The optimisation of mineral processes by modeling and simulation (P009P)

P9P will deliver a more comprehensive range of models, as compared to P9O, as well as the standards and techniques for particle characterisation (composition and spatial arrangement of minerals) required as model inputs. Ore characterisation at the front end of the process will increasingly replace the traditional time consuming and expensive measurement of ore properties such as hardness, density, size distribution and floatability, required for the current models of the unit operations. These developments will, for the first time, link all unit operations so that the effects of changes in one area can be simulated and compensated for in other parts of the circuit. This integration of unit operation models will allow true overall process improvements to be identified.

Participants

Magnus Evertsson (contact)

Biträdande professor vid Chalmers, Industrial and Materials Science, Product Development

Collaborations

Anglo American

London, United Kingdom

Barrick

Toronto, Canada

BHP Billiton

Melbourne Victoria, Australia

Rio Tinto

London, United Kingdom

Funding

AMIRA International Ltd

Funding Chalmers participation during 2012–2015

Related Areas of Advance and Infrastructure

Sustainable development

Driving Forces

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Latest update

2016-12-02