Special Issue "Mineral Liberation"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 November 2019
Dr. Pura Alfonso Abella
Departament d'Enginyeria Minera, Industrial i TIC, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, 08242 Manresa, Spain
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Interests: ore deposits; quantitative mineralogy; geometallurgy; mineral processing; mineral liberation (liberation degree); advanced mineralogical characterisation equipment
Mineral liberation is essential for designing an optimal mineral processing. It depends on the mineralogical and textural characteristics of ores. The estimation of the liberation degree is fundamental to estimate the efficiency that can be achieved using a separation process. The use of automated mineralogy analysis provides valuable information about mineral liberation, such as its chemistry, mineral composition, and the shape and size of its particles. The extent of mineral liberation is a determining parameter to define the optimal comminution process in order to obtain the maximum grade during the separation process with the lowest energy consumption. In addition, knowing what minerals accompany the ore is necessary for applying separation techniques. This Special Issue aims to provide a compilation of the latest advances on mineral liberation. This issue covers a broad range of topics in which mineral liberation pays a fundamental role such as comminution, energy consumption, physical separation, and modelling.
Dr. Pura Alfonso Abella
Manuscript Submission Information
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- mineral processing
- particle size
- automated mineralogy
- energy consumption
- physical separation