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, 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 and University of Arizona. more details »
Continuing Professional Development (CPD)
This course meets the requirements for formal CPD activity for most Canadian provincial associations and US state boards and may contribute the equivalent in hours towards your CPD requirement. more details »
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 5:00PM each day, with a lunch break from 12:00PM to 1:00PM and coffee breaks in mid-morning and mid-afternoon.
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
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The full fee for the two day program is CAD 1,600 + 5% tax. The fee covers the lecture, a comprehensive set of course notes, access to pre-course e-learning, a certificate of attendance, catered breakfasts and lunches incl. light refreshments. The fee does not cover accommodation.
Early Bird: there is a 10% discount if you register at least 30 days prior to the course start date. A 10% discount is offered for groups of 3 or more OR if you provide your Annual EduMine subscription User ID at time of registration. The maximum discount that can be applied is 20%.
The course will be held at InfoMine Inc, Vancouver, Canada, Suite 640 - 580 Hornby Street, Vancouver, BC. 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 following hotels. Each hotel is within a 5-15 minute walking distance of the course venue and provides convenient access to transportation and 'Canada Line' rapid transit to/from Vancouver International Airport.
When making reservations make sure to ask for the "InfoMine corporate rate".
For further information about hotels in Downtown Vancouver, see the following link: http://www.hotels-vancouver.ca/hotels/Downtown
Continuing Professional Development (CPD)
Short courses earn PDH/CEU credits for engineers in provinces and states that have CPD requirements. EduMine is an approved provider of continuing education by the Authorized Provider Commission of The International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET).
For more details, check provincial or state requirements.
Certificate of Attendance
Provincial/state regulations for CPD require that you attend the entire short course and that you complete an evaluation at the end of the course. Your Certificate of Attendance, with earned PDH, is issued on completion.
Terms and Conditions
By submitting a short course registration form, you agree to pay the associated fees in full before the course start date.
Notice of cancellation must be given in writing by letter, fax or email and action will be taken to recover, from the delegates or their employers, that portion of the fee owing at the time of cancellation.
A 10% administration fee will be levied for cancellations made 10 or more business days prior to the first day of the course. Cancellations thereafter will be liable for the loss of the full fee.
EduMine reserves the right to cancel an advertised course on 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 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.