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Kashigar Mineral Processing Research Center

Established by: Dr. Samad Banisi, 2010
Manager: Dr. Samad Banisi

The Kashigar Mineral Processing Research Center (KMPC) started working on practical knowledge-based researches in 1994, in the field of mineral processing, in particular: comminution, dewatering, flotation, and coal washing.

The main location of KMPC studies has been in Kerman province, where the distance between the Center and large copper, iron and coal mines is less than 250 km.  The applied research activities were performed at the Gol-E-Gohar Mining and Industrial Company, Sarcheshmeh Copper Complex, Shahr-E-Babak Copper complex, Zarand Coal Washing Plant, and Intercarbon Coal washing Plant (Zarand). 

Comminution (AG, SAG and ball mills), thickening (conventional and deep cone thickeners), flotation (column and mechanical cells), coal washability index, coal blending, dense media separators, Jigs, spirals, troubleshooting of mineral processing plants have been the subject of main activities of the KMPC.

In recent years, projects entitled “Improving the Performance of AG and SAG Mills by Modification of Liner Design” and “Improving the Performance of Conventional Thickeners by Structural Modifications Consistent with New Generation of Thickeners” were completed in two copper and one iron mines concentrators. 

Software packages such as Hemmat (a mineral processing database), Movazen (a mass balancing software), RTD (determination of residence time distribution), GrindSim (simulation of grinding circuits), and GMT (grinding media trajectory) were developed at the KMPC, which are used in various mines and research centers. The first version of KMPCDEM (discrete element method based simulation) is released in 2014.

Members of KMPC.

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