Mineral Processing and Extractive Metallurgy: 100 Years of Innovation

Mineral Processing and Extractive Metallurgy: 100 Years of Innovation


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Here is the information you need to face the ever-increasing technological, economic, environmental, and geopolitical challenges of this industry and ensure long-term productivity and growth for your organization.

Mineral Processing and Extractive Metallurgy presents more than a century of innovation drivers that have advanced the mineral processing industry. Trends, developments, and improvements are discussed in depth, and likely areas for future innovations are explored.

This proceedings from the successful 2013 symposium features more than 75 subject-matter experts. These authors share their knowledge, experience, and passion for the metallurgical industry.

Topics include:

  • Comminution equipment, modeling, and instrumentation
  • Magnetic, electrostatic, density-based, dense medium, and liquid/solid separations
  • Nickel and cobalt, zinc and lead, copper and rare earth hydrometallurgy, and gold and silver extraction
  • Innovations in pyrometallurgy, copper smelting, and the iron and steel industry, and refining of platinum group metals
  • Process mineralogy and laboratory automation, analytical chemistry, and measurement of mineral structure and surface chemistry
  • Environmental breakthroughs in acid rock drainage, tailings management, water and brine treatment, chemical and bacterial water treatment, and air pollution control

The papers are accompanied by abundant full-color photographs, figures, illustrations, charts, and author biographies.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780873353717
Publisher: Society for Mining, Metallurgy, and Exploration
Publication date: 02/18/2014
Pages: 696
Product dimensions: 6.90(w) x 10.10(h) x 1.50(d)

Table of Contents

Preface ix

Introduction 1

Supply and Demand: Innovation Drivers in the Minerals Industry Magnus Ericcson 3

Rules of Engagement for the Innovator in the Minerals Industry Martin Kuhn Robert C. Dunne 15

History of Innovations in Extractive Metallurgy Fathi Habashi 29

Comminution 49

Mine to Mill Value Chain Optimization-Role of Blasting Sarma S. Kanchibotla 51

Innovations in Comminution Equipment: Crushers, High Pressure Grinding Rolls, Semi-Autogenous Grinding, Ball Mills, and Regrind Mills Mark T. Erickson 65

Innovations in Comminution Modelling and Ore Characterisation Stephen Morrell 77

Innovations in Comminution Instrumentation and Control Brian Flintoff Olivier Guyot Jeff McKay Andre Vien 91

Advances in Discrete Element Method Application to Grinding Mills Raj K. Rajamani Samira Rashidi Nikhil Dhawan 117

The Future of Comminution Jens Lichter 129

Separations 145

Innovations in Flotation Processing Technology-The Next Hundred Years Michael G. Nelson 147

Major Innovations in the Evolution of Flotation Reagents D.R. Nagaraj Raymond S. Farinato 159

Innovations in Froth Flotation Modeling Peter Amelunxen Kym Runge 177

Innovations in Flotation Plant Practice Stephen Grano Massimiliano (Max) Zanin Joe Pease 193

Ore Sorting Bo R. Arvidson Hermann Wotruba 209

Magnetic Separation Bo R. Arvidson Daniel Norrgran 223

Innovations in Electrostatic Separation Steve Hearn 235

Density-Based Separation Innovations in Coal and Minerals Processing Applications Rick Honaker Robert C. Dunne Kevin Galvin 243

Innovations in Dense Medium Separation Technology Tim Napier-Munn Jeremy Bosman Peter Holtham 265

Innovations in Coal Processing Gerald H. Luttrell 277

A Review of Industrial Innovations in Phosphate Processing Patrick Zhang Regis Stana Hassan El-Shall Brij Moudgil 297

Mineral Sand Separations D. Erik Spiller C. Alex Norgren 317

Innovations in Liquid/Solid Separation for Metallurgical Processing Mick L. McCaslin Keith J. Mounteer Michael Phillips 333

Hydrometallurgy 345

Innovative Strategies for Copper Hydrometallurgy J. Brent Hiskey 347

Innovations in Gold and Silver Extraction and Recovery John O. Marsden S. Andrew Sass 361

Innovations in Zinc and Lead Hydrometallurgy Tim Robinson Corby G. Anderson 389

Innovations in Nickel and Cobalt Hydrometallurgy Corby G. Anderson 403

The Bayer Hydrometallurgical Alumina Process Evolution and Innovations Joseph L. Anjier Corby G. Anderson 427

Rare Earth Hydro- and Pyrometallurgy Karl A. Gschneidner Jr. 441

Biohydrometallurgy Innovations-Discovery and Advances James A. Brierley 447

Uranium Processing Practices, Innovations, and Trends Henry Schnell 457

Innovations in Hydrometallurgy Corby G. Anderson 467

Pyrometallurgy 503

Brief Overview of Some Innovations in Pyrometallurgy Patrick R. Taylor 505

Innovations in Copper Smelting-Keys to Productivity and Efficiency Eric H. Partelpoeg 515

Innovations in Zinc and Lead Pyrometallurgy Len Harris 535

Technology Advancement in the Refining of Platinum Group Metals Neville Plint Stephen Woollam 543

Metallurgical Innovations in the Iron and Steel Industry Glenn E. Hoffman 551

Mineralogy and Analytical Chemistry 567

Innovations in Process Mineralogy and Laboratory Automation Wolfgang Baum 569

Innovations in Measurement of Mineral Structure and Surface Chemistry in Flotation: Past, Present, and Future Roger St.C. Smart Andrea R. Gerson Brian R. Hart David A. Beattie Courtney Young 577

Innovations in Analytical Chemistry-The Key to Metallurgical Advancement Meg Dietrich 603

Environmental Innovations 617

The Generation and Treatment of Acid Rock Drainage Thomas Wildeman Katherine Vatterrodt Linda A. Figueroa 619

A Perspective of Innovations in Tailings Management Dirk van Zyl 629

Innovations in Water and Brine Treatment Using Membrane Technology Larry A. Lien 639

Innovations in Chemical and Bacterial Water Treatment Brian Park Jay McCloskey Larry Twidwell 645

Innovations in Air Pollution Control Catherine "Carrie" MacDougall Michael D.S. Blois Robert W. Reisinger 655

Index 679

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