Design and Optimization of Mineral Processing Using Simulation Technology in Brazil

Martins, M. A. S. ; Guillaneau, J. C.
Organization: Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration
Pages: 12
Publication Date: Jan 1, 1998
Steady-state simulation has been proving its usefulness and efficiency in process design and optimization for many years. Steady-state simulation is a very effective approach for plant design since it enables a great number of hypotheses to be considered regarding flowsheet, equipment etc., the processing equipment and material handling equipment to be sized, and the configuration of almost optimal industrial plant to be attained in a very short time. This paper will present the basic principles of mineral process simulation methodology and some real case applications of their capabilities in several complex ores in Brazil.
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