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Materials Science & Engineering,
Missouri University of Science and
Technology, B39 McNutt Hall, Rolla, MO 65409-0340; Phone: (573) 341-6974; Fax: (573) 341-6934; moatsm@mst.edu

 

Dr. Michael Moats
Associate Professor of Metallurgical Engineering

 

Research Interests

Aqueous processing and electrochemistry of metals especially hydro- and electrometallurgy for the primary production of non-ferrous metals.  Specific areas include crushed ore agglomeration for heap leaching, non-cyanide leaching of gold, solvent extraction, electrowinning and/or refining of base and precious metals and coated titanium anodes.

 

Classes Taught
MET 125 Materials Chemistry, Fall 2013
MET 203 Introduction to Extractive Metallurgy, Winter 2013
MET 202 Extractive Metallurgy Laboratory, Winter 2013
MET 355 Process Metallurgy Applications, Fall 2012

 

 

 Recent Publications

N. Dhawan, M. S. Safarzadeh, J. D. Miller, M. S. Moats, R. K Rajamani (2013). “Crushed Ore Agglomeration and its Control for Heap Leach Operations”, Minerals Engineering, 41, 53-70.

T. Vethosodsakda, M. L. Free, A. Janwong, M. S. Moats (2013). “Evaluation of liquid retention capacity measurements as a tool for estimating optimal ore agglomeration moisture content”, International Journal of Mineral Processing, 119, 58-64.

H. K. Pinegar, M.S. Moats, H.Y. Sohn (2013). Flow Sheet Development, Process Simulation and Economic Feasibility Analysis for a Novel Suspension Ironmaking Technology Based on Natural Gas: Part II. Flow Sheet and Simulation for Ironmaking Combined with Steam-Methane Reforming. Ironmaking and Steelmaking, 40, 32-43.

H. K. Pinegar, M.S. Moats, H.Y. Sohn (2013). Flow Sheet Development, Process Simulation and Economic Feasibility Analysis for a Novel Suspension Ironmaking Technology Based on Natural Gas: Part III: Economic Feasibility Analysis. Ironmaking and Steelmaking, 40, 44-49.

M. S. Safarzadeh, J. Li, M. S. Moats, J. D. Miller (2012). “The stability of selected sulfide minerals in sulfuric acid and acidic thiocyanate solutions”, Electrochimica Acta, 78, 133-138.

N. Dhawan; M. S. Safarzadeh; J. Miller; M. S. Moats; R. K. Rajamani, C. L. Lin (2012).  “Recent Advances in the Application of X-ray Computed Tomography in the Analysis of Heap Leaching Systems”, Minerals Engineering, 35, 75-86.

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