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Title: Introduction to mineral processing

Abstract

Presented is a book primarily intended as a university text for a general undergraduate course in mineral processing. Major sections of the book include: fundamentals of ore processing; size reduction; sizing separation; concentration separation; dewatering; materials handling; and plant practice. Cleaning of coal is discussed in the chapter on dense medium separation. (JMT)

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United States
Language:
English
Subject:
37 INORGANIC, ORGANIC, PHYSICAL AND ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY; 01 COAL, LIGNITE, AND PEAT; ORE PROCESSING; REVIEWS; COAL; COAL PREPARATION; ORE COMPOSITION; ORE CONCENTRATES; ORE ENRICHMENT; CARBONACEOUS MATERIALS; COMMINUTION; DOCUMENT TYPES; ENERGY SOURCES; ENRICHMENT; FOSSIL FUELS; FUELS; MATERIALS; PROCESSING; SEPARATION PROCESSES 400105* -- Separation Procedures; 010400 -- Coal, Lignite, & Peat-- Processing; 013000 -- Coal, Lignite, & Peat-- Transport, Handling, & Storage

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Kelly, E.G., and Spottiswood, D.J. Introduction to mineral processing. United States: N. p., 1982. Web.
Kelly, E.G., & Spottiswood, D.J. Introduction to mineral processing. United States.
Kelly, E.G., and Spottiswood, D.J. Fri . "Introduction to mineral processing". United States. doi:.
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year = {Fri Jan 01 00:00:00 EST 1982},
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