Advances in Industrial Control

Advanced Control and Supervision of Mineral Processing Plants

Editors: Sbárbaro, Daniel, Del Villar, René (Eds.)

  • Provides the reader with up-to-date information on the application of modern control methods in the mineral processing industries
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Modern mineral processing plants are required to be safe and profitable and to minimize their environmental impact. The consequent quest for higher operational standards at reduced cost is leading the industry towards automation technologies as capital-effective means of attaining these objectives.

Advanced Control and Supervision of Mineral Processing Plants describes the use of dynamic models of major items of mineral processing equipment in the design of control, data reconciliation and soft-sensing schemes; through examples, it illustrates tools integrating simulation and control system design for comminuting circuits and flotation columns. Full coverage is given to the design of soft sensors based on either single-point measurements or more complex measurements like images. The chief issues concerning steady-state and dynamic data reconciliation and their employment in the creation of instrument architecture and fault diagnosis are surveyed. In consideration of the widespread use of distributed control and information management systems in mineral processing, the book describes the current platforms and toolkits available for implementing such advanced systems.

Applications of the techniques described in real mineral processing plants are used to highlight their benefits; information for all of the examples, together with supporting MATLAB® code can be found at www.springer.com/978-1-84996-105-9.

The provision of valuable tools and information on the use of modern software platforms and methods will benefit engineers working in the mineral processing industries, and control engineers and academics interested in the real industrial practicalities of new control ideas. The book will also be of interest to graduate students in chemical, metallurgical and electronic engineering looking for applications of control technology in the treatment of raw materials.

 

Table of contents (7 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Sbárbaro, Daniel (et al.)

    Pages 1-14

  • Process Observers and Data Reconciliation Using Mass and Energy Balance Equations

    Hodouin, Daniel

    Pages 15-83

  • Multivariate Image Analysis in Mineral Processing

    Duchesne, Carl

    Pages 85-142

  • Soft Sensing

    González, Guillermo D.

    Pages 143-212

  • Dynamic Simulation and Model-based Control System Design for Comminution Circuits

    Sbárbaro, Daniel

    Pages 213-247

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eBook $159.00
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Hardcover $209.00
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Advanced Control and Supervision of Mineral Processing Plants
Editors
  • Daniel Sbárbaro
  • René Del Villar
Series Title
Advances in Industrial Control
Copyright
2010
Publisher
Springer-Verlag London
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag London
eBook ISBN
978-1-84996-106-6
DOI
10.1007/978-1-84996-106-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-84996-105-9
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4471-2585-3
Series ISSN
1430-9491
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XX, 312
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