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Application of survival theory in Mining industry

  • *Corresponding author: Enkhbat Rentsen

    *Corresponding author: Enkhbat Rentsen 

This work was supported by the project of Business School of National University of Mongolia

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  • The paper deals with an application of survival theory in mineral processing industry. We consider the problem of maximizing copper recovery and determine the best operating conditions based on survival theory. The survival of the system reduces to a problem of maximizing a radius of a sphere inscribed into a polyhedral set defined by the linear regression equations for a flotation process. To demonstrate the effectiveness of the proposed approach, we present a case study for the rougher flotation process of copper-molybdenum ores performed at the Erdenet Mining Corporation(Mongolia).

    Mathematics Subject Classification: Primary: 90C05, 90C25; Secondary: 90C99.


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