Application of attainable region technique to optimize copper slag’s desired size class

Show simple item record Gabasiane, Tlotlo, Solomon Danha, Gwiranai Mamvura, Tirivaviri Mashifana, Tebogo Sibanda, Vusumuzi 2023-11-14T08:41:26Z 2023-11-14T08:41:26Z 2022-12-23
dc.identifier.citation Gabasiane, T.S.; Danha, G.; Mamvura, T.; Mashifana, T.; Sibanda, V.(2022) Application of Attainable Region Technique to Optimize Copper Slag’s Desired Size Class. Minerals 2023, 13, 19. min13010019 en_US
dc.identifier.issn 2075-163X
dc.description.abstract Copper slag is a hard material produced from smelting copper-bearing ores. Over the years, research has prioritized utilizing slag as a secondary source of base metals. This paper focuses on the grinding/milling of copper slag collected from the BCL Mine in Botswana to obtain a maximum amount of material in the desired size class with minimal energy consumption. This will then be followed by an integrated flotation and leaching approach of the desired size class material to recover copper. Our objectives are to determine the grinding time, ball loading, mill filling and desired size class for maximum recovery of copper mineral. The attainable region technique is an equipment-independent optimization tool employed here to determine the optimal specifications of our experimentally manipulated variables to satisfy the set objective function. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher MDPI, Basel, Switzerland en_US
dc.subject Desired size class en_US
dc.subject Grinding times en_US
dc.subject Ball loading en_US
dc.subject Attainable region theory en_US
dc.subject Energy efficiency en_US
dc.title Application of attainable region technique to optimize copper slag’s desired size class en_US
dc.description.level phd en_US
dc.description.accessibility unrestricted en_US
dc.description.department cme en_US

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