Compulsory course in master major Sustainable Metals Processing.Course contents:
- Fundamentals and experimental techniques of particle and powder characterization
- Theory and principles of grinding and liberation
- Fundamentals of mechanical processing technologies
- Mass balances of mineral processing and recycling plants
B.A. Wills, T. Napier-Munn: Mineral processing technology: An introduction to the practical aspects of ore treatment and mineral recovery, 7th ed.,Oxford, Boston, Butterworth-Heinemann, 2006, available in Aalto library e-books in the Ebrary collection.
Ernst Worrell and Markus Reuter: Handbook of Recycling. State-of-the-art for Practitioners, Analysts, and Scientists. Elsevier, 2014, available in Aalto library e-books in the Elsevier books.
E.G. Kelly, D.J. Spottiswood: Introduction to mineral processing. John Wiley and Sons, 1997.
|1||Introduction, resources and reserves, minerals classification and composition, terminology, mass balances.||Assignment 1, mass balance of a flotation circuit.|
|2||Solid particle properties, liberation, particle size distribution, density, solids handling, transport & storage||Assignment 2, particle size distributions|
|3||Handling of fluids and slurry: General background, characterization of flow, transport of slurry, mixing and stirring||Assignment 3, stirring a tank
|4||Separation processes principles, Mineral Processing Separators, separability curves, equilibrium & kinetics, residence time, separator efficiency.||Assignment 4, separator operation
|5||Project presentations and feedback|