Minerals Engineering

(The TQCC of Minerals Engineering is 12. The table below lists those papers that are above that threshold based on CrossRef citation counts [max. 250 papers]. The publications cover those that have been published in the past four years, i.e., from 2020-06-01 to 2024-06-01.)
Towards a low-carbon society: A review of lithium resource availability, challenges and innovations in mining, extraction and recycling, and future perspectives202
Geometallurgy of cobalt ores: A review113
The interaction of flotation reagents with metal ions in mineral surfaces: A perspective from coordination chemistry105
Improving flotation separation of apatite from dolomite using PAMS as a novel eco-friendly depressant103
Evaluation of red mud as a polymetallic source – A review89
Pretreatment options for the recycling of spent lithium-ion batteries: A comprehensive review78
Solvent extraction fractionation of manganese, cobalt, nickel and lithium using ionic liquids and deep eutectic solvents75
New insights into selective-depression mechanism of novel depressant EDTMPS on magnesite and quartz surfaces: Adsorption mechanism, DFT calculations, and adsorption model70
Effect of nano-sized roughness on the flotation of magnesite particles and particle-bubble interactions70
The potential for copper slag waste as a resource for a circular economy: A review – Part II70
Ore image classification based on small deep learning model: Evaluation and optimization of model depth, model structure and data size66
Flotation froth image classification using convolutional neural networks65
Differential collecting performance of a new complex of decyloxy-propyl-amine and α-bromododecanoic acid on flotation of spodumene and feldspar65
Oxalic acid is more efficient than sulfuric acid for rock phosphate solubilization63
Depression of lead-activated sphalerite by pyrite via galvanic interactions: Implications to the selective flotation of complex sulfide ores61
Recovery of scandium from various sources: A critical review of the state of the art and future prospects59
Clean utilization of high-iron red mud by suspension magnetization roasting57
Mechanism and kinetics study on ultrasound assisted leaching of gallium and zinc from corundum flue dust57
Recovery of gold from sulfide refractory gold ore: Oxidation roasting pretreatment and gold extraction55
Flotation of fine particles in the presence of combined microbubbles and conventional bubbles54
A novel copper depressant for selective flotation of chalcopyrite and molybdenite54
Integrated and intelligent design framework for cemented paste backfill: A combination of robust machine learning modelling and multi-objective optimization54
Hydrodynamics of froth flotation and its effects on fine and ultrafine mineral particle flotation: A literature review53
Dithiouracil, a highly efficient depressant for the selective separation of molybdenite from chalcopyrite by flotation: Applications and mechanism52
Optimization of flocculation and settling parameters of tailings slurry by response surface methodology52
The potential for copper slag waste as a resource for a circular economy: A review – Part I52
The flotation separation behavior of apatite from calcite using carboxymethyl chitosan as depressant50
Activation mechanism of lead ions in the flotation of sulfidized azurite with xanthate as collector50
Process development for the recovery of rare earth elements and critical metals from an acid mine leachate49
A review of mineral processing of ilmenite by flotation48
Micro-scale mechanism of sealed water seepage and thickening from tailings bed in rake shearing thickener48
Modelling for froth flotation control: A review48
Review on metal extraction technologies suitable for critical metal recovery from mining and processing wastes47
Reaction of calcium carbonate minerals in sodium silicate solution and its role in alkali-activated systems47
Synthesis of high-efficient TiO2/clinoptilolite photocatalyst for complete degradation of xanthate47
Circular economy and household e-waste management in India: Integration of formal and informal sectors46
Upcycling of mechanically treated silicate mine tailings as alkali activated binders46
Review of rhenium extraction and recycling technologies from primary and secondary resources46
A review of environmental aspect of rare earth element extraction processes and solution purification techniques45
Study on the flotation behavior and mechanism of ilmenite and titanaugite with sodium oleate45
An ion-tolerance collector AESNa for effective flotation of magnesite from dolomite45
Silicon recycling and iron, nickel removal from diamond wire saw silicon powder waste: Synergistic chlorination with CaO smelting treatment45
Technological assessments on recent developments in fine and coarse particle flotation systems45
Production of cobalt from copper-cobalt ores on the African Copperbelt – An overview44
A review on flotation of coal using mixed reagent systems44
Recycling iron from oolitic hematite via microwave fluidization roasting and magnetic separation44
Effects of emulsified kerosene nanodroplets on the entrainment of gangue materials and selectivity index in aphanitic graphite flotation43
Improved thiourea leaching of gold with additives from calcine by mechanical activation and its mechanism43
Leaching and recovery of gold from ore in cyanide-free glycine media42
Flotation separation of molybdenite from chalcopyrite using rhodanine-3-acetic acid as a novel and effective depressant41
A brief overview on the dissolution mechanisms of sulfide minerals in acidic sulfate environments at low temperatures: Emphasis on electrochemical cyclic voltammetry analysis41
A critical review of the passivation and semiconductor mechanisms of chalcopyrite leaching41
Enhancement of salicylhydroxamic acid adsorption by Pb(II) modified hemimorphite surfaces and its effect on floatability41
Role of nanobubbles in the flotation of fine rutile particles40
Orbital symmetry matching study on the interactions of flotation reagents with mineral surfaces40
Mechanism and application of the ore with chlorination treatment: A review40
A review of gold extraction using alternatives to cyanide: Focus on current status and future prospects of the novel eco-friendly synthetic gold lixiviants40
Long short-term memory-based grade monitoring in froth flotation using a froth video sequence39
Flotation separation of molybdenite from chalcopyrite using an environmentally-efficient depressant L-cysteine and its adsoption mechanism38
Selective depressive effect of pectin on sphalerite flotation and its mechanisms of adsorption onto galena and sphalerite surfaces37
Flotation separation of fluorite from calcite by using psyllium seed gum as depressant37
Multi-objective mixture design of cemented paste backfill using particle swarm optimisation algorithm37
Lithium enrichment optimization from Dead Sea end brine by chemical precipitation technique37
Extraction of rare earths from bastnaesite concentrates: A critical review and perspective for the future37
Flotation separation of smithsonite from calcite by using flaxseed gum as depressant37
Automated mineralogy as a novel approach for the compositional and textural characterization of spent lithium-ion batteries37
Surface sulfidization mechanism of cuprite and its response to xanthate adsorption and flotation performance36
Detailed insights into improved chlorite removal during hematite reverse flotation by sodium alginate36
Sulfidization mechanism in malachite flotation: A heterogeneous solid-liquid reaction that yields CuxSy phases grown on malachite35
A review of thiocyanate gold leaching – Chemistry, thermodynamics, kinetics and processing35
Activation mechanism of zinc ions in cassiterite flotation with benzohydroxamic acid as a collector35
New insights into lead ions activation for microfine particle ilmenite flotation in sulfuric acid system: Visual MINTEQ models, XPS, and ToF–SIMS studies35
Reuse of copper slag in high-strength building ceramics containing spodumene tailings as fluxing agent34
Kinetics and mechanisms of leaching of rare earth elements from secondary resources34
Particle–bubble interaction energies for particles with physical and chemical heterogeneities34
Microwave-assisted damage and fracturing of hard rocks and its implications for effective mineral resources recovery34
Thiosulphate leaching of gold in the Cu–NH3–S2O32−–H2O system: An updated thermodynamic analysis using predominance area and species distribution diagrams34
Removal of sulfate ions from process water by ion exchange resins34
Enhanced sulfidization flotation mechanism of smithsonite in the synergistic activation system of copper–ammonium species34
Energy analysis of the effectiveness of microwave-assisted fragmentation34
Review on arsenic removal from sulfide minerals: An emphasis on enargite and arsenopyrite33
Tannin: An eco-friendly depressant for the green flotation separation of hematite from quartz33
The utilization of citric acid as a depressant for the flotation separation of barite from fluorite33
Technological trends, emerging applications and metallurgical strategies in antimony recovery from stibnite32
Recovery of rare earths from industrial wastewater using extraction-precipitation strategy for resource and environmental concerns32
Structural collapse in phlogopite mica-rich mine tailings induced by mechanochemical treatment and implications to alkali activation potential32
Innovative application of sodium tripolyphosphate for the flotation separation of scheelite from calcite32
Effect of H2O2 and potassium amyl xanthate on separation of enargite and tennantite from chalcopyrite and bornite using flotation32
Extractant structures and their performance for palladium extraction and separation from chloride media: A review32
Froth image feature engineering-based prediction method for concentrate ash content of coal flotation31
Recent advances in fundamentals and applications of nanobubble enhanced froth flotation: A review31
Improving the separation of chalcopyrite and galena by surface oxidation using hydroxyethyl cellulose as depressant31
Investigation of carbothermic microwave reduction followed by acid leaching for recovery of iron and aluminum values from Indian red mud30
Environmental desulfurization of mine wastes using various mineral processing techniques: Recent advances and opportunities30
Resource, characteristic, purification and application of quartz: a review30
Effects of surface spatial structures and electronic properties of chalcopyrite and pyrite on Z-200 selectivity30
Selective separation of wolframite from calcite by froth flotation using a novel amidoxime surfactant: Adsorption mechanism and DFT calculation30
A novel decanedioic hydroxamic acid collector for the flotation separation of bastnäsite from calcite30
Adsorption mechanisms and effects of thiocarbamate collectors in the separation of chalcopyrite from pyrite minerals: DFT and experimental studies30
Selective flotation of Cu-Mo sulfides using xanthan gum as a novel depressant30
Utilization of polyepoxysuccinic acid as a green depressant for the flotation separation of smithsonite from calcite29
Effect of the roll stud diameter on the capacity of a high-pressure grinding roll using the discrete element method29
Deep learning-based ash content prediction of coal flotation concentrate using convolutional neural network29
The first effective utilization of activated carbon in gold thiosulfate system: A more eco-friendly, easier method for gold recovery and material regeneration29
Mechanism of humic acid adsorption as a flotation separation depressant on the complex silicates and hematite29
Preparation of a novel bis hydroxamic collector and its impact on bastnaesite flotation29
Sulfuric acid leaching of metals from waste Li-ion batteries without using reducing agent29
Improving pressure drops estimation of fresh cemented paste backfill slurry using a hybrid machine learning method29
Stability analysis of the screening process of a vibrating flip-flow screen29
Rare earth elements from coal and coal discard – A review28
Mining value from waste: Scandium and rare earth elements selective recovery from coal fly ash leach solutions28
Effects of ammonium phosphate on the formation of crystal copper sulfide on chrysocolla surfaces and its response to flotation28
Effects of metal ions on the flotation separation of spodumene from feldspar and quartz28
Improving surface sulfidization of azurite with ammonium bisulfate and its contribution to sulfidization flotation28
Investigations on the selective depression of fenugreek gum towards galena and its role in chalcopyrite-galena flotation separation28
The role of oxidizer in the flotation separation of chalcopyrite and galena using sodium lignosulfonate as a depressant27
Selective flotation separation of fluorite from calcite by using sesbania gum as depressant27
Joint recovery of graphite and lithium metal oxides from spent lithium-ion batteries using froth flotation and investigation on process water re-use27
New perspectives in iron ore flotation: Use of collector reagents without depressants in reverse cationic flotation of quartz27
Effect of scrubbing medium’s particle size on scrubbing flotation performance and mineralogical characteristics of microcrystalline graphite27
Flotation separation of scheelite and apatite by polysaccharide depressant xanthan gum27
Phytoremediation of Cr(VI) in wastewater using the vetiver grass (Chrysopogon zizanioides)27
Enhancing rare earth element transfer from phosphate rock to phosphoric acid using an inexpensive fly ash additive27
Recycling mica and carbonate-rich mine tailings in alkali-activated composites: A synergy with metakaolin27
A systematic review on leaching of rare earth metals from primary and secondary sources27
Bubble−particle interactions with hydrodynamics, XDLVO theory, and surface roughness for flotation in an agitated tank using CFD simulations27
Differential flotation of pyrite and arsenopyrite: Effect of hydrogen peroxide and collector type27
Effects of redox potential on chalcopyrite leaching: An overview27
Efficient and safe disposition of arsenic by incorporation in smelting slag through copper flash smelting process27
A self-assembly mixed collector system and the mechanism for the flotation separation of spodumene from feldspar and quartz26
A comparison of native starch, oxidized starch and CMC as copper-activated pyrite depressants26
Production of a ferric chloride coagulant by leaching an iron ore tailing26
The synergistic depression of lime and sodium humate on the flotation separation of sphalerite from pyrite26
Foam flotation of rare earth elements by conventional and green surfactants26
Improving recovery of iron using column flotation of iron ore slimes26
Recovery of aluminum from waste aluminum alloy by low-temperature molten salt electrolysis26
Integrated acid leaching and biological sulfate reduction of phosphogypsum for REE recovery26
Prediction of grade and recovery in flotation from physicochemical and operational aspects using machine learning models26
Direct reduction of iron ore pellets by H2 and CO: In-situ investigation of the structural transformation and reduction progression caused by atmosphere and temperature26
Stibnite froth flotation: A critical review25
Copper sulfides leaching assisted by acidic seawater-based media: Ionic strength and mechanism25
Adding cationic guar gum after collector: A novel investigation in flotation separation of galena from sphalerite25
Leaching manganese nodules with iron-reducing agents – A critical review25
Recovery of iron from high-iron red mud using suspension magnetization roasting and magnetic separation25
Polyacrylamide adsorption on (1 0 1) quartz surfaces in saltwater for a range of pH values by molecular dynamics simulations25
Convolutional memory network-based flotation performance monitoring25
Selective depression mechanism of locust bean gum in the flotation separation of chalcopyrite from pyrite in a low-alkalinity media25
Use of X-ray microtomography to quantitatively characterize the pore structure of three-dimensional filter cakes25
Performance evaluation of a deep learning based wet coal image classification25
Hexaamminecobalt(III) catalyzed thiosulfate leaching of gold from a concentrate calcine and gold recovery from its pregnant leach solution via resin adsorption25
Hydroxypropyl amine surfactant: A novel flotation collector for efficient separation of scheelite from calcite24
Study on the flotation behavior and interaction mechanism of ilmenite with mixed BHA/NaOL collector24
Numerical and experimental analysis of fully coupled electromagnetic and thermal phenomena in microwave heating of rocks24
Steric hindrance effect on adsorption of xanthate on sphalerite surface: A DFT study24
Water droplets and air bubbles at magnesite nano-rough surfaces: Analysis of induction time, adhesion and detachment using a dynamic microbalance24
Effect of microwave treatment on thermal properties and structural degradation of red sandstone in rock excavation24
Flotation studies of galena (PbS), cerussite (PbCO3) and anglesite (PbSO4) with hydroxamic acids as collectors24
The interaction of grinding media and collector in pyrite flotation at alkaline pH24
Recovery of manganese from ferruginous manganese ore using ascorbic acid as reducing agent24
A process mineralogy approach to optimize molybdenite flotation in copper – molybdenum processing plants24
Separation of ultra-fine hematite and quartz particles using asynchronous flocculation flotation24
Uranium and other heavy metal sorption from Moroccan phosphoric acid with argan nutshell sawdust24
Selective extraction of scandium from bauxite residue using ammonium sulfate roasting and leaching process24
Pulsating HGMS for industrial separation of chalcopyrite from fine copper-molybdenun co-flotation concentrate24
Seawater flocculation of clay-based mining tailings: Impact of calcium and magnesium precipitation24
Purification of an iron contaminated vanadium solution through ion exchange resins24
Enhanced electronic effect improves the collecting efficiency of benzohydroxamic acid for scheelite flotation24
Chlorination roasting of the cathode material contained in spent lithium-ion batteries to recover lithium, manganese, nickel and cobalt24
Beneficiation of low-grade, goethite-rich iron ore using microwave-assisted magnetizing roasting24
Graphite flotation by β-cyclodextrin/kerosene Pickering emulsion as a novel collector23
Application of a fungal cellulase as a green depressant of hematite in the reverse anionic flotation of a high-phosphorus iron ore23
Decoupling the effects of solid and liquid phases in a Pb-water glass mixture on the selective flotation separation of scheelite from calcite23
A hybrid feature selection method for production condition recognition in froth flotation with noisy labels23
Effects of microwave pre-treatment on the flotation of ilmenite and titanaugite23
Research and application of a Knelson concentrator: A review23
Investigating the flotation performance and interfacial adsorption mechanism of N-benzoyl-N’,N’-diethyl thiourea on chalcopyrite and pyrite23
Separation and recovery of arsenic and alkali products during the treatment of antimony smelting residues23
Adsorptive and photocatalytic behaviour of PANI/TiO2/metakaolin composites for the removal of xanthate from aqueous solution23
New pathway for utilization of jarosite, an industrial waste of zinc hydrometallurgy23
Synergistic effect of mixed DDA/surfactants collectors on flotation of quartz23
Dispersive solid phase extraction of precious metal ions from electronic wastes using magnetic multiwalled carbon nanotubes composite23
A clean and efficient approach for recovery of vanadium and tungsten from spent SCR catalyst23
Influence of aggregation/dispersion state of hydrophilic particles on their entrainment in fine mineral particle flotation23
Surface chemical and selective flocculation studies on iron oxide and silica suspensions in the presence of xanthan gum22
Thermodynamic analysis of gold leaching by copper-glycine-thiosulfate solutions using Eh-pH and species distribution diagrams22
Development of a novel solvent extraction process using citric acid for lithium-ion battery recycling22
Leaching of platinum group metals from spent automotive catalysts using organic acids22
Efficient separation of magnesite and quartz using eco-friendly Dimethylaminopropyl lauramide experimental and mechanistic studies22
A novel collector with wide pH adaptability and high selectivity towards flotation separation of scheelite from calcite22
A review on the negative impact of different elements during cyanidation of gold and silver from refractory ores and strategies to optimize the leaching process22
Development and experimental validation of a texture-based 3D liberation model22
A recovery strategy of Sm, Co for waste SmCo magnets by fatty acid based ionic liquids22
E-pH diagrams for the metal-water system at 150 °C: Thermodynamic analysis and application for extraction and separation of target metals from saprolitic laterite22
Selective flotation of Cu-Mo sulfides using dithiothreitol as an environmental-friendly depressant22
New insight into the anisotropic property and wettability of molybdenite: A DFT study22
Vibration screening: A detailed study using image analysis techniques to characterize the bed behavior in solid–liquid separation22
Advances in hydrometallurgical approaches for gold recovery from E-waste: A comprehensive review and perspectives22
Ion flotation of heavy metal ions by using biodegradable biosurfactant as collector: Application and removal mechanism22
Preparation of long-flame coal flotation collector from waste cooking oil22
Recent advances in flotation froth image analysis22
Testing of 17-different leaching agents for the recovery of zinc from a carbonate-type Pb-Zn ore flotation tailing21
Random forest model predictive control for paste thickening21
Structure investigation for nickel and cobalt complexes formed during solvent extraction with the extractants Cyanex 272, Versatic 10 and their mixtures21
Steel slag as a cost-effective adsorbent for synergic removal of collectors, Cu(II) and Pb(II) ions from flotation wastewaters21
Inter-particle fluid flow visualisation of larger packed beds pertaining to heap leaching using X-ray computed tomography imaging21
Flotation behavior and mechanism of hydroxycitric acid as a depressant on the flotation separation of cassiterite from calcite21
Efficient separation of fluoride and graphite carbon in spent cathode carbon from aluminum electrolysis by mechanical activation assisted alkali fusion treatment21
Interactions of xanthate molecule with different mineral surfaces: A comparative study of Fe, Pb and Zn sulfide and oxide minerals with coordination chemistry21
Integration of geostatistical modeling into discrete event simulation for development of tailings dam retreatment applications21
The role of copper ion and soluble starch used as a combined depressant in the flotation separation of fluorite from calcite: New insights on the application of modified starch in mineral processing21
Deep learning semantic segmentation of opaque and non-opaque minerals from epoxy resin in reflected light microscopy images21
New insights into the depressive mechanism of citric acid in the selective flotation of scheelite from fluorite21
Effects of coarse chalcopyrite on flotation behavior of fine chalcopyrite21
Recovery of Ag, Cu, Ni and Fe from the nitrate leach liquor of waste ICs21
Snap-in interactions between water droplets and hematite/quartz surfaces with various roughness after conditioning with soluble starch and DDA using a dynamic microbalance21
Assessing the performance of a novel pneumatic magnetic separator for the beneficiation of magnetite ore21
Formation, breakage, and re-growth of quartz flocs generated by non-ionic high molecular weight polyacrylamide21
Microwave roasting of flash flotation concentrate containing pyrite, arsenopyrite and carbonaceous matter21
Effects of heating-sulfidation on the formation of zinc sulfide species on smithsonite surfaces and its response to flotation21
Application of Positron Emission Particle Tracking (PEPT) to measure the bubble-particle interaction in a turbulent and dense flow20
Four stage precipitation for efficient recovery of N, P, and F elements from leachate of waste phosphogypsum20
The effect of sodium hydrosulfide on molybdenite flotation in seawater and diluted seawater20
A recipe of surfactant for the flotation of fine cassiterite particles20
Assessing the reliability of an automated system for mineral identification using LWIR Hyperspectral Infrared imagery20
A novel method: Nickel and cobalt extraction from citric acid leaching solution of nickel laterite ores using oxalate precipitation20
Thermally induced changes in metalloid leachability of cemented paste backfill that contains blast furnace slag20
Leaching of gold from a free milling gold ore in copper-citrate-thiosulfate solutions at elevated temperatures20
Starch chemical modification for selective flotation of copper sulphide minerals from carbonaceous material: A critical review20
Axial pressure distribution, flow behaviour and breakage within a HPGR investigation using DEM20
Partial seawater desalination treatment for improving chalcopyrite floatability and tailing flocculation with clay content20
Mechanical activation of siliceous tailings and its application as cement admixtures20
Flotation separation of molybdenite from chalcopyrite using ferrate(VI) as selective depressant in the absence of a collector20
Efficiently separating magnesite from quartz using N-hexadecyltrimethylammonium chloride as a collector via reverse flotation20
Estimating processing cost for the recovery of valuable elements from mine tailings using dimensional analysis20
Separation and solvent extraction of rare earth elements (Pr, Nd, Sm, Eu, Tb, and Er) using TBP and Cyanex 572 from a chloride medium20
Uncertainties in quantitative mineralogical studies using scanning electron microscope-based image analysis20
The effect of impeller-stator design on bubble size: Implications for froth stability and flotation performance20
Experimental and molecular dynamics simulation study on the effect of polyacrylamide on bauxite flotation20
Effect of pre-oxidation on galena in the flotation separation of chalcopyrite from galena with calcium lignosulfonate as depressant20
DFT insights into the sulfidation mechanism of Fe-impurity smithsonite20
The effect and mechanism of cinnamic hydroxamic acid as a collector in flotation separation of malachite and calcite20
Comprehensive extraction of valuable metals from waste ternary lithium batteries via roasting and leaching: Thermodynamic and kinetic studies19
Selective flotation separation of fluorite from calcite by application of flaxseed gum as depressant19
Utilising convolutional neural networks to perform fast automated modal mineralogy analysis for thin-section optical microscopy19
Sulfate removal from mine drainage by electrocoagulation as a stand-alone treatment or polishing step19
Reverse froth flotation separation of limonite and quartz with cationic gemini surfactant19
The effect of sodium isobutyl xanthate on galena and chalcopyrite flotation in the presence of dithionite ions19
Treatment of high-arsenic copper smelting flue dust with high copper sulfate: Arsenic separation by low temperature roasting19
The influence of lime and sodium hydroxide conditioning on sulfide sulfur behaviour in pyrite flotation19
Agglomeration-flotation of finely ground chalcopyrite using surfactant-stabilized oil emulsions: Effects of co-existing minerals and ions19