In minerals beneficiation, the mineral liberation spectrum of the plant feed conveys valuable information for adjusting operations, provided it is available in minutes from particulate sampling. X-ray micro-tomography is the only technique available for unbiased measurement of composite particle composition (on a 3D basis). The bottleneck of current micro-tomographic systems is the X-ray scanning time (data acquisition) rather than the slice reconstruction time (data processing). An algorithm capable of reconstructing tomographic slices of composite mineral particles from a limited number of radiographic projections, thus significantly reducing the overall measurement time, is presented and demonstrated with numerical examples. The algorithm is cast around the discrete algebraical reconstruction technique and requires less than one tenth of the projection data needed by the currently used filtered back-projection methods, thus allowing a dramatic reduction of the scanning time.

Discrete X-ray tomographic reconstruction for fast mineral liberation spectrum retrieval

SCHENA, GIANNI;PILLER, MARZIO;
2015

Abstract

In minerals beneficiation, the mineral liberation spectrum of the plant feed conveys valuable information for adjusting operations, provided it is available in minutes from particulate sampling. X-ray micro-tomography is the only technique available for unbiased measurement of composite particle composition (on a 3D basis). The bottleneck of current micro-tomographic systems is the X-ray scanning time (data acquisition) rather than the slice reconstruction time (data processing). An algorithm capable of reconstructing tomographic slices of composite mineral particles from a limited number of radiographic projections, thus significantly reducing the overall measurement time, is presented and demonstrated with numerical examples. The algorithm is cast around the discrete algebraical reconstruction technique and requires less than one tenth of the projection data needed by the currently used filtered back-projection methods, thus allowing a dramatic reduction of the scanning time.
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