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This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2009:Semester 2, - Taught on campus.
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|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: Forty eight hours |
Total Time Commitment: Not available
411-432 Particle Mechanics and Processing (prior to 2005 411-332), 411-303 Reactor Engineering (prior to 2005 411-433), 411-204 Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics
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CoordinatorAssoc Prof George Vincent Franks
|Subject Overview:||The importance of the minerals industry to the Australian economy. Liberation, size reduction, size separation and concentration separations in minerals processing. Extractive metallurgy, including hydrometallurgy and pyrometallurgy. Aspects of physico-chemical principles of mineral separation processes to produce metals and ceramic products from ores as well as recycled materials and consumer products. The influence of interatomic bonding and material atomic structure on material behaviour. Phase diagrams and equilibria as well as material mechanical, electrical and magnetic properties will be covered. The process of developing material selection criteria and selecting materials for particular applications will be presented. The systems approach to recycling of products, process sustainability and environmental considerations.|
|Objectives:||On completion of this subject students should be able to understand the complex interaction of processes within the material cycle i.e. starting with primary material production from minerals, material production and properties, consumer products and ending with recycled material, waste and environmental issues. This will be based on material science principles, thermodynamics, system engineering and optimization. The students will understand the relationships between materials composition, processing, microstructure and properties. The students will be able to select materials for particular engineering design applications.|
One written 3-hour end-of-semester examination (70%) and a series of regular assignments (30%).
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This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
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The subject will enhance the following generic skills:
Bachelor of Engineering (Chemical Engineering) |
Bachelor of Engineering (Chemical) and Bachelor of Science
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