Sorting: Possibilities, Limitations and Future
SORTING: POSSIBILITIES, LIMITATIONS AND FUTURE H.R. Manouchehri 1,2 1- Division of Mineral Processing, Luleå University of Technology, SE-97187, Luleå, Sweden 2- Northland Oretech Consulting Co., Docentvägen 26 II, SE-977 52, Luleå, Sweden ABSTRACTInternational Journal of Mineral Processing - Elsevier,The International Journal of Mineral Processing covers aspects of the processing of mineral resources such as: Metallic and non-metallic ores, coals, and secondary resources. Topics dealt with include: Geometallurgy, comminution, sizing, classification (in air and water), gravity concentration, flotation, electric and magnetic separation,,Limitations on the Applications of Advanced Process,,A review of the current status of modern control as applied to mineral processing operations (MPO) is given in this paper. The limitations of these techniques which have caused reluctance in their acceptance by the industry are discussed. Two case studies of our experiences in applying modern control techniques in alumina refineries are presented.