542-0960/03 – Mineral Processing (UUS)

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 introduction2006/2007Year 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
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Full-time Examination 20+0
Part-time 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:

Tichánek,F.et al.: Mineral Processing VŠB-Technical University of Ostrava, Faculty of Mining and Geology, Ostrava 2005 ISBN 80-248-0813-7 Wills’ Mineral Processing Technology . An Introduction to the Practical Aspects of Ore Treatment and Mineral Recovery.Butterworth-Heinemann, 2006.

Recommended literature:

Fuerstenau, M.C.,Han,K.N.: Principles of Mineral Processing.SME, 2003, ISBN 0-87335-167-3

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester


Other requirements

Practical introduction to the function of machines and equipment in the laboratory


Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

Překlad (česky > anglicky) 1) The adjustment of commercial materials, scope and basic concepts 2) Preparatory finishing processes (crushing, grinding and classification) 3) Separating physical processes (gravity separation, magnetic separation, separation in an electric field) 4) Flotation separation 5) Chemical treatments 6) The other finishing processes (drainage, sputtering) 7) Treatment of coal, ore and industrial minerals (selected chapters) 8) technology of waste recycling (selected chapters)

Conditions for subject completion

Full-time form (validity from: 2013/2014 Winter semester)
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Occurrence in study plans

Academic yearProgrammeField of studySpec.ZaměřeníFormStudy language Tut. centreYearWSType of duty
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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