637-0401 – Theory of Pyro-, Hydro and Electrometallurgy (TPHE)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of Non-ferrous Metals, Refining and Recycling
Subject guarantorprof. Ing. Miroslav Kursa, CSc.
Study levelundergraduate or graduate
Subject version
Version codeYear of introductionYear of cancellationCredits
637-0401/01 2003/2004 2011/2012 7
637-0401/02 2012/2013 8
637-0401/03 2016/2017 6

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

Student will be able to: - define and apply basic theoretical knowledge from physical chemistry, chemistry and theory of metallurgical processes on processes for production of nonferrous metals - characterise basic pre- requisites for development of the processes of pyro- , hydro- a electrometallurgy - design an optimum technological process for production of individual groups of metals - evaluate influence of changes of technological parameters on production process, its development, efficiency of these processes and possible impacts on environment.

Teaching methods

Individual consultations
Project work


The subject is focused on theoretical bases of processes used at production of nonferrous metals. Students get acquainted with basics of pyrometallurgical, hydrometallurgical and electrometallurgical processes for production of nonferrous metals.

Compulsory literature:

Stølen, Svein: Chemical thermodynamics of materials : macroscopic and microscopic aspects, 2004 by John Wiley & Sons Ltd, England ISBN 0-471-49230-2 Alcock,C.B.: Thermochemical processes:principles and models. Butterworth-Heinemann, Oxford OX2 8DP, 2001, pp. 371 ISBN 0 7506 5155 5 ASM Handbook. Vol.2, Properties and Selection: Nonferrous Alloys and Special-Purpose Material. 10th edition, ASM International, 2000, 1328 p. ISBN 0-87170-378-5

Recommended literature:

Moore, J. J.: Chemical Metallurgy. Oxford, 1990, 435 s


Subject codeAbbreviationTitleRequirement
619-0401 TTP Theory of Technological Processes Recommended
619-0402 FCH Physical Chemistry Recommended


Subject has no co-requisities.