L David Michaud

About David Michaud

Since 1993, when he obtained his Mining Engineering Degree from Queen’s University, David has acquired experience in operating roles including many years in post-commissioning operations troubleshooting. Mineral Processing and Metallurgy has become a core strength and passion for Mr. Michaud.Learn more at https://www.911metallurgist.com/about-us/

Ball Mill Working Principle & Operation

In all ore dressing and milling Operations, including flotation, cyanidation, gravity concentration, and amalgamation, the Working Principle is to crush and grind, often with rob mill & ball mills, the ore in order to liberate the minerals. In the chemical and process industries, grinding is an important

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Quantitative Chemistry Gravimetric Analysis: PRECIPITATE

WASHING THE PRECIPITATE: A precipitate may be washed directly on the filter, or it may be washed partly by decantation and partly on the filter. If by decantation, the precipitate is allowed to settle, and the supernatant liquid is poured on the filter. Wash water is added to the precipitate, and after

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Gravimetric Analysis: Substance into Solution

Material of Vessels for Solution

The student must consider the effect of the solvent used on the vessel. In most cases the solvent used is an acid or mixture of acids, and for such solvents glass and porcelain are generally used. Platinum may be used, provided no chlorine or other attacking agent be present. (See notes regarding care and use of platinum

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Analytical Balance

Analytical Balance Principle

In this place it will be sufficient to describe the usual chemical balance, designed to carry in each pan a load up to 100 gms. This balance can be obtained at a reasonable figure, and sensitive to 1/10 of a milligram (0.0001 gm.). In the section on Assaying the student will find two other forms—Pulp Scales and the Assay Balance— mentioned. The

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Mineral Identification by Spectroscopy

FIG. 35 gives an idea of the spectroscope and of its different parts. P is a flint glass prism, having a refracting angle of 60° and resting on a brass plate fixed on a brass support, S. The brass plate carries the collimator tube C, in the end of which nearest to the prism is fixed a lens, the other end being closed by a plate

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PREPARATION OF BASE SOLUTIONS

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PREPARATION OF SOLUTION FOR BASES

1. Boil the finely-divided substance in distilled water. 2. If insoluble, add ¼ its bulk of strong HCl and boil for two or three minutes. 3. If still insoluble, treat a fresh portion with strong HCl and boil for five minutes ; then add an equal volume of water and warm. The majority

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PRELIMINARY EXAMINATION FOR ACIDS

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Note 1. Do not boil with Na2CO3 unless necessary. If only alkalies are present it is unnecessary.

Note 2. If organic acids and Groups I. and II. or H2CrO4 are present add HCl, and pass H2S before boiling with Na2CO3 to make solution (4).

The following should be tested for separately:— HNO3.—Black ring test, with solution of

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Oxygen Gas

Take a few crystals of potassium chlorate (KClO3), place them in a clean dry test-tube, and heat them gently over a small bunsen flame; the salt begins to split, then fuses. Insert into the test-tube a splint of wood, glowing at the point, but do not allow the wood to quite touch the fused salt. The splint, which only

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Glass Working

Before starting to work at Practical Chemistry it is necessary that the student should have some knowledge of how to cut, bend, draw down, and round off the ends of glass tubing, make closed and bulbed tubes, mend test- tubes, top and bottom, and fit up a decent wash-bottle. In this chapter is included also the graduating of test-tubes and beakers

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Properties of Gold & Alloys

From very early times the ancients were attracted by the beautiful colour, the brilliant lustre, and the indestructibility of gold, and spared no pains in the endeavour to acquire it. In the code of Menes, who reigned in Egypt in 3600 B.C. or about 2000 years before Moses, the ratio of value between gold and silver is mentioned, one part of gold

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