Mining and Minerals Engineering

CSMM416 - Mineral Process Design (2019)

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MODULE TITLEMineral Process Design CREDIT VALUE15
MODULE CODECSMM416 MODULE CONVENERDr Weiguo Xie (Coordinator)
DURATION: TERM 1 2 3
DURATION: WEEKS 0 11 0
Number of Students Taking Module (anticipated) 10
DESCRIPTION - summary of the module content

Selection of equipment and design and optimisation of process circuits is covered in this module. The process involves the application of empirical models and of specialist software packages such as JKSimMet. The module will be assessed using a series of design exercises.

AIMS - intentions of the module

1 To provide a comprehensive understanding of the techniques involved in the selection and sizing of a range of mineral processing equipment including parameter selection;

2 To be able to undertake circuit optimization using specialist software programmes.

INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES (ILOs) (see assessment section below for how ILOs will be assessed)

On successful completion of this module, you should be able to:

Module Specific Skills and Knowledge:

1 Critically analyse data and use it make sound judgements on equipment and flowsheet selection;

2 Accurately apply specific empirical models;

3 Demonstrate a critical understanding of techniques used for data analysis;

Discipline Specific Skills and Knowledge:

4 Analyse performance data and determine process efficiency;

Personal and Key Transferable / Employment Skills and Knowledge:

5 Utilise a wide range of IT skills in specific design exercises;

6 Concisely present written data to a tight deadline.

SYLLABUS PLAN - summary of the structure and academic content of the module

- Introduction: The design of testwork programs. Mineralogical data and its importance to process selection;

- Comminution circuits: Overall design of comminution circuits, including methods for selection and standard ore testing procedures;

- Screening: Design and selection of screening circuits;

- Hydrocyclone selection;

- Design and selection of grinding equipment (autogenous, rod and ball mills);

- Flotation: Design of testwork programs. Sizing of flotation cells from plant data;

- Introduction to the JKSimMet software package;

- JKSimMet supported exercises including optimization of a ginding and classification circuit.

LEARNING AND TEACHING
LEARNING ACTIVITIES AND TEACHING METHODS (given in hours of study time)
Scheduled Learning & Teaching Activities 42.00 Guided Independent Study 108.00 Placement / Study Abroad 0.00
DETAILS OF LEARNING ACTIVITIES AND TEACHING METHODS
Category Hours of study time Description
Scheduled Learning and Teaching Activities 12 Lectures
Scheduled Learning and Teaching Activities 6 Tutorials
Scheduled Learning and Teaching Activities 18 Specialist Software Training
Guided Independent Study 108 Private Study

 

ASSESSMENT
FORMATIVE ASSESSMENT - for feedback and development purposes; does not count towards module grade
Form of Assessment Size of Assessment (e.g. duration/length) ILOs Assessed Feedback Method
No formative Assessment      
Tutorials used to support summative assessment      

 

SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENT (% of credit)
Coursework 100 Written Exams 0 Practical Exams 0
DETAILS OF SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENT
Form of Assessment % of Credit Size of Assessment (e.g. duration/length) ILOs Assessed Feedback Method
Crush/Screen Design Exercise 20 1200 word equivalent 1-6 Written Feedback
JKSimMet  Exercise 1 30 2000 word equivalent 1-6 Written feedback
JKSimMet  Exercise 2 50 3000 word equivalent (report and PowerPoint presentation slides) and oral presentation 1-6 Written feedback

 

DETAILS OF RE-ASSESSMENT (where required by referral or deferral)
Original Form of Assessment Form of Re-assessment ILOs Re-assessed Time Scale for Re-assessment
Coursework New Assignment 1-6 August Ref/Def Period

 

RE-ASSESSMENT NOTES

If a module is normally assessed by coursework, all referred/deferred assessments will normally be by assignment.

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

Basic Reading:

ELE - http://vle.exeter.ac.uk/

Reading list for this module:

Type Author Title Edition Publisher Year ISBN Search
Set Mular, A.L., Halbe, D.N. and Barratt, D.J. Mineral Processing Plant Design, Practice and Control Volumes 1 and 2 SME Littleton, Colorado USA 2002 [Library]
CREDIT VALUE 15 ECTS VALUE 7.5
PRE-REQUISITE MODULES None
CO-REQUISITE MODULES None
NQF LEVEL (FHEQ) 7 AVAILABLE AS DISTANCE LEARNING No
ORIGIN DATE Thursday 06 July 2017 LAST REVISION DATE Monday 22 July 2019
KEY WORDS SEARCH Mineral Processing Design