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Mechanical Preparation and Processing of Minerals and Industrial Minerals I

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Teaching Semester:5th
Course Direction:Basic Courses
Course Type:Compulsory

Lecture Hours Lab Hours Exercise Hours
4 0 1

Course Overview

Dimensional Analysis: Principles, theory and applications to mineral processing. Movement of solids in fluids. Scrubbing, power and capacity calculations of drum scrubbers. Size distribution functions, derivation, properties. Comminution: crushing and grinding. Specific-energy/size - reduction relationships. Crushers, tumbling mills: operational principles, capacity and power calculations. Comminution circuits. Classification: Mathematical treatment, industrial screens, hydroclassifiers, air classifiers, cyclones. Operational principles, capacity calculations. Exercises and problems.
Liberation, Separation Flow Sheets, Mathematical Expression of the Separation Results – Exercises, Concentration Methods and Equipment: Attrition and Scrubbing, Sorting, Heavy Media, Jigging, Tabling, Spiral Concentration, Air-Separation.

Teaching Personnel

K. Tsakalakis
G. Anastasakis

Last Updated: February 25, 2007