Tuesday, 25 February 2014

New Book- Mineral Processing and Extractive Metallurgy

A new book was launched at this week's SME Meeting in Salt Lake City. Mineral Processing and Extractive Metallurgy, 100 years of innovation, edited by C.G. Anderson, R.C. Dunne and J.L. Uhrie,  presents more than a century of innovation drivers that have advanced the mineral processing industry.

Trends, developments, and improvements are discussed in depth, and likely areas for future innovations are explored.

This proceedings from the successful 2013 SME symposium features more than 75 subject-matter experts. These authors share their knowledge, experience, and passion for the metallurgical industry.

Topics include:
  • Comminution equipment, modeling, and instrumentation
  • Magnetic, electrostatic, density-based, dense medium, and liquid/solid separations
  • Nickel and cobalt, zinc and lead, copper and rare earth hydrometallurgy, and gold and silver extraction
  • Innovations in pyrometallurgy, copper smelting, and the iron and steel industry, and refining of platinum group metals
  • Process mineralogy and laboratory automation, analytical chemistry, and measurement of mineral structure and surface chemistry
  • Environmental breakthroughs in acid rock drainage, tailings management, water and brine treatment, chemical and bacterial water treatment, and air pollution control
The book is available from the SME.


  1. Barry - Is there no flotation in it or did you just leave it off the list?

  2. I don't know Dee. Maybe SME, or one of the authors, can answer that

    1. Our Mineral Processing and Extractive Metallurgy: 100 Years of Innovation book does have expert contributions on flotation, surface chemistry and analysis
      Corby Anderson


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