Particle Processing II
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|
Semester 1 - 2014
Previously offered in 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008
The objectives of this course are:
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.
|Assumed Knowledge||CHEE2940 Particle Processing|
|Modes of Delivery||External Mode
Flexible Delivery / Student Centred Learning
|Compulsory Components||None listed|
|Course Materials||None listed|
|Timetable||2014 Course Timetables for CHEE6007|