Wills' Mineral Processing Technology provides practising engineers and students of mineral processing, metallurgy and mining with a review of all of the common ore-processing techniques utilized in modern processing installations.
Now in its Seventh Edition, this renowned book is a standard reference for the mineral processing industry. Chapters deal with each of the major processing techniques, and coverage includes the latest technical developments in the processing of increasingly complex refractory ores, new equipment and process routes. This new edition has been prepared by the prestigious J K Minerals Research Centre of Australia, which contributes its world-class expertise and ensures that this will continue to be the book of choice for professionals and students in this field.
This latest edition highlights the developments and the challenges facing the mineral processor, particularly with regard to the environmental problems posed in improving the efficiency of the existing processes and also in dealing with the waste created. The work is fully indexed and referenced.
Table of Contents :
Chapter 1: Introduction ;
Chapter 2: Ore handling
Chapter 3: Metallurgical accounting, control and simulation ;
Chapter 4: Particle size analysis ;
Chapter 5: Comminution
Chapter 6: Crushers ;
Chapter 7: Grinding mills ;
Chapter 8: Industrial screening
Chapter 9: Classification ;
Chapter 10: Gravity concentration ;
Chapter 11: Dense medium separation (DMS) ;
Chapter 12: Froth flotation
Chapter 13: Magnetic and electrical separation ;
Chapter 14: Ore sorting ;
Chapter 15: Dewatering ;
Chapter 16: Tailings disposal ;
Appendix I: Metallic ore minerals
Appendix II: Common non-metallic ores
Appendix III: Excel Spreadsheets for formulae in chapter 3