Mechanical Preparation and Processing of Minerals and Industrial Minerals I
|Course Direction:||Basic Courses|
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.