Wills' Mineral Processing Technology - 8th Edition - ISBN: 9780080970530, 9780080970547

Wills' Mineral Processing Technology

8th Edition

An Introduction to the Practical Aspects of Ore Treatment and Mineral Recovery

Authors: Barry A. Wills James Finch
eBook ISBN: 9780080970547
Paperback ISBN: 9780080970530
Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
Published Date: 24th September 2015
Page Count: 512
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Description

Wills' Mineral Processing Technology: An Introduction to the Practical Aspects of Ore Treatment and Mineral Recovery has been the definitive reference for the mineral processing industry for over thirty years. This industry standard reference provides practicing engineers and students of mineral processing, metallurgy, and mining with practical information on all the common techniques used in modern processing installations.

Each chapter is dedicated to a major processing procedure—from underlying principles and technologies to the latest developments in strategies and equipment for processing increasingly complex refractory ores. The eighth edition of this classic reference enhances coverage of practical applications via the inclusion of new material focused on meeting the pressing demand for ever greater operational efficiency, while addressing the pivotal challenges of waste disposal and environmental remediation.

Advances in automated mineralogy and analysis and high-pressure grinding rolls are given dedicated coverage. The new edition also contains more detailed discussions of comminution efficiency, classification, modeling, flocculation, reagents, liquid-solid separations, and beneficiation of phosphate, and industrial materials. Finally, the addition of new examples and solved problems further facilitates the book’s pedagogical role in the classroom.

Key Features

  • Connects fundamentals with practical applications to benefit students and practitioners alike
  • Ensures relevance internationally with new material and updates from renowned authorities in the UK, Australia, and Canada
  • Introduces the latest technologies and incorporates environmental issues to place the subject of mineral processing in a contemporary context, addressing concerns of sustainability and cost effectiveness
  • Provides new case studies, examples, and figures to bring a fresh perspective to the field

Readership

Practitioners in the fields of chemical, metallurgical and materials engineering, working in the areas of mining and mineralogy and students in one and two semester courses in minerals processing, as well as courses in metallurgy and chemical processing materials.

Table of Contents

  • Preface
  • Acknowledgments
  • Chapter 1. Introduction
    • 1.1 Minerals
    • 1.2 Abundance of Minerals
    • 1.3 Deposits and Ores
    • 1.4 Metallic and Nonmetallic Ores
    • 1.5 The Need for Mineral Processing
    • 1.6 Liberation
    • 1.7 Concentration
    • 1.8 Representing Mineral Processing Systems: The Flowsheet
    • 1.9 Measures of Separation
    • 1.10 Economic Considerations
    • 1.11 Sustainability
    • References
  • Chapter 2. Ore Handling
    • 2.1 Introduction
    • 2.2 The Removal of Harmful Materials
    • 2.3 Ore Transportation
    • 2.4 Ore Storage
    • 2.5 Feeding
    • 2.6 Self-Heating of Sulfide Minerals
    • References
  • Chapter 3. Sampling, Control, and Mass Balancing
    • 3.1 Introduction
    • 3.2 Sampling
    • 3.3 On-line Analysis
    • 3.4 Slurry Streams: Some Typical Calculations
    • 3.5 Automatic Control in Mineral Processing
    • 3.6 Mass Balancing Methods
    • 3.7 Example Mass Balance Calculations
    • References
  • Chapter 4. Particle Size Analysis
    • 4.1 Introduction
    • 4.2 Particle Size and Shape
    • 4.3 Sieve Analysis
    • 4.4 Sub-sieve Techniques
    • 4.5 On-line Particle Size Analysis
    • References
  • Chapter 5. Comminution
    • 5.1 Introduction
    • 5.2 Principles of Comminution
    • 5.3 Comminution Modeling
    • 5.4 Comminution Efficiency
    • References
  • Chapter 6. Crushers
    • 6.1 Introduction
    • 6.2 Primary Crushers
    • 6.3 Secondary/tertiary Crushers
    • 6.4 High Pressure Grinding Rolls
    • 6.5 Impact Crushers
    • 6.6 Rotary Breakers
    • 6.7 Crushing Circuits and Control
    • References
  • Chapter 7. Grinding Mills
    • 7.1 Introduction
    • 7.2 Tumbling Mills
    • 7.3 Stirred Mills
    • 7.4 Other Grinding Mill Types
    • 7.5 Grinding Circuits
    • References
  • Chapter 8. Industrial Screening
    • 8.1 Introduction
    • 8.2 Screen Performance
    • 8.3 Factors Affecting Screen Performance
    • 8.4 Mathematical Models of Screens
    • 8.5 Screen Types
    • References
  • Chapter 9. Classification
    • 9.1 Introduction
    • 9.2 Principles of Classification
    • 9.3 Types of Classifiers
    • 9.4 Centrifugal Classifiers—The Hydrocyclone
    • 9.5 Gravitational Classifiers
    • References
  • Chapter 10. Gravity Concentration
    • 10.1 Introduction
    • 10.2 Principles of Gravity Concentration
    • 10.3 Gravitational Concentrators
    • 10.4 Centrifugal Concentrators
    • 10.5 Sluices and Cones
    • 10.6 Fluidized Bed Separators
    • 10.7 Dry Processing
    • 10.8 Single-Stage Units and Circuits
    • References
  • Chapter 11. Dense Medium Separation (DMS)
    • 11.1 Introduction
    • 11.2 The Dense Medium
    • 11.3 Separating Vessels
    • 11.4 DMS Circuits
    • 11.5 Example DMS Applications
    • 11.6 Laboratory Heavy Liquid Tests
    • 11.7 Efficiency of DMS
    • References
  • Chapter 12. Froth Flotation
    • 12.1 Introduction
    • 12.2 Principles of Flotation
    • 12.3 Classification of Minerals
    • 12.4 Collectors
    • 12.5 Frothers
    • 12.6 Regulators
    • 12.7 The Importance of pH
    • 12.8 The Importance of Pulp Potential
    • 12.9 Flotation Kinetics
    • 12.10 The Role of Particle Size and Liberation
    • 12.11 Cells, Banks, and Circuits
    • 12.12 Flotation Testing
    • 12.13 Flotation Machines
    • 12.14 Flotation Cell and Gas Dispersion Characterization
    • 12.15 Control of Flotation Plants
    • 12.16 Reagent Addition and Conditioning
    • 12.17 Flotation Flowsheets and Plant Practice
    • 12.18 Other Surface Chemistry and Flotation-Based Separation Systems
    • References
  • Chapter 13. Magnetic and Electrical Separation
    • 13.1 Introduction
    • 13.2 Magnetism in Minerals
    • 13.3 Equations of Magnetism
    • 13.4 Magnetic Separator Design
    • 13.5 Types of Magnetic Separator
    • 13.6 Electrical Separation
    • References
  • Chapter 14. Sensor-based Ore Sorting
    • 14.1 Introduction
    • 14.2 Sensor-based Sorting Principles
    • 14.3 Historical Development
    • 14.4 Example Flowsheet and Economic Drivers
    • References
  • Chapter 15. Dewatering
    • 15.1 Introduction
    • 15.2 Gravitational Sedimentation
    • 15.3 Centrifugal Sedimentation
    • 15.4 Filtration
    • 15.5 Drying
    • References
  • Chapter 16. Tailings Disposal
    • 16.1 Introduction
    • 16.2 Methods of Disposal of Tailings
    • 16.3 Environmental Issues
    • References
  • Chapter 17. Modeling and Characterization
    • 17.1 Introduction
    • 17.2 Circuit Design and Optimization by Computer Simulation
    • 17.3 Machine Design
    • 17.4 Design of Experiments
    • 17.5 Geometallurgy
    • 17.6 Applied Mineralogy
    • References
  • Appendix I. Metallic Ore Minerals
  • Appendix II. Common Nonmetallic Ores
  • Appendix III. Technical Separation Efficiency: Definition and Derivation
  • Appendix IV. Data Used in Figure 4.7
  • Appendix V. Derivation of Fully Mixed Recovery Equation (Chapter 12, Equation 12.28)
  • Appendix VI. Data and Computations to Determine Time Corresponding to Maximum Separation Efficiency (Figure 12.58), and to Determine Flotation Rate Constant (Figure 12.59)
  • Index

Details

No. of pages:
512
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Butterworth-Heinemann 2016
Published:
Imprint:
Butterworth-Heinemann
eBook ISBN:
9780080970547
Paperback ISBN:
9780080970530

About the Author

Barry A. Wills

Barry A. Wills

Affiliations and Expertise

Senior Partner, MEI, Cornwall, UK

James Finch

Affiliations and Expertise

McGill University, Montreal, Canada

Reviews

"Mineral Processing Technology will continue to be a key reference book for mineral engineering professionals and a recommended textbook for mineral processing students." --Mark S. Klima, Mineral Processing and Geo-Environmental Engineering, Pennsylvania State University