Particle Processing II
Available in 2013
|Callaghan Campus||Semester 1|
Previously offered in 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008
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.
|Objectives||The 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.
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).
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.
|Assumed Knowledge||CHEE2940 Particle Processing|
|Modes of Delivery||External Mode
Flexible Delivery / Student Centred Learning
|Contact Hours||Lecture: for 30 hour(s) per Week for 1 weeks|
|Timetables||2013 Course Timetables for CHEE6007|