Process Mineralogy Course 2017
The University of Cape Town will be holding a 4 day course in Process Mineralogy, coordinated by the Continuing Professional Development Programme. The course will run 21-24 November 2017 in the Department of Chemical Engineering.
Course Objective: To equip mineral processing practitioners with a basic understanding of mineralogy, an appreciation of current day process mineralogy measurements and how to use these measurements in interpreting circuit performance on a recovery-by-size, by-liberation basis.
This practical problem based learning experience focuses on the following:
Identifying and characterising rocks, minerals and particles;
Integrating chemical and mineralogical assays;
Understanding the effect of mineralogy and texture in comminution and processing;
Measuring mineral liberation and understanding the implications thereof;
Calculating the theoretical grade-recovery or mineral potential curve;
Diagnosing and addressing circuit weaknesses and opportunities using mineralogy;
Knowing the capability and application of the various process mineralogy tools.