Progress and challenges in electrical comminution by high-voltage pulses

Shi, Fengnian, Manlapig, Emmy and Zuo, Weiran (2014) Progress and challenges in electrical comminution by high-voltage pulses. Chemical Engineering and Technology, 37 5: 765-769. doi:10.1002/ceat.201300660

Author Shi, Fengnian
Manlapig, Emmy
Zuo, Weiran
Title Progress and challenges in electrical comminution by high-voltage pulses
Journal name Chemical Engineering and Technology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0930-7516
Publication date 2014-05-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1002/ceat.201300660
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 37
Issue 5
Start page 765
End page 769
Total pages 5
Place of publication Weinheim, Germany
Publisher Wiley - V C H Verlag
Language eng
Formatted abstract
The recent progress in electrical comminution using high-voltage pulses and the technical challenges in order to bring this technology to the mining industry are outlined. Pre-weakening ore particles and preferential liberation of minerals at coarse sizes are the two major research outcomes that may have potential benefits for the industry. A particle pre-weakening characterization method by single-particle/single-pulse test has been developed. The emerging challenges for the mining industry to realize the benefits of this novel comminution technology include scale-up for industrial application, hybrid circuit design, maximization of pulse-induced cracks, and study of the downstream processing effects.
Keyword Electrical comminution
High-voltage pulses
Mineral liberation
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Special Issue: Comminution and Classification. Funded by Australian Research Council Linkage Scheme. Grant Number: LP0667828.

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Sub-type: Article (original research)
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