Mining and Minerals Engineering

CSMM121 - Process Design and Equipment Selection (2012)

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MODULE TITLEProcess Design and Equipment Selection CREDIT VALUE15
MODULE CODECSMM121 MODULE CONVENERDr Richard Pascoe (Coordinator)
DURATION: TERM 1 2 3
DURATION: WEEKS
Number of Students Taking Module (anticipated) 24
DESCRIPTION - summary of the module content
AIMS - intentions of the module

One aim of the module is to give students a comprehensive understanding of the techniques involved in the selection and sizing of a range of mineral processing equipment. A further aim of this module is to foster understanding of mathematical and statistical techniques used to interpret data derived from experimental programmes.

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

Term 1 Week 1. Introduction: The design of testwork programs. Comminution circuits: Overall design of comminution circuits, including methods for selection and standard ore testing procedures. Week 2: Design and selection of screening circuits. Week 3: Design and selection of grinding equipment (autogenous, rod and ball mills). Analysis of process data using descriptive statistics 1. Week 4: Selection of classification equipment (hydrocyclones etc.). Analysis of process data using descriptive statistics 2. Week 5. Flotation: Design of testwork programs. Selection of a flotation circuit from plant data. Analysis of process data using descriptive statistics 3. Week 6: Dense medium separation: Prediction of plant performance using partition curves derived from Ep values. Analysis of process data using principal component analysis. Week 7: Analysis of process data using ANOVA, fuzzy logic and neural networks.

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 100 Written Exams 0 Practical Exams
DETAILS OF SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENT
DETAILS OF RE-ASSESSMENT (where required by referral or deferral)
RE-ASSESSMENT NOTES
RESOURCES
INDICATIVE LEARNING RESOURCES - The following list is offered as an indication of the type & level of
information that you are expected to consult. Further guidance will be provided by the Module Convener

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CREDIT VALUE 15 ECTS VALUE 7.5
PRE-REQUISITE MODULES None
CO-REQUISITE MODULES None
NQF LEVEL (FHEQ) M (NQF Level 7) AVAILABLE AS DISTANCE LEARNING No
ORIGIN DATE Monday 12 March 2012 LAST REVISION DATE Wednesday 17 October 2012
KEY WORDS SEARCH None Defined