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Course Unit Title : Extractive Metallurgy of Precious Metals
Course Unit Code : 01MAD5142
Type of Course Unit : Optional
Level of Course Unit : Second Cycle
Year of Study : 1
Semester : 1.Semester
Number of ECTS Credits Allocated : 6,00
Name of Lecturer(s) : ---
Course Assistants :
Learning Outcomes of The Course Unit : Fundamentals of precious metals
The technical, economic and environmental characteristics of processes for metalurgical process selection and development
The function and importance of metalurgical processes in the extraction of precious metals
Pyrometallurgical, hydrometalurgical and electrometallurgical processes in the extraction of precious metals, and comparison of the processes
The chemical and engineering aspects of metallurgical processes
Evaluation of the industrial metalurgical processes
Mode of Delivery : Face-To-Face
Prerequisities and Co-requisities Courses : Unavailable
Recommended Optional Programme Components : Unavailable
Course Contents : This module is concerned with the definition of extractive metallurgy, importance of precious metals, physical and chemical properties of precious metals, the function of metallurgical processes in the extraction of precious metals, pyrometallurgical, hydrometallurgical and electrometallurgical processes used in the extraction of precious metals such as gold and silver from ores, purification of pregnant leach solutions and recovery of metals, gold recovery from refractory and free-milling gold ores, platinum group and rare metals, properties and beneficiation methods, chemical reactions in the metallurgical processes.
Languages of Instruction : Turkish
Course Goals : Comprehending the importance of precious metals
Understanding the chemical and engineering aspects of metallurgical processes for the extraction of precious metals from ores, concentrates and other resources
Acquiring the capability to develop metallurgical processes
Course Aims : The aim of this course is to ensure that the students will be introduced to the importance of precious metals, the understanding of chemical and engineering aspects of metallurgical processes for the extraction of precious metals from ores, concentrates and other resources, and the capability to develop metallurgical processes.
WorkPlacement   Not Available
Recommended or Required Reading
Textbook :
Additional Resources : Akdağ, M. 1992. Hidrometalurji-Temel Esasları ve Uygulamalar. 2. Baskı. D. E. Ü. Müh. Mim. Fak. Yayını, No 88, İzmir.
Akdağ, M., 1996. Üretim Metalurjisi-Temel Prensipler ve Uygulama Örnekleri, DEÜ Yayını, Yayın No:176, 310 s.
Cankurt, S., 1972. Ekstratif metalürji, İstanbul Teknik Üniversitesi, Sayı 884, 597 s.
Davenport, W.G., 2002. Extractive metallurgy of copper, Oxford, UK.: Elsevier Science Ltd., 432 s..,
Dutrizac, J.E., 2000. Lead-Zinc 2000 Symposium, Warrendale, Pennsylvania: A Publication of Minerals, Metals & Materials Society, 960 s. Habashi, F. 1999. Textbook of Hydrometallurgy, 2nd Edition, Quebec City, Canada.
Marsden, J., 2006. The chemistry of gold extraction, Littleton, Colo. : Society for Mining, Metallurgy, and Exploration, 651 s.Rosenqvist, T., 1974. Principles of extractive metallurgy, McGraw-Hill Series in Materials Science and Engineering, 545 s.
Material Sharing
Documents :
Assignments :
Exams :
Additional Material :
Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods
Lectures, Practical Courses, Presentation, Seminar, Project, Laboratory Applications (if necessary)
ECTS / Table Of Workload (Number of ECTS credits allocated)
Student workload surveys utilized to determine ECTS credits.
Activity :
Number Duration Total  
Course Duration (Excluding Exam Week) :
14 3 42  
Time Of Studying Out Of Class :
14 1 14  
Homeworks :
6 12 72  
Presentation :
0 0 0  
Project :
0 0 0  
Lab Study :
0 0 0  
Field Study :
0 0 0  
Visas :
1 20 20  
Finals :
1 25 25  
Workload Hour (30) :
30  
Total Work Charge / Hour :
173  
Course's ECTS Credit :
6      
Assessment Methods and Criteria
Studies During Halfterm :
Number Co-Effient
Visa :
1 40
Quiz :
0 0
Homework :
6 60
Attendance :
0 0
Application :
0 0
Lab :
0 0
Project :
0 0
Workshop :
0 0
Seminary :
0 0
Field study :
0 0
   
TOTAL :
100
The ratio of the term to success :
50
The ratio of final to success :
50
TOTAL :
100
Weekly Detailed Course Content
Week Topics  
1 Definition and importance of extractive metallurgy
 
2 Classification of precious metals, physical and chemical properties of precious metals
 
3 Pyrometallurgical processes used in the extraction of precious metals
 
4 Hydrometallurgical/biohydrometallurgical processes used in the extraction of precious metals
 
5 Electrometallurgical processes
 
6 Comparision of metallurgical processes
 
7 Purification of pregnant leach solutions and recovery of metals
 
8 Extractive metallurgy of gold
 
9 Extractive metallurgy of silver
 
10 Gold and silver beneficiation processes examples, new developments on gold and silver processing
 
11 Platinum group metals, properties and beneficiation methods-I
 
12 Platinum group metals, properties and beneficiation methods-II
 
13 Rare metals properties and beneficiation methods
 
14 General assessment