The goal of PROCHAINE project is to deliver an advanced level, practical training program on the topic “Design and upscaling in mineral processing”.
The target group of the training program is professionals already working in the mining sector, who are keen to learn more about mineral processing.
PROCHAINE draws upon the latest expertise in the field. It covers the whole process development chain – from ore mineralogy and bench scale testing to continuous plant process assessment and process optimization in a state-of-the-art pilot plant.
The training program consists of individual modules. It gives participants a good knowledge on the theory and practical issues related to the design and upscaling of the ore beneficiation process, and how this information is related to the operational and economical aspects in the concentrating plant.
After finishing the training program the learners have a good fundamental understanding and knowledge in design and scale-up in mineral processing, and the factors affecting the functionality of the process. The whole area will be considered from both theoretical and practical points of view. The client can choose an individual module or all of them.
PROCHAINE is funded by EIT Raw Materials. The partners of the project are University of Oulu/Oulu Mining School, Luleå University of Technology, Geological Survey of Finland/GTK Mintec, Outotec and Schneider Electric.
PROCHAINE is a two-years project (2017 – 2019). The outcome of the project will be a commercial training product that can be offered for the industry not only in Europe but also worldwide.