MET 321 High Temperature Extraction, Concentration, and Recycling

Department of Materials Metallurgical Engineering SDSM&T Rapid City, SD.

 

Course Outline

Shaded boxes should now be completed by the the student or, in some cases, in progress.

Week

Topic

0

Introduction

 

Syllabus Better Communication

 

Links (Metal Market data, Summaries, and Historical Data)

1

Minerals and Society: Perceptions and Reality

 

The 5 C's: Cost, Conservation, Concentration, Creativity, Chemistry, (Demand)

 

The Market Basket Contest: Dr. Julian Simon vs Dr. Paul Paul Erlich

USGS Scientific Investigations Report 2012-5188
"Metal Prices in the United States Through 2010"

 

Elemental Abundance in Earth's Crust, Mineral Sources

 

Precious Metals and the Troy System of Measure

 

Sampling

2

Resources and Basic Thermo

 

Server Resources

 

Library Resources

 

Internet Resources

 

Phase Rule

 

Ternary Phase Diagram Rules

3

Equilibrum Diagrams

 

Zn-O-S Predominance Diagram Problem

Related ref: Gaskell (MET 320 Text) pp 434-7, 462-6
Update 4/27/13

 

Zn-O-S Roaster Diagram

4

Extractive Processing {Chpts 12 & 13 Gilchrist and § 7.2 Moore}

5

Vacuum Dezincing

 

Problem statement, Derivation, Data and Ref Sheet

6

Solution Thermo

 

Activities from a Phase Diagram

 

Change in Standard State

 

Relationship of the 1 wt % SS activity coefficient to gamma Updated 4/27/13

 

 

 

The Interaction Coefficient Reading

7

Vapor Transport

 

Handout on Vapor Transport Reactions :
Cd-O System Diagram
W-Cl System

8

Engineering's Interface

 

Societal Context Module ( Lab March 2013)

The-GM Experience

 

Engineering Code of Ethics website

9

Energy

 

Equivalencies per MIllion BTU's

 

AEO 2009 Energy Report (AEO = Annual Energy Outlook)

 

AEO 2009 Energy Overview

 

USA Energy Flow Diagram 2009 (Input Output Diagram)

 

Power Hungry: Presentaions and Questions

 

Societal Context Module (see above link - item #7)
SC Homework 1 2 (see below)

Other Items of Possible Interest