542-0441/03 – Technology of Ores Treatment (TÚR)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of Mining Engineering and SafetyCredits5
Subject guarantorIng. Tomáš Široký, Ph.D.Subject version guarantorIng. Tomáš Široký, Ph.D.
Study levelundergraduate or graduateRequirementChoice-compulsory type B
Study languageEnglish
Year of introduction2019/2020Year of cancellation
Intended for the facultiesHGFIntended for study typesFollow-up Master
Instruction secured by
LoginNameTuitorTeacher giving lectures
KRA848 Ing. Michal Kratochvíl
SIR062 Ing. Tomáš Široký, Ph.D.
Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Full-time Credit and Examination 2+2

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

Students are able to interpret acquired knowledge in the field of ore processing.

Teaching methods

Experimental work in labs


The course gives an overview of technologies of treatment of individual types of ore raw materials.The individual types of ore raw materials are characterized and possible treatment technologies are described.

Compulsory literature:

WiLLs, B.A.,Wills’ Mineral Processing Technology. An Introduction to the Practical Aspects of Ore Treatment and Mineral Recovery. 2006, ISBN 0-7506-4450-8 BULATOVIC, Srdjan M. Handbook of flotation reagents: chemistry, theory and practice. Boston: Elsevier, 2007-. ISBN 0-444-53029-0. BULATOVIC, Srdjan, N. Handbook of Flotation Reagents: Chemistry, Theory and Practice. Flotation of gold, PGM and oxide minerals. Elsevier, 2010. ISBN 9780444530820. BULATOVIC, Srdjan M. Handbook of Flotation Reagents: Chemistry, Theory and Practice Flotation of Industrial Minerals. Amsterdam: Elsevier, 2015. ISBN 978-0-444-53083-7.

Recommended literature:

GUPTA, C. K. Chemical metallurgy: principles and practice. Cambridge: Wiley-VCH, c2003. ISBN 3527303766. SCHLESINGER, Mark E. a A. K. BISWAS. Extractive metallurgy of copper. 5th ed. Boston: Elsevier, 2011. ISBN 978-0-08-096789-9. CRUNDWELL, F. K. Extractive metallurgy of nickel, cobalt and platinum-group materials. Boston: Elsevier, 2011. ISBN 978-0-08-096809-4. KAWATRA, S. K. a Courtney YOUNG. SME mineral processing & extractive metallurgy handbook: volume one (and volume two). Englewood, Colorado: Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration, ISBN 978-0-87335-385-4.

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester


Other requirements



Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

Lectures: 1. Classification of ore raw materials and products of their adjustment. The aim of treatment of ores and historical development. The overview of methods of ore treatment. 2. General principles of treatment schemes ores. Basic factors affecting choice of ore treatment technology. Genetic, physical, electrochemical and chemical properties. 3. Characteristics of the technological processes of ore treatment. 3.1. Crushing and milling of ore. 2.3 Classification of ore. 3.3 Gravitational separation of ores. 3.4 floatation separation of ores, chemical treatment concentrates. 3.5 Separation magnetic and electric. 3.6. Other methods of ore separation. 3.7 Auxiliary processes in the treatment of ores. 3.8. Wastewater treatment from ore treatment process. 4. Technological schemes of ore treatment. 4.1. Modification of iron ore. 4.2 Adjustment of non-ferrous metal ores. 4.3 Treatment of ores of noble and precious metals 4.4 Treatment of uranium ore. 5. Control of technological processes of ore treatment. 6. Development trends of ore processing. Seminars: 1. Selective flotation of Cu-Zn ores from the area Zlaté Hory-East 2. Application of magnetic separation and floatation for the treatment of siderite 3. Possibilities of obtaining Sb from antimony debris 4. Utilization of bacterial leaching in decomposition of coal and pyrite ore 5. Selective flocculation of galenite and quartz

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 pointsMax. počet pokusů
Credit and Examination Credit and Examination 100 (100) 51
        Credit Credit 33  17
        Examination Examination 67  18 3
Mandatory attendence participation: 100% participation in exercises.

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Conditions for subject completion and attendance at the exercises within ISP: 100% participation in exercises. Submission of well-solved protocols from exercises. Successful presentation of seminar paper. Written and oral exam.

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Occurrence in study plans

Academic yearProgrammeBranch/spec.Spec.ZaměřeníFormStudy language Tut. centreYearWSType of duty
2024/2025 (N0724A290002) Mining of Mineral Resources P English Ostrava 2 Choice-compulsory type B study plan
2023/2024 (N0724A290002) Mining of Mineral Resources P English Ostrava 2 Choice-compulsory type B study plan
2022/2023 (N0724A290002) Mining of Mineral Resources P English Ostrava 2 Choice-compulsory type B study plan
2021/2022 (N0724A290002) Mining of Mineral Resources P English Ostrava 2 Choice-compulsory type B study plan
2020/2021 (N0724A290002) Mining of Mineral Resources P English Ostrava 2 Choice-compulsory type B study plan
2019/2020 (N0724A290002) Mining of Mineral Resources P English Ostrava 2 Choice-compulsory type B study plan

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