Special Issue "Advances in Mineral Processing"

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A special issue of Minerals (ISSN 2075-163X).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 September 2012)

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Roger Smart
University of South Australia, Division of Information Technology, Engineering and the Environment, Mawson Lakes Campus, GPO Box 2471, Adelaide SA 5001, Australia
Website: http://www.unisanet.unisa.edu.au/Staff/homepage.asp?Name=Roger.Smart
E-Mail: roger.smart@unisa.edu.au
Phone: +61 8 830 23353
Fax: +61 8 830 23683
Interests: minerals processing; environmental waste processing; materials processing; biomaterials; surface science

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Kota Hanumantha Rao
Department of Civil, Environmental and Natural Resources Engineering, Division of Sustainable Process Engineering, Luleå University of Technology, SE-971 87 Luleå, Sweden
Website: http://www.ltu.se/staff/h/hrao-1.10035?l=en
E-Mail: hanumantha.rao@ltu.se
Phone: +46 920 491705
Fax: +46 920 97364
Interests: surface and pulp chemistry of flotation; flotation of sulphide, industrial, silicate and iron minerals; molecular modelling of inorganic/organic interfaces; minerals bioprocessing; coal preparation

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Mineral and metal extractive industries play a significant role in the economic development of all nations and mineral processing is one of the key areas to bring forth necessary metals and several finished products of mineral origin from ores. Despite the continuous structural shift towards a knowledge-based society, our society cannot operate without minerals, the consumption of which increases with the standard of living. With a growing demand in the main exporting BRICS countries, the prices of metals continuously increased during the last decade, which-in-turn, increased mineral exploration activities by the mineral industry. Leaner grades and finer dissemination of values in the more recently processed ores have made them more difficult to process economically and it expected that, future ore bodies will be similar or more demanding. It has also become imperative to rationalise technological schemes of ore processing with due consideration to environmental degradation. The industry is meeting these challenges with new research, understanding and technology.

The purpose of this special issue is to review recent advances in mineral processing techniques and to project from current state-of-the-art technology to potential in future mineral processing with full regard to protection of natural environment. Due to ever growing, but often disparate, literature in mineral processing, we think a new special issue with cutting edge and critical review articles on best practices from the most research advances in both fundamental and applied aspects of all mineral processing would be opportune to organize current information and innovations.

We, therefore, request the authors to submit the manuscripts for this new special issue in all areas listed in the keywords covering recent advances and innovation in mineral processing that will be of direct interest to the mineral industry, researchers and practitioners.

Prof. Dr. Kota Hanumantha Rao
Prof. Dr. Roger Smart
Guest Editors

Keywords

  • mineralogy
  • comminution
  • liberation
  • physical separation (gravity, electrostatic, magnetic)
  • flotation (cells, bubble, surface chemistry, froth control)
  • leaching (bioleaching, Eh control)
  • reagents
  • water quality control
  • modelling and process simulation
  • integrated diagnosis of losses
  • rock and tailings disposal and environmental control
  • base metal minerals
  • industrial minerals (oxides, silicates, clays; iron minerals; PGM minerals)
  • strategic (rare earth) minerals

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p. 49-58
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Minerals 2013, 3(1), 49-58; doi:10.3390/min3010049
Received: 27 November 2012; in revised form: 11 January 2013 / Accepted: 22 January 2013 / Published: 30 January 2013
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Minerals 2013, 3(1), 1-15; doi:10.3390/min3010001
Received: 30 September 2012; in revised form: 16 December 2012 / Accepted: 19 December 2012 / Published: 8 January 2013
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p. 493-515
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Minerals 2012, 2(4), 493-515; doi:10.3390/min2040493
Received: 12 September 2012; in revised form: 26 November 2012 / Accepted: 4 December 2012 / Published: 10 December 2012
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p. 459-472
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Minerals 2012, 2(4), 459-472; doi:10.3390/min2040459
Received: 25 July 2012; in revised form: 28 September 2012 / Accepted: 18 October 2012 / Published: 20 November 2012
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p. 283-299
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Minerals 2012, 2(4), 283-299; doi:10.3390/min2040283
Received: 11 July 2012; in revised form: 5 September 2012 / Accepted: 21 September 2012 / Published: 18 October 2012
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p. 258-271
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Minerals 2012, 2(4), 258-271; doi:10.3390/min2040258
Received: 4 July 2012; in revised form: 23 August 2012 / Accepted: 12 September 2012 / Published: 10 October 2012
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p. 208-227
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Minerals 2012, 2(3), 208-227; doi:10.3390/min2030208
Received: 22 June 2012; in revised form: 26 July 2012 / Accepted: 31 July 2012 / Published: 13 August 2012
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Minerals 2012, 2(1), 1-10; doi:10.3390/min2010001
Received: 13 December 2011; in revised form: 3 January 2012 / Accepted: 2 February 2012 / Published: 8 February 2012
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