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26 Miller, Jan D.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
27 Miller, Jan D.; Lin, Chen-LuhCapillary 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
28 Miller, Jan D.; Yost, Garold S.; Veranth, John M.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
29 Miller, Jan D.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
30 Miller, Jan D.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
31 Miller, Jan D.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
32 Miller, Jan D.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
33 Miller, Jan D.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
34 Miller, Jan D.; Lin, Chen-LuhDevelopment 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
35 Miller, Jan D.Adsorption mechanisms in nonmetallic activation systemsAdsorption of lead and ferric iron on quurtz and alumina is presented as a function of pH. Only the hydrolyzed species of these metal ions, FeOHt+ and PbOH', adsorb significantly on each of these minerals. Zeta potentials of quartz were measured as a function of pH in the presence of various additio...Ferric iron; Quartz; Lead; Alumina; Adsorption; pH (Chemistry)1970
36 Miller, Jan D.Removal of dissolved contaminants from mine drainageEleven mill tailing samples from locations throughout the Rocky Mountain region were tested for their effectiveness in removal of dissolved contaminants from mine drainage . With the exception of the sample of the Blaine Mill tailing, the average capacity of the tailings tested was 9.8 mg of iron p...Mine drainage; Mill tailing; Adsorption; Precipitation; Rocky Mountain Region1972
37 Miller, Jan D.Flotation behavior of digested Asphalt Ridge tar sandThe hot water process for Utah tar sands differs significantly from that used for Canadian tar sands due to inherent differences in respective bitumen viscosities and the nature of bitumen-sand association. These differences have led to the identification of certain design criteria necessary to ac...Tar sand; Utah; Bitumen; Hot water separation; Froth flotation1981
38 Miller, Jan D.Chrysocolla flotation by the formation of insoluble surface chelatesPure chrysocolla is floated with chelating agents that form insoluble complexes with copper at ambient temperature. Complete flotation is obtained with potassium octyl hydroxamate as collector at pH 6. Flotation response is enhanced with increased temperature when low additions of h ydroxamate are ...Chrysocolla; Copper chelating compounds; Flotation systems1965
39 Miller, Jan D.Air sparged hydrocyclone for fine coal flotationThe cleaning of fine coal to achieve compliance specifications generally is a challenging problem for coal preparation engineers. Gravity separation techniques are limited with regard to capacity/ efficiency considerations, and the most promising process alternative seems to be flotation, the u...Microbubble; Compliance; Bituminous1988
40 Miller, Jan D.; Lin, Chen-LuhFine coal washability-liberation analysis by cone-beam X-Ray microtomographyA new method based on cone-beam x-ray microtomography is described for direct determination of the three-dimensional liberation spectrum of multiphase particles 100 microns in size or less. Such a technique may provide the basis for more detailed and accurate washability analysis in fine coal chara...Spectrum; Sink-float; Density1996
41 Miller, Jan D.Interaction forces between toner surfacesThe interaction of toner particles in aqueous solution is of interest with regard to both fundamental and practical aspects of de-inking processes. It has been established for the toner studied that the toner polymeric resin, that is, the block copolymer styrene-methyl methacrylate, more specifical...Interaction forces; toner surfaces; PMMA2000
42 Miller, Jan D.New developments in mixing, flocculation and flotation for industrial wastewater pretreatment and municipal wastewater treatmentSolid/liquid separations are commonly the first step in any wastewater treatment. Such technologies are mature and new developments are rare. However, in the last decade some significant improvements in separation techniques for industrial waste water pretreatment have been implemented. Advances in ...Wastewater treatment; Flocculation; Flotation; Industrial wastewater pretreatment; Sludge thickening; Mixing2005
43 Miller, Jan D.Selective flotation of iron oxideThe response of pure goethite and two natural iron ores to flotation with potassium octyl hydroxamate is presented. The ores contained 12.5% and 39.7% iron; concentrates containing 69.5% and 61.5% iron, respectively, were obtained with additions of 0.4 lb/ton hydroxamate.Goethite; Iron; Flotation; Iron Oxide1967
44 Miller, Jan D.; Lin, Chen-LuhOn-line washability analysis for the control of coarse coal cleaning circuitsIn view of the success of recent laboratory studies using X-ray computed tomography (CT) to determine coal washability and with the availability of high-speed CT systems, it now seems possible to design an on-stream washability system for the control of coarse coal-cleaning circuits. Design features...On-stream washability; CT analyzer; Coal washability1995
45 Miller, Jan D.; Fang, Zhigang Zak; Lin, Chen-LuhCharacterization of powder injection molded components using X-ray CTA good understanding of the microstructure of powder injection molded (PIM) components during debinding and sintering is essential in designing and optimizing PIM processes and properties. So far we have been limited in our ability to "see" what is going on. Microstructural characterization has cla...Powder injection molding2003
46 Miller, Jan D.Agglomeration and magnetic deinking for office paperMagnet deinking of office paper (OP) is a promising technology for the production of high quality secondary fiber. The technique is possible because a significant portion of the toner in OP furnish has a magnetic character. Toner magnetic susceptibility can vary from weakly paramagnetic to ferroma...Wastepaper; Magnetic deinking; Toner; Magnetic susceptibility2000
47 Miller, Jan D.Cone beam X-ray microtomography - a new facility for three-dimensional analysis of multiphase materialsAs the techniques and resolution for three-dimensional spatial analysis have advanced in the last decade, it is now possible to map in detail the micro structure of multiphase materials in three-dimensional digital space. In this regard, three-dimensional X-ray microtomography offers a unique imagin...Cone beam X-ray microtomography; Three-dimensional analysis; Material characterization2002
48 Miller, Jan D.Search for adsorbed gold cyanide on carbon surfacesThe mechanism of adsorption of gold from alkaline cyanide solutions by carbon has been the subject of much research over the past decade. In this paper, the nature of the gold cyanide adsorption phenomenon is investigated, particularly with respect to carbon substrates and associated surface adsorpt...Gold cyanide; spectrometers; X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy1991
49 Miller, Jan D.Bismuth dissolution from smelter flue dust residuesEffective bismuth removal from flue dust residues has been accomplished for flue dusts from both zinc and copper smelters. Selective dissolution of bismuth, with respect to silver and lead, can be achieved by the proper manipulation of temperature, sulfuric acid addition and sodium chloride addition...Technique; Distribution; Chloride1976
50 Miller, Jan D.Anisotropic character of talc surfaces as revealed by streaming potential measurements, atomic force microscopy, and molecular dynamics simulationsA study of the interfacial properties of the basal plane and the edge surfaces of talc is described in this paper. The isoelectric-point measured at the two different crystallographic planes by the streaming potential method was found to be similar and exists at about pH 3.0. In the case of the edg...Streaming potential; Scanning electron microscope; Atomic force microscope2006
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