Mineral Processing Technology 2 7.5 Credits

Mineralteknik 2
First cycle, Q0027B
Course syllabus valid: Autumn 2016 Sp 1 - Present
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Syllabus established
by 03 Apr 2012

Last revised
by Eva Gunneriusson 22 Jan 2016

Education level
First cycle
Grade scale
G U 3 4 5
Rock Engineering and Mineral Technology
Subject group (SCB)
Mining and Mineral Technology

Entry requirements

In order to meet the general entry requirements for first cycle studies you must have successfully completed upper secondary education and documented skills in English language and Q0024B Mineral Processing Technology 7.5hp or equivalent knowledge.

More information about English language requirements


The selection is based on 1-165 credits.

Course Aim
The purpose of the course is to give deeper knowledge of production engineering within the mineral industry (mining-,mineral-and rock-material-industry) and the use of its products. After completed course the student should be able to:
• Define and dimension process-steps and produce typical flow-charts for crushing, milling and concentration within the mining industry (iron ore, sulfide ores, precious metals and energy raw materials).
• Account for the dressing of metal-concentrates for metal-production within the steel-industry and melting plants.
• Define and dimension process-steps and produce typical flow-charts for the production of industrial minerals.
• Account for the dressing of industrial minerals utilized at the production of cement, lime, filler, cerams etc
• Dimension process-steps and produce flow-charts for production-plants within the rock-material industry.
• Utilize computerized simulation-programs for design of processes within the rock-material industry.
• Describe products, field of application and quality assurance within the rock-material industry based on European standard and CE-marking.
• The base for utilization of rock-material at road- and rail-building, and within asphalt- and concrete-production.
• Account for and understand production methods within the stone-industry.
• The base for feasibility studies within the mining-,mineral-and rock-material industries.
• The base for a sustainable development within the mining-,mineral-and rock-material industry.

• Selection of machines, dimensioning of process steps, production of flow-charts for production plants within the mining-, mineral-and rock-material industries based on available data from leading machine-suppliers.
• Educational visits at typical production plants within the mineral industry(mines with dressing plants, industrial-minerals plants and quarries/crusher plants).
• Building up of knowledge about the products of the mineral industry, their use and their customers. Particular regard is devoted to European standard, CE-marking and quality assurance of rock-material.
• The base for feasibility-studies within the mineral industry
• The base for a sustainable development within the mineral industry emphasizing valid/future EU-terms of reference

Lectures, calculation-exercises, educational visits and short seminars.

Examination 5,0 credits and assignments  2,5 credits. Final grade after collected assessment of the examiner.

Jan Rosenkranz

Literature. Valid from Autumn 2016 Sp 1 (May change until 10 weeks before course start)
- Wills B.A. & Finch J.A. (2016). Wills’ Mineral Processing Technology. 8 ed. Amsterdam: Butterworth-Heinemann. ISBN 978-0-08-097053-0.

- Handbooks, product information and soft ware from leading manufactories of equipment: Sandvik Mining & Construction, Metso Minerals etc.

Course offered by
Department of Civil, Environmental and Natural Resources Engineering

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0002Assignment reports2.5U G#