Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2016.
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This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2016:Semester 2, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 2 x 2 hour lectures per week |
Total Time Commitment:
Estimated 200 hours
Admission into MC-ENG Master of Engineering (Chemical) or MC-ENG Master of Engineering (Chemical with Business) or MC-ENG Master of Engineering (Biochemical)
All other MC-ENG Master of Engineering students may seek approval from their Course Coordinator and the Subject Coordinator to take this subject
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CHEN40011 Minerals, Materials and Recycling
|Core Participation Requirements:||
For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Description, Subject Objectives, Generic Skills and Assessment Requirements of this entry.
CoordinatorProf George Franks
Prof George Franks
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.
Understand: why recycling makes sense; mineral processing separation concepts; processing-structure-property relationships; atomic bonding and atomic scale structure in materials; thermodynamic basis for phase equilibria; influence of material properties on recyclability; influence of recycling on material purity and properties.
Know how to design mineral separation processes; use phase diagrams; derive a number of material properties based upon atomic bonding and atomic scale structure.
Be familiar with: similarities and differences in mineral processing and recycling; equipment used in size reduction and separation and concentration separations; extractive metallurgy; typical minerals processing and metals production processes; typical properties of metals, polymers, ceramics and semiconductors; influence of materials on society; influence of microstructure on material properties; mechanical, electrical, magnetic, optical and thermal properties of materials; typical material processing; be able to select materials for particular applications.
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES (ILO)
On completion of this subject the student is expected to:
Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs) 1 - 3 are addressed in the examination and the regular assignments.
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This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
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LEARNING AND TEACHING METHODS
Lectures, homework assignments, worked examples case studies and guest lectures.
INDICATIVE KEY LEARNING RESOURCES
Comprehensive Lecture Notes are provided on LMS for the Students. Materials for the lecture notes are taken from the following list of sources which is provided to the students.
CAREERS / INDUSTRY LINKS
The recycling component of the subject, (lectures and a case study) is taught by an engineer from industry. There are also typically 2 or 3 other guest lecturers (1 to 2 hours) from industry as well.
Doctor of Philosophy - Engineering |
Master of Philosophy - Engineering
B-ENG Chemical Engineering stream |
B-ENG Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering stream
Master of Engineering (Biochemical)
Master of Engineering (Chemical)
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