9.

 

Teaching Plans / Syllabus :

 

No

Topic Contents

Teaching Weeks

1

Industrial Mineral

 Definition of industrial Mineral

Acquaintance with terms and definition of strategic mineral, political mineral etc.

Commercial Potential, Resource and reserve,

Rate of consumption and technology

Example of industrial Mineral and Rock

-          Treated and treated Rock Products

-          Category and type of application

-          End user industry and functionality (Product/function) 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1 and 2

2

 Techniques in Industrial Mineral for commercial Appraisal

(e.g limestone)

Choice of material for industrial application, diverse properties (natural state or modification) physical and chemical properties and other characterisation

Evaluation Techniques

-          Literature survey/desk study

-          Field investigation

-          Geological investigation Occurrence, quality and reserve

-          Laboratory study

-          Economic assessment (Suitability)

-          Product criteria

-          Quality Specification in various industrial requirements (application) and standards

o        British Standard (BS)

o        Malaysia Standard (MS)

o        ASTM  and  ISO

Report preparation

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2 and 3

3

Coal and Coal Technology

 Fossil fuel

 What is Coal, formation of coal and coal creation process

 Coalification of coal, component of coal and properties

 Coal formation sequence and mineralogy (ash content)

 Coal extraction mining methods

 Coal processing  and transportation practice

 Calculate coal reserve (beds)

 Industrial application clean coal, thermal coal and metallurgy coal

 Environmental problem of coal burning, fly ash ( Class A and Class C)

 Clean coal technology, Coal world consumption, statistic and market

Unit of energy of coal

 

 

 

 

 

 

4 and 5

5

Industrial clay

Geological genesis of clay

Primary clay and secondary clay

Classification of industrial clay(commercial) clay

Clay composition and mineralogy

Characteristic properties categories of clay products and, application

Clay in major product application (e.g. ceramic and paper) and requirements

Mining and process technology

Wold distribution, statistic and market

Mini Project (Problem based Learning)

 

 

 

6 and 7

 

 

6

Silica Sand

Introduction

Geology and Occurrences of Silica Sand

Physical and Chemical Properties

Industrial requirement and specification (standard)

Industrial application

Processing Technology

World market and statistics

Group Mini Project (Problem based learning)

 

 

 

8

 

9th  mid semester break

 

7

Feldspartic  mineral

Industrial definition of feldspar

Feldspar mineral and composition

Geology of Feldspar and  Occurrence

Industrial application and specification

Processing Technology and extraction

World market and statistic

Group Mini Project (Problem Based Learning)

 

 

 

 

10

8

Talc and Prophylite

Geological occurence and associated minerals

Physical and chemical properties

Industrial application

Extraction and Process technology

Group Mini Project (Problem Based Learning)

 

 

 

11

9

Byrite

Geological occurence and associated minerals

Physical and chemical properties

Industrial application

Extraction and Process technology

Group Mini Project (Problem Based Learning)

 

 

 

12

10

 

Individual Seminar and Mini Project Presentation

 

 

12,13,14

**Week 8 Mid-semester Break (1 week)