The aim of process calculations is to evaluate the performance of minerals and coal processing operations in terms of efficiency of the operation, grade of the final products and recovery of the required constituents. To meet these requirements, in-depth detailed calculations are illustrated in this book.
This book is designed to cover all the process calculations. The method and/or steps in process calculations have been described by taking numerical examples. Process calculations illustrated in a simple and self explanatory manner based on two basic material balance equations will allow the reader to understand the contents thoroughly.
Inclusion of elaborate process calculations in every chapter is the highlight of this book. This book is unique and devoted entirely to the process calculations with sufficient explanation of the nature of the calculations. This book will prove useful to all: from student to teacher, operator to engineer, researcher to designer, and process personnel to plant auditors concerned with minerals and coal processing.
Table of Contents
1. Minerals and coal
2. Material Balance
4. Size analysis
11. Principles of settling
13. Beneficiation operations
14. Sink and float
15. Float and sink
16. Metallurgical accounting
17. Coal washing efficiency
18. Process plant circuits
Dr. D.V. Subba Rao is retired associate professor and head of the department of Mineral Beneficiation at S. D. S. Autonomous College, (India). He has 32 years of experience at S. D. S. Autonomous College and presently serves as a guest faculty in the department of Mining Engineering at GIET, India. He has published multiple books on mineral beneficiation and has been member and chairman of academic bodies such as BOS in Mineral Beneficiation, BOS in Materials Handling and BOS in Applied Chemistry as well as the academic council and governing body of S. D. S. Autonomous College.
"This book is a vital asset and first of its kind in process calculations. This book meets the requirement of technocrats and engineers who are pursuing the advance studies and research."
Om Prakesh, General Manager - Engineering, Metso India Pvt Ltd.