# Metallurgical Unit Operations (Previously: Principles of Unit Operations) - 2016

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## Unit summary

### EXM524

• Delivery method: Fully Online
• Prerequisites: Yes
• Duration: 13 weeks
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• Availability for 2016: SP1 , SP3

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2016 Fees
AUD\$
Domestic 2,430.00
International 2,680.00

This unit incorporates aspects of fluid mechanics and heat transfer to prepare students to study the units Advanced Mineral Processing, Extractive Metallurgy I and Extractive Metallurgy II. The unit addresses the main principles of unit operations which form the basis for mineral processing and extractive metallurgical plants. Focus: mass and energy balances, basic fluid mechanics and key aspects of mass, energy and momentum transfer relevant to the above industries.

At the completion of this unit students will be able to:

1. list the important process variables in unit operations of a mineral processing and metallurgical extraction plant
2. apply principles of mass and energy balance to unit operations
3. apply principles of fluid mechanics and pumps to transport circuits
4. discuss and solve problems related to modelling of metallurgical reactors
5. apply methods of metering fluid and slurry flow to processing plants
6. solve problems related to heat and mass transfer.
• Assignments (40%)
• Invigilated Exam (50%)
• Test (10%)

#### Mandatory prerequisites

You must have successfully completed the following unit(s) before starting this unit:

Some applied mathematics or calculus/matrix algebra knowledge is assumed.

• Audio/Visual equipment

In order to enrol in this unit, you must be accepted into one of the following courses:

This unit addresses the following topics.

NumberTopic
1Process variables - units and dimensions
2Mass and energy balance
3Fluid mechanics
4Mass transfer and reactors
5Suspensions and slurry transport
6Heat transfer

This unit is delivered using the following methods and materials:

#### Instructional Methods

• Discussion Forum/Discussion Board
• Embedded Multimedia
• Online Quizzes/Tests
• Online assignment submission

#### Online materials

• Printable format materials

This unit is a core requirement in the following courses:

This unit may be eligible for credit towards other courses:

1. Many undergraduate courses on offer through OUA include 'open elective' where any OUA unit can be credited to the course. You need to check the Award Requirements on the course page for the number of allowed open electives and any level limitations.
2. In other cases, the content of this unit might be relevant to a course on offer through OUA or elsewhere. In order to receive credit for this unit in the course you will need to supply the provider institution with a copy of the Unit Profile in the approved format, which you can download here. Note that the Unit Profile is set at the start of the year, and if textbooks change this may not match the Co-Op textbook list.
This unit does not have a prescribed textbook(s).

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