Special Issue "Modeling, Design and Optimization of Multiphase Systems in Minerals Processing, Volume II"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 19 November 2021.
Interests: modeling; design; optimization; uncertainty; flotation; heap leaching; tailing; seawater
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Special Issue in Minerals: Cleaner Production in Mineral Processing
Interests: modeling and simulation; process design; uncertainty quantification; optimization algorithm design; flotation; grinding; computational intelligence
After hundreds of years of the exploitation of mining resources, the demand for these resources has continued to increase. The demand will be maintained and increase in the future to face the significant challenges of engineering and society. To meet these challenges, tools are needed to help understand, improve, and facilitate more effective solutions. The use of modeling at all levels and types is undoubtedly one of those tools. A common feature in the processing of mining resources is the presence of multiphase systems, which are defined as systems in which two or more different phases (i.e., gas, liquid, or solid) are present. A series of phenomena associated with processes such as flotation, grinding, magnetic separation, and thickening are related to multiphase systems. With these antecedents, we have developed this Special Issue dedicated to the modeling, design, and optimization of multiphase systems in mineral processing to promote discussion, analysis, and cooperation between research groups. The Special Issue welcomes review articles, regular articles, and short notes that cover different methodologies for modeling, design, optimization, and analysis in problems of adsorption, leaching, flotation, and magnetic separation, among others. Tools for the study of multiphase systems at different time and size scales are also welcome such as molecular modeling, computational fluid dynamics, response surface methodology, artificial intelligence, multiscale modeling, uncertainty and global sensitivity analyses, and optimization.
- molecular modeling
- intelligent computation
- computational fluid dynamics
- response surface methodology
- solid–liquid systems
- liquid–liquid systems
- solid–gas systems
- solid–liquid–gas systems