Principles of Extractive Metallurgy (2142102)   Old Code : 142102

4 + 1 + 0
Lect + Tuto + Pract
Teaching Scheme
70 + 20 + 10
Theory Marks
30 + 0 + 20
Practical Marks
ESE - End Semester Examination, PA - Progress Assessment, ALA - Active Learning Assignments, OEP -Open Ended Problem


Knowledge of Metallurgical Thermodynamics Principles


Principles of Extractive Metallurgy program is to prepare students for careers in Engineering where Principles of Metal Extraction can be applied to the Industries dealing with Extraction operations. This education at the undergraduate level will enable students to seek employment in Metal Industries upon graduation while, at the same time, provide a firm foundation for the pursuit of graduate studies in Metallurgy Engineering.

Course Outcome

After successful completion of the course students should be able to:

  1. Understand about Extractive metallurgy processes and their relative merits and demerits.
  2. Understand different Pyrometallurgy operations and use of Ellingham diagrams.
  3. Understand different Hydrometallurgy and Electrometallurgy operations.
  4. Know flow sheets of extraction of different metals.
  5. Understand and use principles of reaction kinetics.

Active Learning

Preparation of power-point slides, which include videos, animations, pictures, graphics for better understanding theory and practical work – The faculty will allocate chapters/ parts of chapters to groups of students so that the entire syllabus to be covered. The power-point slides should be put up on the web-site of the College/ Institute, along with the names of the students of the group, the name of the faculty, Department and College on the first slide. The best three works should submit to GTU.