Principal developments in the automatic control of mineral processing systems

CIM Bulletin, Vol. 74, No. 836, 1981

A. GALIP ULSOY and K.V.S. SASTRY, Department of Materials Science and Mineral Engineering, University of California, Berkeley, California

This review paper is intended to provide, the mineral process engineer with an introduction to the concepts, terminology and practice of mineral process control. It also provides an extensive sampling of the vast body of literature relevant to this topic. The topics discussed include the principles of automatic control, instrumentation, mineral processing unit operations, process modeling and simulation, and process and plant control.
Keywords: Mineral processing, Control systems, Automatic control, Instrumentation, Process modelling, Simulation, Computers, Grinding, Flotation, Pelletizing, Buick Mine, Mount Isa Mines Ltd.