2017-Sustainable Industrial Processing Summit
SIPS 2017 Volume 4. Lotter Intl. Symp. / Mineral Processing

Editors:Kongoli F, Bradshaw D, Waters K, Starkey J, Silva AC
Publisher:Flogen Star OUTREACH
Publication Year:2017
Pages:226 pages
ISBN:978-1-987820-67-6
ISSN:2291-1227 (Metals and Materials Processing in a Clean Environment Series)
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    Making Sense of Mineral-based Characterization Technologies: Old and New Perspectives for Sustainable Mineral Processing

    Alan Butcher1;
    1GEOLOGICAL SURVEY OF FINLAND, Helsinki, Finland;
    Type of Paper: Regular
    Id Paper: 183
    Topic: 5

    Abstract:

    The international mineral processing community has over the years embraced various developments in technology to do with the characterization of ores and processed mineral products, particularly with respect to mineralogy and ore texture analysis, such that there is now a bewildering number of them. Some techniques produce data and information that is the same, others are very unique, and there are a few which are proving to be game-changing. This paper will attempt to summarize the main techniques that are available to the scientist and engineer alike, then discuss what they are used for, and finally how they compare to each other. Techniques currently utilized in allied earth resources industries, such as petroleum engineering, but not generally known to mining and processing engineers, will also be mentioned, along with lessons learned. These techniques, no matter which ones used, are here to stay, and a sound understanding of them is absolutely essential if one is to maximize the information gained from an ore in the pursuit of sustainable mineral processing. The paper will be of interest to experienced users of mineral-based technologies, as well as those who want to learn more about them, and is a celebration of 40 years of development.

    Keywords:

    Characterization; Mineral; Ore; Processing; Sustainability; Technology;mineralogy, texture analysis, technology, sustainable mineral processing

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    Butcher A. (2017). Making Sense of Mineral-based Characterization Technologies: Old and New Perspectives for Sustainable Mineral Processing. In Kongoli F, Bradshaw D, Waters K, Starkey J, Silva AC (Eds.), Sustainable Industrial Processing Summit SIPS 2017 Volume 4. Lotter Intl. Symp. / Mineral Processing (pp. 192-193). Montreal, Canada: FLOGEN Star Outreach