AbstractsEarth & Environmental Science

Development of an integrated mining and processing optimization system

by Ayman Abdelfattah Mahmoud Ahmed

Institution: Technische Universität Bergakademie Freiberg
Department: Geowissenschaften, Geotechnik und Bergbau
Degree: PhD
Year: 2013
Record ID: 1099883
Full text PDF: http://nbn-resolving.de/urn:nbn:de:bsz:105-qucosa-115401


Low-grade mineral deposits lead to a very high tonnage excavation with the adherent economical and environmental problems belong to gas emissions and minerals recovery costs, which, accompanied by the higher operational and equipment costs and the higher demand for the mineral resources, lead to increasing of mineral commodities prices, especially metals. These challenges can be overcome through mine planning optimization. Therefore, an approach for the global optimization of the integrated mining and processing operations is designed by a dynamic and simulation model construction. By applying a case study and through mining selectivity strategy, deeply investigation of the ore parameters (especially mineral liberation grain size and hardness), and proper arrangements for the plant facilities, mineral production is realized, with better quality, lower environmental impacts, lower costs, and higher economic benefits.