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Special Issue of Minerals Engineering

Selected papers have been published over the last few months in various issues of Minerals Engineering. These papers are now grouped together on ScienceDirect as a "Virtual" Special Issue (VSI) and can be viewed and downloaded at ScienceDirect.

Physical Separation 17 USB


The conference proceedings USB is available by emailing Jon Wills. The cost is £59 which includes postage and contains the following papers:


Keynote Lecture: Physical separation techniques continue to grow in importance – the key to optimum separation is preparation
S. Gray, Gekko Systems, Australia

Comminution devices for more sustainable processing
R.D. Morrison, B.A. Adair, S. Walters (CRC Ore, Australia) and S. Gray (Gekko Pty Ltd (Australia)

Four years of innovative VeRo Liberator® comminution – from invention to industrial-scale pilot phase testing
G. Borg (PMS GmbH & Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg, Germany) and F. Scharfe (PMS GmbH, Germany)

Upgrading of low grade silver-lead-zinc ore stockpiles at Volcan Compania Minera SAA’s basemetals operations in Peru, using sensor-based ore sorting
K Bartram (Steinert, Germany) and A. Parry (Steinert Australia Pty Ltd, Australia)

Lightsaber mineral processing- TOMRA’s latest laser-based scanning technology enables mining companies to create highest purity concentrate on quartz or pre-concentrate gold-ore
J.-M. Bergmann (TOMRA Sorting GmbH, Germany)

Preconcentration alternatives for the reduction of the carbonatic gangue of a Brazilian silicate zinc ore
D.J. Neto, M.G. Bergerman (University of São Paulo, Brazil), A.S. Young and C.O. Petter (Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil)

Application of X-ray sorting in pre-concentration of the Zn-Pb ore
J. Kolacz (COMEX AS, Norway) and A. Wieniewski (Institute of Non-Ferrous Metals, Poland)

Evaluation of ore sorting technology for iron ore coarse particles
N.P. Lima, L. Gois and R. Fina (VALE SA, Brazil) and J. Kolacz (COMEX AS, Norway)

Assessing the amenability of gold ores to coarse particle gangue rejection
T.D.H. McGrath, J.J. Eksteen, P. Bode (Curtin University, Australia) and P. Walters (CRC ORE, Australia)

Integration of coarse separation levers to drive value in mining operations
S. Walters, L. Keeney, C. Espejel, and B. Adair (CRC ORE, Australia)

Automation for efficient separation of the Outotec SLon VPHGMS
R. Jain, I. Sherrell and P. Jansson (Outotec Inc., USA)

Enhanced separation for ilmentite with centrifugal HGMS technique
Luzheng Chen and Jianwu Zeng (Kunming University of Science and Technology, China)

New results in magnetic separation of a Ta ore
F. Zolotarev, T. Hühnerfürst and H. Lieberwirth (Institute of Mineral Processing Machines, Germany)

Beneficiation of monazite from mixed minerals using electrostatic separation
G.B. Abaka-Wood, J. Addai-Mensah and W. Skinner (University of South Australia, Australia)

Advantages of dry triboelectric separation of minerals
L. Baker, K.P. Flynn and F.J. Hrach (ST Equipment & Technology LLC, USA)

Keynote Lecture: The Dense Medium Cyclone – past, present and future
T. Napier-Munn (JKMRC, Australia)

Application of density tracers in a dense medium circuit: a case study
D. Izerdem, O. Ozcan and E. C. Orhan (Hacettepe University, Turkey)

Pilot dense medium separation of Fe-ore fines
C. Bergmann and T. Moloane (Mintek, South Africa)

Performance of mini-axial hydrocyclones
J.-L. Liow (University of New South Wales, Australia)

Performance comparison of different types of classifiers and their effects on circuit
O. Ozcan (Hacettepe University, Turkey)

Impact of particle density on the classification efficiency of the static air classifier in Vertical Spindle Mill
Hong Li, Yaqun He, Jinshan Yang, Zhen Peng and Weining Xie (China University of Mining & Technology, China)

A test work approach aimed at maximising data generation for fine screening circuit design and simulation
E. Ford and V. Sithole (Mintek, South Africa)

Implementation of established physical separation technology in man-made materials
R.A. Verburg and T. de Boer (IHC Mining, The Netherlands)

Magnet rod filter analysis for the treatment of radioactive waste from the abrasive water jet cutting
M. Brandauer, S. Gentes (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany), J. Starflinger (Institute of Nuclear Technology and Energy Systems, Germany), R. Langlois and K. Waters (McGill University, Canada)

The pre-concentration of HREE-bearing zircon in the Nechalacho Deposit by selective comminution and gravity separation
C. Marion, R. Langlois, K.E. Waters (McGill University, Canada), T. Grammatikopoulos (SGS Canada Inc., Canada) and N.A. Rowson (University of Birmingham, UK)

Separation of monazite from mixed minerals using multi-gravity separation
G.B. Abaka-Wood, J. Addai-Mensah and W. Skinner (University of South Australia, Australia)

Recovery of fine tungsten-bearing minerals from waste streams using modified Multi-Gravity Separator
R.S. Fitzpatrick, Y. Ghorbani, P. Hegarty, G. Rollinson (Camborne School of Mines, UK), T. Mildren (Gravity Mining ltd.) and K. Fergusson (SGS Mineral Services Ltd, UK)

A design of experiments investigation into fine low-density ore processing using a 3-in. Knelson Concentrator
C. Marion, R. Langlois, O. Kökkiliç, M. Zhou, K.E. Waters (McGill University, Canada) and N.A. Rowson (University of Birmingham, UK)



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