Credits: 5

Schedule: 09.09.2015 - 15.10.2015

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 will

  • understand the fundamental properties of minerals and their relevance in mineral enrichment and recycling operations
  • generate material balances from experimental observations and analyze process performance
  • understand the principles of grinding, liberation and classification,
  • understand the properties of solid particles and slurries and their means of transport
  • understand basic mineral properties and how to exploit them in enrichment operation technologies,
  • understand the effects of liberation on processing and recycling from a product-centric viewpoint

Content (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Fundamental concepts in mining, mineral processing and recycling
Material balance in processing plants
Properties and transport of solid particles
Properties and transport of slurry
Mineral properties and separability curves
Fundamentals of recycling operations

Assessment Methods and Criteria (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

• Tutorials and exercises in a computer class
• Assignments and presentations
• Independent study and exam

Workload (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Lectures 24 h

Tutorials 24 h

Project (home) work 45 h

Independent studies 42 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): 

Together with course CHEM-E6125 Environmental Management in Industry (5 op), this course replaces the course MT-0.3401 Kierrätysjärjestelmät (10 op).

Course Homepage (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020):

Grading Scale (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Fail, 1 – 5

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