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1 Importance of bitumen viscosity in the hot-water processing of domestic tar sandsThe separation efficiency of the hot water digestion-flotation technique used for bitumen recovery from various domestic tar sands was evaluated. Bitumen viscosity was found to be the most important tar sand property in determining the success of the bitumen separation. Bitumen viscosity of the tar ...Tar sand; Bitumen viscosity; Flotation; Hot-water processing1983
2 A new cone beam X-ray microtomography facility for 3D analysis of multiphase materialsThree-dimensional x-ray microtomography offers a unique imaging capability. Spatial resolution on the order of ten microns can be achieved with the use of microfocus x-ray generators. Recently, a state-of-the-art, flexible cone beam x-ray microtomography system has been installed at the University o...2001-01-01
3 High resolution X-ray microtomography based micro finite element analysis of mechanical properties of cellular materialThe macroscopic mechanical (elastic) properties of closed foams (ROHACELL) estimated from micro finite element analysis are reported in this paper. The complex 3D geometries of ROHACELL foams with different densities were analyzed using high resolution X-ray microtomography (HRXMT). The microstructu...2013-01-01
4 Scientific visualization in mineral and material processingScientific visualization is an ideal methodology for investigating complex phenomena that are characterized by large amounts of data. Furthermore, it is invaluable in the study of processes that evolve in time. Scientific visualization relies heavily on computer graphics, image processing and video...Air sparged hydrocyclone flotation; Ball mill grinding; Tomography; Computer graphics1993
5 Comparison of process alternatives for gold recovery from cyanide leach solutionsBoth conventional and nonconventional process alternatives for gold recovery from cyanide heap leach solutions are discussed in terms of possible flowsheets. Conventional process alternatives include carbon adsorption and zinc dust precipitation, while nonconventional process alternatives include re...Conventional; Exchange; Flowsheet1984
6 Bench scale flotation of alunite ore with oleic acidAlunite [KA13(SO4)2(OH)6] is a promising non-bauxitic aluminum resource, the domestic reserves of which are estimated to be 800 x 106 tons at 35 percent alunite. The major gangue mineral associated with alunite is quartz. The thermochemical process that has been developed for treatment of this ore...Mesh; Separation; Liberation1980
7 Capillary network model for filter cake based on pore structure analysisDewatering of fine coal by continuous filtration involves filter cake formation and removal of surface moisture by drawing air through the capillaries of the cake. In order to gain a better (understanding of the complex transport phenomena that occur in the filter cake, analysis of the effect of t...Pore geometry; Transport properties; Microtomography1996
8 Novel method to detect unlabeled inorganic nanoparticles and submicron particles in tissue by sedimentation field-flow fractionationA novel methodology to detect unlabeled inorganic nanoparticles was experimentally demonstrated using a mixture of nano-sized (70 nm) and submicron (250 nm) silicon dioxide particles added to mammalian tissue. The size and concentration of environmentally relevant inorganic particles in a tissue sa...Sedimentation field-flow fractionation; Transmission electron microscopy; Tissue digestion2008
9 Thermogravimetric/Mass spectrometric (TG/MS) characterization of toner particles from photocopied wastepaper and the impact of these features on flotation deinkingFlotation deinking of photocopies from office waste is known to be much more difficult than the flotation deinking of newsprint. In this regard, research has been undertaken to better understand the phenomena which account for the poor efficiency in the flotation deinking of such office waste. Durin...Photocopied paper; Recycling; Deinking; Flotation; Thermal decomposition; Thermogravimetry; Mass spectrometry; Differential scanning calorimeter; Toner particles1995
10 Advances in discrete element method application to grinding millsDiscrete element method (DEM) has made significant impact in the design and operation of grinding mills. The internal charge motion of grinding balls and ore can be readily examined. As a result, this method enables one to design and examine mill internals via simulation. This manuscript details es...2014-01-01
11 Particle interactions in kaolinite suspensions and corresponding aggregate structuresThe surface charge densities of the silica face surface and the alumina face surface of kaolinite 13 particles, recently determined from surface force measurements using atomic force microscopy, 14 show a distinct dependence on the pH of the system. The silica face was found to be negatively 15 char...2011-01-01
12 Understanding the role of ion interactions in soluble salt flotationThere is anecdotal evidence for the significant effects of salt ions on the flotation separation of minerals using process water of high salt content. Examples include flotation of soluble salt minerals such as potash, trona and borax in brine solutions. Although some of the effects are expected, so...2011-01-01
13 Internal reflection spectroscopy for FTIR analysis of carboxylate adsorption by semi-soluble salt mineralsFlotation chemists have long sought to unravel the mechanisms of carboxylate collector adsorption by semi-soluble salt minerals. In particular, the adsorption density of adsorbed carboxylates, adsorption kinetics, speciation (chemisorbed, physisorbed), orientation, and conformation are of interest....Carboxylate collector adsorption; Salt minerals; Internal reflection spectroscopy1999
14 Conformation of chemisorbed oleate at a calcite surfaceThe surface chemistry of the calcite/oleate flotation system was examined by in situ FT-NIR/IRS. Spectra of combination and overtone bands of aliphatic stretching vibrations revealed gauche/trans conformational changes that occurred solely as a function of temperature. The conformational changes wer...Chemisorption; Oleate; Calcite; Gauche/trans conformation; Rotational isomerism2001
15 Influence of surfactants on interaction forces between polyethylene surfaces in a hydrocarbon solventThe polyolefins, mainly polyethylene and polypropylene particles, are used as an active filler material in polymer-polymer blends and are being used for the modification of asphalts to provide for high-load, low-maintenance road construction. The stability of prepared blends depends on the interact...Surfactants; Asphalt; Polymer; Polyolefins2003
16 Surfactant adsorption density calculation from Fourier transform infrared external reflection spectroscopy (FTIR/ERS)An equation to calculate surfactant adsorption density from Fourier transform infrared external reflection spectra was established. The derivation and limitation of this equation are discussed in detail. The validation of the FTIR/ERS adsorption density equation was experimentally verified from t...Surfactant; Adsorption density; Solid film2003
17 Development of a PC, image-based, on-line particle size analyzerA PC, image-based, on-line instrument for measuring coarse particle size on a conveyor belt is under development. The hardware and software required to implement such a system are discussed, including the interface for the special image-acquisition hardware. The system concept is given with exampl...1993
18 Dispersed oil impact on froth stability in flotationFoam stability in flotation has been studied for more than half of the last century, however, the mechanisms responsible for the defoaming action of many presently used reagents are not completely understood. This research presents oil flotation data, which may be used in the evaluation of aqueous ...Particles; Defoaming; Surfactants2001
19 Effect of ink types and printing processes on flotation deinkingExamination of ink types reveals that newsprint oil-based offset-cold and offset-heat inks contain substantial oil (45 to 60%) and resin (5 to 35%), water-based ink contains water (40%) and resin (polystyrene, 30%). These inks are liquids with densities around 1 g/cm3, having various viscosities...Toners; Inks; Photocopying; Laser printing; Flotation; Deinking; Recycling; Office waste; Hyrdophobicity1997
20 Metal ion activation in xanthate flotation of quartzQuartz cannot be floated with potassium amyl xanthate as collector at any pH. Complete flotation is achieved with certain minimal additions of amyl xanthate and Pbtt from pH 5.8 to 8.5 and with amyl xanthate and Znt+ from pH 7.5 to 8.1. The active species of these metal ions responsible for activ...pH (Chemistry); Xanthate flotation; Metal ions1965
21 Particle size distribution for copper heap leaching operations as established from 3D mineral exposure analysis by X-ray microCTThe particle size distribution (PSD) for copper heap leaching is an important consideration in the design and operation of any copper heap leaching facility. High-resolution 3D X-ray microtomography (XMT) can be used for the direct determination of the percentage of exposed valuable mineral grains i...Particle size distribution; Leaching; X-ray microtomography2003
22 Characterization of spherical alumina particles obtained by melting in a hydrogen-oxygen flameSpherical oxide particles can be used as mineral fillers, paint pigments, polishing materials and catalysts. They can be prepared using various techniques involving precipitation and spray drying. Melting of particles in a high-temperature flame is a simple technique which produces particles with ...Alumina; Oxides; Hydrogen-oxygen flame2003
23 Mercury control in the cyanidation of gold oresThe control of mercury during gold cyanidation is of particular interest to the gold mining industry. Typically, mercury(II) is released as cyano complexes during leaching and follows gold through the solution concentration and purification step (carbon adsorption and electrowinning or zinc cementat...Gold cyanidation; solvation extraction; selective cementation1996
24 Potential of air-sparged hydrocyclone flotation in environmental technologyAir-sparged hydrocyclone (ASH) flotation is a high capacity flotation technology originally developed in the Department of Metallurgical Engineering at the University of Utah for processing mineral resources. However, the technology has been found to be useful in industrial waste processing, recycli...De-inking; Capacity; Recycling1992
25 Evaluation of a PC image-based on-line coarse particle size analyzerA PC image-based, on-line coarse particle size analysis system is being developed for the control of crushing and grinding circuits. Initial results had indicated that the system is accurate when tested with irregularly shaped particles which are stationary and do not overlap with each other. Now th...Sampling; Measurements; Analysis1993
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