Mineral Processing Laboratory

 | Post date: 2019/12/3 | 
Laboratory educational and research activities
Technical and economic investigations in exploratory studies (to evaluate the potential of the deposit for exploiting and turning into a mine) are identified after systematic processing studies. These studies are also carried out in optimizing, exploiting and evaluating the performance of different sections of working mineral processing factories. This laboratory, with a total area of about 370 square meters, is the largest in the department and is also one of the most advanced processing laboratories in Iran, equipped with most of the equipment and devices needed for systematic studies including sample preparation, crushing, classification, and separation equipment.
The activities of this laboratory are:
  • Training different student groups (mining exploration, mining exploitation, and mineral processing)
  • Fulfilling the students' research needs by carrying out undergraduate, graduate and Ph.D. student projects
  • Carrying out research projects of department professors
  • Carrying out research projects referral from the industry
  • Flushit development studies and process design
  • Technical-economic studies of mineral processing processes
Laboratory Equipment
  • Crushing: Jaw crusher (primary stages), cone crusher (primary and secondary stages), hammer crusher (primary and secondary stages) and roll crusher (secondary and tertiary stages)
  • Mill: Rod mill, ball mill, standard bond mill, pin mill, ceramic mill, and powder mill
  • Grading: Gyratory screen, vibrating screen series, and two-story screen
  • Classification: Spiral classifier, hydrocyclone classifier, air classifier, and centrifuge classifier
  • Gravity separation methods: Jig, shaking table, Humphreys spiral, heavy liquid, and heavy media
  • Electrostatic separation: High current electrical separator
  • Magnetic separation: Dry and wet magnetic separators and low intensity
  • Flotation separation: Hallimond tube, various donor cells, and column flotation cell
  • Solid-liquid separation: Tikner, compression filter, cylindrical filter, vacuum filter, and dryer
  • Chemical methods: Hydrometallurgy, pyrometallurgy, and electrometallurgy
  • Other side-operations equipment
Laboratory research activities
  • Processing the metallic minerals
  • Processing the industrial minerals
  • Coal processing
  • Environmental activities
  • Recovery of tailings
Laboratory Equipment
  • Jaw Crusher: For the primary stage of ore crushing
  • Cone crusher: For the secondary and tertiary stages of ore crushing
  • Roll crusher: For the secondary and tertiary stages of ore crushing
  • Hammer crusher: For the tertiary stage of ore crushing
  • Pin Mill: Crushing materials after crushing stage by crushers
  • Rod mill: Crushing materials after crushing stage by crushers
  • Ball mill: Crushing materials after crushing stage by crushers
  • Bond Index Ball Mill: Determining the work index of minerals
  • Rotary divider: Dividing the solutions or powders
  • Circular disc mill: Micronizing the minerals
  • Ceramic Mill: Milling the materials
  • Rifle: Dividing the samples
  • Gyratory screen: Dry and wet screening
  • Dry and wet screening machine: Dry and wet screening
  • Hydrocyclone: For grading
  • Air cyclone: For grading
  • Photo-Sediment Meter: Determining the mineral dimensions and material grading between 0.5-500 micrometer
  • Spiral Classifier: Determining the material grading
  • Heavy-media cyclone: Gravity separation of solids
  • Heavy liquids: Determining the degree of freedom and evaluating the possibility of recovery of different minerals
  • Jig
  • Shaking table: Beneficiating the relatively fine-grained materials (usually below 500 micrometers)
  • Humphreys spiral
  • Electrostatic Separator: Separating non-magnetic minerals (from anorthite to zircon), separating metals from plastics, and separating pollutants
  • Wet low-intensity magnetic separator: For low-intensity magnetic separation by wet method
  • Dry low-Intensity magnetic separator: For low-intensity magnetic separation by dry method
  • Tikner: Separation the solid-liquid phase and dehydrating the products
  • Hydroclassifier: Separation the solid-liquid phase and dehydrating the products
  • Compression filter: Separation the solid-liquid phase and dehydrating the products
  • Flotation equipment: Including mechanical flotation cell with 1-8 liters cells for Rougher and Scavenger stages, cleaner stage flotation cell, Hallimond tube (Microflotation), pH meter, pycnometer to measure mineral density, compression filter, vacuum filter, and dryer



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