Mining and Minerals Engineering

CSM3300 - Minerals Engineering (2011)

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MODULE TITLEMinerals Engineering CREDIT VALUE10
MODULE CODECSM3300 MODULE CONVENERDr Richard Pascoe (Coordinator)
DURATION: TERM 1 2 3
DURATION: WEEKS
Number of Students Taking Module (anticipated)
DESCRIPTION - summary of the module content
AIMS - intentions of the module
The module will cover the basic unit processes in mineral processing and hydrometallurgy. These processes are then brought together to consider the treatment methods for a range of important metalliferous and industrial mineral deposits.
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES (ILOs) (see assessment section below for how ILOs will be assessed)
SYLLABUS PLAN - summary of the structure and academic content of the module
a) Mineral Processing (Weeks 1-6) Importance of mineralogy, efficiency of liberation and concentration, economic efficiency and the use of smelter contracts. Comminution - types of crushing and grinding equipment, Bond's equation, comminution circuits. Sizing and classification equipment. Aggregate testing techniques. Classification theory-free and hindered settling. Gravity concentration and dense medium separation equipment and circuits. Magnetic and high-tension separation - design and application of low and high intensity magnetic separators. Froth flotation: general principles, flotation reagents and examples of their use, flotation devices and circuit design. b) Hydrometallurgy (Weeks 7-8) Leaching methods (in-situ, heap, agitation, BIOX), solvent extraction, ion exchange, selective precipitation, use of activated carbon. Electrowinning and electro-refining, using copper and aluminium as examples. c) Minerals engineering case studies (Weeks 8-9) Mineral/metal case studies to include aggregates, kaolin, gold, beach sands, iron ore, lead-zinc and diamonds.
LEARNING AND TEACHING
LEARNING ACTIVITIES AND TEACHING METHODS (given in hours of study time)
Scheduled Learning & Teaching Activities Guided Independent Study Placement / Study Abroad
DETAILS OF LEARNING ACTIVITIES AND TEACHING METHODS
ASSESSMENT
FORMATIVE ASSESSMENT - for feedback and development purposes; does not count towards module grade
SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENT (% of credit)
Coursework 25 Written Exams 75 Practical Exams
DETAILS OF SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENT
DETAILS OF RE-ASSESSMENT (where required by referral or deferral)
RE-ASSESSMENT NOTES
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CREDIT VALUE 10 ECTS VALUE 5
PRE-REQUISITE MODULES None
CO-REQUISITE MODULES None
NQF LEVEL (FHEQ) 3 (NQF Level 6) AVAILABLE AS DISTANCE LEARNING No
ORIGIN DATE Thursday 15 December 2011 LAST REVISION DATE Thursday 15 December 2011
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