Advanced Coal & Mineral Processing
Ores and minerals: types, occurrence and distribution; basic geological and mining concepts. Overview of separation processes. Profile of mineral processing in Australia. Grade and Recovery: Two-product formulae. Concept of Mineral Liberation. Characterization of particles. Size distributions. The importance of Crushing and Grinding in the liberation of ores. Separation of particles by size: Screening; Classification: Hydrocyclones. Particle separation based on mineral properties: Gravity Separation, Dense Media Separation; Magnetic and Electrostatic Separation; separation based on mineral surface properties: Froth depressants, collectors, frothers. Flotation equipment. Dewatering of mineral slurries: Thickening, Filtration, Centrifuges. Tailings disposal. Environmental and safety issues. Examples of Plant layout and Circuit design. Design task in Coal or Mineral Processing will be completed by students. Students enrolled in the Graduate Certificate Engineering Science and Master of Engineering Science will undertake this as a short intensive course.
|Faculty||Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment|
|School||School of Engineering|
Semester 2 - 2014
Previously offered in 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004
The course provides:
Introduction to the minerals processing industry. Mineral liberation through comminution, particle size analysis and size distributions. Size classification: screens and hydrocyclones. Mineral concentration: roughing and cleaning, removal of gangue material from valuable products by gravity techniques, heavy medium separation, flotation. Detailed study of selected recent innovative gravity separation and flotation technologies. Environmental and safety considerations specific to the mining industry. Flowsheets of coal and mineral processing operations.
|Assumed Knowledge||CHEE3920 Coal and Mineral Processing|
|Modes of Delivery||External Mode
Flexible Delivery / Student Centred Learning
|Compulsory Components||None listed|
|Course Materials||None listed|
|Timetable||2014 Course Timetables for CHEE6410|