Extractive Metallurgy Laboratory

Course Name: 

Extractive Metallurgy Laboratory (MT305)


B.Tech (MME)




Programme Core (PC)

Credits (L-T-P): 

(0-0-3) 2

Course Outcomes: 

CO1: To develop knowledge, describe and explain ancient and current methods of metal extraction, recovery and refining from ores
CO2: To encourage team skills in planning and carrying out the experiments, interpreting the significance of the results and decision making required to improve the metal recovery efficiency and profitability
CO3: To be able to explain different extraction processes on a thermodynamic perspective by understanding the related material and energy flows
CO4: To be able to calibrate several equipments involved in measurement like temperature, normality using titration and account for statistical significance in performing experiments

Course modules and teaching hours: 

LAB EXPERIMENTS: (3 hour each)
1. Study of temperature distribution in a tubular furnace
2. Oxidation and reduction roasting
3. Pelletisation and sintering of iron ore fines
4. Leaching studies
5. Flotation of sulphide ores
6. Oxidation of metals and alloys
7. Cementation of copper
8. Reducibility of ores
9. Proximate analysis of coal
10. Calorific value of solid fuels and gaseous fuels
11. Flash and fire point determination using Cleveland's open cup and Pensky Marten's closed cup testers
12. Determination of viscosity of liquids using Redwood viscometer and Brookfield viscometer
13. Orsat apparatus for gas analysis


H.S Ray, R. Sridhar and K.P Abraham, Extraction of non-ferrous metals, Affiliated East West Press Pvt. Ltd., New Delhi, 1997
A. Ghosh, Principles of Extractive metallurgy, Wiley Eastern Ltd., 1991
T. Rosenquist, Principles of Extractive metallurgy, 2nd edition, McGraw Hill, 1983
R.D Pehlke, Unit Processes of Extractive metallurgy, Elsevier, New York, 1973
J.D Gilchrist, Extraction metallurgy, 2nd edition, Butterworth-Heinemann Ltd, 1989
Joseph Newton, Extractive metallurgy, 1st edition, John Wiley and Sons Inc, 1959
Fathi Habashi, Handbook of extractive metallurgy, Volume 1, Wiley-VCH, 1998
G.B Hill, Non ferrous extractive metallurgy, John Wiley and sons, 1980
A.K Biswas, W.G Davenport, Extractive metallurgy of copper, 3rd edition, Pergamon, 1994
A.I Vogel, A textbook of quantitative inorganic analysis, 3rd edition, ELBS, Longman, 1978


Metallurgical and Materials Engineering

Total teaching hours: 


Contact us

Dr. Ravishankar K. S, Head
Department of MME, NITK, Surathkal
P. O. Srinivasnagar, Mangaluru - 575 025
Karnataka, India.
  • Hot line: +91-0824-2473050

Contact details for Placements and Interships

E.Mail: mme.placementcell@nitk.edu.in

Faculty Co-ordinator: Dr. Saumen Mandal 

Student Co-ordinator: Yoganath P