Volume 13 (2022)
Volume 12 (2021)
Volume 11 (2020)
Volume 10 (2019)
Volume 9 (2018)
Volume 8 (2017)
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Volume 4 (2013)
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Mineral Processing
Green extraction of Niobium and Tantalum from Kenticha Tantalite ore using 1-Ethyl-3-Methyl Imidazolium Chloride ionic liquid

G.G. Berhe; A. Velázquez del Rosario; Y. Abubeker; W. Girma; T. Bogale; C. Mulugeta Sisay

Volume 9, Issue 4 , October 2018, , Pages 785-794

https://doi.org/10.22044/jme.2018.6091.1425

Abstract
  The decomposition of the Ethiopian Kenticha tantalite ore was studied using the KOH fusion and H2O leaching system at 400 0C for a 1 h reaction time. The experimental results obtained showed that 27 wt% of Ta2O5 was mainly transformed into insoluble KTaO3, not to be KNbO3, and as well, into the dissolved ...  Read More

Mineral Processing
Effect of impeller speed on properties of quiescent zone and entrainment in mechanical flotation cells

S. Razmjooei; M. Abdollahy; M. R. Khalesi

Volume 9, Issue 4 , October 2018, , Pages 807-816

https://doi.org/10.22044/jme.2018.6603.1481

Abstract
  Flotation process in mechanical cells is carried out in highly turbulent conditions. In this work, the impact of impeller speed on four characteristics of the quiescent zone, i.e. zone height, turbulence, solid percentage, and gas holdup, and their relationship with the entrainment is investigated, and ...  Read More

Mineral Processing
Solvent extraction of copper from an industrial sulfate liquor using Chemorex CP-150

S. Feizollahi; A. Azizi

Volume 9, Issue 4 , October 2018, , Pages 905-916

https://doi.org/10.22044/jme.2018.7161.1568

Abstract
  The extraction behavior of Cu(II) ions from a real sulfate liquor obtained from the heap leaching stage of a copper oxide ore was investigated using a chelating reagent, Chemorex CP-150 in kerosene. A comparative study was also carried out on the extraction capability of Cu(II) ions using other solvents ...  Read More

Mineral Processing
Exploring mechanism of xanthate adsorption on chalcopyrite surface: An atomic force microscopy study

R. Ahmadi; E. Ravanasa; Y. Mirzapour

Volume 9, Issue 4 , October 2018, , Pages 1009-1018

https://doi.org/10.22044/jme.2018.7173.1570

Abstract
  In this work, adsorption of the potassium amyl xanthate collector on the pure chalcopyrite surface was studied by applying atomic force microscopy (AFM). The adsorption experiments were carried out at different concentrations of the collector and at diverse pH values in the presence or absence of exterior ...  Read More

Mineral Processing
A comparative study of two-stage flotation of Zn and Pb oxide minerals using anionic, cationic, and mixed (cationic/anionic) collectors

M. Salehfard; M. Noaparast; Seyed Z. Shafaei; H. Abdollahi

Volume 9, Issue 4 , October 2018, , Pages 1019-1033

https://doi.org/10.22044/jme.2018.6760.1498

Abstract
  A lead-zinc carbonate ore sample containing 2.5% Pb and 9.39% Zn was used in this research work. The sample was prepared from the Darreh-Zanjir mine located in the Yazd province (Iran). Influences of the influential factors on flotation of smithsonite and cerussite were investigated. Among the different ...  Read More

Mineral Processing
Distribution of trace elements in coal and coal fly ash and their recovery with mineral processing practices: A review

I. Kursun Unver; M. Terzi

Volume 9, Issue 3 , July 2018, , Pages 641-655

https://doi.org/10.22044/jme.2018.6855.1518

Abstract
  Today coal is among the most important energy sources. In order to meet the world's energy demands, low-calorie lignite with a high ash content is generally used in the large capacity coal-fired thermal power plants. As a result of coal firing, wastes such as fly ash, slag, and flue gas are also produced. ...  Read More

Mineral Processing
Desulfurization of coal by HNO3 leaching: Optimization of influential factors using Box-Behnken design

S. Shahraki; M. Karamoozian; A. Azizi

Volume 9, Issue 3 , July 2018, , Pages 657-665

https://doi.org/10.22044/jme.2018.6338.1457

Abstract
  Sulfur is one of the most significant impurities in coal, which reduces the quality of coal and also results in environmental pollution. This work was aimed to investigate the removal of sulfur from coal by the leaching method employing parameters expected to affect the removal rate such as acid concentration ...  Read More

Mineral Processing
A review of simultaneous ultrasound-assisted coal flotation

S. G. Ozkan

Volume 9, Issue 3 , July 2018, , Pages 679-689

https://doi.org/10.22044/jme.2018.6784.1502

Abstract
  Ultrasound can be used both simultaneously or as a pretreatment technique for flotation to produce higher combustible recoveries, higher heat values, and lower ash data from raw hard coals. The recent research works have indicated that modifying coal surfaces, especially physical surface cleaning with ...  Read More

Mineral Processing
Removal of Te and Se anions in alkaline media in presence of cyanide by quaternary ammonium salts

R. Solis-Rdoriguez; S. Bello-Teodoro; A. Moreno-Baez; J. I Galvan-Tejada; J. G Arceo-Olague; H. Luna-Garcia; O. Alonso-Gonzalez

Volume 9, Issue 2 , April 2018, , Pages 311-317

https://doi.org/10.22044/jme.2018.6718.1493

Abstract
  Precious metals are currently associated with selenium (naumannite, Ag2Se) and tellurium (calaverite, AuTe2; sylvanite, (Au,Ag)2Te4) to form species refractory to cyanidation. The aim of this preliminary work was to study the use of the solvent extraction technique to recover tellurium and selenium ions ...  Read More

Mineral Processing
Effect of thermal treatment on specific rate of breakage of manganese ore

M. Heshami; R. Ahmadi

Volume 9, Issue 2 , April 2018, , Pages 339-348

https://doi.org/10.22044/jme.2017.6156.1430

Abstract
  The aim of this work is to investigate the effect of thermal treatment on the grinding behavior of manganese ore in the various size fractions of -1.7+1.18, -1.18+0.6, -0.6+0.3 and -0.3+ 0.15 mm. Breakage Function Determination Software (BFDS) is used to calculate the selection function of the experiment. ...  Read More

Mineral Processing
Comparison of various extractants for recovery of Copper from Sarcheshmeh Chalcopyrite concentrate Ammonia/Ammonium Carbonate Leaching

M. Ghanbari; H. Naderi; M. Torabi

Volume 9, Issue 2 , April 2018, , Pages 393-402

https://doi.org/10.22044/jme.2017.6455.1465

Abstract
  Solvent extraction of copper from the copper leach solution obtained from the ammoniacal carbonate leaching of the Sarcheshmeh copper concentrate was carried out, and the performance of CP-150, LIX984N, and Kelex100 as well as the effects of different parameters involved were investigated. According ...  Read More

Mineral Processing
An insight into effect of surface functional groups on reactivity of Sphalerite (110) surface with Xanthate collector: a DFT study

M. Mohseni; M. Abdollahy; R. Poursalehi; M. R. Khalesi

Volume 9, Issue 2 , April 2018, , Pages 431-439

https://doi.org/10.22044/jme.2017.5965.1411

Abstract
  The reactivity of the protonated and hydroxylated sphalerite (1 1 0) surface with xanthate was simulated using the density functional theory (DFT). The difference between the energy of the lowest unoccupied molecular orbital of the sphalerite surface and the energy of the highest occupied molecular orbital ...  Read More

Mineral Processing
Effect of frother type and operational parameters on nano bubble flotation of quartz coarse particles

S. Nazari; Seyed Ziaedin Shafaei; M. Gharabaghi; R. Ahmadi; B. Shahbazi

Volume 9, Issue 2 , April 2018, , Pages 539-546

https://doi.org/10.22044/jme.2017.6404.1461

Abstract
  In this work, the effects of the types of frother (MIBC, pine oil, and A65) and operational parameters (impeller speed and air flow rate) on the flotation of quartz coarse particles was investigated using nano bubbles (NBs). Quartz particles of the size of -425+106 mm and three types of frother were ...  Read More

Mineral Processing
Interactional effects of bubble size, particle size, and collector dosage on bubble loading in column flotation

A. Eskanlou; M. R. Khalesi; M. Abdollahy; M. Hemmati Chegeni

Volume 9, Issue 1 , January 2018, , Pages 107-116

https://doi.org/10.22044/jme.2017.5815.1393

Abstract
  The success of flotation operation depends upon the thriving interactions of chemical and physical variables. In this work, the effects of particle size, bubble size, and collector dosage on the bubble loading in a continuous flotation column were investigated. In other words, this work was mainly concerned ...  Read More

Mineral Processing
An innovative application of (NiXZnX–X Fe2O4) Mineral nanoparticles for adsorption of Malachite green dye from wastewater effluents

M. R. Heydartaemeh

Volume 9, Issue 1 , January 2018, , Pages 143-152

https://doi.org/10.22044/jme.2017.5858.1397

Abstract
  In this research work, the Ni-Zn Ferrite Mineral Nanoparticles (NZFMN), as a novel nanoadsorbent, was used for the removal of the Green Malachite (GM) dye from aqueous solutions by in a batch and fixed bed column. Firstly, the NZFMN adsorption properties were investigated. The effects of the process ...  Read More

Mineral Processing
Studying effects of ion exchange resin structure and functional groups on Re(VII) adsorption onto Purolite A170 and Dowex 21K

M. B. Fathi; B. Rezai; E. K. Alamdari; R. D. Alorro

Volume 9, Issue 1 , January 2018, , Pages 243-254

https://doi.org/10.22044/jme.2017.6166.1433

Abstract
  The effects of the functional groups and structures of two different resins, weak base/macroporous and strong base/gel type, Purolite A170 and Dowex 21K on the adsorption properties of Re(VII) ions were investigated experimentally and described by the isotherm, kinetic, and thermodynamic modeling. In ...  Read More

Mineral Processing
Optimization of parameters affecting recovery of copper from Sarcheshmeh low-grade sulfide ore using Bioleaching

M. Naderi; Seyed Z. Shafaie; M. Karamoozian; Sh. Gharanjik

Volume 8, Issue 4 , October 2017, , Pages 523-537

https://doi.org/10.22044/jme.2017.848

Abstract
  In this work, the parameters affecting the recovery of copper from the low-grade sulfide minerals of Sarcheshmeh Copper Mine were studied. A low-grade sulfide ore was used with a copper grade of 0.25%, which was about 28% of the mineral oxide, and the sulfide minerals made up the rest. Much more sulfide ...  Read More

Mineral Processing
Modofication of the Sarcheshmeh copper complex flotation circuit in response to a reduction in feed grade

Gh. A. Parsapour; S. DarvishTafvisi; E. Arghavani; M. J. Rajabi; A. Akbari; S. Banisi

Volume 8, Issue 4 , October 2017, , Pages 539-544

https://doi.org/10.22044/jme.2017.879

Abstract
  The new copper processing plant of the Sarcheshmeh copper complex consists of two parallel circuits. After a primary crushing, the ore is sent to a SAG mill, and the product is further ground in a ball mill. The overflow of the hydrocyclones is fed to a flotation circuit that contains 8 rougher tank ...  Read More

Mineral Processing
Application of perfect mixing model for simulation of vertical roller mills

H. Shahgholi; K. Barani; M. Yaghobi

Volume 8, Issue 4 , October 2017, , Pages 545-553

https://doi.org/10.22044/jme.2017.931

Abstract
  Vertical roller mills (VRMs) are well-established grinding equipment for various tasks in the coal and cement industry. There are few studies on simulation of VRMs. In this research work, application of perfect mixing model for simulation of a VRM in a cement grinding plant was investigated. Two sampling ...  Read More

Mineral Processing
Prediction of effect of fine particle removal on efficiency of a spiral circuit by size-by-size partition curves

F. Basirifar; M.R. Khalesi; M. Ramezanizadeh; M. Abdollahy; A. Hajizadeh

Volume 8, Issue 4 , October 2017, , Pages 567-571

https://doi.org/10.22044/jme.2017.932

Abstract
  Partition curves are widely used to determine the spiral separator efficiency. In this work, the partition curves were used in order to investigate the particle transportation to concentrate and tailing streams. Simulation of fine particle removal using the size-by-size partition curves showed that the ...  Read More

Mineral Processing
Evolution of AG mill shell liner design at Gol-E-Gohar concentration plant

M. Maleki Moghaddam; A. R. Hasankhoei; E. Arghavani; A. Haji-Zadeh; M. Yahyaei; S. Banisi

Volume 8, Issue 4 , October 2017, , Pages 683-691

https://doi.org/10.22044/jme.2017.954

Abstract
  Liner design is becoming an increasingly more important tool for the AG/SAG mill performance optimization. The Gol-E-Gohar iron ore concentration plant uses three 9 m × 2.05 m autogenous mills (AG) in parallel in a dry operation. Due to large variations in feed characteristics and inadequate ...  Read More

Mineral Processing
Effects of operating parameters on time-dependent ash entrainment behaviour of a sample coal flotation

H. Paryad; H. Khoshdast; V. Shojaei

Volume 8, Issue 3 , July 2017, , Pages 337-357

https://doi.org/10.22044/jme.2017.857

Abstract
  It is well-known that entrainment of particles into the froth is a key factor in the selectivity and performance of the flotation process, especially for fine particle recovery. Since flotation is a continuous process, in this work, the effects of operating parameters on the entrainment of ash materials ...  Read More