Short Courses and Conferences

Mineral Processing - An Introduction to the Principles

May 19 - 23, 2014


Course Agenda

Monday

8:30 a.m. - Registration

9:00 a.m. - Fundamentals of Mineral Processing

  • Introduction
  • Characterization of particles
  • Analysis of separation processes

2:00 p.m. - Fundamentals of Mineral Processing (continued)

  • Fluid dynamics
  • Mechanisms and processes of particulate separations

Tuesday

9:00 a.m. - Size Reduction

  • Mechanisms of fracture
  • Crushing and grinding

2:00 p.m. - Concentration Separations

  • Surfaces and Interfaces
  • Flotation and other surface separations

Wednesday

9:00 a.m. - Concentration Separations (continued)

  • Ore sorting
  • Magnetic separation
  • Electrostatic separation

1:00 p.m. - Visit to Plant Operation

Thursday

9:00 a.m. - Size Separation

  • Screening and sieving
  • Classification

2:00 p.m. - Concentration Separations (continued)

  • Gravity & Dense medium separation
  • Dewatering
  • Sedimentation
  • Filtration

Friday

9:00 a.m. - Materials Handling

  • Plant Practice
  • Plant control
  • Process integration and flowsheet analysis

12:00 Noon - Course Adjourns

Course Textbook

The textbook Introduction to Mineral Processing by E.G. Kelly and D.J. Spottiswood is used for the course. A copy is provided to each of the participants and is included in the course tuition.



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