Department of mineral processing

Head of department: A.I. Romanchuk, phone: (499) 613-59-54, e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Deputy head of department: None.

Number of employees: 16.

Including PhD: 2.

Main activities and functions

  • Preparation of mineral material technological study programs as part of prospecting/evaluation to expand the Russian mineral base;
  • Technological ore evaluation for processing amenability including specialized gold research, testing various processing methods (gravity, flotation, cyanidation, etc.);
  • Mineral composition study and development of efficient technologies to extract metals from precious and base metal ores; deepsea Fe-Mn materials and the World ocean sulfides throughout the geological subsurface study process;
  • Development of technological regulations for ore processing;
  • Studies of precious metals’ heap leaching from ores and technogenic materials;
  • Studies of biohydrometallurgical processing technology for refractory gold sulfide ores, concentrates and technogenic materials to extract precious and base metals;
  • Testing ore amenability for bulk treatment, bulk ore treatment using photometric separation;
  • Determination of gold content in ores containing coarse gold by its gravity preconcentration;
  • Development of methodical documents in the field of technological mineral research.
  • Participation in short- and long-term federal programs, Geological study and evaluation of subsurface mineral resources within the Russian Federation and its continental shelf;
  • Making methodical documents concerning technological mineral research available to the Federal Agency of Subsurface Use, its territorial authorities and the Russian geological organizations;
  • Consulting geological organizations and subsurface users in geological prospecting and metal recovery from ores.

Number of Contracts and subcontracts for 2008-2018 – 121.

Number of Public contracts and subcontracts for 2008-2018 – 20.

Major conferences attended by the department’s employees

  • The Russian geologists congress. Moscow. 2008, 2012.
  • Mineralogical and geochemical methods of the World ocean Fe-Mn ore study. Moscow. 2007.
  • International Mineral Processing Congress. China (2008), Australia (2010), India (2012).
  • Current problems of complex mineral processing (Plaksin readings 2008). Vladivostok. 2008.
  • Biotechnology: status and development prospects. Moscow international congress. 2009-2013.
  • Innovative processes in complex, environmentally sound mineral processing (Plaksin readings 2009). Novosibirsk. 2009.
  • Scientific basics and innovative processes of complex refractory ore processing (Plaksin readings 2010). Kazan. 2010.
  • Balkan Mineral Processing Congress. Bosnia and Herzogovina (2011), Bulgaria (2013).
  • Processors congress of the CIS countries. Moscow. 2009, 2011, 2013.
  • New technologies of complex natural refractory and technogenic material processing (Plaksin readings 2011). Verkhnyaya Pyshma. 2011.
  • Innovative methods of technological mineralogy in complex mineral processing processes (Plaksin readings 2012). Petrozavodsk. 2012.
  • Innovative methods of complex mineral processing (Plaksin readings 2013). Tomsk. 2013.
  • Gold and technologies. International conference. Moscow. 2012, 2013, 2015.
  • Scientific and methodical basics of base, precious metal and diamond deposit forecasting, prospecting and evaluation – status and prospects. Scientific and practical conference. Moscow. 2016.