SPIM-MET-901: Elements of extractive metallurgy

Master degree: DAMAS
Mention SPIM – Spécialité MET, Parcours DAMAS
Common with SPIM-AMA-913 SPIM-MET- 901
Reference number of the course: SPIM-MET-901
Full name of the course: Elements of extractive metallurgyDepartment: Mines Nancy
Coordinating lecturer and email address : Fabrice Patisson, fabrice.patisson@univ-lorraine.fr
Course is given each year in Fall semester : 9

Number of teaching hours: 30h Number of ECTS credits: 3
Number of personal studying hours: 40h
Teaching language: English
% of external lecturer: 0%
Origin of the lecturer (industry….): University of Lorraine

Teaching information on the course Number of hours per typeof teaching Grading method*
Lectures Tutorials Practicals Others
Part I: Fundamentals and transport phenomena 2 21 Written
Part II: Main processing routes 1 9 Written
* see legend below
Objectives:To stress the role of the processing steps on the materials properties
To use metallurgical engineering concepts to master the processes, especially the kinetic processes
To become familiar with the main metals making routes, including current concerns (recycling, energy consumption, environmental footprint)
Pre-requirements:Thermodynamics; knowlegde of the main metal and oxide compounds and phases
Educational content of the course:Part I: Fundamentals and transport phenomena (F. Patisson)
Introduction, specific features of extractive metallurgy engineering, link properties-structures-processes. Systems modeling approach. Overall balances for batch/flowing, continuous/transient systems; application to mass and heat balances in extractive metallurgy. Local balances, mass and energy equations of change, phenomenological laws of diffusion, electrical analogy. Application to mass transport by diffusion and heat transport by conduction. Coupled mass transport by convection and diffusion. Diffusion mechanisms in gases, liquids, and solids; solving methods. Homogeneous/heterogeneous chemical reactions; examples of gas-solid reactions in extractive metallurgy.Part II: Main processing routes (J.P. Bellot)
Aluminum processing; case study: decreasing H content and removing inclusions by flottation. Steelmaking: BF-BOF and EAF routes; blast furnace operation; case study:optimization of the iron ore sintering process . Zirconium and titanium processing; case study: hard-alpha defect behavior in VAR and EBCHR process.

Educational method:
All courses come with exercises or case studies for a practical application of the concepts introduced. Written final exam, in two parts.

  • Grading method:

Written: Written exam
Internship training: Report
ORAL : Oral test