Wills' Mineral Processing Technology - 7th Edition - ISBN: 9780750644501, 9780080479477

Wills' Mineral Processing Technology

7th Edition

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

Authors: Barry A. Wills
Paperback ISBN: 9780750644501
eBook ISBN: 9780080479477
Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
Published Date: 17th August 2006
Page Count: 456
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Description

  • Preface to 7th Edition
  • Acknowledgements
  • Chapter 1: Introduction
    • Publisher Summary
    • Minerals and ores
    • Mineral processing methods
    • Efficiency of mineral processing operations
    • Concentration
    • Economics of tin processing
    • Economics of copper processing
    • Economic efficiency
  • Chapter 2: Ore handling
    • Publisher Summary
    • Introduction
    • The removal of harmful materials
    • Ore transportation
    • Ore storage
    • Feeding
  • Chapter 3: Metallurgical accounting, control and simulation
    • Publisher Summary
    • Introduction
    • Sampling and weighing the ore
    • Slurry streams
    • Automatic control in mineral processing
    • Neural networks
    • Circuit design and optimisation by computer simulation
    • Mass balancing methods
    • Introduction to mass balances on complex circuits
    • Design of experiments and plant trials
  • Chapter 4: Particle size analysis
    • Publisher Summary
    • Introduction
    • Particle size and shape
    • Sieve analysis
    • Sub-sieve techniques
  • Chapter 5: Comminution
    • Publisher Summary
    • Introduction
    • Principles of comminution
    • Comminution theory
    • Grindability
    • Simulation of comminution processes and circuits
  • Chapter 6: Crushers
    • Publisher Summary
    • Introduction
    • Primary crushers
    • Secondary crushers
    • Crushing circuits and control
  • Chapter 7: Grinding mills
    • Publisher Summary
    • Introduction
    • The motion of the charge in a tumbling mill
    • Tumbling mills
    • Grinding circuits
  • Chapter 8: Industrial screening
    • Publisher Summary
    • Introduction
    • Performance of screens
    • Factors affecting screen performance
    • Screen types
  • Chapter 9: Classification
    • Publisher Summary
    • Introduction
    • Principles of classification
    • Types of classifier
  • Chapter 10: Gravity concentration
    • Publisher Summary
    • Introduction
    • Principles of gravity concentration
    • Gravity separators
    • Jigs
    • Pinched sluices and cones
    • Spirals
    • Shaking tables
    • Pneumatic tables
    • Duplex concentrator
    • Mozley Laboratory Separator
    • Centrifugal concentrators
    • Gold ore concentrators
  • Chapter 11: Dense medium separation (DMS)
    • Publisher Summary
    • Introduction
    • The dense medium
    • Centrifugal separators
    • DMS circuits
    • Typical dense medium separations
    • Laboratory heavy liquid tests
    • Efficiency of dense medium separation
    • Construction of partition curves
    • Organic efficiency
  • Chapter 12: Froth flotation
    • Publisher Summary
    • Introduction
    • Principles of flotation
    • Classification of minerals
    • Collectors
    • Frothers
    • Regulators
    • The importance of pH
    • The importance of pulp potential
    • The role of bubble generation and froth performance
    • Entrainment
    • The engineering of flotation
    • Electroflotation
    • Agglomeration-skin flotation
    • Flotation plant practice
    • Reagents and conditioning
    • Control of flotation plants
    • Typical flotation separations
    • Flotation of copper ores
    • Oxidised copper ores
  • Chapter 13: Magnetic and electrical separation
    • Publisher Summary
    • Introduction
    • Magnetic separation
  • Chapter 14: Ore sorting
    • Publisher Summary
    • Introduction
    • Electronic sorting principles
    • Examples
  • Chapter 15: Dewatering
    • Publisher Summary
    • Introduction
    • Sedimentation
    • Chemical formula
    • Filtration
    • Drying
  • Chapter 16: Tailings disposal
    • Publisher Summary
    • Introduction
    • Methods of disposal of tailings
  • Appendix I: Metallic ore minerals
  • Appendix II: Common non-metallic ores
  • Appendix III: Excel Spreadsheets for formulae in chapter 3
  • Index

Key Features

· The classic mineral processing text, revised and updated by a prestigious new team · Provides a clear exposition of the principles and practice of mineral processing, with examples taken from practice · Covers the latest technological developments and highlights the challenges facing the mineral processor · New sections on environmental problems, improving the efficiency of existing processes and dealing with waste.

Readership

Students and Practitioners of Mineral Processing, Metallurgy, Mining and related fields.

Table of Contents

  • Preface to 7th Edition
  • Acknowledgements
  • Chapter 1: Introduction
    • Publisher Summary
    • Minerals and ores
    • Mineral processing methods
    • Efficiency of mineral processing operations
    • Concentration
    • Economics of tin processing
    • Economics of copper processing
    • Economic efficiency
  • Chapter 2: Ore handling
    • Publisher Summary
    • Introduction
    • The removal of harmful materials
    • Ore transportation
    • Ore storage
    • Feeding
  • Chapter 3: Metallurgical accounting, control and simulation
    • Publisher Summary
    • Introduction
    • Sampling and weighing the ore
    • Slurry streams
    • Automatic control in mineral processing
    • Neural networks
    • Circuit design and optimisation by computer simulation
    • Mass balancing methods
    • Introduction to mass balances on complex circuits
    • Design of experiments and plant trials
  • Chapter 4: Particle size analysis
    • Publisher Summary
    • Introduction
    • Particle size and shape
    • Sieve analysis
    • Sub-sieve techniques
  • Chapter 5: Comminution
    • Publisher Summary
    • Introduction
    • Principles of comminution
    • Comminution theory
    • Grindability
    • Simulation of comminution processes and circuits
  • Chapter 6: Crushers
    • Publisher Summary
    • Introduction
    • Primary crushers
    • Secondary crushers
    • Crushing circuits and control
  • Chapter 7: Grinding mills
    • Publisher Summary
    • Introduction
    • The motion of the charge in a tumbling mill
    • Tumbling mills
    • Grinding circuits
  • Chapter 8: Industrial screening
    • Publisher Summary
    • Introduction
    • Performance of screens
    • Factors affecting screen performance
    • Screen types
  • Chapter 9: Classification
    • Publisher Summary
    • Introduction
    • Principles of classification
    • Types of classifier
  • Chapter 10: Gravity concentration
    • Publisher Summary
    • Introduction
    • Principles of gravity concentration
    • Gravity separators
    • Jigs
    • Pinched sluices and cones
    • Spirals
    • Shaking tables
    • Pneumatic tables
    • Duplex concentrator
    • Mozley Laboratory Separator
    • Centrifugal concentrators
    • Gold ore concentrators
  • Chapter 11: Dense medium separation (DMS)
    • Publisher Summary
    • Introduction
    • The dense medium
    • Centrifugal separators
    • DMS circuits
    • Typical dense medium separations
    • Laboratory heavy liquid tests
    • Efficiency of dense medium separation
    • Construction of partition curves
    • Organic efficiency
  • Chapter 12: Froth flotation
    • Publisher Summary
    • Introduction
    • Principles of flotation
    • Classification of minerals
    • Collectors
    • Frothers
    • Regulators
    • The importance of pH
    • The importance of pulp potential
    • The role of bubble generation and froth performance
    • Entrainment
    • The engineering of flotation
    • Electroflotation
    • Agglomeration-skin flotation
    • Flotation plant practice
    • Reagents and conditioning
    • Control of flotation plants
    • Typical flotation separations
    • Flotation of copper ores
    • Oxidised copper ores
  • Chapter 13: Magnetic and electrical separation
    • Publisher Summary
    • Introduction
    • Magnetic separation
  • Chapter 14: Ore sorting
    • Publisher Summary
    • Introduction
    • Electronic sorting principles
    • Examples
  • Chapter 15: Dewatering
    • Publisher Summary
    • Introduction
    • Sedimentation
    • Chemical formula
    • Filtration
    • Drying
  • Chapter 16: Tailings disposal
    • Publisher Summary
    • Introduction
    • Methods of disposal of tailings
  • Appendix I: Metallic ore minerals
  • Appendix II: Common non-metallic ores
  • Appendix III: Excel Spreadsheets for formulae in chapter 3
  • Index

Details

No. of pages:
456
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Butterworth-Heinemann 2005
Published:
Imprint:
Butterworth-Heinemann
eBook ISBN:
9780080479477
Paperback ISBN:
9780750644501

About the Author

Barry A. Wills

Affiliations and Expertise

Senior Partner, MEI, Cornwall, UK

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