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MINE518 INTERFACIAL PHENOMENA IN MINERAL SYSTEMS

Course Code: 5650518
METU Credit (Theoretical-Laboratory hours/week): 3(3-0)
ECTS Credit: 8.0
Department: Mining Engineering
Language of Instruction: English
Level of Study: Graduate
Course Coordinator: Prof.Dr. ETN HOTEN
Offered Semester: Spring Semesters.

Course Content

Application of surface and colloid chemistry to mineral processing systems. Surface and interfacial tensions, thermodynamics of surfaces, adsorption from solution, wetting. The electrical double layer and electrokinetic phenomena. Colloidal systems, van der Waals attraction, mechanisms and kinetics of coagulation and flocculation.