Thursday, 6 September 2012

Modeling and Simulation of Mineral Processing Systems

Peter and Ellen King
One of the great names in mineral processing was Prof. Peter King, who sadly passed away six years ago, only three years after being awarded the IMPC’s Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2003 IMPC in Cape Town.

Peter was Professor of Metallurgical Engineering at the University of Utah for 17 years, and prior to that was Professor of Metallurgy at Wits University, South Africa. He made major contributions to flotation modelling and liberation analysis, was the editor of International Journal of Mineral Processing, and authored a number of state of the art books.

One of these was Modeling and Simulation of Mineral Processing Systems, published by Butterworth-Heinemann in 2001 (see MEI Online). As this edition became out of print and the publisher wished only to produce an electronic version, the SME decided to produce a 2nd edition in printed form, edited by Claudio Schneider, of CETEM, Brazil, and Peter’s widow Ellen King.

This edition builds on Peter’s notes from the first edition, and on correspondence with many people who offered significant contributions towards a further edition. This second edition also includes new installations for the accompanying software and a more recent student version of ModSim.

Modeling and Simulation of Mineral Processing Systems
2nd Edition, 2012, by R.P. King, edited by C.L. Scheider and E.A. King
ISBN-13: 978-0-87335-345-8
is available from the publisher, SME.

4 comments:

  1. Dear Barry, Thank you for your tribute to Peter and for advertising his book.
    Best wishes,
    Ellen King

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  2. An absolute pleasure Ellen. Barbara and I were just reminiscing about the time you spent in Cornwall during Peter's sabattical (1980?). Hope you and the family are well

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  3. Ditto what Ellen says.May His Soul rest in perfect peace.Thanks Barry for honoring the Mineral Processing / Metallurgical stalwarts.

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  4. Dear Barry, Thank you for your tribute to Peter and for advertising his book.
    Best wishes,
    Anuj Bhargava

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