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Sustainable Metals Processing

Code: CHEM3035

Extent: 20–25 cr

Language: English

Professor in charge: Pekka Taskinen

Target group: Master's students

Application procedure: Open for all students of Aalto University.

Quotas and restrictions: Please note, that in some courses the number of participants can be limited. Then major students (Sustainable Metals Processing) have the priority.

Prerequisites: While making your studyplan, you should verify that you have the prerequisites needed for the courses.

Learning outcomes

The core scientific and engineering knowledge to be obtained include chemical thermodynamic, phase equilibrium and property calculations. The students shall possess adequate knowledge of chemical kinetics in various fields related to metallurgical processing industries. The students shall understand chemical equilibria, process dynamics, system engineering and their connections to process design, the best practices and flow-sheet integration. They shall also understand the societal, economic and environmental impacts of processes related to metal making based on systems thinking.

The key skills to be developed include systems thinking and engineering and their connections to process design, the best practices and flow-sheet integration, linking product design and geology to metal production in a sustainable way, especially links to energy recovery as well as water recycling. The students shall be capable to make experimental studies on metals extraction reactors and unit processes at low and high temperatures, gather data and evaluate process performance.

Content and structure of the minor

Minor (20–25 cr) can be any combination of courses belonging to the Sustainable Metals Processing major. Please check tha list below.

Structure of the minor

Code

Name

Credits

Elective courses

20–25

Choose so many courses below that the Minor will be at least 20 cr

CHEM-E6100

Fundamentals of Chemical Thermodynamics

5

CHEM-E6120

System Integrated and Sustainable Metals Production

5

CHEM-E6140

Fundamentals of Minerals Engineering and Recycling

5

CHEM-E6160

Fundamentals of Pyrometallurgy

5

CHEM-E6180

Fundamentals of Hydrometallurgy

5

CHEM-E7130

Process Modeling

5

CHEM-E6225

Technical Innovation Project

10

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