546-0998/01 – Theoretical aspects of physical methods of separation of raw materials (TAFMRNS)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of Environmental EngineeringCredits10
Subject guarantordoc. Ing. Iva Janáková, Ph.D.Subject version guarantordoc. Ing. Iva Janáková, Ph.D.
Study levelpostgraduateRequirementChoice-compulsory type B
YearSemesterwinter + summer
Study languageCzech
Year of introduction2022/2023Year of cancellation
Intended for the facultiesHGFIntended for study typesDoctoral
Instruction secured by
LoginNameTuitorTeacher giving lectures
PEC06 doc. Ing. Iva Janáková, 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

Understanding knowledge in the field of physical separation processes theory with a special focus on gravitational and magnetic separation methods.

Teaching methods

Individual consultations


The course is devoted to deepening theoretical knowledge in selected areas of physical separation processes. Increased attention is paid to the issue of gravitational, magnetic and electrostatic separation.

Compulsory literature:

UNGARISH, M. Hydrodynamics of suspensions: fundamentals of centrifugal and gravity separation. New York: Springer-Verlag, 1993. ISBN 0387547622. SVAROVSKY, Ladislav. Solid-liquid separation. 4th ed. Boston: Butterworth-Heinemann, 2000. ISBN 0750645687. SVOBODA, J. Magnetic techniques for the treatment of materials. Dordrecht: Kluwer Academic Publishers, c2004. ISBN 1-4020-2038-4. DRZYMALA, J. Mineral Processing: Foundations of theory and practice of minerallurgy. Wroclaw: Wroclaw University of Technology, 2007. ISBN 978-83-7493-362-9.

Recommended literature:

WILLS B.A. Wills' Mineral Processing Technology. An Introduction to the Practical Aspects of Ore Treatment and Mineral Recovery. Book 8th Edition. 2015. LIMING L. Iron Ore. Elsevier, 2015. DOI: 10.1016/C2013-0-16476-8. ISBN 9781782421566. JORDENS, Adam, Richard S. SHERIDAN, Neil A. ROWSON and Kristian E. WATERS. Processing a rare earth mineral deposit using gravity and magnetic separation. Minerals Engineering. 2014, 62, 9-18. DOI: 10.1016/j.mineng.2013.09.011. ISSN 08926875. RUSHTON, A., A.S. WARD and R.G. HOLDICH. Solid-liquid filtration and separation technology. New York: VCH, 1996. ISBN 3527286136.

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester

Individual consultations on the studied issues. Oral exam.


Other requirements



Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

Theoretical description of the laws of motion of particles in the material environment Theoretical laws of sedimentation of particles in the material environment and their application in the treatment of raw materials Theoretical laws of fluidization and their application in the treatment of raw materials Theoretical regularities of phase separation in a centrifugal field and their application in the treatment of raw materials Electromagnetic field theory and its application in the treatment of raw materials Magnetohydrostatic separation and its applications Magnetohydrodynamic separation and its applications Eddy-current separation and its applications Electrostatic field theory and its application in the treatment of raw materials Theoretical foundations of optical separation

Conditions for subject completion

Full-time form (validity from: 2022/2023 Winter semester)
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Examination Examination   3
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2022/2023 (P0724D290001) Processing P Czech Ostrava Choice-compulsory type B study plan

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