Particle Processing II

10 Units

This course is concerned with advanced topics in particle processing, especially in relation to the coal and minerals industries. Following a general introduction to mineral processing, particle characterisation and particle-fluid interactions, the course provides a flux curve treatment of gravity separation, flotation and thickening circuits. Students gain a unique and fundamental appreciation of the governing principles. Students enrolled in the Graduate Certificate Engineering Science and Master of Engineering Science will undertake this as a short course.

Faculty Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment
School School of Engineering
Availability Semester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan Campus)
Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan Campus)

The objectives of this course are:

  1. to provide students with an appreciation of the physical science involved in the processing of particles in the coal and minerals industries, and
  2. to provide students with an advanced understanding of the fundamental principles of processing particles

Introduction Broad appreciation of the technology employed in the coal and minerals industries to process, recover and concentrate particles of value. Particle characterisation Applications of Gravity Separation Sedimentation, solids flux theory of thickening Segregation and Dispersion in Fluidization Particle Fractionation, grade recovery / washability Application of theory to gravity concentration devices (e.g. dense medium, cyclones, spirals, fluidized bed systems and enhanced gravity). Bubble-particle interactions Drift flux theory, as applied to flotation Hydrodynamics of two-phase systems Introduction to the Kinetics & Chemistry of flotation Appreciation of how these principles affect the standard plant designs in coal and mineral processing circuits.

Replacing Course(s) N/A
Transition N/A
Industrial Experience 0
Assumed Knowledge CHEE2940 Particle Processing
Modes of Delivery External Mode
Flexible Delivery / Student Centred Learning
Internal Mode
Teaching Methods Lecture
Assessment Items
  • Examination: Class -
  • Group/tutorial participation and contribution -
  • Other: (please specify) - Regular assignments Refer to course outline for detailed information
Contact Hours
  • Lecture: for 30 hour(s) per Week for 1 weeks
Compulsory Components None listed
Course Materials None listed
Timetable 2015 Course Timetables for CHEE6007

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