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MT8201 - Advanced Metal Production

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Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Portfolio assessment
Grade: Passed/Failed

Evaluation form Weighting Duration Examination aids Grade deviation
Assignment 10/100
Approved report 20/100
Oral examination 70/100 D

Course content

The course is given every year. This course deals with chemical, metallurgical and electrical relation in
the production of ferroalloys and related processes. The production
processes producing Si/FeSi, manganese alloys and upgraded metallurgical
silicon are thermodynamically analysed. The refining and post taphole
processes are included. Mass - and energy balances will be carried out. The operation of electrical furnaces is discussed with emphasis on technical, environmental and economic issues. The laboratory task is either based on laboratory work at NTNU or in industry. The candidate will in a addition write a literature report on a topic relevant for the course.

Learning outcome

After completing the course, the student should be able to:
- Give an account of the various unit processes in a ferro-alloy plant. - Explain the basic thermodynamic and phase relationships in silicon and manganese alloy production furnaces.
- Conduct an energy and mass balance of silicon and manganese alloy processes.
- Provide an overview of the principles of the available refining processes for the production of solar silicon. - Give an account of the environmental challenges related to alloy production and technical solutions to meet these challenges.
-Carry out and analyse a laboratory test related to the production of ferroalloys.
- Write a well-structured literature report.

Learning methods and activities

Lectures, exercises, laboratory work and a literature report. Portfolio
assessment is the basis for the grade in the course. The portfolio includes a final oral exam (70%) and laboratory work/literature report (30%). The results for the parts are given in %-scores, while the entire portfolio is assigned a letter grade.

Compulsory assignments

  • Exercises

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:
S.Olsen et al.:Production of manganese alloys., SINTEF and Tapir Academic
press, 2007. A.Schei et al.: Production of high silicon alloys, Tapir, 1998.
Kompendium: New solar grade silicon production processes (Tangstad) 2008.

S.Olsen et al.:Production of manganese alloys., SINTEF and Tapir Academic
press, 2007. A.Schei et al.: Production of high silicon alloys, Tapir, 1998.
Kompendium: New solar grade silicon production processes (Tangstad) 2008.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
DIK5051 7.5
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Facts

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

Coursework

Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2020

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

Language of instruction: English, Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Materials Science and Engineering
  • Process Metallurgy
  • Technological subjects
Contact information
Course coordinator: Lecturer(s):

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Materials Science and Engineering

Phone:

Examination

Examination arrangement: Portfolio assessment

Term Status code Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Digital exam Room *
Autumn ORD Assignment 10/100
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Assignment 10/100
Room Building Number of candidates
Autumn ORD Approved report 20/100
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Approved report 20/100
Room Building Number of candidates
Autumn ORD Oral examination 70/100 D
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Oral examination 70/100 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.
Examination

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