Mineral Processing Division

Since the foundation of Department of Mining Engineering, a mineral processing weighted education has been executed. It is the best known mineral processing division in Turkey. The basic fields of research, development and education are;

  • Beneficiation of ceramics raw materials,
  • Comminution and classification,
  • Flotation of sulphide minerals,
  • Concentration of boron minerals
  • Coal washing technologies,
  • Modelling and simulation of mineral processing unit operations
  • Design and optimization of mineral processing circuits.

Various scientific and industrial projects have been conducted on above subjects under collaboration with mining and mineral processing industry.

 

Engineering Services

Ore Characterisation

Determination of Mineralogical and Chemical Composition, Process Mineralogy

Design of Crushing, Grinding and Classification Circuits

    + Crusher Silo, Feeder, Grizzly, Screen and Crusher Selection
    + Ball, Rod and Autogeneous Mill Selection
    + Spiral and Hydrocyclone Classifier Selection
    + Determination of the Optimum Operating Conditions of Crushing, Grinding
       and Classifier Circuits

Concentration Plant Design

    + Selection and Determination of Optimum Operating Conditions of Gravity Concentrators
       (Heavy Medium, Jig, Shaking Table, Spiral, Pinched Sluice)
    + Selection and Determination of Optimum Operating Conditions of Magnetic Separators (Low
       and High Intensity Wet and Dry Magnetic Separators)
    + Design and Determination of Optimum Operating Conditions of Flotation Circuits (Chemical
       type and Amount, Ph, Pulp Density, Determination of Optimum Equipment Parameters,
       Scale Up)
    + Dewatering Circuit Design (Thickener Design, Filter and Dryer Selection)
    + Placing of Equipments and Control of Flows
    + Plant Start Up
    + Training of Technical Staff

Performance Analysis and Optimisation of Mineral Processing and Concentration Circuits

    + Sampling of Operating Circuits
    + Mass Balance
    + Performance Evaluation
    + Developing Mathematical Models of the Equipments
    + Determination of the Influences of Operating Parameters on the Circuit using Simulation
    + Determination of Optimum Operating Conditions and Flowsheet

Performance Analysis and Optimisation of Cement Grinding Circuits

    + Sampling of Operating Circuits
    + Mass Balance
    + Performance Evaluation
    + Developing Mathematical Models of the Equipments
    + Determination of the Influences of Operating Parameters on the Circuit using Simulation
    + Determination of Optimum Operating Conditions and Flowsheet

Performance Analysis and Optimisation of Coal Preparation Circuits

    + Sampling of Operating Circuits
    + Determination of Washability of Coal

    + Mass Balance
    + Performance Evaluation
    + Development of Coal Washing Plant Flowsheet
    + Developing Mathematical Models of the Equipments
    + Determination of the Influences of Operating Parameters on the Circuit using Simulation
    + Determination of Optimum Operating Conditions and Flowsheet

Hacettepe University Mining Engineering Department
06800 Beytepe Ankara