JCU Australia logo

Subject Search

Try new Subject Search!

We've released the new Subject Search, designed to be simpler and faster than the application below.

CL4537 - Minerals and Solids Processing

Credit points: 3
Year: 2021
Student Contribution Band: Band 2
Administered by: College of Science and Engineering

Particle size reduction and separation. Sampling and particle size analysis. Screening and classification. Sedimentation, gravity thickening and thickener sizing. Froth flotation. Flow through packed beds and porous media. Filtration. Fluidisation. Leaching. Colloid sciences. Rheology. Tailings managements. Extractive metallurgy, pyrometallurgy, electrometallurgy, hydrometallurgy. Industrial chemistry and processes used in mineral processing plants in northern Queensland. Sustainability in minerals processing.

Learning Outcomes

  • demonstrate knowledge of the mineral processes from the mining stage to the production of the final metal;
  • discuss the principles of the unit operations employed in minerals and solids processing industries;
  • apply the skills to handle solids and slurry in minerals and solids processing industries;
  • evaluate literature on advances in the minerals and solids processing industry;
  • communicate effectively on various aspects of minerals and solids processing.

Subject Assessment

  • Written > Examination (centrally administered) - (55%) - Individual
  • Written > Test/Quiz 1 - (15%) - Individual
  • Oral > Presentation 1 - (10%) - Individual
  • Performance/Practice/Product > Professional placement performance - (20%) - Group.
Prerequisites: Must have completed 48 credit points toward BEngineering


Townsville, Study Period 2, Internal
Census Date 26-Aug-2021
Coord/Lect: Professor Yinghe He.
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 26 hours lectures (didactic or interactive)
  • 24 hours tutorials
  • 6 hours practicals
  • assessment and self-directed study

Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.