542-0337/05 – Mineral Processing I. (Ú1)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of Mining Engineering and SafetyCredits5
Subject guarantordoc. Ing. Jiří Botula, Ph.D.Subject version guarantordoc. Ing. Jiří Botula, Ph.D.
Study levelundergraduate or graduateRequirementCompulsory
Study languageCzech
Year of introduction2019/2020Year of cancellation
Intended for the facultiesHGFIntended for study typesBachelor, Follow-up Master
Instruction secured by
LoginNameTuitorTeacher giving lectures
BOT40 doc. Ing. Jiří Botula, Ph.D.
CEH25 Ing. Dagmar Čechová, Ph.D.
Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Full-time Credit and Examination 2+2
Combined Credit and Examination 16+0

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

The aim of the course is to teach students to analyze problems in technological processes of mineral processing. On the basis of the theoretical description of treatment procedures and mineral raw material analysis, students are able to assess and design basic technologies suitable for the processing of a particular type of raw material.

Teaching methods

Experimental work in labs


The subject acquaints students with methods of processing extracted minerals, aiming to evaluate the raw material so that the resulting products can serve in other areas of human activity. The subject provides an overview of technologies used in the treatment and processing of individual types of extracted mineral resources. Within the subject, a high emphasis is placed on innovative trends and modern processes of raw materials processing, especially in terms of minimizing their impact on the environment and high efficiency. Theoretical knowledge is verified by laboratory experiments, which show the practical application of studied methods.

Compulsory literature:

Wills’ Mineral Processing Technology:An Introduction to the Practical Aspects of Ore Treatment and Mineral Recovery.Seventh Edition. 2006. ISBN:978-0-750-64450-1 FUERSTENAU,M.C., HAN,K.N.:Principles of Mineral Processing. 2003. Society for Mining, Metallurgy, and Exploration,Inc. ISBN 0-87335-167-3

Recommended literature:

DRZYMALA,Jan:Mineral Processing. Foundations of theory and practice of minerallurgy. 1st English edition,Wroclaw University of Technology 2007,ISBN 978-83-7493-362-9. GUPTA,A.,YAN,D.S.: Mineral Processing Design and Operation. An Introduction.Elsevier, 2006.ISBN:978-0-444-51636-7

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester

Presentation of correctly prepared protocols from laboratory exercises


Další požadavky na studenta

Knowledge: Students are able to describe the basic theory finishing processes used in the treatment of minerals, understand the basic technological methods of testing and control methods for their evaluation. Skills: Students are able to choose the appropriate method of treatment and to determine its effectiveness.


Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

Syllabus of lectures 1. Basic concepts from the field of treatment of minerals, tailings distribution processes Separation second, definitions and basic concepts. Technological properties of minerals 3. The preparatory finishing processes, crushing machines Fourth grinding, main types of mills and their use 5. Sorting, purpose, inclusion in the process of editing, machinery and equipment 6. Factors affecting the efficiency of separation 7. Gravity concentration, theoretical foundations and applications 8. Gravity concentration, separation of heavy suspensions 9. Gravity concentration, separation on jigs, sluices and hydrocyclones 10. Separation of magnetic and electric fields, theoretical foundations 11. Separation in the magnetic and electric field, machines, devices and applications 12. Physical-chemical separation processes, theoretical foundations flotation 13. Flotation reagents, types of flotation devices 14. Chemical methods for separating basic processes of chemical treatment 15. The auxiliary finishing processes 16. Thermal refining raw materials Syllabus of exercises 1. Evaluation of mineral resources, technological properties of raw materials and products of processing, washability 2. Characteristics of the granular composition of the material 3. Screening analysis of aggregates, graphic presenting results 4. Determination crushability of material by determining the reduction ratio. 5. Screening analysis of fine-grained material in the wet 6. Determination of particle size distribution analysis by sedimentation Casagrande 7. Determination of specific weight 8. Evaluation of technological properties of coal, determination of ash and water 9. Gravity treatment of coal, float analysis 10. Determination yield of separation products 11. Evaluation of the effectiveness of separation 12. Flotation of coal 13. Evaluation of coal flotation 14. Flotation of polymetallic ores

Conditions for subject completion

Full-time form (validity from: 2019/2020 Winter semester)
Task nameType of taskMax. number of points
(act. for subtasks)
Min. number of points
Credit and Examination Credit and Examination 100 (100) 51
        Credit Credit 33  17
        Examination Examination 67  18
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Occurrence in study plans

Academic yearProgrammeField of studySpec.FormStudy language Tut. centreYearWSType of duty
2019/2020 (B0724A290001) Mining of Mineral Resources P Czech Ostrava 3 Compulsory study plan
2019/2020 (B0724A290001) Mining of Mineral Resources K Czech Ostrava 3 Compulsory study plan
2019/2020 (B0724A290001) Mining of Mineral Resources K Czech Most 3 Compulsory study plan

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