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101 Miller, Jan D.Three dimensional analysis of particulates in mineral processing systems by cone beam X-ray microtomographyIn general, X-ray-computed tomographic (CT) techniques are capable of providing three-dimensional images of the internal structure of opaque materials in a nondestructive manner. The unique cone beam geometry allows acquisition of all two-dimensional projections with only one rotation of the sample,...Cone beam CT; X-ray microtomography; Liberation analysis; Particle shape; Heap leaching; Exposure analysis; Coal washability2004
102 Miller, Jan D.Hydroxamate vs. fatty acid flotation of iron oxideData were obtained with hematite with octyl hydroxamate and oleate as collectors to determine the mechanism of collector adsorption and also to establish the roles that conditioning time and temperature assume in this system. The presence of hydroxy complexes of iron are apparently necessary for che...Iron ore; Iron; Fatty acid; Hydroxy complexes1970
103 Miller, Jan D.HydrometallurgyThe science and technology of hydrometallurgy and chemical processing continues to advance both at the laboratory level and in plant practice. In past decades, hydrometallurgy was rather limited in scope and received relatively little attention, being largely a laboratory curiosity. But curiosity i...Hydrometallurgy; Chemical processing; Environment; Laboratory practice; Plant practice1972
104 Miller, Jan D.Analysis of the surface potential developed by non-reactive ionic solidsThe sign of the surface potential for complex non-reactive ionic solids cannot be predicted solely from consideration of the hydration energy of gaseous ions which constitute the ionic lattice. Accurate analysis of these systems must involve the hydration energy of surface ions, which requires knowl...Lattice; dipole; Madelung Constants1976
105 Miller, Jan D.; Herbst, John A.Factors affecting droplet size distributions produced in dispersed phase mixersDroplet size distributions were determined by stabilizing in gelatin and measurement of the distributions by means of computerized image analysis. Several variables that affect droplet sizes were studied and the resulting size distributions were modeled via a population balance equation. Key paramet...Gelatin; Phases; Agitating1981
106 Miller, Jan D.Development of the air-sparged hydrocyclone - a swirl-flow flotation columnFrom laboratory research activities during the past five years, it is now evident that effective flotation separations can be achieved with the high-capacity air-sparged hydrocyclone.Air-sparged hydrocyclone; Froth core1988
107 Miller, Jan D.Significance of graphitic structural features in gold adsorption by carbonThe nature of surface sites for the adsorption of gold from alkaline cyanide solutions has been investigated using samples of synthetic, highly-oriented pyrolytic graphite (HOPG). This HOPG material offers an idealized graphite structure enabling the independent study of the graphitic basal-plane ...Graphite carbons; Gold; Adsorption1992
108 Miller, Jan D.Evaluation of plantwide control strategies for coal preparation plantsThe quality of cleaned products from coal preparation plants is often variable due to natural fluctuations in the washability characteristics of the plant feed. To combat this problem, many modern plants have installed on-line analyzers that provide feedback for the real-time control of product q...Circuit; Yield; Optimization2000
109 Miller, Jan D.Molybdenite flotation from copper/molybdenum concentrates by ozone conditioningTypically, rougher molybdenite flotation and recovery from bulk copper/molybdenum concentrates involves the use of alkalisulfides, Nokes reagents, cyanides, oxidants, and/or thermal treatment to depress copper sulfide minerals. The bulk copper/molybdenum feed generally varies from 0.2% Mo to 1.0% M...Molybdenum; Copper; Flotation; Ozone conditioning1990
110 Miller, Jan D.ConcentrationThe most startling development in concentration processes this past year would have to be the results obtained after magnetic treatment of aqueous systems. Beneficial effects were reported in both flotation and thickening on an industrial scale following the application of a magnetic field to ...Concentration; Aqueous systems; Pulp; Magnetic treatment1969
111 Miller, Jan D.Atomic force microscopy investigation of interaction forces between polyethylene and asphaltene surfacesMany petroleum-derived asphalts used for road construction exhibit poor rheological properties. These properties of asphalt can be improved by addition of various polymer fillers to the asphalt blend. Recycled polyolefines, especially polyethylene and polypropylene have been used as the asphalt mo...Asphalt; Rheology; Polyolefins2006
112 Miller, Jan D.Removal of volatile organic compounds from contaminated water using air-sparged hydrocyclone stripping technologyThe air-sparged hydrocyclone (ASH) technology offers the unique opportunity to achieve efficient removal of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) from contaminated water at a high specific capacity, more than 100 times that of conventional air stripping technologies. VOC stripping is the first applicati...Air-sparged hydrocyclone; Air stripping; Contaminated water1997
113 Miller, Jan D.Structure and composition of commercial copper chelate extractantsThe structure, properties, and composition of commercial chelating-type copper extractants are examined. Characterization of these extractants was accomplished using organic separation techniques and analytical tools such as NMR and infrared spectroscopy. Results indicate that only the trans isomer ...LIX® reagents; stoichiometry; reaction mechanism1973
114 Miller, Jan D.; Lin, Chen-Luh3D analysis of particulates in mineral processing systems by cone beam X-ray microtomographyIn general, x-ray computed tomographic (CT) techniques are able to provide 3D images of the internal structure of opaque materials in a nondestructive manner. The unique cone beam geometry allows acquisition of all 2D projections with only one rotation of the sample thus providing for fast data acqu...X-ray microtomography; Liberation; Heap leaching; Exposure analysis; Coal washability2003
115 Miller, Jan D.Thiocarbonate collectors in pyrite flotation ? fundamentals and applicationsRecent results from electrochemical measurements demonstrate that trithiocarbonate (TTC) collectors are more readily oxidized to their corresponding dithiolates than the dithiocarbonate/xanthate (DTC) collectors. Based on the traditional analysis of collector adsorption, trithiocarbonates might then...Trithiocarbonate; xanthate; nitrogen2003
116 Miller, Jan D.Fine coal flotation in a centrifugal field with an air sparged hydrocyclonePreliminary results are reported regarding the design and development of a pilot scale air sparged hydrocyclone for cleaning fine coal 590 \xm ("28 mesh) containing 24% ash and 1.6% sulfur. The principle of separation is the flotation of hydrophobic coal particles in the centrifugal field generated...rocyclones; Coal; Separation technology1982
117 Miller, Jan D.Fast flotation with an air-sparged hydrocycloneThe status of the research programme on air-sparged hydrocyclones at the University of Utah is presented. Fast flotation of coal, oil shale, and copper porphyry ore has been demonstrated with capacities far exceeding those of conventional flotation cells. In addition to the performance characteris...Cells; Capacity; Froth1984
118 Miller, Jan D.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
119 Miller, Jan D.Experimental evaluation of a mineral exposure model for crushed copper oresCopper mineral inclusions dispersed in crushed ore particles have a certain size distribution (grain-size distribution). For efficient heap leaching processes, the crushing plant should be designed and operated to crush the ore to an appropriate particle-size distribution so that copper mineral grai...Grains; Particles; Distribution2006
120 Miller, Jan D.Development and application of centrifugal flotation systems in wastewater treatmentFlotation as a wastewater treatment technique is designed to remove all particles generally encountered as very fine emulsions, suspended solids, and colloids from wastewater. Historically, Dissolved Air Flotation (DAF) has been used to achieve this removal. More recently, other flotation techniques...Wastewater treatment; Centrifugal flotation; Liquid cyclone mixing; Hybrid centrifugal dissolved-air flotation; ASH; BAF; GEM; FF2007
121 Miller, Jan D.Role of the hydrocarbon chain in anionic flotation of calciteThe response of calcite to flotation with saturated fatty acids and alkyl sulfonates of various chain lengths is presented. The amount of collector required for flotation is shown to decrease systematically with increasing carbon content from 8 to 12-carbon atoms per molecule. This systematic flot...Hydrocarbon chain; Calcite; pH (Chemistry); Carbon1967
122 Miller, Jan D.Minerals beneficiation in '69 steps up tonnage, engineering, environmental control and automation: size analysis and flotation chemistry highlighted by basic science researchersThe application of computers to the control and study of mineral processing operations such as grinding, classification and notation has created an interest in simulation studies of these operations with mathematical models. Evidence of this interest is confirmed by papers presented at the 1969 Int...Mineral processing; Computer simulations; Mathematical models1970
123 Miller, Jan D.Direct three-dimensional liberation analysis by cone beam x-ray microtomographyLiberation of valuable minerals during size reduction is an important aspect of mineral processing technology. In practice, most quantitative information on liberation is based on the application of stereological theorems for the analysis of image data from two-dimensional polished sections. On th...Mineral processing; Cone beam x-ray; Microtomography1997
124 Miller, Jan D.Microscopic observations of bitumen spreading at gas bubble surfacesBitumen spreading at gas bubble surfaces was observed through a stereoscopic microscope for Whiterocks oil sand samples submerged in alkaline solutions. This phenomenon was also observed for model systems where air bubbles were placed al the surface of bitumen-coated quartz slide. Finally, the film ...Hydrophobic minerals; Oil sand; Gas bubbles1995
125 Miller, Jan D.Equilibrium and kinetics of copper extraction from ammoniacal solutions by hydroxoximes with particular emphasis on transport phenomenaThe chemistry of copper extraction from ammoniacal solutions by hydroxyoxime extractants was studied. Equilibrium measurements were made by shakeout experiments with subsequent analyasis of the aqueous and/or organic phases. The kinetic experiments were carried out in a single drop reaction cell in ...Reactant; Concentration; Dispersed1981
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