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.
|Faculty||Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment|
|School||School of Engineering|
Not currently offered()
On successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
|Assumed Knowledge||CHEE3920 Coal and Mineral Processing|
|Timetable||2016 Course Timetables for CHEE6410|