Course descriptions index

Mineral Preparation Engineering

MPR 601  3 Credits
Froth Flotation
Theory and application of bulk and differential froth flotation to metallic minerals, nonmetallic minerals and coal. (Admission by arrangement.) (2 + 3) Offered Fall

MPR 606  3 Credits
Plant Design
Selection and design of equipment for the operation of mineral and coal beneficiation plants for specific custom and milling problems. (Admission by arrangement. Next offered: 2007-08.) (1 + 6) Offered Alternate Fall

MPR 611  3 Credits
Study of the theoretical and engineering aspects of the processes to recover metals from different types of ores and/or scraps, in which aqueous solutions play the predominate role. (Prerequisites: MATH 202X, CHEM 331 or permission of instructor. Next offered: 2007-08.) (3 + 0) Offered Alternate Fall

MPR 612  3 Credits
Solution Concentration and Purification
The physical chemistry of reaction encountered in solution concentration and purification processes. The types of reaction discussed are cementation, solvent extraction, ion exchange and carbon absorption which are studied in terms of solution chemistry, reaction kinetics and mass transfer effects. (Prerequisites: MATH 202X, CHEM 331 or permission of instructor. Next offered: 2006-07.) (3 + 0) Offered Alternate Fall

MPR 613  3 Credits
Waste Problems and Treatments
Waste problems and treatments encountered in mineral processing and metallurgical industries. Includes waste problems and treatments in gold, copper, zinc, iron and steelmaking, aluminum, and non-metal industries as well as in electronic and electroplating industries. (Prerequisites: Graduate standing or permission of instructor. Next offered: 2007-08.) (3 + 0) Offered Alternate Spring

MPR 684  3 Credits
Mineral Preparation Research
Basic research and its needs in the field of mineral beneficiation, including such research subjects as magnetic susceptibility, dielectric constants and electrical conductivity of minerals; chemical theory and mechanism of bubble contact in flotation, and the effect of ultrasonic vibration in unit processes. (Admission by arrangement.) (1 + 6) Offered Spring

MPR 688  1 Credit
Graduate Seminar I
(Cross-listed with MIN 688)
Preparation and presentation of research outlines by graduate students and participation in regularly organized Mineral Engineering department seminars. (Prerequisite: Admission to graduate program.) (1 + 0) Offered Fall