International Symposium on the Production & Processing of Fine Particles

Edited By

  • A. J. Plumpton, Centre de Recherches Minérales, Sainte-Foy, Québec, Canada

This volume contains the proceedings of an international symposium organised by the Metallurgical Society of the Canadian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy. The aims of the symposium were to discuss fundamental and practical aspects of the technology for the production of fine inorganic particles for the metals, industrial minerals and advanced ceramics sectors, to highlight particle characterization methods and developments, and to review major advances in the processing and extractive metallurgy of finely-sized minerals. 96 conference papers by authors from 19 countries addressed such topics as particle morphology and size analysis, physical and chemical methods for producing fine particles, processing of minerals using gravity, magnetic and electrostatic separation, flotation and flocculation, phase separation involving fine particles, and the hydrometallurgy and pyroprocessing of fine particles. This book will be of interest to mineral processing scientists and engineers, ceramicists, extractive metallurgists and chemical engineers, who are faced with the increasing significance of inorganic fine particles either as valuable products or as materials to be treated in mineral processing systems.
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For mineralogists and professionals in the area of particle characterization, morphology, particle size analysis and mineral processing engineers.


Book information

  • Published: September 1988
  • Imprint: PERGAMON
  • ISBN: 978-0-08-036448-3

Table of Contents

Section headings and selected papers: Particle Characterization - Morphology and Mineralogy. Textural classification using an image analyzer, M M Smith & W Petruk. Particle Characterization - Size Analysis and On-Line Measurements. Analysis of reference samples by photosedimentation, M C Pohl. Flotation of Fine Particles. Column flotation for fine tin recovery, S T Hall & S B Averiss. Mineral Separation Methods Based Upon Agglomeration and Flocculation. Zeta potential measurement of fine particles using the new fluidisation potential technique, L M Amaratunga. Gravity Separation of Fine Particles. A review of gravity concentration techniques for processing fines, R O Burt. Magnetic and Electrostatic Separation. The recovery of soluble salt minerals from potash tailings by co-flocculation of insoluble impurities from magnetite, P Parsonage et al. Physical Production of Fine Particles. Intelligent sensors for automization processing of molten metals and alloys, G Jiang et al. Synthesis of Inorganic and Advanced Ceramic Powders. Primary and secondary ceramic powder processing, P S Nicholson. Fine Particles in Hydrometallurgy. Agglomeration and nucleation of divided solids in a liquid medium: an experimental study with three methods, M Cournil et al. Phase Separation. Effect of crystal habit on filtration characteristics of gypsum, B M Moudgil et al. Pyroprocessing of Fine Particles: Gas Suspension Calcination, Feed Agglomeration and Plasma Pyrometallurgy. Calcination and pyroprocessing of mineral fines, E A Neubert. Supplementary abstracts. Subject index. Author index.