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Separation Technologies for Minerals, Coal and Earth Resources is an authoritative digest of the latest developments in the mineral processing industry. Dozens of authors share their insights on how practitioners can develop earth resources more economically while simultaneously addressing vital factors ranging from sustainability to environmental stewardship. The book examines coal processing, surface forces and hydrophobicity, process improvements and environmental controls, dewatering and drying, gravity separations, industrial minerals flotation, base metal flotation, flotation equipment and practice, process reagents, magnetic and electrostatic separations, modeling and process control, and resource engineering. Important current issues such as gas hydrates, oil sands, secondary materials, metals and waste, and process waters are also discussed.