Mineral Processing Design and Operation

Mineral Processing Design and Operation

An Introduction

1st Edition - May 10, 2006

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  • Authors: Ashok Gupta, Dennis Yan
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080454610

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Mineral Processing Design and Operations is expected to be of use to the design engineers engaged in the design and operation of mineral processing plants and including those process engineers who are engaged in flow-sheets development.Provides an orthodox statistical approach that helps in the understanding of the designing of unit processes. The subject of mineral processing has been treated on the basis of unit processes that are subsequently developed and integrated to form a complete strategy for mineral beneficiation. Unit processes of crushing, grinding, solid–liquid separation, flotation are therefore described in some detail so that a student at graduate level and operators at plants will find this book useful. Mineral Processing Design and Operations describes the strategy of mathematical modeling as a tool for more effective controlling of operations, looking at both steady state and dynamic state models.

Key Features

* Containing 18 chapters that have several worked out examples to clarify process operations
* Filling a gap in the market by providing up-to-date research on mineral processing
* Describes alternative approaches to design calculation, using example calculations and problem exercises


For academics and students working towards a career in the mineral processing industry, also mineral processing engineers, metallurgists, chemical engineers, mining engineers and process control engineers.

Table of Contents

  • Mineral Sampling

    Particle Size Estimation And Distributions

    Size Reduction Energy Estimations

    Jaw Crusher

    Gyratory Crusher

    Roll Crushers

    Ball Mill

    Autogenous And Semi-Autogenous Mills

    Mathematical Modelling In Comminution



    Solid-Liquid Separation - Thickening


    Gravity Separation


    Material Balance

    Process Control

Product details

  • No. of pages: 718
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier Science 2006
  • Published: May 10, 2006
  • Imprint: Elsevier Science
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080454610

About the Authors

Ashok Gupta

Ashok Gupta
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

Affiliations and Expertise

Carine-Perth, Australia

Dennis Yan

Dennis Yan
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.

Affiliations and Expertise

Minerals Engineering and Extractive Metallurgy, Curtin University of Technology, Kalgoorlie, Australia

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