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Modern Analytical Methods and Research Procedures for Mineral Processing Engineering Summary

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The rapid development of technology and engineering in recent years caused the need to adopt an integrated and interdisciplinary approach to mineral processing engineering. The relationships between mineralogical characteristics of the raw material and the efficiency and effectiveness of its processing and beneficiation processes become vital, especially concerning selecting processing technologies. Mineralogy determines the energy consumption of grinding processes but also the conditions of the process such as flotation (type and number of reagents, flotation time, environmental parameters of the slurry, etc.) The article shows modern methods of process mineralogy used in the processing of mineral resources at the stage of the process design, its optimization and diagnosis of technical problems in the beneficiation process. Research strategies used in diagnosing issues associated with the processing in the beneficiation plants are discussed as well as research procedures and analysis methods supported by modern process mineralogy tools (QEMSCAN, MLA, EPMA, TOF-SIMS), which constitute modern mineral engineering characterized by an integrated and interdisciplinary approach to processing.

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Krawczykowski, D., Kolodziej, D. Modern Analytical Methods and Research Procedures for Mineral Processing Engineering Summary. J Min Sci 57, 1075–1087 (2021). https://doi.org/10.1134/S1062739121060205

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Keywords

  • mineral processing
  • control and measurement devices
  • flotation