Pre-concentration of copper ores by high voltage pulses. Part 1: principle and major findings.

Zuo, Weiran, Shi, Fengnian and Manlapig, Emmanuel (2015) Pre-concentration of copper ores by high voltage pulses. Part 1: principle and major findings.. Minerals Engneering, 79 306-314. doi:10.1016/j.mineng.2015.03.022


Author Zuo, Weiran
Shi, Fengnian
Manlapig, Emmanuel
Title Pre-concentration of copper ores by high voltage pulses. Part 1: principle and major findings.
Journal name Minerals Engneering   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0892-6875
1872-9444
Publication date 2015-08
Year available 2015
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/j.mineng.2015.03.022
Open Access Status
Volume 79
Start page 306
End page 314
Total pages 9
Place of publication Kidlington, Oxford United Kingdom
Publisher Pergamon Press
Collection year 2016
Language eng
Abstract A novel ore pre-concentration technique using high voltage pulses is proposed in this study. The technique utilises metalliferous grain-induced selective breakage, under a controlled pulse energy loading, and size-based screening to separate the feed ore into body breakage and surface breakage products for splitting of ores by grade. Four copper ore samples were tested to demonstrate the viability of this technique. This study consists of two parts: Part 1 presents the principle, the validation and the major findings; Part 2 discusses the new opportunities and challenges for the mining and mineral industry to take up this technique.
Keyword Ore upgrading
Pre-concentration
High voltage pulses
Electrical comminution
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collections: Julius Kruttschnitt Mineral Research Centre Publications
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