Investigation of a Vertical Roller Mill for Metal Ore Processing

This research focuses on dry comminution technologies and specifically on the Vertical Roll Mill. Goldcorp recently announced a new initiative referred to as H2zero with the goal of reducing water usage in their mining operations by 80 to 100%. The study will compare energy usage in comparison to conventional wet ball mill grinding. The study will investigate the effect of dry comminution with the VRM on downstream flotation by comparing the effects of physical properties of the ground product and surface chemistry in comparison to wet grinding in ball mills.

Faculty Supervisor:

Bern Klein


Tugba Cebeci


Loesche GMBH


Engineering - other


Mining and quarrying


University of British Columbia



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