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Mineral Processing Short Course

ASISC Short Course

August 7th – August 8th, 2018

2018 ASISC Annual Meeting


Register by June 1, 2018.


Fundamentals of Mineral Processing

A practical course that provides a general introduction to minerals processing. Attendees will receive a comprehensive course on mineral processing as well as hands-on experience through guided laboratory sessions. The course is designed for attendees with any level of previous exposure to mineral processing.

Course instructors include industry experts and academics from Michigan Technological University. The topics covered in this course will be adjusted according to attendee objectives.

An optional short course on sampling practice and considerations is also available.

Course Schedule

ASISC Short Course Schedule – August 5th-8th 2018
Monday 6th Tuesday 7th MPSC Wednesday 8th MPSC
7:00 AM Van Pickup and Prepare Room 101
7:30 AM
8:00 AM MPSC Registrations
8:30 AM
9:00 AM Mineralolgy, Grade Recovery, Liberation (Eisele, MTU) Surface Chemistry and Flotation (kawatra, MTU)
9:30 AM
10:00 AM Communtion (Kawatra, MTU)  (Coffee Break at 10:45) Flocculation (Moffat, Solvay)
10:30 AM
11:00 AM Magnetic/Electrostatic Separation (Archambo, MTU)
11:30 AM Analytical Techniques (Carr, Solvay) Break for Lunch
12:00 PM Airport pickups (international only)
12:30 PM Break for Lunch Pelletization (Eisele, MTU)
1:00 PM
1:30 PM Pumps (Metsa, Weir) Lab Session: Flotation
2:00 PM Lab Session: Flotation
2:30 PM Coffee Break
3:00 PM Lab Sessions: Screening, Sizing, Cyclones, Electrostatic (Archambo, Machiela)
3:30 PM
4:00 PM
4:30 PM
5:00 PM
5:30 PM
6:00 PM Meet at Komars House/ Dinner at Bambu for international attendees
6:30 PM
7:00 PM Meet in Sheldon for Cash Bar
7:30 PM
8:00 PM
8:30 PM
9:00 PM
Mike Archambo Coordinator 231 420 5209
Pete Larson Administrative Director 906 487 3126
Komar Kawatra Director 906 487 2064

Short Course Location

Department of Chemical Engineering

Room 106 Chemical Sciences and Engineering Building
Michigan Technological University
1400 Townsend Drive Houghton, MI 49931