Series: Developments in Mineral Processing

The gold processing industry is experiencing change. As free-milling and oxide ores become depleted, more complex polymetallic and refractory ores are being processed, coupled with increasing pressure for stricter environmental compliance. Recent years have also seen a steady reduction in mineral processing and metallurgy graduates and a gradual loss of older operating experience. A contribution to documenting current and future practice in gold ore processing seems timely. The focus of this volume is on advances in current gold plant operation, from conception to closure; each chapter or section also covers innovations at the bench and pilot-scale level that would be expected to find commercial application at some stage. Coverage is also given to the chemistry and engineering aspects. Contributions have been put together by a global network of experts in the field. The general principle behind the structure of the volume is that of flowsheeting based on unit operations and applied to a mineralogical classification of gold ore types. From concept to closure, this book covers all unit operations, mineralogies and processes that are relevant to dealing with today’s complex orebodies.
Solution Chemistry

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Volume 17. Solution Chemistry

Published: 28th September 2006 Editors: P. Somasundaran Dianzuo Wang
Surfactants have been used for many industrial processes such as flotation, enhanced oil recovery, soil remediation and cleansing. Flotation technology itself has been used in industry since the end of the 19th century, and even today it is an important method for mineral processing and its application range is expanding to other areas. This technology has been used in the treatment of wastewater, industrial waste materials, separation and recycling of municipal waste, and some unit processes of chemical engineering. The efficiency of all these operations depends primarily on the interactions among surfactants, solids and media. In this book, the fundamentals of solution chemistry of mineral/surfactant systems are discussed, as well as the important calculations involved. The influence of relevant physico-chemical conditions are also presented in detail.

Additional volumes

Volume 16. The Metrics of Material and Metal Ecology

Published: 2nd November 2005 Editors: M.A. Reuter U.M.J. Boin A, van Schaik E. Verhoef K. Heiskanen Yongxiang Yang G. Georgalli

Volume 15. Advances in Gold Ore Processing

Published: 2nd December 2005 Editors: Mike Adams

Volume 14. Coal Flotation and Fine Coal Utilization

Published: 4th July 2001 Editors: J. Laskowski

Volume 13. Proceedings of the XXI International Mineral Processing Congress, July 23-27, 2000, Rome, Italy

Published: 13th July 2000 Editors: P. Massacci

Volume 12. Colloid Chemistry in Mineral Processing

Published: 3rd January 1992 Editors: J.S. Laskowski J. Ralston

Mechanical Activation of Minerals

Published: 1st January 1989 Editors: K. Tkácová

Pelletization of Fines

Published: 1st January 1988 Editors: J. Srb Z. Ružicková

Proceedings of the XVIth International Mineral Processing Congress, Stockholm, Sweden, 5-10 June 1988

Published: 1st January 1988 Editors: E. Forssberg

Froth Flotation

Published: 1st January 1988 Editors: S.H. Castro Jesus Alvarez

Magnetic Methods for the Treatment of Minerals

Published: 1st June 1987 Editors: J. Svoboda

Flotation of Sulphide Minerals

Published: 1st January 1985 Editors: K.S.E. Forssberg

Physico-Chemical Elementary Processes in Flotation

Published: 1st January 1984 Editors: H.J. Schulze

Gravity Concentration Technology

Published: 1st January 1984 Editors: R.O. Burt

Mineral Processing

Published: 1st January 1981 Editors: J. Laskowski

Mineral and Coal Flotation Circuits

Published: 1st January 1981 Editors: A.J. Lynch N.W. Johnson E.V. Manlapig C.G. Thorne

Mineral Crushing and Grinding Circuits

Published: 1st January 1979 Editors: A.J. Lynch