637-3010/01 – Noble and Precious Metals (UVK)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of Non-ferrous Metals, Refining and RecyclingCredits5
Subject guarantordoc. Ing. Ivo Szurman, Ph.D.Subject version guarantorprof. Ing. Miroslav Kursa, CSc.
Study levelundergraduate or graduateRequirementChoice-compulsory
Year1Semesterwinter
Study languageCzech
Year of introduction2014/2015Year of cancellation
Intended for the facultiesFMTIntended for study typesFollow-up Master
Instruction secured by
LoginNameTuitorTeacher giving lectures
KUR30 prof. Ing. Miroslav Kursa, CSc.
STR0095 Ing. Václav Strung
SZU02 doc. Ing. Ivo Szurman, Ph.D.
Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Full-time Credit and Examination 3+2
Combined Credit and Examination 16+0

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

Student will be able to: - formulate basic characteristic properties of this group of metals and their alloys - select an optimum material for various areas of application from the viewpoint of their mechanical properties and interaction with the environment - evaluate and propose optimum technologies for production of individual metals and their alloys - evaluate or predict influence of individual technological parameters on production process, its efficiency and impacts on environment - evaluate influence of possible impurities on service properties of metals and their alloys - propose efficient refining processes for metals of this group

Teaching methods

Lectures
Individual consultations
Tutorials
Experimental work in labs
Project work

Summary

Noble metals, or so called „precious metals“, comprise silver, gold and metals from the platinum group, which find extensive use in electrical engineering and micro- electronics. This concerns primarily electrical conductivity and constant quality of metal surface (Au). Refractory metals, such as W, Mo, Ta, Nb and others, are interesting for the area of vacuum technology. In the group of functional materials (magnetic materials, luminescent materials, etc.). some rare metals find their use. Students will acquire information on production of these metals, influence of admixtures on their properties, possibilities of their modifications and application in practice.

Compulsory literature:

GUPTA, CH. K. Chemical metallurgy: principles and practice. Hoboken: Wiley, 2004. ISBN 3-527-60200-3. KURSA, M. a I. SZURMAN. Noble and precious metals. Ostrava: VŠB-TU Ostrava, 2013. http://katedry.fmmi.vsb.cz/Opory_FMMI_ENG/AEM/Noble%20and%20Precious%20Metals.pdf DONACHIE, M.J. Titanium: a technical guide. 2nd ed. Materials Park: ASM International, 2000. ISBN 0-87170-686-5.

Recommended literature:

CHANDLER, H. Metallurgy for the non-metallurgist. Materials Park: ASM International, 1998. ISBN 0-87170-652-0.

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester

- Preparation of semestral project on the given topic from the following areas: new pyro-metallurgical and hydro-metallurgical methods for preparation of noble metals, economic and environmental aspects; alloys for nuclear technology; alloys based on refractory metals, etc. - The lecturer will inspect the project within 14 days after its presentation and results will be communicated to students by e mail or via IS. - Passing of the credit test – results will be communicated to students after its completion.

E-learning

not evalaible

Další požadavky na studenta

- Passing of the credit test – results will be communicated to students after its completion.

Prerequisities

Subject has no prerequisities.

Co-requisities

Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

· Characteristics of noble metals. · Gold, silver and metals of platinum group. · Overview of methods of production of these metals as by-products at production of copper, lead and nickel. · Individual procedures for processing of raw materials for production of noble metals, amalgamation, cyanide leaching, new processing procedures, refining of noble metals. · High-melting metals, characteristic features, influence on production technology, refining and processing of W, Mo, V, Ta, Nb, Ti, Zr and Hf. · Metals of rare occurrence and lanthanides, properties, principles of their production and their application in practice. · Naturally radioactive metals (U, Th) – characteristics. Properties, occurrence, processing methods, use in nuclear power engineering.

Conditions for subject completion

Combined form (validity from: 2014/2015 Winter 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 40  20
        Examination Examination 60  11
Mandatory attendence parzicipation:

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Occurrence in study plans

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2019/2020 (N3923) Materials Engineering (3911T036) Advanced Engineering Materials K Czech Ostrava 1 Choice-compulsory study plan
2019/2020 (N3923) Materials Engineering (3911T033) Material Recycling P Czech Ostrava 1 Compulsory study plan
2019/2020 (N3923) Materials Engineering (3911T036) Advanced Engineering Materials P Czech Ostrava 1 Choice-compulsory study plan
2018/2019 (N3923) Materials Engineering (3911T036) Advanced Engineering Materials P Czech Ostrava 1 Choice-compulsory study plan
2018/2019 (N3923) Materials Engineering (3911T036) Advanced Engineering Materials K Czech Ostrava 1 Choice-compulsory study plan
2018/2019 (N3923) Materials Engineering (3911T033) Material Recycling P Czech Ostrava 1 Compulsory study plan
2017/2018 (N3923) Materials Engineering (3911T033) Material Recycling P Czech Ostrava 1 Compulsory study plan
2017/2018 (N3923) Materials Engineering (3911T036) Advanced Engineering Materials P Czech Ostrava 1 Choice-compulsory study plan
2017/2018 (N3923) Materials Engineering (3911T036) Advanced Engineering Materials K Czech Ostrava 1 Choice-compulsory study plan
2016/2017 (N3923) Materials Engineering (3911T036) Advanced Engineering Materials P Czech Ostrava 1 Choice-compulsory study plan
2016/2017 (N3923) Materials Engineering (3911T033) Material Recycling P Czech Ostrava 1 Compulsory study plan
2016/2017 (N3923) Materials Engineering (3911T036) Advanced Engineering Materials K Czech Ostrava 1 Choice-compulsory study plan
2015/2016 (N3923) Materials Engineering (3911T036) Advanced Engineering Materials P Czech Ostrava 1 Choice-compulsory study plan
2015/2016 (N3923) Materials Engineering (3911T036) Advanced Engineering Materials K Czech Ostrava 1 Choice-compulsory study plan
2015/2016 (N3923) Materials Engineering (3911T033) Material Recycling P Czech Ostrava 1 Compulsory study plan
2014/2015 (N3923) Materials Engineering (3911T036) Advanced Engineering Materials P Czech Ostrava 1 Choice-compulsory study plan
2014/2015 (N3923) Materials Engineering (3911T036) Advanced Engineering Materials K Czech Ostrava 1 Choice-compulsory study plan

Occurrence in special blocks

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FMMI 2016/2017 Full-time English Compulsory 601 - Study Office stu. block
FMMI 2015/2016 Full-time English Compulsory 601 - Study Office stu. block
FMMI_N 2014/2015 Full-time Czech Compulsory 601 - Study Office stu. block