MATERIALS IN A CIRCULAR ECONOMY - METALS

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  • DURATION
    HOURS
  • SUBJECT AREA
    Climate Transition
  • COURSE LEVEL
    MOOC
  • CREDITS
    0.0 HP
  • INSTITUTIONS
    KTH
    Open for the Climate
  • STUDY TYPE
    MOOC

COURSE DESCRIPTION

This course is taught in Swedish.

This course is an extension to the course Introduction to materials in a circular society. The course gives you basic insights into the circular economy and the recycling of metals. You will also gain an understanding of the recycling of the most common metals and their role in a sustainable society in a circular economy. During the course we will review:

  • The basics of the properties of the most common metals and their different uses
  • The basics of the production of the most common metallic materials
  • Recycling of metals and their environmental footprint
  • The basics of the circular economy

The course is completely free of charge, taught online with no scheduled sessions, and can be followed at your own pace. You can take the course without subject-specific prior knowledge.

The course consists of five parts:

  1. Introduction to metals
  2. Properties of metals
  3. Classification of major metals
  4. Preparation of the most common metals
  5. Recycling and environmental perspectives 

You will be examined continuously by answering questions related to each part. The examination is based on questions that are automatically corrected. To pass, you must answer all questions correctly. There is no limit to the number of times you can answer the questions.

After passing the course you will have learned to:

  • Explain the characteristics of metallic materials and describe the properties, uses and production processes of the most common metallic materials.
  • Reason insightfully about the strengths and weaknesses of different metallic materials from both a user and sustainability perspective.
  • Explain the process for recycling different metals in a circular economy with low environmental impact.
  • Explain what a circular economy is and explain key circular economy concepts.

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