Dr Peipei Wang

Dr Peipei Wang

Research Associate

School of Engineering

Career Summary

Biography

I got my PhD (2019) from the Department of Earth Science and Engineering, Imperial College London, UK, my  MSc (2013) &BSc (2010) from School of Mineral Processing and Bioengineering, Central South University, China.

During my PhD study, my main focus was to investigate the influence of particles on the dynamics of rising bubbles in the pulp phase which is the controlling step for successful flotation separation. Additionally, I have successfully built up experiment setup from scratch, developed experimental method and mathematical modelling. I have also been responsible to generate novel research ideas and construct proposals to attract research funding from BASF Germany. A better understanding of the performance of these novel chemistries is obtained through fundamental characterization techniques at the bubble-particle scale and flotation kinetics tests at the bench scale.

Before I got my PhD, I obtained the Stanley Elmore research fellowship ($16,625) from the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (IOM3) from the UK in 2019.  This fellowship allows me to investigate the influence of particles on the bounce back process of the bubbles at an air-water interface. The results can be intimately linked to the opaque froth flotation pulp-froth interface in mineral processing, and an energy dissipation model has been introduced, such a model will ultimately be used to improve the production of minerals.

I also worked as a postdoc research fellow at the University of Queensland from Nov 2019 to Nov 2020, and my main job is on two ACARP projects, one is improving coal flotation with oscillatory air supply, and the other is improving solids recovery and moisture reduction in ultrafine coal dewatering. I also did Fundamental study on the thin liquid filmThe main focus is to design a thin film cell to investigate the influence of humidity and particles on the stability of the film, which will be used to represent the bubble bursting phenomena at the flotation froth surface in mineral processing. 


Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy, Imperial College London - UK

Keywords

  • Froth and foam
  • Mineral Processing
  • Particle/bubble motion

Languages

  • English (Working)
  • Chinese, nec (Mother)

Professional Experience

UON Appointment

Title Organisation / Department
Research Associate University of Newcastle
School of Engineering
Australia
Research Associate University of Newcastle
School of Engineering
Australia

Professional appointment

Dates Title Organisation / Department
29/11/2019 - 28/11/2020 Postdoc research fellow The University of Queensland
Australia
1/7/2013 - 1/8/2015 Design engineer

I completed the following projects as a Principal leader and mineral process plant designer: Concentrating plants of Mata Gold Mine of Guangdong province, Geji Copper and Gold deposits of Tibet province, and Anduo Antimony Mine of Tibet province. Social stability and risk assessment of Bangzhong Copper Mine in Tibet province .

Guangdong Metallurgical and Architectural Design Institute
China
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Publications

For publications that are currently unpublished or in-press, details are shown in italics.


Journal article (9 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2020 Wang P, Reyes F, Cilliers JJ, Brito-Parada PR, 'Evaluation of collector performance at the bubble-particle scale', Minerals Engineering, 147 106140-106140 (2020)
DOI 10.1016/j.mineng.2019.106140
2019 Wang P, Cilliers JJ, Neethling SJ, Brito-Parada PR, 'Effect of Particle Size on the Rising Behavior of Particle-Laden Bubbles', Langmuir, 35 3680-3687 (2019)
DOI 10.1021/acs.langmuir.8b04112
2019 Wang P, Cilliers JJ, Neethling SJ, Brito-Parada PR, 'The behavior of rising bubbles covered by particles', Chemical Engineering Journal, 365 111-120 (2019)
DOI 10.1016/j.cej.2019.02.005
2014 Ren L, Zhang Y, Qin W, Bao S, Wang P, Yang C, 'Investigation of condition-induced bubble size and distribution in electroflotation using a high-speed camera', International Journal of Mining Science and Technology, 24 7-12 (2014)
DOI 10.1016/j.ijmst.2013.12.002
2013 WANG P-P, QIN W-Q, REN L-Y, WEI Q, LIU R-Z, YANG C-R, ZHONG S-P, 'Solution chemistry and utilization of alkyl hydroxamic acid in flotation of fine cassiterite', Transactions of Nonferrous Metals Society of China, 23 1789-1796 (2013)
DOI 10.1016/s1003-6326(13)62662-x
2013 Qin W, Wei Q, Jiao F, Yang C, Liu R, Wang P, Ke L, 'Utilization of polysaccharides as depressants for the flotation separation of copper/lead concentrate', International Journal of Mining Science and Technology, 23 179-186 (2013)
DOI 10.1016/j.ijmst.2013.04.022
2012 QIN W-Q, REN L-Y, WANG P-P, YANG C-R, ZHANG Y-S, 'Electro-flotation and collision-attachment mechanism of fine cassiterite', Transactions of Nonferrous Metals Society of China, 22 917-924 (2012)
DOI 10.1016/s1003-6326(11)61265-x
2012 Qin W, Wei Q, Jiao F, Li N, Wang P, Ke L, 'Effect of sodium pyrophosphate on the flotation separation of chalcopyrite from galena', International Journal of Mining Science and Technology, 22 345-349 (2012)
DOI 10.1016/j.ijmst.2012.04.011
2012 Qin W-Q, Ren L-Y, Xu Y-B, Wang P-P, Ma X-H, 'Adsorption mechanism of mixed salicylhydroxamic acid and tributyl phosphate collectors in fine cassiterite electro-flotation system', Journal of Central South University, 19 1711-1717 (2012)
DOI 10.1007/s11771-012-1197-9
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Dr Peipei Wang

Position

Research Associate
Kevin Galvin's team
School of Engineering
College of Engineering, Science and Environment

Contact Details

Email peipei.wang@newcastle.edu.au
Phone (02)40339219
Mobile 0416624586
Fax (02)40339219
Links Google+
Personal webpage

Office

Room Block A/a203-A207
Building Newcastle Institute for Energy & Resources - NIER
Location Block A/a203-A207, Newcastle Institute for Energy & Resources - NIER

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