542-0922/02 – Theoretical aspects of physico-chemical methods of mineral processing (TAFCHMRNS)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of Mining Engineering and SafetyCredits10
Subject guarantordoc. Ing. Jiří Botula, Ph.D.Subject version guarantordoc. Ing. Jiří Botula, Ph.D.
Study levelpostgraduateRequirementOptional
YearSemesterwinter + summer
Study languageEnglish
Year of introduction2016/2017Year of cancellation
Intended for the facultiesHGFIntended for study typesDoctoral
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BOT40 doc. Ing. Jiří Botula, Ph.D.
Extent of instruction for forms of study
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Full-time Examination 20+0
Part-time Examination 20+0

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

The analysis of theoretical principles of physico-chemical separation processes and application of acquired knowledge in modeling and balancing of technological schemes of treatment of raw materials.

Teaching methods

Individual consultations


Theoretical description of physicochemical methods of separation. Deepening knowledge in the field of physical chemistry of surfaces.

Compulsory literature:

RAO, R.S. Surface Chemistry of Froth Flotation. Springer, 2004,ISBN 978-1-4757-4304-3. NGUYEN,A.V. a SCHULZE,H.J. Colloidal Science of Flotation.CRC Press, 2003, ISBN 0-8247-4782-8. LEJA,Jan. Surface Chemistry of Froth Flotation. Springer, 2014, ISBN 14-6157-9767. HU,Y., SUN W. and DIANZUNGO W. Electrochemistry of flotation of sulfide minerals. Springer:2010, ISBN 978-3540-9217-90.

Recommended literature:

IVES, K.J. The Scientific Basis of Flotation. Springer:1982, ISBN 9024729076. BULATOVIC, Srdjan M. Handbook of flotation reagents: chemistry, theory and practice. Boston: Elsevier, 2007-. ISBN 0-444-53029-0. YOUNG, C. and G.H. LUTTRELL. Separation technologies for minerals, coal, and earth resources. Englewood, Colo.: Society for Mining, Metallurgy, and Exploration, 2012, ISBN 0873353390. MATIS,K.A. Flotation Science and Engineering. CRC Press:1994, ISBN 9780824792640.

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester

Expert consultation on the issue and oral exam.


Other requirements

Demonstration of theoretical knowledge and their application to solve the topic of the dissertation.


Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

Theoretical aspects of physico-chemical treatment processes Theoretical knowledge of physical chemistry of surface phenomena Electrical characteristics of interfacial phenomena, adsorption theory Adsorption mechanisms of flotation collectors Theoretical description of the action of inorganic regulating additives Theoretical description of the action of organic regulating additives Theoretical description of the action of flotation frothers Theoretical description of the process of coagulation and flocculation Flotation kinetics Fundamentals of simulation and modeling of physico-chemical treatment processes

Conditions for subject completion

Full-time form (validity from: 2016/2017 Winter semester)
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2019/2020 (P2117) Mining (2101V012) Mining and Mining Geomechanics P English Ostrava Optional study plan
2018/2019 (P2117) Mining (2101V012) Mining and Mining Geomechanics P English Ostrava Optional study plan

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