Credits: 5

Schedule: 28.01.2020 - 09.04.2020

Teacher in charge (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

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 can
- Dimension equipment for mineral processing, taking into consideration the technological and economical constraints of each design.

- Calculate properties of mineral products after processing operations, while considering the technical and economic issues of grade-recovery curves.

- Apply the principles of unit operations design for mineral processing equipment in the context of metals recycling.

- Explain the interaction between the various unit operations in a mineral processing plant and the specific purpose of each processing unit.

Content (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

- Dimensioning of unit operations equipment used in mechanical processing technologies, including comminution, sizing/classification and concentration.

- Flowsheet development for the processing of primary and secondary resources with local constraint.

Assessment Methods and Criteria (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Compulsory assignments and a written examination

Workload (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Lectures 24 h

Tutorials 24 h

Project (home) work 45 h (20 h tutorials+25 h home)

Independent (group) studies 38 h

Exam 4 h

Study Material (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Lecture notes; Wills: Mineral Processing Technology, Elsevier; Worrell and Reuter: Handbook of recycling, Elsevier; Kelly: Introduction to mineral processing, Australian Mineral Foundation

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

Grading Scale (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Fail, 1 – 5

Registration for Courses (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Registration through WebOodi. Please see WebOodi for the registration dates.


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