Metallurgical Engineering 2018-03-10T04:16:40+00:00

Project Description

What is Metallurgical Engineering


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Metallurgy gives us the power to understand and manipulate metals (such as steel, copper etc.) for use in the World. Metallurgical Engineering is involved from the very start of the process which extracts elements from the ground and then transforms them using chemistry and electricity. It has some overlap with Mining Engineering but it also includes the process of transforming raw materials into useful products.

There has been a push from industry and society in recent years for sustainability to be included in the mining and metallurgic process. Since massive both the amounts of heat generated in metallurgical processes and the toxicity of the metals involved have some impact on the environment, the disciplines has become a target for environmental activists and groups.