These three volumes (Golden Nuggets) present the latest knowledge in the science and technology of mineral processing and new industry applications, related to the following topics: mineral and material characterization and liberation, comminution, classification and agglomeration, hydro and biohydrometallurgy, physical separation processing, flotation, and process simulation and control. Due to the increasing application of mineral processing techniques in waste treatment, recycling and soil remediation have received special attention.

The three volumes present a selected collection of peer-reviewed papers devoted both to the theory of mineral processing (Volumes A and B) and to process design and plant application (Volume C).

Table of Contents

A1 - Mineral and Material Characterization The Mathematical Characterization of Raw Materials - A Basis to Design Machines (G. Unland). Lithological Composition and Ore Grindability Sensors, based on Image Analysis (A. Casali, et al.). Automated Characterization of Non-Stoichiometric Minerals (D. Sutherland, et al.). Color Classification of Kaolin Typologies by Neural Networks (A.B. Valim, et al.). On-Line Xrd Analysers for Slurry Samples. Problems and Solutions (J.Nikolov, I. Madsen). Martian Soil and Human Exploration (T.P. Meloy, M.C. Williams). Beneficiation and Mechanical-Chemical Alterations of Natural Zeolites (T.S. Yusupov, et al.). Selective Data Mining for Material Selection (D. Pace, et al.). Substantiation of Classification of Coals by Use of Their Structural-Chemical Parameters (A.M. Gyulmaliev, I.V. Eremin). A2 - Mineral Liberation Stereological Correction of Mineral Liberation Grade Distributions (S.J. Spencer, D.N. Sutherland). Liberation Model Considering Preferential Breakage at Mineral Boundaries (S. Owada, et al.). Mineral Liberation Analysis - A Review of Some Recent Developments (R.P. King, C.L. Schneider). Liberation of a Particle-Composite Material (J. Tomas, M. Schreier). Liberation of Valuable Inclusions in Ores and Slags by Electrical Pulses (U. Andres, et al.). A3 - Process Simulation and Control Scale-up of Tower Mill Performance Using Modeling and Simulation (A. Jankovic, S. Morrell). Column Flotation of Low Cassiterite Contained Slimes: Modeling and Scale-up Using Pilot Plant Data (L.O. Filippov). Micro-Scale Physical Model to Account for Energy Spectrum Distribution in the Ball Mill for Sophisticated Performance Prediction (T. Inoue, K. Okaya). Flotation Process Control on a Pgm Flotation Circuit (A. Singh, J. Schubert). Gain Scheduling Control of a Cement Grinding Circuit Based on


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About the editor

P. Massacci

Affiliations and Expertise

University of Rome “La Sapienza”
Department of Chemical, Raw Material and Metallurgical Engineering
Rome, Italy


@from:F. Habashi is an essential document for anyone involved in the uranium industry on the management level. @source:CIM Bulletin @from:T. Negeri @qu:...The proceedings are a "must" for any mineral-processing library and would be a valuable addition to the bookshelf of many hydrometallurgists, especially those working at the minerals-hydrometallurgy interface. @source:Hydrometallurgy