Modeling and Simulation of Mineral Processing Systems

Modeling and Simulation of Mineral Processing Systems

1st Edition - November 15, 2001

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  • Author: R. Peter King
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080511849

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Dr. R. Peter King covers the field of quantitative modeling of mineral processing equipment and the use of these models to simulate the actual behavior of ore dressing and coal washing as they are configured to work in industrial practice. The material is presented in a pedagogical style that is particularly suitable for readers who wish to learn the wide variety of modeling methods that have evolved in this field. The models vary widely from one unit type to another. As a result each model is described in some detail. Wherever possible model structure is related to the underlying physical processes that govern the behaviour of particulate material in the processing equipment. Predictive models are emphasised throughout so that, when combined, they can be used to simulate the operation of complex mineral processing flowsheets. The development of successful simulation techniques is a major objective of the work that is covered in the text.

Key Features

  • Covers all aspects of modeling and simulation
  • Provides all necessary tools to put the theory into practice


Final year undergraduates and postgraduate students and researchers in metallurgical and chemical engineering, who need a modern quantitative treatment of the process engineering of physical separation operations as they are applied to the processing of minerals. Professional process engineers who need to deal with the design, evaluation or operation of mineral processing and solid separation plants

Table of Contents

  • Introduction: Particle populations and distribution functions
    Mineral liberation
    Size classification
    Communication operations
    Solid-liquid separation
    Gravity separation
    Magnetic separation
    Simulation of ore dressing plants

Product details

  • No. of pages: 416
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Butterworth-Heinemann 2012
  • Published: November 15, 2001
  • Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080511849

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  • RoddyValle P. Mon Jan 21 2019

    Modeling and Simulation of Mineral Processing Systems

    The book is very good.