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A compilation of engaging and insightful papers from the prestigious 2009 Plant Design Symposium, this book is an indispensable text for university-level instruction, as well as a valuable guide for operators considering new construction, plant renovation, or expansion. This book delves into every aspect of plant design from best practices of industry leaders to knowing "what not to do" to avoid expensive, time-consuming mistakes. It discusses the role of innovation, how to finance and conduct feasibility studies, and how to reduce a plant’s carbon footprint. The latest developments concerning flotation, extractive metallurgy, crushing and grinding, separation processes, and process development are also discussed extensively. Case studies and plenary speakers highlight process design concepts that work well and those that do not. Content: Front Matter • Introductory Remarks • Preface • Table of Contents •Section 1. Plenary Session 1. Plant Design: What Not to Do 2. A Few General Rules for Plant Design 3. Grinding Circuits: What to Look for in Design 4. The Role of Innovation in Mineral Processing and Metallurgical Plant Design •Section 2. Research and Characterization 5. A Case Study in the Flotation Characterization of an Ore Body and its Use in Circuit Design and Risk Assessment 6. High Resolution X-ray Micro CT (HRXMT) - Advances in 3D Particle Characterization for Mineral Processing Operations 7. Gas Dispersion Measurements: Uses and Opportunities 8. Taking Mineral Processing Plant Simulation to a New Level - Inclusion of Mine Plans and Financial Performance 9. Impacts of Quantitative Mineral Characterization on Processing 10. Benefits of Dynamic Process Simulation for the Mineral Industry •Section 3. Engineering Commissioning, Start Up, and Case Studies 11. Expansion of the Gibraltar Mill 12. Wet Weather Design and Experience for Mineral Processing 13. Engineering Challenges in Today's Dynamic Marketplace 14. Gibraltar Mine Expansion - Design Consideration for a "Fast-Track" Brown-Field Project •Section 4. Sampling, Bench, and Pilot Plant Test Work 15. The Combined Acid Leach (CPAL) Process, Batch and Piloting Testwork 16. Sampling for On-Stream Analysis and Composite Samples 17. The Deswik Pilot Study Regrind Mill - Benefits of an Onsite Small Scale Fine Grind Test Study •Section 5. Flotation 18. Design and Operation of Mechanical Flotation Machines 19. The Application of Froth Flotation for Gold Recovery at Newmont Mining Corporation 20. Designing Modern Flotation Circuits Using JKFIT and JKSIMFLOAT 21. Purposeful Instrumentation for Effective Flotation Control 22. Benchmarking of Flotation Plants: A Key Element of Flotation Modelling 23. Column and Non-Traditional Flotation 24. Flotation of Fine Oil Droplets in Petroleum Production Circuits •Section 6. Extractive Metallurgy 25. New Chloride Based Process for the Recovery of Bismuth from Polymetallic Concentrates - NICO Deposit, NWT, Canada 26. Process Development Testing for Continuous Ion Exchange Applications 27. Fundamental Procedures to Evaluate and Design Industrial Waste Water Metals Treatment Systems, Case Study Discussions 28. Design and Operation of Ion Exchange Process Systems 29. An Update: Selection, Equipment Sizing and Flowsheet Applications in Copper Solvent Extraction and Electrowinning •Section 7. Comminution (Crushing and Grinding) 30. The Importance of Water Utilization for Maximizin Grinding Circuit Classification System Efficiency 31. The Bond Standard for Comminution Efficiency 32. In-Pit Crushing - The Move to Continuous Mining 33. Impact on Grinding Mill Design of Recent New Discoveries 34. Recent Trends in the Design of Comminution Circuits for High Tonnage Hard Rock Mining 35. Factors Influencing the Selection and Sizing of Crushers •Section 8. Financial and Feasibility Studies 36. Financing Your Mine 37. Early-Stage Risk Minimization in Process Flowsheet Design 38. Going Green in Mining Project Finance - What Does it Mean in Terms of the Engineering Study? 39. Concentrated Solar Powered Mineral Processing •Section 9. Particle Separation 40. Impact of Flash Flotation on Grinding and Main Flotation Circuits - Design by Simulation and Case Studies 41. Rheology in Mineral Processing 42. Online Slurry Particle Size Analyzers 43. Fine Sizing with the Derrick® Stack Sizer™ Screen 44. Maximum Classification Efficiency through Double Classification Using the Recyclone 45. Paste Thickening of Tailings: Process and Equipment Design Fundamentals Relative to Deposition Goals •Section 10. Other Separation Processes 46. Installation and Operation of the Eriez Cryogen-Free Superconducting Magnet at Sibelco UK 47. New Developments in Sensor-Based Sorting 48. Real Time Information Management Infrastructure - Collaboration at Mine-Mill for Asset Optimization 49. Gravity Recovery of Gold from within Grinding Circuits 50. Development of the ORC Coos Bay Mineral Sands Deposit in Oregon, USA •Section 11. Process Development 51. Innovative Surge Bin Design for Mineral Sands Processing Plant 52. Process Design Studies for Northland Resources Fennoscandinavian IOCG Properties 53. Frac Sand Plant Design: A Process Solutions Provider Perspective, from Testwork to Project Completion 54. The Design and Benefits of Containerised Modular Plant Design 55. Liners and Coatings for Mineral Processing Equipment 56. Designing for a Reduced Carbon Footprint at Greenfield and Operating Comminution Plants Index
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