Dr Liguang Wang

Senior Lecturer

School of Chemical Engineering
Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology
liguang.wang@uq.edu.au
+61 7 336 57942

Overview

Liguang Wang obtained his PhD from Virginia Tech and BE and ME from Central South University. He was a visiting academic at University of Cambridge. He was honoured with the 2022 ACARP Research and Industry Excellence Award.

Research Interests

  • Extraction of critical minerals, mineral processing, flotation, dewatering, agglomeration, particle separation.

Research Impacts

Our team developed a novel sensor to monitor the mass pull of any flotation cell. In-plant testing of the sensor has been successful.

Improved mineral or coal flotation using oscillatory air supply. This work is highlighted in an industrial e-newsletter: ACARP Matters

Developed a versatile method to improve flotation efficiency using low-frequency acoustic sound. This technology has entered industrial demonstration stage.

Developed a simple and fast method to measure frother distribution in flotation circuits.

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy, Virginia Polytechnic Institute

Publications

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Grants

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Supervision

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Available Projects

  • The objective of this project is to develop a novel and effective beneficiation process to upgrade critical minerals, increase utilisation of existing resources, and reduce costs and adverse impacts in processing of the ores.

  • Separation of ultrafine coal particles from clay and water during a cleaning operation has been a long-term problem that the industry has faced. This project will develop advanced solid-solid and solid-liquid separation technologies, aiming to achieve high combustible recovery and low product moisture at low cost.

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Publications

Book Chapter

  • Yoon, Roe-Hoan and Wang, Liguang (2011). Hydrophobic Forces in Foam Films. Colloid Stability: The Role of Surface Forces - Part I. (pp. 161-186) Weinheim, Germany: Wiley-VCH. doi: 10.1002/9783527631070.ch7

  • Yoon, Roe-Hoan and Wang, Liguang (2010). Hydrophobic Forces in Foam Films. Colloids and Interface Science Series. (pp. 161-186) Weinheim, Germany: Wiley Blackwell. doi: 10.1002/9783527631193.ch7

  • Yoon, R. H. and Wang, L. (2007). Hydrophobic Forces in Foam Films. Colloid Stability: The Role of Surface Forces. (pp. 161-186) edited by Tharwat F. Tadros. Weinheim: Wiley-VCH Verlag.

Journal Article

Conference Publication

Grants (Administered at UQ)

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

    Other advisors:

  • Master Philosophy — Principal Advisor

    Other advisors:

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

    Other advisors:

Completed Supervision

Possible Research Projects

Note for students: The possible research projects listed on this page may not be comprehensive or up to date. Always feel free to contact the staff for more information, and also with your own research ideas.

  • The objective of this project is to develop a novel and effective beneficiation process to upgrade critical minerals, increase utilisation of existing resources, and reduce costs and adverse impacts in processing of the ores.

  • Separation of ultrafine coal particles from clay and water during a cleaning operation has been a long-term problem that the industry has faced. This project will develop advanced solid-solid and solid-liquid separation technologies, aiming to achieve high combustible recovery and low product moisture at low cost.