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Calibrated X-ray micro-tomography for mineral ore quantification (2017)
Journal Article
Reyes, F., Lin, Q., Udoudo, O., Dodds, C., Lee, P., & Neethling, S. (2017). Calibrated X-ray micro-tomography for mineral ore quantification. Minerals Engineering, 110, doi:10.1016/j.mineng.2017.04.015

Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM) based assessments are the most widely used and trusted imaging technique for mineral ore quantification. X-ray micro tomography (XMT) is a more recent addition to the mineralogy toolbox, but with the potential to ex... Read More about Calibrated X-ray micro-tomography for mineral ore quantification.

Statistical description of inhomogeneous samples by scanning microwave microscopy (2017)
Journal Article
Monti, T., Udoudo, O., Sperin, K. A., Dodds, C., Kingman, S., & Jackson, T. J. (2017). Statistical description of inhomogeneous samples by scanning microwave microscopy. IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques, 65(6), doi:10.1109/TMTT.2016.2642940

A quantitative analysis of the dielectric properties of a multiphase sample using a scanning microwave microscope (SMM) is proposed. The method is demonstrated using inhomogeneous samples composed of a resin containing micrometric inclusions of a kno... Read More about Statistical description of inhomogeneous samples by scanning microwave microscopy.

Pilot scale microwave sorting of porphyry copper ores: Part 1 – Laboratory investigations (2016)
Journal Article
Batchelor, A., Ferrari-John, R., Katrib, J., Udoudo, O., Jones, D., Dodds, C., & Kingman, S. (2016). Pilot scale microwave sorting of porphyry copper ores: Part 1 – Laboratory investigations. Minerals Engineering, 98, 303-327. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.mineng.2016.07.007

Microwave treatment followed by infrared thermal imaging (MW–IRT) has been proposed as a potential excitation-discrimination technique to facilitate sorting of porphyry copper ores. A continuous, high throughput (up to 100t/h), belt–based microwave c... Read More about Pilot scale microwave sorting of porphyry copper ores: Part 1 – Laboratory investigations.

High-resolution dielectric characterization of minerals: a step towards understanding the basic interactions between microwaves and rocks (2016)
Journal Article
Monti, T., Tselev, A., Ofonime, U., Ivanov, I. N., Dodds, C., & Kingman, S. (2016). High-resolution dielectric characterization of minerals: a step towards understanding the basic interactions between microwaves and rocks. International Journal of Mineral Processing, 151, doi:10.1016/j.minpro.2016.04.003

Microwave energy was demonstrated to be potentially beneficial for reducing the cost of several steps of the mining process. Significant literature was developed about this topic but few studies are focused on understanding the interaction between mi... Read More about High-resolution dielectric characterization of minerals: a step towards understanding the basic interactions between microwaves and rocks.

Understanding microwave induced sorting of porphyry copper ores (2015)
Journal Article
John, R., Batchelor, A., Ivanov, D., Udoudo, O., Jones, D., Dodds, C., & Kingman, S. (2015). Understanding microwave induced sorting of porphyry copper ores. Minerals Engineering, 84, doi:10.1016/j.mineng.2015.10.006

Global demand for minerals and metals is increasing. It has been established that the impact of mining and mineral processing operations must be reduced to sustainably meet the demands of a low grade future. Successful incorporation of ore sorting in... Read More about Understanding microwave induced sorting of porphyry copper ores.

Understanding the performance of a pilot vermiculite exfoliation system through process mineralogy (2015)
Journal Article
Udoudo, O., Folorunso, O., Dodds, C., Kingman, S., & Ure, A. (2015). Understanding the performance of a pilot vermiculite exfoliation system through process mineralogy. Minerals Engineering, 82, 84-91. doi:10.1016/j.mineng.2015.03.023

This paper reports on the application of process mineralogy to understand the experimental performance of a microwave based system for the exfoliation of vermiculite type minerals. When montmorillonite type clay structures are exposed to high intensi... Read More about Understanding the performance of a pilot vermiculite exfoliation system through process mineralogy.