Nanoscience in aqueous processing

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A search for the keyword nano reveals that it has not made a signifi cant entry into the mineral processing research literature. In contrast, the terms micelle, colloid, interface, and monolayer are well established there. By considering nanoscience as colloid and interface science at the nanoscale, it is claimed that several previous and current investigations in the broad fi eld of mineral processing fall under the umbrella of nanoscience. Several examples from hydrometallurgical processing systems (invisible gold and activated carbon in gold extraction; monolayers, reverse micelles, and microemulsions in solvent extraction; nanobiofi lms and nanoparticles in biohydrometallurgy) are highlighted in support of this view.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationXXV International Mineral Processing Congress 2010, IMPC 2010
Number of pages9
StatePublished - 2010
Event25th International Mineral Processing Congress 2010, IMPC 2010 - Brisbane, QLD, Australia
Duration: Sep 6 2010Sep 10 2010


Other25th International Mineral Processing Congress 2010, IMPC 2010
CityBrisbane, QLD

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Earth-Surface Processes
  • Geology
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering


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