542-0425/08 – Secondary Raw Materials and Minerals Treatment and its Acquisitions Processes (ÚZNDS)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of Mining Engineering and SafetyCredits5
Subject guarantordoc. Dr. Ing. Radmila KučerováSubject version guarantordoc. Dr. Ing. Radmila Kučerová
Study levelundergraduate or graduateRequirementCompulsory
Study languageCzech
Year of introduction2020/2021Year of cancellation
Intended for the facultiesHGFIntended for study typesFollow-up Master
Instruction secured by
LoginNameTuitorTeacher giving lectures
BOT40 doc. Ing. Jiří Botula, Ph.D.
KUC25 doc. Dr. Ing. Radmila Kučerová
SIR062 Ing. Tomáš Široký, Ph.D.
Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Full-time Credit and Examination 28+28
Part-time Credit and Examination 8+8

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

Define and describe the basic principles of mineral processing. Gained knowledges synthesis and application in mineral processing and recycling technologies.

Teaching methods

Experimental work in labs


The basic principles of mineral processing and their application (coal and ores processing, wastes recycling). Machinery of mineral processing.

Compulsory literature:

SUBA RAO, D.V. Textbook of Mineral Processing. Scientific Publishers, 2017. ISBN 9789387741027. FUERSTENAU, Maurice C. and Kenneth N. HAN. Principles of mineral processing. Littleton, Colo.: Society for Mining, Metallurgy, and Exploration, 2003. ISBN 0-87335-167-3. TICHÁNEK, František, Jiří BOTULA and Vlastimil ŘEPKA. Mineral processing. Ostrava: VŠB - Technical University of Ostrava, 2005, 90 l. ISBN 8024808137. STESSEL, Richard Ian. Recycling and resource recovery engineering: principles of waste processing. Berlin: Springer-Verlag, 1996. Environmental engineering. ISBN 3-540-61100-2.

Recommended literature:

Wills,B.A.:Wills’ Mineral Processing Technology. An Introduction to the Practical Aspects of Ore Treatment and Mineral Recovery.Butterworth-Heinemann,2006,ISBN: 0-7506-4450-8 LOTTERMOSER, Bernd G. Mine wastes: characterization, treatment and environmental impacts. 3rd ed. New York: Springer, 2010. ISBN 9783642124198. WORRELL, Ernst a M. A. REUTER. Handbook of recycling: state-of-the-art for practitioners, analysts, and scientists. Boston: Elsevier, 2014. ISBN 978-0-12-396459-5.

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester

Submission of well-solved protocols from exercises, successful presentation of seminar paper, oral exam.


Other requirements

Participation in the consultation and monitoring reports submitted during the semester.


Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

1. Mineral processing,principles and importance 2. Grinding, milling and screening 3. Gravity separation, magnetic and elektrostatic separation 4. Flotation 5. Dewatering, dust reduction 6. Technology of coal processing 7. Technology of ores processing 8. Wastes recycling, principles and wastes characterization 9. Recycling of metal wastes 10.Recyling of metallurgical wastes 11.Recycling of municipal wastes 12.Recycling of construction wastes 13.Recycling of waste plastics and rubbers 14.Processing of radioactive wastes

Conditions for subject completion

Conditions for completion are defined only for particular subject version and form of study

Occurrence in study plans

Academic yearProgrammeField of studySpec.ZaměřeníFormStudy language Tut. centreYearWSType of duty
2022/2023 (N0724A290011) Mineral Economics SSP P Czech Ostrava 1 Compulsory study plan
2022/2023 (N0724A290011) Mineral Economics SSP K Czech Most 1 Compulsory study plan
2022/2023 (N0724A290011) Mineral Economics SSP K Czech Ostrava 1 Compulsory study plan
2021/2022 (N0724A290011) Mineral Economics SSP P Czech Ostrava 1 Compulsory study plan
2021/2022 (N0724A290011) Mineral Economics SSP K Czech Most 1 Compulsory study plan
2021/2022 (N0724A290011) Mineral Economics SSP K Czech Ostrava 1 Compulsory study plan

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