542-0960/04 – Mineral Processing (UUS)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of Mining Engineering and SafetyCredits10
Subject guarantordoc. Ing. Vojtěch Václavík, Ph.D.Subject version guarantordoc. Ing. Vojtěch Václavík, Ph.D.
Study levelpostgraduateRequirementChoice-compulsory type B
YearSemesterwinter + summer
Study languageCzech
Year of introduction2021/2022Year of cancellation
Intended for the facultiesHGFIntended for study typesDoctoral
Instruction secured by
LoginNameTuitorTeacher giving lectures
VAC78 doc. Ing. Vojtěch Václavík, 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:

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

Consultations on a professional topic with a focus on the content of the course and the topic of the dissertation. Elaboration of seminar work. Oral exam.


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:

The adjustment of commercial materials, scope and basic concepts Preparatory finishing processes (crushing, grinding and classification) Separating physical processes (gravity separation, magnetic separation, separation in an electric field) Flotation separation Chemical treatments The other finishing processes (drainage, sputtering) Ore treatment technology (selected chapters) Technology of treatment of non-metallic raw materials (selected chapters) Technology of non-metallic waste recycling (selected chapters) Metal-bearing waste recycling technology (selected chapters)

Conditions for subject completion

Part-time form (validity from: 2021/2022 Winter semester)
Task nameType of taskMax. number of points
(act. for subtasks)
Min. number of pointsMax. počet pokusů
Examination Examination   3
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Academic yearProgrammeField of studySpec.ZaměřeníFormStudy language Tut. centreYearWSType of duty
2022/2023 (P0724D290004) Mining and Mining Geomechanics K Czech Ostrava Choice-compulsory type B study plan
2022/2023 (P0724D290004) Mining and Mining Geomechanics P Czech Ostrava Choice-compulsory type B study plan
2021/2022 (P0724D290004) Mining and Mining Geomechanics P Czech Ostrava Choice-compulsory type B study plan
2021/2022 (P0724D290004) Mining and Mining Geomechanics K Czech Ostrava Choice-compulsory type B study plan

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