Particle Characterisation Course 2018
The University of Cape Town will be holding a 3 day course in Particle Characterisation, coordinated by the Continuing Professional Development Programme. The course will run 28-30 November 2018 in the Department of Chemical Engineering.
This short course will outline the principles and methods for characterising the chemical, physical and mechanical properties of particles at length scales ranging from single particles to bulk levels. Sample preparation and the state-of-the-art techniques for particle characterisation will be detailed.
The contents of the course will include:
• Sampling, sample preparation and suspension rheology
Characterisation of physical, mineralogical and mechanical properties of particles
• Particle shape and structure characterisation and its effect in flotation and comminution
• Modelling of particulate materials, granular flow modelling, application of DEM for particle flow, mixing, separation and segregation, population balance modelling of predictive milling
• Current progress and Industrial challenges in particle comminution and flotation
Who Should Attend
This short course will outline the principles and methods for particles characterisation at length scales ranging from single particles to bulk levels. Therefore, this course will be of benefit to qualified practitioners and postgraduate students, who are currently involved in minerals beneficiation or processing. This course is open to scientists and engineers who are willing to learn more about particle characterisation, particularly related to mineral processing.