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beneficiation

[‚ben·ə‚fish·ē′ā·shən]
(metallurgy)
Improving the chemical or physical properties of an ore so that metal can be recovered at a profit. Also known as mineral dressing.

beneficiation

The improvement in the physical or chemical properties of a material by the removal or modification of undesirable components or impurities which it contains.
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The objective of the Indaba is to support beneficiation, as the Department of Mineral Resources seeks to leverage the country s comparative advantage in mineral resource endowment to create a competitive advantage for domestic mineral beneficiating entities, thus playing a contributory role towards setting the country s growth trajectory on a production-led growth path.
The reactor and its new treatment methodology are similar to older thermal processes common in ash beneficiation, but limited in their potential for handling low-grade feeds.
In a quest to commercialise U-pgrade, Marenica has transferred the intellectual property of U-pgrade to a wholly owned subsidiary, Uranium Beneficiation (Pty) Ltd, obtained the support of three resource companies to provide representative samples from their deposits and will construct a pilot plant in Australia, operational for at least a month with a throughput of at least 60 kilograms per hour.
The beneficiation industry is small and can be very secretive.
Chinese partner to review and provide technical expertise in the further optimisation of the demonstrated mineral process developed for Ngualla's rare earth mineralisation including beneficiation, acid leach recovery and separation
5 trillion worth of non-energy commodity wealth unprocessed, the value chain of this endowment can be more fully harnessed through greater beneficiation.
At present, the waste produced from beneficiation cannot be used as it requires the injection of costly coking coal.
Phosphate concentrate will be transported by rail from the Al-Jalamid beneficiation plant to Ras Az Zawr for processing.
Summary: JEDDAH: Maaden Phosphate Company (MPC) has started experimental operations of its mine and beneficiation plant in Jalamid, north of the Kingdom, in preparation for actual production in the last quarter of this year, the company announced on Wednesday.
Beneficiation of phosphates; technology advance and adoption.
SONIC" or "the Company") is pleased to announce that SonoAsh LLC has filed a patent application for fly ash beneficiation in the USA under the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT).
Since the available product "spent sand" is contaminated to various degrees and because such contamination may vary significantly from foundry to foundry, the asphalt industry is in no position to judge what degree of beneficiation would be needed to meet its quality criteria.