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Mineral Processing division

Mineral processing is one of the mining engineering fields. Mineral processing is one of the main sectors and important chain in the production of valuable minerals and metals in the mining process.

The following topics are some of the teaching and research subjects in this field:

  • Comminution (Crushing and  grinding),
  • Particle Size Classification,
  • Physical separation methods (Gravity, Magnetic, Electrostatics),
  • Physicochemical separation method (Flotation),
  • Chemical method and hydrometallurgy (Dissolution, Purification and Electrolysis),
  • Dewatering (Thickening and Filtering).

 

In addition, there are also several multidisciplinary research activities including high-tech processes (biotechnology and nanotechnology), environmental aspects of mineral processing and adsorption, modeling and simulation of mineral processing processes, plant design, extraction of valuable elements and the recycling of materials from secondary resources and waste, surface chemistry, and electrometallurgy in M.Sc. and Ph.D. programs.

 

The tasks and goals of the mineral processing can be summarized as follows:

- Feasibility study of beneficiation and extraction of valuable minerals, materials and elements from ores and secondary reserves at the laboratory and semi-industrial scale.

- Design, modelling and simulation of processing circuits at industrial scale

- Optimization of different sections of the processing plant to increase process efficiency

- Applied research on modern technologies (such as biotechnology and nanotechnology) to increase the efficiency of processing of minerals and environments.

 

Program duration in Master and Ph.D.

Normally, the program duration takes 4 semesters for M.Sc. and 8 semesters for Ph.D degrees and the maximum duration is determined by the laws of the Iran's Science, Research and Technology ministry.

 

The role and ability of alumni:

  • Applying different processing methods for upgrading and extraction of valuable materials and elements from ores and secondary resources,
  • Work with different laboratory equipments,
  • Optimization of effective parameters on the process (device variables),
  • Collecting data, and results from processing experiments,
  • Analyzing the results of various experiments,
  • Design of mineral processing circuits based on laboratory data,
  • Optimization of existing processing plants at industrial scale.

 

Courses in Master's Degree (24 units):

Mandatory Courses for Mineral Processing

No.

Courses

Number of Credits

Types

Number of hours

1

Advanced Flotation

2

Theory

32

2

Advanced Mineral Processing

2

Theory

32

3

Modeling, Simulation and Control in Mineral Processing systems

3

Theory

48

4

Advanced Hydrometallurgy

3

Theory

48

5

Advanced Comminution

2

Theory

32

 

 

 Optional Courses for Mineral Processing

No.

Courses

Number of Credits

1

Process Mineralogy

2

2

Processing of Non-ferrous Industrial minerals and Rocks

2

3

Mineral Processing and Environment

2

4

Concentration and Purification Methods of Liquor Solutions

2

5

Design and Analysis of Experiments

2

6

Surface Phenomena (Surface Chemistry)

2

7

Management and Recycling of Waste and Scrap

2

8

Biotechnology in Mineral Processing

2

9

Nanotechnology in Mineral Processing

2

10

Methods of Extraction of Metals with their Compounds from Solutions

2

11

Fine Particles Processing

2

12

Processing of Rare Earth elements and Radioactive Minerals

2

13

New Developments in Mineral Processing Equipment

2

14

Ethics in Engineering

2

15

Electrometallurgy

2

16

Design Principles for Mineral Processing Plants

2

17

Advanced Engineering Mathematics

3

18

Mass and Heat Transfer

3

19

Special Topics

2

 

 

  • 12 credits from the optional courses are selected according to educational unit endorsement.
  • Dissertation is 6 credits which is mandatory for M.Sc. students.

 

Courses in Ph.D. Degree (18 units):

Mandatory and Optional Courses for Mineral Processing

No.

Courses

Number of Credits

Types

Number of hours

1

Solution Chemistry

3

Theory

48

2

Advanced Modeling and Simulation of Mineral Processing Systems

3

Theory

48

3

Control and Disposal of Waste Products and Waste Waters

3

Theory

48

4

Industrial Management in Mines and Mineral Processing plants

3

Theory

48

5

Electrochemistry in Mineral Processing

3

Theory

48

6

Control Processes of Mineral Processing

3

Theory

48

7

Seminar 1

1

-

-

8

Seminar 2

1

-

-

 

 

  • The minimum unit chosen from the table above is six credits.
  • Other courses will be selected from the optional courses listing of M.Sc. program up to 12 credits (totally 18 credits).
  • Dissertation is 18 credits which is mandatory for Ph.D students.