Mineral Processing: Methods, Applications and Technology

Jyothi Rajesh Kumar, Ph.D. (Editor)
Korea Institute of Geoscience and Mineral Resources (KIGAM), Daejeon, South Korea

Series: Geology and Mineralogy Research Developments
BISAC: SCI048000



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Metal usage by humans is vigorously increasing day-by-day. Since the turn of the new millennium, human needs have mainly depended on different types of metal. Ores and minerals are the primary natural sources of metals. In order to process metals, manufacturers require certain methods and technology. This reference book provides six widely used varieties of metal synthesizing and the chapters are contributed by internationally reputed professors and researchers. Chapter One focuses on biomineralization. Biomineralization is an art of nature; it is an important process where organisms produce hierarchical mineral structures with diverse functions for their survival. This process happens through the self-organization of organic and inorganic molecules under ambient conditions, resulting in highly structured materials with remarkable physical and chemical properties. Chapter Two refers to the application of biological methods in mineral processing. Chapter Three describes monazite mineral processing; monazite is the main resource of rare earth metals such as uranium and thorium. In this chapter, monazite mining, beneficiation and metallurgical routes are discussed. Chapter Four defines the hydrometallurgy of rare earth metals, including scandium. Chapter Five deals with ore extraction technology through computer aided engineering techniques. The final chapter concludes with the processing technology used to treat primary and secondary sources for base metal recovery.



Chapter 1. Biomineralization: an Inspiration from Nature for the Synthesis of Advanced Materials (pp. 1-18)
Nonni Soraya Sambudi and Prakash C. Sahoo

Chapter 2. The Application of an in Vitro Method for Mineral Bioaccessibility Estimation in the Nutritional Optimization of Special Food Formulas (pp. 19-38)
M. G. Galán and S. R. Drago

Chapter 3. Monazite Mineral Processing (pp. 39-56)
Sanjay Agarwal, HongIn Kim, K. H. Park, and Jin Young Lee

Chapter 4. Hydrometallurgical Processing Technology for Recovery of the Light Rare Earth Metals: Scandium (III) and Neodmium (III) from Primary and Secondary Sources (pp. 57-114)
Pankaj Kumar Parhi, Saroj Sekhar Behera, Suprava Das, Braja Mohan Murmu, and Raghabendra Samantaray

Chapter 5. The Metal Headframe as an Example of Ore-Extraction Technology: Structural Analysis through Computer-Aided Engineering Techniques with Autodesk Inventor Professional (pp. 115-140)
José Ignacio Rojas-Sola, Fernando Ramón Palomeque-Ruiz, and Eduardo de la Morena-de la Fuente

Chapter 6. Processing Technology for Treatment of Primary and Secondary Source Bearing Base Metals: Comprehensive Hydrometallurgical Approach on Recovery of Copper (Cu) and Zinc (Zn) (pp. 141-214)
Pankaj Kumar Parhia, Saroj Sekhar Beheraa, Ranjan Kumar Mohapatraab, and Debadutta Das

About the Editor (pp. 215-216)

Index (pp. 217)

Audience: Mining & Metallurgy Industry as well as Metallurgical & Materials Engineering students can read this reference book.

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