Minerals Engineering

This course provides students with the requisite knowledge in thermodynamic systems and their applications in Minerals/Metallurgical Engineering.

The content of the course includes: Thermodynamic Systems (homogeneous and heterogeneous systems), Thermochemistry (internal energy; first, second and third law of thermodynamics; enthalpy; entropy, free energy, spontaneity of reactions, heat capacity, thermodynamic activity), Equilibria Systems, Thermodynamics of Solutions (ideal and non-ideal solutions, Raoult’s law, Henry’s law, Chemical Kinetics (order of equations; first, second and zero order equations) and Ionic Equilibria

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Minerals Engineering

A synopsis defense for the MR 20 class of the Minerals Engineering Department 

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Minerals Engineering

This will be used to check the plagiarism of your Project Report

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Minerals Engineering

A metallurgical plant is an industrial establishment used to produce marketable products, through modification of existing technology or development of new technologies or strategies.

Plant design deals with the development of a new, modified or expanded industrial plant, ensures cost-effective processing of raw material into useful product and minimize capital expenditure and maximize long term profit

It entails all operations regarding;
—Cost engineering - Economic evaluation,
—Process engineering - Flow sheet and
—Design engineering - Equipment selection and coordination
It begins with the inception of the basic idea which may come from a:
—Request; e.g., particle size for road construction;
—Competition; e.g., manual to semi-automation;
—Research; changes in ore characteristics and
—Demand; shortage in commodity.

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Minerals Engineering

This course introduces students to high-temperature metallurgical processes and their applications to metals extraction and cement production.

Fuels and Combustion, Calorific Value; Environmental issues on combustion, Refractories, Drying and Calcination, Roasting, Agglomeration, Smelting, Ellingham-Richardson Diagrams, Pyrometallurgical Applications in Metal Extraction, Cement production. Mattes, slags, fluxes; Reduction of metal oxides; Metallurgical thermochemistry; Metal-oxygen phase diagrams, metal-carbide phase diagrams; Gas-solid and solid-solid reactions; Overview of smelting reduction operations