Special Issue "Dewatering of Fine Mineral Tailings"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 August 2018)
The voluminous amounts of ore and water that are processed everyday result in the production of equivalently large quantities of dilute waste tailings worldwide, posing economic challenges and environmental risks. Effective dewatering methods with high sedimentation rates, good supernatant clarity and compact consolidation are required to address this issue. However, the conventional dewatering methods are often inefficient and/or unable to achieve acceptable sediment consolidation, especially for tailings rich in fine mineral particles, even after several years of dam impoundment. Hence, new investigations are required to develop cost-effective methods that achieve compact pulp consolidation and enhanced process water recycling for fine mineral tailings. This Special Issue aims to bring together new and innovative studies in the area of dewatering of fine mineral slurries and tailings, to review the current state of knowledge and to develop improvements in current schemes. We welcome all studies relevant to this area.Dr. Ataollah (Ata) Nosrati
Manuscript Submission Information
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- mineral processing
- mineral slurries
- fine slurries
- fine tailing
- mine tailings
- tailings disposal
- particle interaction
- rheology of mineral slurries
- process water recycle
- clay mineral
- environmental risk mitigation
- flocculant-mediated dewatering
- gravity sedimentation; thickening