This second edition describes theories and practices of design and operation of apparatus and equipment, including an additional chapter on magnetic, electrostatic, and conductivity modes of mineral separation. Basics of process controls for efficient and economic modes of separation are introduced.
- Outlines the theory and practice in the design of flow sheets and operation of an integrated mineral processing plant- Introduces the basic magnetism, electrostatic, conductivity, and dielectrophoresis properties of minerals and related separation techniques- Describes automation in mineral processing plants allowing maximum yields and consistent high concentrate grades- Outlines problems and offers solutions in the form of various examples
1. Mineral Sampling 2. Particle Size Estimation and Distributions 3. Size Reduction and Energy Requirement 4. Jaw Crusher 5. Gyratory and Cone Crusher 6. Roll Crushers 7. Tubular Ball Mills 8. Tubular Rod Mills 9. Autogenous and Semi-Autogenous Mills 10. Stirred Mills
Ultrafine Grinding 11. Mathematical Modelling of Comminution Processes 12. Screening 13. Classification 14. Solid
Thickening 15. Solid Liquid Separation
Filtration 16. Gravity Separation 17. Magnetic and Electrostatic Separation 18. Flotation 19. Metallurgical Process Assessment 20. Process Control
25 years in Managerial Position in industry involved in operation, production and research and 18 years in academia (Teaching Undergrad, & Post Graduate courses and conducting Research). Retirement followed by work as Consultant
Yan, Denis S.
6 years Consultant Metallurgist, Mineral Engineering Technical Services, Perth, Western Australia; and 22 years in academia, research and lecturing on Mineral Processing, W.A School of Mines, Kalgoorlie, Western Australia.