Principles of Extractive Metallurgy

Course Name: 

Principles of Extractive Metallurgy (MT262)


B.Tech (MME)




Programme Core (PC)

Credits (L-T-P): 

(3-1-0) 4


Sources of metals, unit processes, pyrometallurgical processes, halides in extractive metallurgy, refining processes, stoichiometric calculations, hydrometallurgical processes, recovery of metal values from leach solution, electrometallurgical processes, electrorefining and electrowinning, nickel: sources, extraction from sulphide ores, carboxyl and electrolytic refining of nickel, extraction of nickel from oxide ores; copper: sources of copper, extraction from sulphide ores, refining, newer processes for copper extraction, hydrometallurgy of copper; zinc: sources, pyrometallurgical extraction, hydrometallurgical extraction, recovery of byproducts (cadmium); Imperial Smelting Process (ISP); lead: sources, extraction of lead, lead blast furnace, refining, modern developments in lead smelting, aluminium and magnesium extraction.


Ray, Sridhar and Abraham - Extraction of nonferrous metals, EW.P., New Delhi 1985.
R. D. Pehlke - Unit Processes of extractive metallurgy,1975, American Elsevier, New York.
Sevmkov N. - Nonferrous Metallurgy, 1975, Mir, Moscow.


Metallurgical and Materials Engineering

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