Treatment of Mineral Ores by Traditional and Modern Methods Courses
·The course will look closely at the mineral processing and treatment in view of recent technological advancements. It will cover general mineral processing concepts in crushing, grinding and flotation. Since flotation is the most important process to recover valuable minerals, advancements in flotation will be addressed in greater detail. It will also include topics such as process mineralogy and application of automated mineralogy to solve mineral processing problems.
·An instrumental analysis such as X-ray diffraction (XRD) and X-Ray Fluorescence (XRF) and Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM), X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy (XPS) and other advanced technologies will also be discussed.
·General overview of mineral processing unit operations with the emphasis on flotation and recent advancement in mineral surface characterizations. Practical examples of troubleshooting with the use of modern age technology will be discussed.
·Participants will benefit from a basic knowledge of the unit operations used in mineral processing and better understanding of the effect of mineral surface properties on flotation. This course will enhance participants’ knowledge of the recent advances in technology in the area of mineral surface characterization.
Who Should Attend?
·This course covers advanced grinding and crushing techniques and is appropriate for: project managers, processing managers, materials managers, technical managers, operation managers, mining engineers, and any other professionals dealing with the mineral ore treatment.
·For convenience, this course has been subdivided into three different modules. The sessions will include verbal presentations and visual illustrations.
Module 1: Introduction
·General overview of mineral processing concepts
·From rocks to metals, materials and final products
·Mineral processing stages overview
Mineral Processing Unit Operations
Advanced Crushing and Grinding Techniques
·Sampling and Size Analysis
·Comminution Theory – Crushing/Grinding Laws
·Crushing and Grinding Equipment and Technologies
·Crushing & Screening Plant Design
·Optimization of Processes
·Evaluation and Modelling
·Grinding & Size Classification
·Energy Costs and Balancing Cost/Performance
Innovative Technologies in Mineral Characterization
·Scanning Electron Microscope SEM and SEM-MLA automated systems for mineral liberation
·X-ray Fluorescence Analysis (XRF)
·X-ray Diffraction Analysis (XRD)
·X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy (XPS)
·Time of Flight Secondary Ion Mass Spectroscopy (ToF SIMS)
·Atomic Force Microscope (AFM)
·Course material provided.
·All lectures are in colorful presentation
·All lectures are interspersed with interactive discussion
·All lectures include group discussion, case history and exercises