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.
Availability2018 Course Timetables
- Semester 1 - 2018
This course replaces the following course(s): CHEE6007. Students who have successfully completed CHEE6007 are not eligible to enrol in CHEE6600.
On successful completion of the course students will be able to:
1. Appreciate the physical science involved in the processing of particles in the coal and minerals industries
2. Demonstrate 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 flotationHydrodynamics 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.
CHEE2940 Particle Processing
In Term Test: Examination: Class
Participation: Group/tutorial participation & contribution
Written Assignment: Regular assignments
Face to Face On Campus 3 hour(s) per Week for Full Term starting in week 1
Face to Face On Campus 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term