CHEM 493: Mineral Processing


Fundamentals of mineral processing: Characterization of particles; analysis of separation processes; fluid dynamics; mechanisms and processes of particulate separations; Size reduction: mechanisms of fracture; crashing and grinding; Size separations: screening and sieving; classification; gravity and dense medium separations; dewatering; sedimentation; filtration; Concentrate separation: surfaces and interfaces; ore sorting; flotation and other separation methods(magnetic separations, electrostatic separation); Gold refining technology.