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.

Book Series: Solution Chemistry

Most recent volume

Volume 17. Solution Chemistry

Published: 28th September 2006 Authors: 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 15. Advances in Gold Ore Processing

Published: 2nd December 2005 Editor: Mike Adams

Volume 16. The Metrics of Material and Metal Ecology

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

Volume 14. Coal Flotation and Fine Coal Utilization

Published: 4th July 2001 Author: J. Laskowski

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

Published: 13th July 2000 Editor: P. Massacci

Volume 12. Colloid Chemistry in Mineral Processing

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