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NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

DEPARTMENT OF CHEMICAL ENGINEERING

ADVANCED MINERALS ENGINEERING IA COURSE

SECTION 1- ADMINISTRATIVE INFORMATION


COURSE NAME ADVANCED MINERALS ENGINEERING IA
COURSE CODE TCE 5107
COURSE MISS S. BHEBHE
INSTRUCTOR
OFFICE SD1
PHONE NUST EXT. 2464
E-MAIL siboniwe.bhebhe@nust.ac.zw

SECTION 2-COURSE CONTENT


COURSE SYNOPSIS

Pyrometallurgy; Unit operations in pyrometallurgy; Fuels, coke making; fluxes; Concentrate


pre-treatment processes and equipment, smelting furnaces and reactions, refining processes
and uses for selected metals

1. COURSE OUTLINE

1.1 Introduction to pyrometallurgy;

- principles of pyrometallurgy, thermodynamics, kinetics, material and energy


balances

1.2 Unit operations in pyrometallurgy

- Drying, Calcining, Roasting, Smelting, Refining

1.3 Fuels and additives

- fuel selection, coke making, fluxes

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1.4 Extraction Process Routes i.e. concentrate pre-treatment, smelting and
refining for the following metals:

1.5 Copper, Nickel

1.5.2 Platinum Group Metals

1.5.3 Zinc, Lead

1.5.4 Ferrochromium

1.5.5 Iron and Steel

PRE-REQUISITES
TCE 2103 and TCE 2203 : Mass Transfer Processes I A and IB
TCE 2104 and TCE 2204 : Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics IA and IB
TCE 2108, TCE 2208 and TCE 3102 : Chemical Reaction Engineering I and II
TCE 3103 and TCE 3203 : Minerals Engineering IA and IB

SECTION 3 – COURSE OBJECTIVES

At the end of the course students should be able to;

 Describe the different pyrometallurgical extraction techniques.


 Design a pyrometallurgical extraction circuit for a given mineral.
 Justify the use of a particular extraction technique for each mineral studied.
 Select the best metallurgical extraction technique for a given mineral.

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SECTION 4- COURSE ASSESSMENT

ASSESSMENT DATE CONTRIBUTION


TO
FINAL MARK

FINAL EXAMINATION END OF 1ST SEMESTER 75 %

CONTINOUS ASSESSMENT SEE BELOW 25 %

TEST 01 01/10/2019 5.0 %


TEST 02 29/10/2019 5.0 %
TEST 03 26/11/2019 5.0 %
ASSIGNMENT 01 12/11/2019 2.5 %
ASSIGNMENT 02 19/11/2019 2.5 %
IN-CLASS EXERCISES ANYTIME DURING 5.0%
LECTURES

SECTION 5- SUGGESTED REFERENCE MATERIAL


Below is a list of suggested reading material, please note that any textbook on extractive
metallurgy and extractive processes for the metals to be studied can be used.

1. Schlesinger M.E et al. (2011). Extractive Metallurgy of Copper. Elsevier, Oxford, UK.
2. Ghosh, A. et al. (2008). Iron making and Steelmaking: Theory and Practice. Brisbane: PHI
Learning, New Delhi, India.
3. Crundwell, F.K. et al (2011). Extractive Metallurgy of Nickel, Cobalt and PGMS. Elsevier,
Oxford, UK.
4. Ray, H.S. et al. (1991). Principles of Extractive Metallurgy. New Age, New Delhi, India.

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SECTION 6 – ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
 Use of cellphones is not allowed during the lecture.
 It is the students’ responsibility to provide stationery for Tests.
 Punctuality: “Better never than late” said George Bernard Shaw.
 Refer to the NUST year book for further regulations.
 **Any candidate found using unauthorized material, or attempting to obtain
information from other candidates or their papers, or otherwise guilty of misconduct
during a test will be disqualified.
 **Plagiarism is an academic offence: In the case of plagiarism being discovered in a
piece of work e.g. essay or report, the student will be given a warning and will be given
the opportunity to re-submit an acceptable piece of work after one week, and will be
awarded a maximum mark of 45%. Further offences will be reported to the Deans’
office.

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