Special Issue "Selected Papers from the Mineral Engineering Conference—MEC 2019"

A special issue of Minerals (ISSN 2075-163X). This special issue belongs to the section "Mineral Processing and Metallurgy".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 November 2019

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Dr. Tomasz Niedoba

Department of Environmental Engineering and Mineral Processing, AGH University of Science and Technology, 30-059 Krakow, Poland
Interests: mathematical modeling; statistical analysis; data management; mineral processing; optimization
Guest Editor
Dr. Agnieszka Surowiak

Department of Environmental Engineering and Mineral Processing, Faculty of Mining and Geoengineering, AGH University of Science and Technology, 30-059 Krakow, Poland
Interests: mineral processing; flotation; dewatering; ore beneficiation; coal
Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Oktay Sahbaz

Department of Mining Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Dumlupinar University, 43000 Kütahya, Turkey
Interests: mineral processing; flotation; Jameson cell; ore beneficiation; borone

Special Issue Information

Dear colleagues,

Mineral processing is a crucial part of the production of our natural resources and determines the efficiency of mining processes. Together with metallurgical processes, it delivers the main elements to national industry in a suitable form. Such processes as crushing, grinding, screening and various sorts of classification are the main technological processes, usually characterized by significant costs and environmental impact. Furthermore, the amount of natural resources is limited and it is important to recover them as well as possible. The growing demand for materials, especially for those qualified as strategic or critical materials, means that the appropriate selection of technological processes is very important, especially with regard to their capacity and the efficiency of gaining materials from both primary and secondary sources. For this reason, the influence of these processes on the economy, waste production and the natural environment is a very important issue. As a result, constant optimization should be the goal of all mineral processing and metallurgical plants.

The key objective of Minerals Engineering Conference 2019—which is at the same time 15th International Conference of Non-Ferrous Ores Processing, the 56th Seminar on Physicochemical Problems of Minerallurgy, and the 24th International Conference of Mineral Processing—is to share the latest developments in mineral processing, minimization of waste production, post-production waste management, process modeling and optimization, new technologies and others aspects supporting the current needs and expectations of manufacturers and society. The main topics of the conference are:

  • analytical techniques and applied mineralogy
  • automation and process control
  • comminution, classification and sorting
  • froth flotation
  • solid-liquid separation
  • gravity concentration
  • magnetic and electric separation
  • hydro- and biohydrometallurgy
  • extractive metallurgy
  • recycling and mineral waste
  • modification of mineral properties
  • environmental aspects of mineral processing

We invite professionals from mineral processing and metallurgy, producers of equipment and software providers, people from research institutes and scientific university staff to attend the conference. We cordially invite you to join us at the conference and also to submit the extended version of your manuscripts to this Special Issue.    

Dr. Tomasz Niedoba
Dr. Agnieszka Surowiak
Prof. Dr. Oktay Sahbaz
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Minerals is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1400 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.

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