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126 Miller, Jan D.Flotation of boron minerals: discussionExperimental flotation/bubble attachment results for 21 different alkali halides (Yalamanchili et al., 1993; Yalamanchili and Miller, 1994b) confirmed that the flotation response of soluble salt minerals with weak electrolyte collectors can best be explained by the adsorption of oppositely charged ...Flotation; Boron minerals; Salts; Adsorption1994
127 Miller, Jan D.Toner ink particle morphology in air-sparged hydrocyclone flotation deinkingA series of pulping and flotation deinking tests were performed using a pilot-scale air-sparged hydrocyclone (ASH) flotation cell and a toner ink printed furnish. Microscopy studies indicate ink particles in both the flotation accepts and rejects are relatively flat. Many of the ink particles ap...Elongation; Cyclone; Particles1996
128 Miller, Jan D.Bubble generation in swirl flow during air-sparged hydrocyclone flotationAir-sparged hydrocyclone (ASH) flotation is a new, promising technology, and, since its conception, numerous applications have been successfully tested. Nevertheless, research and development efforts have continued to improve the technology with respect to operating conditions and design considerati...Air-sparged hydrocyclone flotation; Bubble size; Process variables1996
129 Miller, Jan D.Arsenic removal from contaminated watersArsenic is a contaminant at 781 of 1,430 sites identified on the National Priorities List and in mining and mineral processing wastewaters, smelter wastes, and sites for manufacture of semiconductors, petroleum products, wood preservatives, animal feed additives, and herbicides. Arsenic affects abo...Arsenic; Arsenate; Arsenite; Microbial; Activated carbon; Magnetic activated carbon; Biomac2005
130 Miller, Jan D.; Nalaskowski, JakubInteraction forces between silica surfaces in aqueous solutions of poly(ethylene oxide)sAn understanding of forces responsible for the stability of dispersions of colloidal particles when interacting with each other in aqueous solutions is of great interest academically and industrially. When water-soluble polymers are adsorbed onto colloidal particles, various effects on the stabil...Water-soluble polymers; Colloidal particles; Interaction forces2003
131 Miller, Jan D.Determination of Madelung constants for infinite and semi-infinite lattices by direct summationLattice sums for the electrostatic interactions in ionic crystals, first evaluated by Madelung, are now known to high degrees of accuracy. The problem of conditional convergence has been solved either by manipulations of a mathematical model of the lattice, or by directly summing over neutral group...Lattices; Madelung constants1976
132 Miller, Jan D.Anisotropic character of talc surfaces as revealed by streaming potential measurements, atomic force microscopy, molecular dynamics simulations and contact angle measurementsA study of the interfacial properties of the basal plane and the edge surfaces of talc is described in this paper. The isoelectric points measured at two different crystallographic surfaces by the streaming potential method were found to be similar and exist at about pH 3.0. In the case of the edge...Talc; Interfacial properties; Hydration; Atomic force microscopy; Molecular dynamics simulations; Edge surface; Basal plane2007
133 Miller, Jan D.; Deo, Milind; Lin, Chen-LuhDistribution of multiphase fluids in porous media: comparison between lattice Boltzmann modeling and micro-x-ray tomographyA parallel implementation of the three-dimensional Shan-and-Chen multicomponent, multiphase lattice Boltzmann method (LBM) was used to simulate the equilibrium distributions of two immiscible fluids in porous media. The simulations were successfully validated against cone-beam x-ray microtomographi...Multiphase fluid flow; Porous media; X-ray microtomography2008-02
134 Miller, Jan D.Fluoride activation in oleate flotation of collophaniteFluoride activation has been evaluated by Hallimond tube flotation of collophanite in terms of fluoride concentration, conditioning time, pH, and temperature. The results reveal that efficient oleate flotation of collophanite can be achieved by fluoride activation. Experimental results of fluoride...Fluoride; Oleate; Collophanite; Flotation; Calcium; Chemisorption1987
135 Miller, Jan D.Significance of electrokinetic characterization for interpreting interfacial phenomena at planar, macroscopic interfacesStreaming potential measurements provide valuable information for the validation and interpretation of interfacial phenomena that occur at flat macroscopic surfaces. Planar substrates have been extensively used for the interpretation of events, which occur at particulate surfaces; however, these fla...Interfacial phenomena; Surface charge2005
136 Miller, Jan D.Applications of X-ray computed tomography in particulate systemsX-ray computed tomography (CT) is an ideal technique for investigating the internal structure of multiphase materials in a noninvasive and nondestructive manner. CT technology used in conjunction with specialized algorithms and advanced computer facilities can be used to provide quantitative informa...Algorithms; Beam; Intensity1992
137 Miller, Jan D.; Wan, Rong YuEnhanced ferric sulphate leaching of copper from CuFeS2 and C particulate aggregatesSignificantly faster leaching kinetics for ferric sulphate are achieved for particulate aggregates of CuFeS2 and C than for CuFeS2 itself. The effect of carbon particles upon the rate of dissolution of chalcopyrite has been increased by a factor of 4 (after 10 hours' leaching), depending upon the ...Reaction; Chalcopyrite; Electrochemical1984
138 Miller, Jan D.;Yu, QiangFossil resin, a value-added product from western coalCertain bituminous coals of the western United States are known to contain appreciable quantities of macroscopic fossil resin (resinite). Such resinous coals are found in the states of Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, Washington, Wyoming, etc. The Wasatch Plateau coal field in Utah (Figure 1)...Resinite; Solvent refining; Wasatch Plateau; Hydrogenation1992
139 Miller, Jan D.Surface characterization and new tools for researchIn the selective separation of mineral phases by flotation, surface chemistry is the principal determinant of the average contact angle for a specific mineral phase in flotation pulp. The average contact angle is, in turn, the principal determinant of the bubble-particle attachment efficiency in th...Flotation; Minerals; Surface chemistry; Contact angle2007
140 Chandran, RaviMicrostructure and thermal conductivity of thermal barrier coatings processed by plasma spray and physical vapor deposition techniquesThe temperature dependence of the thermal conductivity of multilayer coatings made by a plasma spray technique as well as some coatings made by physical vapor deposition (PVD) was investigated. The multilayer coatings consisted of a varying number of layers of AI2O3 and Zr02 stabilized by 8%Y203. Pl...Thermal barrier coatings; Multilayer coatings; Plasma spray technique1996
141 Miller, Jan D.; Wan, Rong YuSignificance of carbon properties in the enhanced ferric sulfate leaching of CuFeS2/C aggregatesAcid ferric sulfate solution has been used for heap and dump leaching of low-grade chalcopyrite ores and is being considered as a possible lixiviant for the hydrometallurgical processing of copper sulfide concentrates. For many years, researchers have attempted to explain the leaching behavior of ch...Ferric sulfate; CuFeS2; Particulate carbon1984
142 Chandran, RaviEvolution of microstructure and phases in in-situ processed Ti-TiB composites containing high volume fractions of TiB whiskersA series of titanium composites, with varying volume fractions of titanium monoboride (TiB) whiskers, were made by mixing various proportions of titanium (Ti) and titanium diboride (TiB2) powders followed by hot pressing. The phases present were identified by x-ray diffraction.Morphology; diffraction; relative intensity1999
143 Miller, Jan D.Study of particle-bubble interaction using atomic force microscopy: current possibilities and challengesStudy of interaction forces between mineral particles and air bubbles is a key to understanding flotation processes. Measurement of such interaction forces has only recently been made possible with the introduction of the atomic force microscope (AFM) and the colloidal probe technique. Using AFM, in...Particle-bubble interaction; Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM); Hydrophobic force; Contact angle; Hydrodynamic force2002
144 Miller, Jan D.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
145 Miller, Jan D.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
146 Miller, Jan D.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
147 Miller, Jan D.; Lin, Chen-LuhParticle 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
148 Miller, Jan D.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
149 Miller, Jan D.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
150 Miller, Jan D.; Hupka, JanPotential 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
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