Mineral Processing I
This course examines the theory and practice of size reduction, size separation and gravity concentration processes employed in the treatment of mined ores. Topics include fundamentals of mineral separations, metallurgical balance calculations, particle size analysis, mathematical modelling of comminution and sizing processes, size reduction theories, operating principles and performance characteristics of crushers and grinding mills, liberation studies, analysis of screening mechanism, industrial circuit calculations, flowsheet studies, theory of gravity separation, principles and practice of concentration by dense media, jig, shaking table and spiral, optical and electrical sorting techniques. PREREQ: ENGR 2106. (lec 3, lab 3) cr 3. Lecture (3. 00).