Credits: 5

Schedule: 12.03.2019 - 17.05.2019

Teacher in charge (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Prof. Rodrigo Serna Guerrero

Teaching Period (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 


Learning Outcomes (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

After the course the student will
Understand the process of plant design for primary or secondary feed (project work)
Create flowsheets with material balances from experimental data
Make the dimensioning of a major piece of equipment in a processing plant
Evaluate CAPEX and OPEX costs for the design
Make and evaluate simplified questionnaires and quotations

Content (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Mineral products and pricing
Sizing and optimum design of equipment
Project phases, project scheduling and prefeasibility study-level design work

Assessment Methods and Criteria (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Tutorials and guided assignments in a computer class
Project work in groups from a selected topic
Independent study and exam

Workload (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Lectures 24 h

Tutorials 24 h

Project (home) work 54 h (incl. 20 h project-focused tutorials)

Independent (group) studies 33 h

Study Material (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Lecture notes, Wills: Mineral Processing Technology, Elsevier; Worrell and Reuter: Handbook of recycling, Elsevier

Substitutes for Courses (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

This course can be taken as replacement of either the course MT-0.3406 Kierrätystekniikan erikoistyöt (5 op) or MT-0.3411 Kierrätystekniikan laboratoriotyöt (5 op).

Course Homepage (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020):

Prerequisites (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

CHEM-E6140 Fundamentals of minerals engineering and recycling

CHEM-E6145 Unit operations in mineral processing and recycling

Grading Scale (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Fail, 1 – 5

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