This course will be presented in English with simultaneous Spanish interpretation. For Spanish web pages for this course click here .
This course is one of a series of six Professional Development in Mining courses to be held in Lima between May 27 and June 1. Other courses in the series include the following.
These courses are presented by Edumine in collaboration with PUCP and made possible by the support of Compañía Minera Antamina S.A..
The course is divided into two broad sections:
- the science (surface chemistry) of flotation, and
- flotation technology and practice.
The course content is structured to provide a review of the current state of the fundamentals and technology of froth flotation. A significant part of the course will be devoted to examples of most common flotation separations of sulfide minerals, coal, oxide minerals, and industrial minerals such as potash and phosphates. The selected process examples will cover a wide range of physicochemical conditions under which the froth flotation process is employed around the world.
Prior to the course, registered delegates have access to online e-learning material consisting of two introductory courses in English, titled Practical Mineral Processing and Flotation 1 - Fundamentals.
Certificate in Mining Studies
This course qualifies for two days of short course credit for the Certificate in Mining Studies (CMS), a continuing education program of accredited short courses, webcasts and online courses for lifelong learning in mining, supported by University of British Columbia, University of Arizona and University of Concepción. more details »
Continuing Professional Development (CPD)
Registered participants who attend the entire short course and complete an evaluation at the end of the course will receive a Certificate of Attendance, confirming the Professional Development Hours (PDH)/Continuing Education Units (CEU) earned. Please confirm with your employer and/or professional association that this course qualifies for CPD.
Who Should Attend?
The material should be of interest to a broad audience including: plant managers, operation managers, technical managers, metallurgists, engineers and researchers, engineering geologists, processing managers, and materials managers. It is also of value to students as well as research and academic personnel of universities. The course can also benefit service providers, suppliers to the mining industry, and technologists.
Instruction will take place from 9:00AM to 5:30PM each day, with a lunch break from 12:30PM to 1:30PM and 30 minute coffee breaks in mid-morning (10:30-11:00AM) and mid-afternoon (3:00-3:30PM).
The last 20-30 minutes of the day will be devoted to a discussion and questions that may arise during the lecture.
The course includes the following topics:
Separation Methods in Mineral Processing
- separation of solids by physicochemical methods
- effect of particle size on separation
- agglomerate, floc, and carrier flotation
Solid Surface Properties
- hydrophobicity and hydrophilicity
- electrical charge at the solid/solution interface
- solubility of minerals
- classification of minerals with regard to their flotation properties
- classification of flotation reagents:
- modifiers (activators, depressants, dispersants, pH regulators)
- anionic (fatty acids, xanthates)
- cationic (amines)
- water-insoluble oils
- solution chemistry and adsorption characteristics
- flotation rate
- flotation rate constant
- flotation as a first order particle transfer process
- modeling of flotation using kinetic equations
- release analysis
- dell (release) curve
- mass balance calculations
Flotation Technology and Practice
- flotation cells
- column flotation (wash water)
- flotation as a continuous process (rougher, scavenger and cleaner operations)
- differential and bulk flotation
Review of Selected Flotation Separations and Circuits
- flotation of sulfide ores (Cu, Mo, Zn, Pb, Ni, Fe)
- flotation of inherently hydrophobic minerals
- coal flotation (including desulfurization of coal by flotation)
- flotation of oxide minerals (hematite, quartz)
- flotation of water-insoluble salt-type minerals (apatite, calcite, fluorite, barite)
- flotation of water-soluble salt-type minerals (potash)
How to Register
Complete and return the registration form by fax: 604 681 4166 or email: [email protected].
If you have any questions you can contact Edumine by phone at +1 604 683 2037 or send an email to [email protected].
The full fee for the two day program is USD 1,600 + 18% tax. The fee covers the lecture in English with simultaneous Spanish translation, a comprehensive set of course notes, access to pre-course e-learning, a certificate of attendance, and buffet lunches including light refreshments. The fee does not cover accommodation.
Early Bird: there is a 10% discount if you register and submit payment at least 30 days before the course start date.
The course will be held at Hotel Novotel Lima. Detailed arrival instructions, including a map, will be sent to all participants 10-14 days prior to the commencement of the course.
If you need to make hotel reservations, we recommend the Hotel Novotel Lima. Strategically located in San Isidro, adjacent to the city's largest business district, the hotel offers a complete package of accommodation, food and drink, events and entertainment. For more details, see the Hotel Novotel Lima website.
For further information about hotels in Lima, see www.booking.com.
Terms and Conditions
By submitting a short course registration form, you agree to pay the associated fees in full before the course start date.
A 10% administration fee will be levied for cancellations made up to two weeks prior to the start of the course. Cancellations thereafter will be liable to the loss of the full fee. Notice of cancellation must be given in writing by letter or fax and action will be taken to recover, from the delegates or their employers, that portion of the fee owing at the time of cancellation.
Edumine reserves the right to cancel an advertised course at short notice. It will endeavour to provide participants with as much notice as possible, but will not accept liability for costs incurred by participants or their organisations for the cancellation of travel arrangements and/or accommodation reservations as a result of the course being cancelled or postponed. If a course is cancelled, fees will be refunded in full. Edumine also reserves the right to postpone or make such alterations to the content of a course as may be necessary.