Best Reference Books – Mineral Process Engineering

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We have compiled the list of Top 10 Best Reference Books on Mineral Process Engineering subject. These books are used by students of top universities, institutes and colleges. Here is the full list of top 10 best books on Mineral Process Engineering along with reviews.

Kindly note that we have put a lot of effort into researching the best books on Mineral Process Engineering subject and came out with a recommended list of top 10 best books. The table below contains the Name of these best books, their authors, publishers and an unbiased review of books on "Mineral Process Engineering" as well as links to the Amazon website to directly purchase these books. As an Amazon Associate, we earn from qualifying purchases, but this does not impact our reviews, comparisons, and listing of these top books; the table serves as a ready reckoner list of these best books.

1. “Principles of Mineral Processing, Society for Mining Metallurgy and Exploration” by M C Fuerstenau and Kenneth N Han

“Principles of Mineral Processing, Society for Mining Metallurgy and Exploration” Book Review: The book covers the major aspects of mineral processing. It targets students of mineral processing and hydrometallurgy along with working professionals of the field. Fundamentals such as handling of raw materials, separation strategies and remediation of waste products are described in the book. Developments in a variety of fields are related to the mineral processing and extraction from ores. The book also presents real life applications of the principles elucidated. Other topics included are communication, separation, flotation, hydrometallurgy, and waste handling.

2. “Mineral Processing Technology: An Introduction to the Practical Aspects of Ore Treatment and Mineral Recovery” by Barry Wills and Tim Napier-Munn

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“Mineral Processing Technology: An Introduction to the Practical Aspects of Ore Treatment and Mineral Recovery” Book Review: All the common and important ore processing techniques are discussed in this text. It can be accessed by students and practising engineers alike. Latest technological developments and implementations in the process of ore extraction are discussed. Common challenges faced by ore processors are also explained. Environmental problems and methods of waste management along with efficiency of processes is also covered.

3. “Mineral Processing Technology” by B A Wills
4. “Introduction to Mineral Processing” by E G Kelly and D J Spottiswood

“Introduction to Mineral Processing” Book Review: The book focuses on design of mineral processes. It is of use to design engineers of mineral processing plants and students of undergraduate level courses pertaining to the field. Both static and dynamic state models along with mathematical modeling applied to control operations are covered. Concepts of crushing, grinding, solid–liquid separation and flotation are presented. Readers can find a plethora of worked out examples aiding the elucidated concepts throughout the text.

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5. “The Physical Separation and Recovery of Metals from Waste” by Raymond Bonnett

“The Physical Separation and Recovery of Metals from Waste” Book Review: The main idea of the book is the separation processes employed in separation of secondary metals from waste resources. It is recommended to students, working engineers of the field. The book begins with an introduction of secondary metals, common terminology of recycling process and scope of resource recovery. The book then proceeds to deal with the unit processes used in recovery and reclamation of metals. The last section of the book discusses modern practices used in treatment of urban waste and metals recovery.

6. “Mineral Processing” by S K Jain

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“Mineral Processing” Book Review: The book covers a wide range of concepts of mineral processing. It targets students of undergraduate and postgraduate students of mining engineering, metallurgy, applied geology. The contents of the book are presented in a total of 20 chapters. Initial chapters of the book introduce the readers to minerals and background of mineral processing. Emphasis is laid on the process of flotation, its history and theory. Other chapters discuss topics on comminution, movement of solids in fluids and gravity concentration methods.

7. “Mineral Processing” by M R Pryor

“Mineral Processing” Book Review: A basic description of mineral processing is provided. It can be read by students, working engineers and mineral processors. The book covers the history of the processing techniques of minerals and the technological advances employed. The physical and chemical aspects of mineral processing are also presented. Mechanical, economic, and humanistic facets of the process are also covered.

8. “Mineral Processing at a Crossroads: Problems and Prospects” by Barley Wills

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“Mineral Processing at a Crossroads: Problems and Prospects” Book Review: The book deals with the concepts of mineral processing and its extensions to crossroads. It can be accessed by students of advanced courses and working professionals of the field as well. The book covers the classical mineral processing techniques as well as the recent developments of the field. The process of flotation is emphasised. Fines processing, energy usage, computers, complex ore treatment and unit operations are discussed. Scope of mineral processing’s future is also elucidated.

9. “Handbook of Mathematical Relations in Particulate Materials Processing” by Randall M German

“Handbook of Mathematical Relations in Particulate Materials Processing” Book Review: The book presents the various mathematical concepts of metal processing with an emphasis on particulate materials. It targets students, scientists, engineers and technicians studying or working in materials processing. The underlying mathematical principles of modeling behaviour, generation of computer simulations, analysing experiment data, and quantification of physical and chemical phenomena are elucidated. Concepts of powder technology relations including atomization, milling, powder production and powder processing such as uniaxial compaction, injection molding, slurry and paste shaping techniques are discussed. Topics related to finishing operations like surface treatments, heat treatments, microstructure analysis, material testing and data analysis are also described.

10. “Transport Phenomena in Materials Processing” by Geiger Poirier

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“Transport Phenomena in Materials Processing” Book Review: The concepts of transport phenomena are covered form a materials processing standpoint. It is prescribed to students and practising engineers. The initial chapters of the book focus on properties and mechanics of fluid motion. Later sections of the book deal with thermal properties, heat transfer, diffusion and mass transfer. Emphasis is laid on mathematical concepts such as solutions of various differential equations. Readers can find a plethora of solved examples that help them in understanding the concepts. Other topics included are viscosity, thermal conductivity and the diffusion coefficients.

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