Imaging Process Control for Mining and Cominution of Construction Materials
Extraterrestrial mining activities will at first be concerned with the production of construction materials. Rock and earth materials can provide the strongest and most cost effective solutions. Scarce resources (energy, human intervention) in extraterrestrial mining operations, will limit many types of activities.
At the same time, construction materials need to be processed, including blasting, crushing, screening, and milling, to exact specifications. Automation is the key to minimizing resource utilization, and optical sizing is crucial for these tasks, enabling automated process control without requiring excessive human quality control strategies.
N. H. Maerz et al., "Imaging Process Control for Mining and Cominution of Construction Materials," Proceedings of the Planetary & Terrestrial Mining Sciences Symposium, NORCAT (2004, Sudbury, Ontario, Canada), Jun 2004.
Planetary & Terrestrial Mining Sciences Symposium, NORCAT (2004: Jun. 9-11, Sudbury, Ontario, Canada)
Geosciences and Geological and Petroleum Engineering
Keywords and Phrases
Fragmentation; Image analysis; Sizing; Process Control; Particle sizing; Granulometry; Materials handling; Mining software; Blast analysis
Article - Conference proceedings
11 Jun 2004