MT8200 - Advanced Chemical Metallurgy


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Aggregate score
Grade: Passed / Not Passed

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Oral exam 75/100 1 hours E
Assignment 25/100

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 at high-temperatures, heterogeneous metallurgical processes - describe methods for thermodynamic measurements and describe the principles for estimation of thermodynamic data, - explain phase stability diagrams , and gas/solid equilibria for multi component systems, - describe thermodynamic relations for liquids and their equilibria with solid phases and gases, - describe selected models for liquid mixtures of metals and slags, 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.

Lectures will be physical or online, depending on the conditions.

Compulsory assignments

  • Exercises and a term paper

Further on evaluation

The evaluation is done on the basis of a semester project (assignment) and an associated oral presentation

Course materials

Information on reference literature will be given at course start.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
DIK5050 7.5
More on the course

Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Doctoral degree level


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2024

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: Aggregate score

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD Assignment 25/100
Room Building Number of candidates
Autumn ORD Oral exam 75/100 E
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Assignment 25/100
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Oral exam 75/100 E
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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