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Power Ultrasonics by Karl F. Graff, Juan A. Gallego-Juarez

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35

The use of power ultrasound in mining

L. Gaete-Garretón    Universidad de Santiago de Chile, Santiago, Chile

Abstract

This chapter deals with the application of power ultrasound in the mining industry. The uses of power ultrasound are addressed in three aspects: (1) determination of the stress state of rock mass for safety reasons and to plan mining work; (2) ultrasound with mineral grinding, for energy efficiency and wear improvement; and (3) the uses of power ultrasound in the mineral concentration process (flotation).

Keywords

Power ultrasound

Rock-stress

Comminution

Flotation

35.1 Introduction

This chapter describes the applications of power ultrasound to mining. Mining activities are generally organized in three stages: extraction ...

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