Flotation 1 - Fundamentals

Areas of Study: Mineral Processing

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A course for process engineers, mill operators and mineral processing students. Flotation 1 - Fundamentals is the first of a suite of three courses on flotation theory and practice from Metso Technology Development. Topics include Mineral Processing Basics, Water Properties, Particles, Slurries, Pulp Zone, Froth Zone, Flotation Kinetics and Impediments to Flotation.

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  • Audience Level:
  • Professional
  • Enrollment:
  • Required
  • Duration:
  • 18 hours

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  • Completion:
  • 36 days
  • CEUs:
  • 1.8 (18 PDHs)

Course Summary

Introduction

Metso, like its customers, understands the pressures imposed by rapidly changing technology, and the need to do more with less. In this new business environment, education and training programs have even greater importance in the maintenance and development of a company’s intellectual capital, arguably it’s most important asset. To address the needs of the plant operators, Metso Technology Development has developed a unique computer based training system (CBT). It focuses on generic principles aimed at equipping people with the knowledge to make safer, faster and better decisions.

Flotation 1 - Fundamentals is a course for process engineers, mill operators and mineral processing students. This is the first of a suite of three courses on flotation from Metso Mineral Processing Solutions... other titles include Flotation 2 - Unit Operations and Flotation 3 - Circuits. A partial list of topics covered by this course include Mineral Processing Basics, Water Properties, Particles, Slurries, Pulp Zone, Froth Zone, Flotation Kinetics, Impediments to Flotation and Mill Safety.

The full Metso CBT program includes a suite of mineral processing courses for mill operators and process engineers on Crushing, Grinding and Flotation which have been adapted for Web presentation on EduMine.

The program is presented by EduMine as online self-paced, self-learning courses. The Metso computer based training (CBT) videos have been integrated into the online courses, enriching the learning experience. The courses include online certification as well as performance tracking and reporting. For information on the courses, contact [email protected]

Course Content

This course comprises 15 working sessions, of approximately 60 minutes duration each, plus numerous figures and extensive review sessions. Total course duration is equivalent to approximately 18 hours of viewing content.

Learning Outcomes

  • Explain the physical and chemical principles of the flotation process.
  • Explain the concepts of pulp zone and froth zone.
  • Explain the dynamics and kinetics of flotation.
  • Discuss cominution and effective mill safety procedures.

Recommended Background

  • A partial degree or diploma in mining or industrial engineering or related discipline.
  • An understanding of the basic physical and chemical principles of mineral processing.

Metso Process Technology

Metso offers a unique range of technical and consulting services to the mining industry based on the solid operating experience of our staff. Our focus is on the continuous development of intelligent solutions that improve sustainability and profitability.

Metso developed the computer based training program (CBT) for training crushing, grinding and flotation operators. The program is presented by EduMine as online self-paced, self-learning courses. The courses include online certification as well as performance tracking and reporting.

In 2014, Metso and EduMine signed an agreement under which EduMine would integrate Metso's computer based training (CBT) videos into the online courses, and present the unique, award-winning courses online for the global mining industry.