Mineral Processing Technology

Mineral Processing Technology
An Introduction to the Practical Aspects of Ore Treatment and Mineral Recovery

by B. A. Wills

  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release : 2013-10-22
  • Pages : 646
  • ISBN : 1483182428
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Mineral Processing Technology, Third Edition: An Introduction to the Practical Aspects of Ore Treatment and Mineral Recovery details the fundamentals of contemporary ore processing-techniques. The title first introduces the basics of ore-processing, and then proceeds to tackling technical topics in the subsequent chapters. The text covers methods and procedures in ore handling, industrial screening, and ore sorting. The selection also deals with ore-processing equipment, such as crushers and grinding mills. The book will be of great use to students and professionals of disciplines involved in mining industry.

Mineral Processing Design and Operation

Mineral Processing Design and Operation
An Introduction

by Ashok Gupta,Denis S. Yan

  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release : 2006-06-26
  • Pages : 718
  • ISBN : 9780080454610
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Mineral Processing Design and Operations is expected to be of use to the design engineers engaged in the design and operation of mineral processing plants and including those process engineers who are engaged in flow-sheets development. Provides an orthodox statistical approach that helps in the understanding of the designing of unit processes. The subject of mineral processing has been treated on the basis of unit processes that are subsequently developed and integrated to form a complete strategy for mineral beneficiation. Unit processes of crushing, grinding, solid–liquid separation, flotation are therefore described in some detail so that a student at graduate level and operators at plants will find this book useful. Mineral Processing Design and Operations describes the strategy of mathematical modeling as a tool for more effective controlling of operations, looking at both steady state and dynamic state models. * Containing 18 chapters that have several worked out examples to clarify process operations * Filling a gap in the market by providing up-to-date research on mineral processing * Describes alternative approaches to design calculation, using example calculations and problem exercises

Mineral Processing at a Crossroads

Mineral Processing at a Crossroads
Problems and Prospects

by B.A. Wills,R.W. Barley

  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release : 2012-12-06
  • Pages : 427
  • ISBN : 9400944764
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Due to the increasingly complex mineralogy, and lower grade of many current ore reserves, technology has, over the past decade, had to evolve rapidly to treat these materials economically in an industry which has undergone severe periods of recession. However, most of the technical innovations, such as the increasing use of solvent-extraction, ion-exchange etc., have been in the field of chemical ore processing, and, apart from the use of computers and ever larger unit process machines, there have been few major evolutionary changes in the field of physical mineral processing, where conventional crushing and grinding methods, essentially unchanged in half a century, are followed by the 'old-faithfuls'- flotation, gravity, magnetic and electrostatic methods of separation. Many of these techniques have major limitations in the treatment of 'new' ores such as complex sulphides, and the main purpose of the NATO Advanced study Institute (ASI) "Mineral Processing at a Crossroads" was to review the future of mineral processing. One of the great failings of physical methods is their inability to treat ultra-fine particles, and much research effort is required in this area. Flotation is still the most widely used and researched method for separating minerals, and is the only method which can be used to produce separate concentrates from complex sulphide ores. However, its performance on these 'modern' ores is poor, and it is in this area particularly that chemical methods will increasingly be integrated into plant circuits.

Extractive Metallurgy of Copper

Extractive Metallurgy of Copper
International Series on Materials Science and Technology

by A. K. Biswas,W. G. Davenport

  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release : 2013-09-11
  • Pages : 454
  • ISBN : 1483182215
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Extractive Metallurgy of Copper details the process of extracting copper from its ore. The book also discusses the significance of each process, along with the concerns in each process, such as pollution, energy demand, and cost. The text first provides an overview of the metallurgical process of copper extraction, and then proceeds to presenting the step-by-step representation of the whole process of copper extraction. The coverage of the book includes mineral beneficiation, roasting, smelting, converting, refining, casting, and quality control. The text will be of great use to metallurgists, materials engineers, and other professionals involved in mining industry.

Colloid Chemistry in Mineral Processing

Colloid Chemistry in Mineral Processing
A Book

by J.S. Laskowski,J. Ralston

  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release : 2015-08-14
  • Pages : 428
  • ISBN : 1483290913
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Within this volume is a thorough coverage of the fundamental principles embracing modern theories of colloid chemistry applied to mineral processing. It is written in respect for Dr. J.A. Kitchener, distinguished Reader in the Science of Mineral Processing in the Royal School of Mines, Imperial College, University of London (recently retired). Dr. Kitchener's expertise in colloid chemistry has led to numerous fundamental insights and practical advances in flotation, selective flocculation, and the treatment of slimes. Colloid chemistry is inevitably involved in all aspects of mineral processing, ranging from how collectors selectively adsorb on to mineral surfaces in flotation, to the forces which control the stability of dispersions of submicron particles, as well as embracing the behaviour of hydrolyzed metal ions in solid-water slurries. The intelligent use of this information is essential in the effective design of separation processes and strategies by the mineral processor. Up to date bibliographies are included at the end of each of the 13 chapters making this volume a useful general resource for researchers, students and mineral processors.

Economic Geology

Economic Geology
Principles and Practice

by Walter L. Pohl

  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release : 2011-03-03
  • Pages : 680
  • ISBN : 144439486X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Humanity’s ever-increasing hunger for mineral raw materials, caused by a growing global population and ever increasing standards of living, has resulted in economic geology becoming a subject of urgent importance. This book provides a broad panorama of mineral deposits, covering their origin and geological characteristics, the principles of the search for ores and minerals, and the investigation of newly found deposits. Practical and environmental issues that arise during the life cycle of a mine and after its closure are addressed, with an emphasis on sustainable and "green" mining. The central scientific theme of the book is to place the extraordinary variability of mineral deposits in the frame of fundamental geological processes. The book is written for earth science students and practicing geologists worldwide. Professionals in administration, resource development, mining, mine reclamation, metallurgy, and mineral economics will also find the text valuable. Economic Geology is a fully revised translation of the the fifth edition of the German language text Mineralische und Energie-Rohstoffe. Additional resources for this book can be found at: www.wiley.com/go/pohl/geology. The author's website can be found at: http://www.walter-pohl.com.

Advances in Gold Ore Processing

Advances in Gold Ore Processing
A Book

by Mike D. Adams

  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release : 2005-12-02
  • Pages : 1076
  • ISBN : 9780080459080
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The gold processing industry is experiencing change. As free-milling and oxide ores become depleted, more complex polymetallic and refractory ores are being processed, coupled with increasing pressure for stricter environmental compliance. Recent years have also seen a steady reduction in mineral processing and metallurgy graduates and a gradual loss of older operating experience. A contribution to documenting current and future best practice in gold ore processing seems timely. The focus of this volume is on advances in current gold plant operation, from conception to closure; chapters also cover innovations at the bench and pilot-scale level that would be expected to find commercial application at some stage. Sufficient coverage is also given to the chemistry and engineering aspects. The general principle behind the structure of the volume is that of flowsheeting based on unit operations and applied to a mineralogical classification of gold ore types. From concept to closure, this book covers all unit operations, mineralogies and processes that are relevant to dealing with today's complex orebodies. Practical experience is vital to the successful development, operation and closure of any operation. The 42 chapters have been contributed by a total of 66 authors and co-authors who are experts from countries spanning the globe, and representing exhaustive practical knowledge covering many disciplines relevant to gold processing. * Current best practice as elucidated by a select panel of experts in the field * Innovations at the bench and pilot-scale level that would be expected to find commercial application at some stage * Mineralogical-based approach to flowsheeting

Waste Production and Utilization in the Metal Extraction Industry

Waste Production and Utilization in the Metal Extraction Industry
A Book

by Sehliselo Ndlovu,Geoffrey S. Simate,Elias Matinde

  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release : 2017-06-27
  • Pages : 512
  • ISBN : 1498767303
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Increasingly stringent environmental regulations and industry adoption of waste minimization guidelines have thus, stimulated the need for the development of recycling and reuse options for metal related waste. This book, therefore, gives an overview of the waste generation, recycle and reuse along the mining, beneficiation, extraction, manufacturing and post-consumer value chain. This book reviews current status and future trends in the recycling and reuse of mineral and metal waste and also details the policy and legislation regarding the waste management, health and environmental impacts in the mining, beneficiation, metal extraction and manufacturing processes. This book is a useful reference for engineers and researchers in industry, policymakers and legislators in governance, and academics on the current status and future trends in the recycling and reuse of mineral and metal waste. Some of the key features of the book are as follows: Holistic approach to waste generation, recycling and reuse along the minerals and metals extraction. Detailed overview of metallurgical waste generation. Practical examples with complete flow sheets, techniques and interventions on waste management. Integrates the technical issues related to efficient resources utilization with the policy and regulatory framework. Novel approach to addressing future commodity shortages.

Environmental Impact of Mining and Mineral Processing

Environmental Impact of Mining and Mineral Processing
Management, Monitoring, and Auditing Strategies

by Ravi Jain

  • Publisher : Butterworth-Heinemann
  • Release : 2015-08-03
  • Pages : 322
  • ISBN : 0128040920
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Environmental Impact of Mining and Mineral Processing: Management, Monitoring, and Auditing Strategies covers all the aspects related to mining and the environment, including environmental assessment at the early planning stages, environmental management during mine operation, and the identification of major impacts. Technologies for the treatment of mining, mineral processing, and metallurgical wastes are also covered, along with environmental management of mining wastes, including disposal options and the treatment of mining effluents. Presents a systematic approach for environmental assessment of mining and mineral processing projects Provides expert advice for the implementation of environmental management systems that are unique to the mining industry Effectively addresses a number of environmental challenges, including air quality, water quality, acid mine drainage, and land and economic impacts Explains the latest in environmental monitoring and control systems to limit the environmental impact of mining and processing operations

The Chemistry of Gold Extraction

The Chemistry of Gold Extraction
A Book

by John Marsden,Iain House

  • Publisher : SME
  • Release : 2006
  • Pages : 651
  • ISBN : 9780873352406
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Chemistry of Gold Extraction bridges the gap between research and industry by emphasizing the practical applications of chemical principles and techniques. Covering what everyone in the gold extraction and processing industries should know: Historical Developments; Ore Deposits and Process Mineralogy; Process Selection; Principles of Gold Hydrometallurgy; Oxidative Pretreatment; Leaching; Solution Purification and Concentration; Recovery; Surface Chemical Methods; Refining; Effluent Treatment; and Industrial Applications. This book is a valuable asset for all professionals involved in the precious metals industries. It will be of particular interest and use to engineers and scientists (including extraction metallurgists, mineral/metallurgical engineers, electrochemists, chemical engineers, mineral technologists, mining engineers, and material scientists), plant managers and operators, academics, educators, and students working in gold extraction in either production, research, or consulting capacities.

The Metrics of Material and Metal Ecology

The Metrics of Material and Metal Ecology
Harmonizing the Resource, Technology and Environmental Cycles

by M.A. Reuter,U.M.J. Boin,A, van Schaik,E. Verhoef,K. Heiskanen,Yongxiang Yang,G. Georgalli

  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release : 2005-11-02
  • Pages : 720
  • ISBN : 9780080457925
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This book is a must for individuals and companies that have an interest in developing sustainable technology and systems in the complex 'Web of Metals' on a first principles, technological and economic basis, with a focus to the minerals, metals and product manufacturing industries. In this inter-, intra- and trans-disciplinary book the material/metal cycle will be central, addressing technology as the basis for achieving sustainability within the system of primary mineral and metal producing, and the consumer product material cycles, linked to nature's cycles. The following major topics (not exclusive) are discussed in a detail, which will satisfy company CEO's and students of environment, engineering, economics, and law alike: (i) industrial ecology, (ii) system engineering concepts, (iii) development of future breakthrough technology as well optimization of present technology, (iv) process fundamentals (e.g. thermodynamics, separation physics, transport processes etc.), (v) product manufacture and design (for recycling), (vi) environmental legislation and (vii) technology as a basis for achieving sustainability within our present society. The book discusses contentious issues such as the limits of recycling determined by physics, chemistry, economics and process technology, therefore providing the reader with a fundamental basis to understand and critically discuss the validity of environmental legislation. Furthermore, the 'Web of Metals' (i.e. the dynamic interconnection of metal and material cycles and product systems) will reveal that, if the application of environmental evaluation techniques such as material flow analysis, life cycle assessment etc. are not carried out on a sufficient theoretical basis, technological and economic understanding, analyses could lead to erroneous and in the end environmentally harmful conclusions. The book is illustrated with many industrial examples embracing car and electronic consumer goods manufacturing and recycling, and the production and recycling of all major metals (e.g. steel, aluminium, copper, zinc, lead, magnesium, PGM's and PM's) and to an extent plastics. A complete section of the book is devoted to the recycling of light metals. Numerous colour figures and photos, plant and reactor data as well as software and computer models (running under Matlab's Simulink® and AMPL® as well as tools based on neural net technology (CSenseTM) are provided to give the reader the opportunity to investigate the various topics addressed in this book at various levels of depth and theoretical sophistication, providing a wealth of information, share-data and industrial know-how. Finally, the book philosophically discusses how to harmonize the resource, life and technological cycles depicted by the figure on the cover to make a contribution to the sustainable use of resources and products. * Material and Metal Ecology and the various modelling aspects to quantify this * System modelling of recycling systems with applications in the automotive and consumer goods sector * Metallurgical metal recycling with applications in aluminium, supplemented with various modelling examples from thermodynamics, exergy, neural nets to CFD

Mineral Resource and Ore Reserve Estimation

Mineral Resource and Ore Reserve Estimation
The AusIMM Guide to Good Practice

by A. C. Edwards

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2001
  • Pages : 719
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Introductory Mining Engineering

Introductory Mining Engineering
A Book

by Howard L. Hartman,Jan M. Mutmansky

  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release : 2002-08-09
  • Pages : 592
  • ISBN : 9780471348511
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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An introductory text and reference on mining engineering highlighting the latest in mining technology Introductory Mining Engineering outlines the role of the mining engineer throughout the life of a mine, including prospecting for the deposit, determining the site's value, developing the mine, extracting the mineral values, and reclaiming the land afterward. This Second Edition is written with a focus on sustainability-managing land to meet the economic and environmental needs of the present while enhancing its ability to also meet the needs of future generations. Coverage includes aboveground and underground methods of mining for a wide range of substances, including metals, nonmetals, and fuels. Completely up to date, this book presents the latest information on such technologies as remote sensing, GPS, geophysical surveying, and mineral deposit evaluation, as well as continuous integrated mining operations and autonomous trucks. Also included is new information on landscape restoration, regional planning, wetlands protection, subsidence mitigation, and much more. New chapters include coverage of: * Environmental responsibilities * Regulations * Health and safety issues Generously supplemented with more than 200 photographs, drawings, and tables, Introductory Mining Engineering, Second Edition is an indispensable book for mining engineering students and a comprehensive reference for professionals.

EXTRACTIVE METALLURGY

EXTRACTIVE METALLURGY
PROCESSES AND APPLICATIONS

by DUTTA, SUJAY KUMAR,LELE, AVINASH B.,CHOKSHI, YAKSHIL B.

  • Publisher : PHI Learning Pvt. Ltd.
  • Release : 2018-01-01
  • Pages : 180
  • ISBN : 9387472051
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Primarily intended for the undergraduate students of metallurgical and materials engineering, this textbook will help the students to grasp the subject matter of extractive metallurgy in a simple and easy-to-understand manner. It presents a comprehensive view of extractive metallurgy, especially principles and fundamental aspects, in a concise form. The book explains various concepts step by step by narrating their importance. Even without much of background in specialized subjects, the students will be able to understand the topics without any difficulty. It covers a brief summary of the metallurgical processes including physical chemistry, thermodynamics, kinetics, and heat/mass balance. Many of the scientific and engineering aspects of unit processes have been discussed. Applications of metallurgical thermodynamics and kinetics to the process metallurgy are explained as well. All basic concepts and definitions related to metal extraction are also covered.

SME Mineral Processing and Extractive Metallurgy Handbook

SME Mineral Processing and Extractive Metallurgy Handbook
A Book

by Courtney A. Young

  • Publisher : Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration
  • Release : 2019-02-01
  • Pages : 2312
  • ISBN : 0873353854
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This landmark publication distills the body of knowledge that characterizes mineral processing and extractive metallurgy as disciplinary fields. It will inspire and inform current and future generations of minerals and metallurgy professionals. Mineral processing and extractive metallurgy are atypical disciplines, requiring a combination of knowledge, experience, and art. Investing in this trove of valuable information is a must for all those involved in the industry—students, engineers, mill managers, and operators. More than 192 internationally recognized experts have contributed to the handbook’s 128 thought-provoking chapters that examine nearly every aspect of mineral processing and extractive metallurgy. This inclusive reference addresses the magnitude of traditional industry topics and also addresses the new technologies and important cultural and social issues that are important today. Contents Mineral Characterization and AnalysisManagement and ReportingComminutionClassification and WashingTransport and StoragePhysical SeparationsFlotationSolid and Liquid SeparationDisposalHydrometallurgyPyrometallurgyProcessing of Selected Metals, Minerals, and Materials

Dust Control Handbook for Industrial Minerals Mining and Processing

Dust Control Handbook for Industrial Minerals Mining and Processing
A Book

by Andrew B. Andrew B. Cecala,Andrew D. Andrew D. O'Brien

  • Publisher : CreateSpace
  • Release : 2015-05-09
  • Pages : 312
  • ISBN : 9781511722186
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Throughout the mining and processing of minerals, the mined ore undergoes a number of crushing, grinding, cleaning, drying, and product sizing operations as it is processed into a marketable commodity. These operations are highly mechanized, and both individually and collectively these processes can generate large amounts of dust. If control technologies are inadequate, hazardous levels of respirable dust may be liberated into the work environment, potentially exposing workers. Accordingly, federal regulations are in place to limit the respirable dust exposure of mine workers. Engineering controls are implemented in mining operations in an effort to reduce dust generation and limit worker exposure.

Mine Winding and Transport

Mine Winding and Transport
A Book

by S.C. Walker

  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release : 2012-12-02
  • Pages : 573
  • ISBN : 0444597174
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Changes in size and power of available mining transport equipment, combined with improved means of control involving leaky feeder radio and computers, demands a new look at the problem of mine winding and transport. Such changes require the traditional mining engineer to have a much greater engineering application. This book is intended to satisfy that requirement. All the important means of transporting operatives and minerals are addressed, both below ground and on the surface. Safe, speedy and economic transport from the point of mineral extraction to leaving the mine is paramount. This work covers all aspects of the problem including: (1) the design and application of steel wire ropes to a variety of industrial applications, and the various drums and pulleys necessary; (2) a ready means of calculating output/throughput of various transport modes, and relating such to their power requirement; and (3) information on transport modes that enables the most suitable system for given conditions to be determined. A ``first principle'' approach has been adopted throughout, and extensive use of practical examples allows the solution of virtually all associated problems. Although formulae are used where necessary for an understanding of the content, the numerous tables included enable the practicing engineer to make short cuts to more quickly solve particular problems. In addition, the provision of a considerable number of operational constants, many not previously published, enable a more speedy and accurate solution to be effected. By comparing the calculated solutions to a particular problem, the most economic transport mode may be determined. Mining, mechanical and electrical engineers concerned with the safe movement of men or material will find this book of particular use, as will the student preparing for examinations on the subject.

How Mining Works

How Mining Works
A Book

by W. Scott Dunbar

  • Publisher : Society for Mining Metallurgy & Exploration
  • Release : 2015-12-01
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN : 9780873353991
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Finally - Mining in Clear and Understandable Language How Mining Works explains complex mining concepts in a way simple enough for those who are not familiar with the industry, yet thorough enogh to be useful to long-time professionals. This colorful book presents a logical and sensible sequence for acquiring a strong working knowledge of the world of mining. Chapter 1 provides a quick geology review, explaining how the earth is structured ... how, why, and where mineral ores are created ... and how technological advances help us make educated guesses about where to locate new mines. The next three chapters present mining and refining operations. Chapter 2 offers in-depth explanations about the different types of mining, the equipment and procedures needed for both surface and deep mining, and Chapter 3 follows with six methods for processing the ore into usable refined metal. And, since not all mines produce metals, Chapter 4 covers nonmetallic operations that produce coal, diamonds, and aggregates such as clays and feldspars. The second half of the book puts mining in the context of the wider world. Chapter 5 examines four types of mining waste (including several subcategories) and how to deal with each. Chapter 6 looks at labor practices, environmental sustainability, and worker and community health and safety--all critical in today's highly regulated environment. Chapter 7 highlights mining economics, with detailed information on how mine products are priced, monetary arrangements between mines and smelters, and even the impact of reserves on mining's future. Chapter 8 takes a visionary yet practical look at the future of mining, covering not only advances in expected areas (like robotics) but also in biotechnology, with a fascinating look at how plants, insects, and various microbes could be used to extract metals. Appendix A provides a crash course in the chemistry sometimes needed to understand why rock goes in and metal comes out.

Mineral Processing Plant Design, Practice, and Control

Mineral Processing Plant Design, Practice, and Control
Proceedings

by Andrew L. Mular,Doug N. Halbe,Derek John Barratt

  • Publisher : SME
  • Release : 2002
  • Pages : 2422
  • ISBN : 9780873352239
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Annotation Based on 138 proceedings papers from October 2002, this broad reference will become the new standard text for colleges and will become a must for engineers, consultants, suppliers, manufacturers.

Principles of Mineral Processing

Principles of Mineral Processing
A Book

by Maurice C. Fuerstenau,Kenneth N. Han

  • Publisher : SME
  • Release : 2003
  • Pages : 573
  • ISBN : 9780873351676
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Annotation Comprehensive reference examines all aspects of mineral processing from the handling of raw materials to separation strategies to the remediation of waste products. Shows how developments in engrg., chemistry, computer science, and environmental science contribute to the ultimate goal of producing minerals and metals economically from ores.