542-0520/01 – Chemical processes (CHP)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of Mining Engineering and SafetyCredits5
Subject guarantorprof. Ing. Daniela Plachá, Ph.D.Subject version guarantorprof. Ing. Daniela Plachá, Ph.D.
Study levelundergraduate or graduateRequirementChoice-compulsory type B
Study languageCzech
Year of introduction2020/2021Year of cancellation
Intended for the facultiesHGFIntended for study typesFollow-up Master
Instruction secured by
LoginNameTuitorTeacher giving lectures
PLA88 prof. Ing. Daniela Plachá, 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

The aim of the course is to broaden students' knowledge of chemical processes that take place in the processing and treatment of raw materials. Students will acquire the ability to understand the processes that take place in technological processes and will be able to evaluate the appropriate technological process based on the knowledge of chemical processes.

Teaching methods

Experimental work in labs


The aim of the course is to provide students an overview of the principles of methods used in the processing of raw materials. Lectures include methods of separation of heterogeneous mixtures, physical and chemical methods of material enrichment and other operations in terms of physico-chemical principles.

Compulsory literature:

FUERSTENAU, M.C., HAN, K.N. Principles of Mineral Processing, SME Inc., 2003 RAO, D.V.S. Textbook Of Mineral Processing, Scientific Publisher, 2017 WILLS, B. A., FINCH, J. Wills' Mineral Processing Technology, 8th Edition, Elsevier, 2015. WANG, L. K., HUNG, Y.-T., SHAMMAS, N.K. (Eds.) Physicochemical Treatment Processes. Humana Press, 2005.

Recommended literature:

DRZYMALA, J. Mineral processing: foundations of theory and practice of minerallurgy. University of Technology, 2007 SKUSE, D.R. Speciality Chemicals in Mineral Processing. Royal Society of Chemistry, 2002 PRYOR, E.J. Mineral Processing. Elsevier, 1965. WANG, L. K., HUNG, Y.-T., SHAMMAS, N.K. (Eds.) Advanced Physicochemical Treatment Processes, Humana Press, 2006.

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester

Study results are verified in the form of control tests during the semester and written exam.


Other requirements

Students regularly attend lectures and seminars (90% attendance).


Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

1. Introduction, classification of methods, chemico-physical principles of separation methods 2. Mineral resources treatment 3. Physico-chemical methods of separation 4. Pyrometallurgical processes 5. Leaching - thermodynamics and kinetics of leaching 6. Leaching - industrial processes and equipment, underground leaching, bacteriological leaching 7. Liquid extraction - theory of extraction equilibria, extraction agents, membrane extraction 8. Extraction for industrial applications, supercritical extraction 9. Sorption and ion exchange - theory of adsorption and ion exchange 10 Types of sorbents and ion exchangers, ion exchange process, ion flotation, industrial applications 11. Membrane separations 12. Electrochemical processes 13. Crystallization - kinetics of nucleation and crystal growth, types of crystallization devices 14. Clotting - clotting theory, clot maturation, clotting techniques

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
2020/2021 (N0724A290005) Process Engineering in Raw Materials P Czech Ostrava 1 Choice-compulsory type B study plan

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