542-0961/03 – Technological Analysis in Mineral Processing (ÚTA)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of Mining Engineering and SafetyCredits10
Subject guarantordoc. Ing. Jiří Botula, Ph.D.Subject version guarantordoc. Ing. Jiří Botula, Ph.D.
Study levelpostgraduateRequirementChoice-compulsory
YearSemesterwinter + summer
Study languageEnglish
Year of introduction2010/2011Year of cancellation
Intended for the facultiesHGFIntended for study typesDoctoral
Instruction secured by
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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 knowledge base in the area of raw materials properties and technologies evaluation. Interpretation of acquired informations and their synthesis for mineral processing technology assesment. Application of statistical methods in area of raw materials and wastes treatment.

Teaching methods

Individual consultations


The course provides an overview of methods for evaluating raw materials and technological processes of their treatment. Increased attention is paid to the issue of statistical planning and evaluation of experimental work.

Compulsory literature:

MAC BERTHOUEX, P. and L.C. BROWN. Statistics for Environmental Engineers. Boca Raton: CRC Press, 1994. ISBN 1-56670-031-0. DRZYMALA, J. Mineral Processing: Foundations of theory and practice of minerallurgy. Wroclaw: Wroclaw University of Technology, 2007. ISBN 978-83-7493-362-9. SUBBA RAO, D.V. Minerals and coal: process calculations. Boca Raton: CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group, [2016]. ISBN 9781315225524. MELOUN, M. and J. MILITKÝ. Statistical Data Analysis: A Practical Guide. Woodhead Pub. India Pvt Limited, 2011. ISBN 0857091093.

Recommended literature:

MULAR, A.L., D.N. HALBE and D.J. BARRATT. Mineral processing plant design, practice, and control proceedings. New York: Society for Mining, Metallurgy, and Exploration, 2002. ISBN 0873352238. KING, R.P., C.L. SCHNEIDER and E. A. KING. Modeling and simulation of mineral processing systems. 2nd ed. Englewood, Colo.: Society for Mining, Metallurgy, and Exploration, 2012. ISBN 978-0-87335-345-8. Modeling and Simulation of Mineral Processing Systems: An online tutorial for learning Modsim. Mineral Technologies International, 2019. Dostupné z: http://www.mineraltech.com/MODSIM/ModsimTraining/Software/Software.html SBÁRBARO, D. and R. DEL VILLAR. Advanced control and supervision of mineral processing plants. New York: Springer, 2010. Advances in industrial control. ISBN 978-1-84996-106-6.

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester

Professional consultations and oral exam


Other requirements

Demonstration of theoretical knowledge and their application in solving the topic of the dissertation.


Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

Definition of qualitative-quantitative characteristics in the processing of minerals Principles and methodology of raw material sampling, definition of experimental error Basic technological parameters of distribution processes Calculation of separation efficiency Methodology of evaluation of technological processes using statistical procedures Statistical procedures for planning and evaluating experiments Statistical significance tests Regression and correlation analysis in the evaluation of technological processes Analysis of variance and its application in the planning and evaluation of the experiment Forecasting of separation results

Conditions for subject completion

Full-time form (validity from: 2013/2014 Winter semester)
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Academic yearProgrammeField of studySpec.ZaměřeníFormStudy language Tut. centreYearWSType of duty
2020/2021 (P2116) Mineral Raw Materials (2102V009) Processing P English Ostrava Choice-compulsory study plan
2019/2020 (P2116) Mineral Raw Materials (2102V009) Processing P English Ostrava Choice-compulsory study plan

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