on own research problems

Learning methods and activities

Lectures, assignments, work on the semester project and presentation. Lectures 40 hours, Assignments: 40 hours, work on semester project and presentation: 120 hours.

Compulsory assignments

  • Exercises and a term paper

Specific conditions

Exam registration requires that class registration is approved in the same semester. Compulsory activities from previous semester may be approved by the department.

Course materials

Information on reference literature will be given at course start.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
DIK5050 7.5
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Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Doctoral degree level


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2021

No.of lecture hours: 3
Lab hours: 2
No.of specialization hours: 7

Language of instruction: English, Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Technological subjects
Contact information
Course coordinator:

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Materials Science and Engineering



Examination arrangement: Oral examination and Work

Term Status code Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Digital exam Room *
Spring ORD work 25/100
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Oral examination 75/100 D
Room Building Number of candidates
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date. If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.

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