Particle Processing II

Course code CHEE6007Units 10Level 6000Faculty of Engineering and Built EnvironmentSchool of Engineering

This course is concerned with advanced topics in particle processing, especially in relation to the coal and minerals industries. Following a general introduction to mineral processing, particle characterisation and particle-fluid interactions, the course provides a flux curve treatment of gravity separation, flotation and thickening circuits. Students gain a unique and fundamental appreciation of the governing principles.

Students enrolled in the Graduate Certificate Engineering Science and Master of Engineering Science will undertake this as a short course.

Available in 2015

Callaghan CampusSemester 1
Previously offered in 2014
ObjectivesThe objectives of this course are:
1. to provide students with an appreciation of the physical science involved in the processing of particles in the coal and minerals industries, and
2. to provide students with an advanced understanding of the fundamental principles of processing particles
Broad appreciation of the technology employed in the coal and minerals industries to process, recover and concentrate particles of value.
Particle characterisation
Applications of Gravity Separation
Sedimentation, solids flux theory of thickening
Segregation and Dispersion in Fluidization
Particle Fractionation, grade recovery / washability
Application of theory to gravity concentration devices (e.g. dense medium, cyclones, spirals, fluidized bed systems and enhanced gravity).
Bubble-particle interactions
Drift flux theory, as applied to flotation
Hydrodynamics of two-phase systems
Introduction to the Kinetics & Chemistry of flotation
Appreciation of how these principles affect the standard plant designs in coal and mineral processing circuits.
Replacing Course(s)N/A
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeCHEE2940 Particle Processing
Modes of DeliveryExternal Mode
Flexible Delivery / Student Centred Learning
Internal Mode
Teaching MethodsLecture
Assessment Items
Examination: Class
Group/tutorial participation and contribution
Other: (please specify)Regular assignments

Refer to course outline for detailed information
Contact HoursLecture: for 30 hour(s) per Week for 1 weeks
Timetables2015 Course Timetables for CHEE6007