542-0960/01 – Mineral Processing (UUS)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of Mining Engineering and SafetyCredits0
Subject guarantordoc. Ing. Vojtěch Václavík, Ph.D.Subject version guarantordoc. Ing. Jiří Botula, Ph.D.
Study levelpostgraduateRequirementOptional
YearSemesterwinter + summer
Study languageCzech
Year of introduction2006/2007Year of cancellation2010/2011
Intended for the facultiesHGFIntended for study typesDoctoral
Instruction secured by
LoginNameTuitorTeacher giving lectures
BOT40 doc. Ing. Jiří Botula, Ph.D.
TIH50 doc. Dr. Ing. František Tichánek
Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Full-time Credit and Examination 20+0
Part-time Credit and Examination 20+0
Distance Credit and Examination 20+0

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

Analysis of the basic laws of mineral processing (size reduction and classification, gravity separation, magnetic separation, flotation) and their synthesis for mineral processing technology of selected types of raw materials.

Teaching methods

Individual consultations


Mineral Processing is concerned with the extraction and purification of valuable commodities from the earth. The raw materials produced by mining are highly impure and must be upgraded before they are of use to society. Energy, raw materials, and the environment are some of the most serious problem areas facing the world today. Minerals processing play a key role in reducing and solving these problems.

Compulsory literature:

WILLS, B. A. a James A. FINCH. Wills' mineral processing technology: an introduction to the practical aspects of ore treatment and mineral recovery. Eighth edition. Amsterdam: Elsevier/BH, 2016. ISBN 978-0-08-097053-0. SUBA RAO, D.V. Textbook of Mineral Processing. Scientific Publishers, 2017. ISBN 978-93-83692-56-9. TICHÁNEK, František, Jiří BOTULA a Vlastimil ŘEPKA. Mineral processing. Ostrava: VŠB - Technical University of Ostrava, 2005. ISBN 80-248-0813-7.

Recommended literature:

DUNNE, Robert C., S. Komar KAWATRA a Courtney A. YOUNG. SME Mineral Processing & Extractive Metallurgy Handbook. Society for Mining, Metallurgy, and Exploration (SME), 2019. ISBN 978-0-87335-385-4. FUERSTENAU, Maurice C. a Kenneth N. HAN, ed. Principles of mineral processing. Littleton: Society for Mining, Metallurgy, and Exploration, c2003. ISBN 0-87335-167-3.

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester


Other requirements


Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

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Conditions for subject completion

Full-time form (validity from: 1960/1961 Summer semester, validity until: 2012/2013 Summer semester)
Task nameType of taskMax. number of points
(act. for subtasks)
Min. number of pointsMax. počet pokusů
Exercises evaluation and Examination Credit and Examination 100 (145) 51 3
        Examination Examination 100  0 3
        Exercises evaluation Credit 45  0 3
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Occurrence in study plans

Academic yearProgrammeBranch/spec.Spec.ZaměřeníFormStudy language Tut. centreYearWSType of duty
2010/2011 (P2111) Mining P Czech Ostrava Optional study plan
2010/2011 (P2111) Mining (2101V009) Mining P Czech Ostrava Optional study plan
2009/2010 (P2111) Mining (2101V009) Mining P Czech Ostrava Optional study plan
2009/2010 (P2111) Mining (2101V009) Mining K Czech Ostrava Optional study plan
2008/2009 (P2111) Mining P Czech Ostrava Optional study plan
2008/2009 (P2111) Mining P Czech Ostrava Optional study plan
2008/2009 (P2111) Mining K Czech Ostrava Optional study plan

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