Special Issue "Comminution in the Minerals Industry"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (1 August 2020).
Interests: mineral processing; modeling; simulation; comminution; physical concentration; coal preparation; discrete element method; degradation during handling; particle breakage
Size reduction processes, which encompass crushing and grinding, represent a significant part of the capital as well as of the operational cost in ore processing. Improving and further understanding such processes is worthwhile, since any measurable improvement may lead to benefits to the process, be they a reduction in energy consumption, wear, or improved performance in downstream processes. Contributions dealing with the various aspects of comminution are encouraged, including understanding of ore breakage, modeling, simulation, control, plant practice, novel comminution and ore pretreatment technologies, as well as downstream implications of comminution processes.
Prof. Dr. Luís Marcelo M. Tavares
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- particle breakage
- cone crushing
- ball milling
- semi-autogenous milling
- autogenous milling
- roller pressing
- roll crushing
- impact crushing
- ultrafine grinding