Special Issue on Recent Advances in Flotation Process

Submission Deadline: Nov. 25, 2019

This special issue currently is open for paper submission and guest editor application.

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  • Special Issue Editor
    • Department of Mining Engineering and Metallurgy, Amirkabir University, Tehran, Iran
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    • Ziaeddin Pourkarimi
      Amirkabir University, Tehran, Iran
    • Abbas Sam
      University of Kerman, Kerman, Iran
    • Mohamad Bagher Fathi
      Urmia University, West Azerbayjan, Iran
    • Hossein Moslemi
      Amirkabir University, Tehran, Iran
  • Introduction

    Mineral and metal extractive industries play a significant role in the economic development of all nations and flotation is one of the key areas to bring forth necessary metals and several finished products of minerals origined from ores. Flotation is a physico-chemical beneficiation process that makes use of the surface attributes differences of the precious and waste minerals. It is strongly affected by several variables pertinent to the floated ore such as surface characteristics, liberation degree, particles size distribution, grade, etc. and to the process variables (air flowrate, reagent type and dosage, pH, etc.). The purpose of this special issue is to review recent advances in flotation process and to project current state-of-the-art technology in future mineral processing.
    We invite contributions to this Special Issue on aspects listed in the keywords, covering recent advances and innovations in flotation process, which will be of direct interest to researchers and practitioners in the mineral processing field. Contributions reporting on mineral surface chemistry, fundamental knowledge of chemical reagents, the development and design of novel reagents, mechanism exploration of mineral/reagent interactions using advanced tools and instruments, bioflotation and electroflotation, modeling and optimization are especially welcome.

    Aims and Scope:

    1. Minerals flotation (sulfide oxides, silicates, sparingly soluble minerals, iron minerals, rare earth minerals, etc.)
    2. Reagents (collectors, depressants, dispersants, etc.)
    3. Flotation kinetics
    4. Surface chemistry
    5. Mineral chemistry (surface reactivity, surface broken bonds, surface energy, wettability, surface hydration, surface charge, etc.)
    6. Mineral/reagent interaction
    7. Bioflotation
    8. Environmental issues
    9. Fine particles
    10. Control and modeling
    11. Optimization

  • Guidelines for Submission

    Manuscripts can be submitted until the expiry of the deadline. Submissions must be previously unpublished and may not be under consideration elsewhere.

    Papers should be formatted according to the guidelines for authors (see: http://www.ijmpem.org/submission). By submitting your manuscripts to the special issue, you are acknowledging that you accept the rules established for publication of manuscripts, including agreement to pay the Article Processing Charges for the manuscripts. Manuscripts should be submitted electronically through the online manuscript submission system at http://www.sciencepublishinggroup.com/login. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal and will be listed together on the special issue website.

  • Published Papers

    The special issue currently is open for paper submission. Potential authors are humbly requested to submit an electronic copy of their complete manuscript by clicking here.

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