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Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur

Introduction To Mineral Processing

Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur and NPTEL via Swayam

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ABOUT THE COURSE:Mineral processing is the first process that most ores undergo after mining in order to provide a more concentrated material for the procedures of extractive metallurgy. Although the primary operations are comminution and concentration, but there are other important operations in a modern mineral processing plant, including sizing, sampling and bulk material handling. This course is intended to provide a detailed understanding of the afore-mentioned operations.INTENDED AUDIENCE:Mining, Chemical & Metallurgical Engineering, Geology.PREREQUISITES:+2 ScienceINDUSTRY SUPPORT:Tentatively all mining companies like NMDC, CIL, SAIL, IREL, UCIL, HZL, HCL, GMDC, APMDC, MPSMC, RSMML, HINDALCO etc. and equipment manufacturing companies like Weir Minerals, Tega Industries, METSO, FL-Smidth, AllMinerals etc.


Week 1: Importance of Mineral ProcessingWeek 2: Particle Characterization
Week 3: Comminution 1Week 4: Comminution 2
Week 5: Industrial Screening
Week 6: Movement of Solids in Fluids
Week 7: Hydrocyclone
Week 8: Gravity Concentration
Week 9: Flotation
Week 10: Bulk Material Storage and Handling
Week 11: Slurry Transportation
Week 12: Iron Ore Washing

Taught by

Arun Kumar Majumder


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  • Emeck Johnson
    This course was a great course which really helped me a lot. I enjoyed every bit the the training course and looking forward for more courses.

    Will be keeping in touch with this site for more lessons and courses online. thank you.
  • Anonymous
    If is great for mineral processing beginners , equipment manufacturer . In addition to the same would recommend fluid machines and rubber products training .

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