637-0408/01 – Raw Sources and Recovery (DSR)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of Non-ferrous Metals, Refining and RecyclingCredits5
Subject guarantorprof. Ing. Miroslav Kursa, CSc.Subject version guarantorprof. Ing. Miroslav Kursa, CSc.
Study levelundergraduate or graduateRequirementCompulsory
Study languageCzech
Year of introduction2004/2005Year of cancellation
Intended for the facultiesFMTIntended for study typesBachelor
Instruction secured by
LoginNameTuitorTeacher giving lectures
BRO37 doc. Ing. Silvie Brožová, Ph.D.
BUR47 Ing. Rostislav Burkovič, CSc.
Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Full-time Credit and Examination 3+2

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

Student will gain the following abilities: - Describe and classify metal containing waste from the viewpoint of their occurrence, properties and possibilities of use. - Enumerate physical and physical - chemical processing procedures. Pyrometallurgical, hydrometallurgical, electrometallurgical and combined methods for processing of material containing ferrous metals, refining of the obtained products. - Explain and differentiate processing of metals containing waste based on: iron and its alloys, lead and its alloys, tin and its alloys, tungsten and its alloys, aluminium and its alloys, noble metals, hazardous metals containing waste. - Describe sintering and pelletisation of fine-grained materials, fly dust and sludges. - Make an overview of environmental and economic aspects of use of metals containing raw materials, describe the current situation in Czech Republic. - Characterise heavy metals in individual components of environment, limits of metals in water, soil and atmosphere in metallurgical plants. - Compare the best available technologies (BAT) in metallurgy from the viewpoint of environmental protection.

Teaching methods

Individual consultations
Experimental work in labs
Project work


Metalbearing secondary raw materials, their characteristics, distribution, depositing, processing and treatment; physical and physico-chemical treatment methods, hydro- and pyrometallurgical processing of metallurgical wastes; refining of obtained products; ecological and economical aspects of secondary metalbearing materials reuse, present situation in the Czech Republic; heavy metals in the environment, the limit concentration in waters, soils and air pollution, heavy metals in metallurgical operations; treatment of metalbearing wastes on the basis of lead, tin, noble metals, tungsten and their alloys (lead scrap, batteries, anodic sludge, electronical wastes etc.).

Compulsory literature:

[1] ASHBY, M. F. Materials and the Environment: Eco-Informed Material Choice. Elsevier Butterworth-Heinemann, Waltham, 2013, 616 s. ISBN 978-0-12-385971-6.

Recommended literature:

[1] RAMACHANDRA RAO, S. R. Resource Recovery and Recycling from Metallurgical Wastes. Elsevier, London, 2006. ISBN 978-0-08-045131-2.

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester

test, application of the knowledge on the solution of problems and experimental exercises


Other requirements

no further requirements to student


Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

• Raw sources with content of metals (wastes of non-ferrous metalls and Fe), theirs characteristical, distribution, storage and treatment • Physical, physico - chemical finishing processes. Hydrometallurgical, pyrometallurgical and combined methods of processing waste containing non-ferrous metals. • Environmental and economic aspects of the use of secondary raw materials of metal, the current situation and recycling technologies in the Czech Republic. • Heavy metals in different parts of the environment, levels of metals in water, soil and air in metallurgy, pollution prevention, the European IPPC Directive in the metallurgy of lead, copper and aluminum. • Recycling different types of waste aluminum and its alloys • Recycling of different types of waste copper and its alloys • Recycling of different types of waste lead and its alloys • Recycling of different types of waste nickel and its alloys • Recycling of waste zinc • Recycling of different types of wastes precious metal • Recycling of dangerous wastes with content of metals

Conditions for subject completion

Full-time form (validity from: 1960/1961 Summer semester, validity until: 2011/2012 Summer semester)
Task nameType of taskMax. number of points
(act. for subtasks)
Min. number of points
Exercises evaluation and Examination Credit and Examination 100 (100) 51
        Exercises evaluation Credit 45 (45) 0
                Laboratory work Laboratory work 15  0
                Written exam Written test 30  0
        Examination Examination 55 (55) 0
                Oral Oral examination 55  0
Mandatory attendence parzicipation:

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Occurrence in study plans

Academic yearProgrammeField of studySpec.ZaměřeníFormStudy language Tut. centreYearWSType of duty
2008/2009 (B3909) Process Engineering (3909R009) Process Technologies of Waste Material Recycling P Czech Ostrava 3 Compulsory study plan
2007/2008 (B3909) Process Engineering (3909R009) Process Technologies of Waste Material Recycling P Czech Ostrava 3 Compulsory study plan
2006/2007 (B3909) Process Engineering (3909R009) Process Technologies of Waste Material Recycling P Czech Ostrava 3 Compulsory study plan
2005/2006 (B3909) Process Engineering (3909R009) Process Technologies of Waste Material Recycling P Czech Ostrava 3 Compulsory study plan

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