Volume 13 (2022)
Volume 12 (2021)
Volume 11 (2020)
Volume 10 (2019)
Volume 9 (2018)
Volume 8 (2017)
Volume 7 (2016)
Volume 6 (2015)
Volume 5 (2014)
Volume 4 (2013)
Volume 3 (2012)
Volume 2 (2011)
Volume 1 (2010)
Mineral Processing
Potentiality of Physical Upgrading for Valuable Heavy Minerals from Sermatai Area, Egypt

M. Diab; M. Abu El Ghar; I. Mohamed Gaafar; A. H. Mohamed El Shafey; A. Wageh Hussein; M. Mohamed Fawzy

Volume 13, Issue 1 , January 2022, , Pages 15-32

https://doi.org/10.22044/jme.2022.11479.2136

Abstract
  In this work we are concerned with the potentiality of using mineral processing for raising the grade of the valuable heavy minerals (VHMs) from the Quaternary stream sediments of Wadi and Delta Sermatai located on the southern coast of the Red Sea, Egypt. A rigorous understanding of the chemical and ...  Read More

Mineral Processing
An Experimental and CFD Investigation on Effect of Initial Bubble Diameter on its Rise Velocity Profile in A Laboratory-Scale Flotation Column Cell

N. Khorasanizadeh; M. Karamoozian; H. Nouri-Bidgoli

Volume 12, Issue 4 , October 2021, , Pages 1089-1102

https://doi.org/10.22044/jme.2021.11213.2101

Abstract
  The bubble diameter effect on the bubble rise velocity profile in a flotation column is studied by the two-phase computational fluid dynamics (CFD) method. The simulations are done in the ANSYS® Fluent® software using a two-phase volume of fluid model. The computational domain is a square cross-section ...  Read More

Mineral Processing
Carnallite Flotation of Khur Biabanak Potash Complex using Kimiaflot619 as a New Collector

A.R. Javadi

Volume 12, Issue 3 , July 2021, , Pages 815-823

https://doi.org/10.22044/jme.2021.10881.2064

Abstract
  Carnallite, with the chemical formula KMgCl3.6H2O, is a mineral that was first discovered in the Urals Mountains in Russia. The reverse flotation has been established for carnallite processing in the current decades, and the alkyl morpholine collector is used for the removal of NaCl from carnallite using ...  Read More

Mineral Processing
Investigation of Effect of Number of Lifters on Performance of Pilot-Scale SAG Mills Using Discrete Element Method

S. Kolahi; M. Jahani Chegeni

Volume 11, Issue 3 , July 2020, , Pages 675-693

https://doi.org/10.22044/jme.2020.9045.1793

Abstract
  The number of lifters of mill shell liners, mill rotation speed, and filling percentage of grinding media are three of the most important parameters influencing the charge behavior and the trajectory of ball motion inside the SAG mills, and consequently, their performance. In this paper, the milling ...  Read More

Mineral Processing
Development of Geometallurgical Indices for Semi-Autogenous Grinding at Sarcheshmeh Porphyry Copper Mine

S. Mohammadi; B. Rezai; A. A. Abdolahzadeh

Volume 11, Issue 2 , April 2020, , Pages 375-385

https://doi.org/10.22044/jme.2020.9117.1802

Abstract
  Geometallurgy tries to predict the instability the behavior of ores caused by variability in the geological settings, and to optimize the mineral value chain. Understanding the ore variability and subsequently the process response are considered to be the most important functions of an accurate geometallurgical ...  Read More

Mineral Processing
An Investigation on Effect of Shell Liner Type on Performance of Industrial SAG Mills Using DEM

M. Jahani Chegeni; S. Kolahi

Volume 11, Issue 2 , April 2020, , Pages 387-404

https://doi.org/10.22044/jme.2020.9048.1794

Abstract
  The shell liner type, rotation speed, and ball filling percent are the key factors influencing the charge behavior inside the SAG mills, and consequently, their performance. In this work, the milling operation of industrial SAG mills is investigated using the Discrete Element Method (DEM). First, an ...  Read More

Mineral Processing
Effects of Flocculant, Surfactant, Coagulant, and Filter Aid on Efficiency of Filtration Processing of Copper Concentrate: Mechanism and Optimization

A.H. Rezaei; H. Abdollahi; M. Gharabaghi; A. A. Mohammadzadeh

Volume 11, Issue 1 , January 2020, , Pages 119-141

https://doi.org/10.22044/jme.2019.8692.1753

Abstract
  In the recent decades, water scarcity has become a major challenge for many reasons, especially the inadequate use of water resources. The mineral processing plant is among the most important water-consuming industries. Filtration, as one of the important processes in water recovery, is a process in ...  Read More

Mineral Processing
Comparison between Helical and Elliptical Static Mixers Performance in Column Flotation of Sungun Copper Plant

B. Nemati Akhgar; A. Fathzade; B. Golizadeh; S. Hajilou

Volume 11, Issue 1 , January 2020, , Pages 221-230

https://doi.org/10.22044/jme.2019.8807.1769

Abstract
  The flotation circuit in Sungun copper plant consists of two column flotation cells as cleaner, having fixed-spargers system. To achieve the expected aims in flotation step, there are serious operational challenges such as: fast choking of the static mixers, boiling problem, burping phenomena and pulp ...  Read More

Mineral Processing
Solvent extraction and stripping of zinc from synthetic chloride solution in presence of manganese and cadmium as impurities

H. Jafari; H. Abdollahi; M. Gharabaghi; A.A. Balesini

Volume 10, Issue 4 , October 2019, , Pages 1083-1093

https://doi.org/10.22044/jme.2019.8708.1755

Abstract
  In this research work, solvent extraction and stripping of zinc ions from a Zn-Mn-Cd-bearing solution was investigated using D2EHPA as the extractant in a chloride medium. The efficiency of the extraction and stripping stages was evaluated separately, and different parameters such as the pH, extractant ...  Read More

Mineral Processing
A finite element model to simulate magnetic field distribution and laboratory studies in wet low-intensity magnetic separator

P. Karimi; A. Khodadadi Darban; Z. Mansourpour

Volume 10, Issue 3 , July 2019, , Pages 717-727

https://doi.org/10.22044/jme.2019.8132.1680

Abstract
  Low-intensity magnetic separators are widely used in the research works and the industry. Advancement in the magnetic separation techniques has led to an expansion in the application of this method in different fields such as enrichment of magnetic mineral, wastewater treatment, and medicine transfer ...  Read More

Mineral Processing
Reprocessing of Sangan iron ore tailings by flotation

S. Ghasemi; A. Behnamfard; R. Arjmand

Volume 10, Issue 3 , July 2019, , Pages 729-745

https://doi.org/10.22044/jme.2019.8137.1682

Abstract
  The Sangan processing plant consists of four consecutive low-intensity magnetic separation steps with the same magnetic field intensity of 1300 Gauss for upgradation of iron ore. Hence, the iron ore minerals with lower magnetic susceptibility or interlocked with gangue minerals have no opportunity for ...  Read More

Mineral Processing
Studying ilmenite dissolution using mechanical activation method

H. Ebadi; P. Pourghahramani; E. Dehgani; M. Ganjeh

Volume 10, Issue 3 , July 2019, , Pages 763-776

https://doi.org/10.22044/jme.2019.8257.1700

Abstract
  In this work, the effects of temperature, acid concentration, and mechanical activation on dissolution of ilmenite were studied using the statistical design of experiment technique. Mechanical activation was carried out using a planetary ball mill in dry mode, and the resulting structural changes were ...  Read More

Mineral Processing
Influence of microwave treatment on surface roughness, hydrophobicity, and chemical composition of galena

K. Barani; M. Azghadi; M. R. Azadi; A. Karrech

Volume 10, Issue 3 , July 2019, , Pages 787-797

https://doi.org/10.22044/jme.2019.8390.1719

Abstract
  The influence of microwave treatment on the surface roughness, hydrophobicity, and chemical composition of galena was studied. The pure galena specimens and purified galena concentrate were used in this work. A conventional multi-modal oven (with a frequency of 2.45 GHz and a maximum power of 900 W) ...  Read More

Mineral Processing
Modelling and optimization of digestion efficiency of bauxite in Bayer process: Iran Alumina company

M. R. Khani; M. Karamoozian

Volume 10, Issue 3 , July 2019, , Pages 799-809

https://doi.org/10.22044/jme.2019.8398.1720

Abstract
  In the present work, we investigated and optimized the digestion efficiency, A/S (Al2O3/SiO2 in red mud), and N/S (Na2O/SiO2 in red mud) of mixed bauxite in Iran Alumina Company using the Bayer process. Digestion experiments were carried out in an induction rotary autoclave on a mix of Jajarm, Yazd, ...  Read More

Mineral Processing
X-Ray mapping and the mineralogy pattern of nickel laterite ore: Bavanat, Fars, Iran

A. Abbasi Gharaei; B. Rezai; H. Hamidian Shoormasti

Volume 10, Issue 3 , July 2019, , Pages 811-820

https://doi.org/10.22044/jme.2019.8452.1724

Abstract
  According to the classification of the nickel laterite, this paper describes mineralogy test is to reveal where valuable elements are located in the ore, in which mineralogical form. The purpose of the sieving test was to study if some specific particle size contains most of the valuable metals. Based ...  Read More

Mineral Processing
Changing sag mill liners type from Hi-Low to Hi-Hi at Sarcheshmeh copper complex based on physical and numerical modeling

M. Maleki Moghaddam; E. Arghavani; A.R. Ghasemi; S. Banisi

Volume 10, Issue 2 , April 2019, , Pages 365-372

https://doi.org/10.22044/jme.2019.7586.1612

Abstract
  Liner design has become an increasingly more important tool for the AG/SAG mill performance optimization. The Sarcheshmeh copper complex concentration plant uses a SAG mill lined with 48 rows of Hi-Low type liners. Because of breakage of Low type liners and cold welding, the liner replacement task of ...  Read More

Mineral Processing
Mechanical activation of phosphate concentrates to enhance dissolution efficiency of rare earth elements from a kinetic viewpoint

H. Shadi Naghadeh; M. Abdollahy; A. Khodadadi Darban; P. Pourghahramani

Volume 10, Issue 2 , April 2019, , Pages 373-388

https://doi.org/10.22044/jme.2019.7658.1620

Abstract
  The Esfordi phosphate concentrate mainly contains fluorapatite, monazite, and xenotime as rare earth element (REE) minerals, accounting for 1.5% of rare earth metals. The monazite and xenotime minerals are refractory and their decomposition is only possible at high temperatures. Thus mechanical activation ...  Read More

Mineral Processing
Evaluation of effects of operating parameters on combustible material recovery in coking coal flotation process using artificial neural networks

S. Khoshjavan; K. Moshashaei; B. Rezai

Volume 10, Issue 2 , April 2019, , Pages 429-440

https://doi.org/10.22044/jme.2019.7682.1629

Abstract
  In this research work, the effects of flotation parameters on coking coal flotation combustible material recovery (CMR) were studied by the artificial neural networks (ANNs) method. The input parameters of the network were the pulp solid weight content, pH, collector dosage, frother dosage, conditioning ...  Read More

Mineral Processing
Use of density tracers in evaluating performance of Tri-Flo circuits Case study: Tabas (Iran) coal preparation plant

M. Noori; R. Dehghan

Volume 10, Issue 2 , April 2019, , Pages 441-450

https://doi.org/10.22044/jme.2019.7710.1637

Abstract
  In the Tabas coal preparation plant (SE Iran), -50 + 6 mm raw coal was treated in a 700 mm two-stage two-density Tri-Flo dynamic dense medium separator. In order to study the circuit performance and to evaluate the separator efficiency, 32 mm cubic density tracers were used in the range of 1.28-2.1 g/cm3 ...  Read More

Mineral Processing
Stage specialization for design and analysis of flotation circuits

V. Radmehr; Seyed Z. Shafaei; M. Noaparast; H. Abdollahi

Volume 10, Issue 1 , January 2019, , Pages 37-47

https://doi.org/10.22044/jme.2018.6794.1504

Abstract
  This paper presents a new approach for flotation circuit design. Initially, it was proven numerically and analytically that in order to achieve the highest recovery in different circuit configurations, the best equipment must be placed at the beginning stage of the flotation circuits. The size of the ...  Read More

Mineral Processing
Leaching of gold ores with high cyanicides: a physico-chemical modeling approach

Y. Kianinia; M. R. Khalesi; M. Abdollahy; A. Khodadadi Darban

Volume 10, Issue 1 , January 2019, , Pages 87-94

https://doi.org/10.22044/jme.2018.7099.1556

Abstract
  Processing of gold ores with high sulfide minerals is problematic as they consume cyanide and reduce gold leaching. Optimization of gold leaching and cyanide consumption requires a methodology to estimate the amount of exposed cyanicides, their leaching kinetics, and speciation of cyanide complexes that ...  Read More

Mineral Processing
Combined DEM and SPH simulation of ball milling

M. Jahani Chegeni

Volume 10, Issue 1 , January 2019, , Pages 151-161

https://doi.org/10.22044/jme.2018.7363.1587

Abstract
  A deeper understanding of the milling operation of ball mills helps mineral processing engineers to control and optimize them, and therefore, reduce their consuming power. In this work, the milling operation of ball mills is investigated using two methods, i.e. DEM and combined DEM-SPH. First, a pilot ...  Read More

Mineral Processing
Beneficiation of a low-grade iron ore by combination of wet low-intensity magnetic separation and reverse flotation methods

A. Behnamfard; E. Khaphaje

Volume 10, Issue 1 , January 2019, , Pages 197-212

https://doi.org/10.22044/jme.2018.7392.1595

Abstract
  Beneficiation of a low-grade iron ore was investigated by combination of the low-intensity magnetic separation and reverse flotation methods. The main constituents of the representative sample were 36.86% Fe, 8.1% FeO, 14.2% CaO, 13.6% SiO2, and 0.12% S based on the X-ray fluorescence, titration, and ...  Read More

Mineral Processing
Increasing drying efficiency by modifying the design of feed chute of the Gol-e-Gohar pelletizing plant ball mill

A.R. Ghasemi; A.R. Hasankhoei; E. Razi; Gh.A. Parsapour; S. Banisi

Volume 10, Issue 1 , January 2019, , Pages 213-221

https://doi.org/10.22044/jme.2018.7447.1599

Abstract
  Pelletizing plant of the Gol-E-Gohar mining and industrial company consists of a burner, a dry ball mill (6.2 m × 13 m), and an air separator. The ball mill consists of a 2 m-long drying and an 11 m-long grinding chambers. The iron ore concentrate is fed to the drying chamber by a feed chute. It ...  Read More

Mineral Processing
Vanadium extraction from a magnetite ore using alkaline roasting and acid leaching processes: optimization of parameters by response surface methodology

D. Ghoddocy Nejad; M. Taghizadeh; A. R. Khanchi

Volume 10, Issue 1 , January 2019, , Pages 241-255

https://doi.org/10.22044/jme.2018.7578.1610

Abstract
  In this work, thealkaline roasting and sulfuric acid leaching processes were employed to extract vanadium from the magnetite ore of Saghand mine in central Iran. The response surface methodology based on the central composite design model was applied to optimize the parameters involved in the processes. ...  Read More