Theory of Sampling and Sampling Practice, Third Edition

1st Edition

Francis R. Pitard

Chapman and Hall/CRC
January 29, 2019 Forthcoming
Reference - 694 Pages
ISBN 9781138476486 - CAT# K348326

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The Theory of Sampling and Sampling Practice, Third Edition is a step-by-step guide for anyone challenged by the many subtleties of sampling particulate materials. It is the only comprehensive document merging the famous works of P. Gy, I. Visman, and C.O. Ingamells into a single theory in a logical way. As a result, it is the most advanced book on sampling that can be used by all sampling practitioners around the world.

Many complex features are covered by an entire chapter or several chapters, such as:

  • Sampling of precious metals
  • Sampling of trace constituents in high purity materials
  • Sampling the environment
  • Sampling for the moisture determination
  • Sampling for particle size distribution
  • The concept of equi-probabilistic sampling
  • Correct design of sampling systems
  • Sampling for metallurgical accounting and process control
  • Taking advantage of existing chronological data
  • Proportional sampling and bed blending

The third edition is a valuable guide for mineral processing engineers, metallurgists, geologists, miners, chemists, environmental scientists and academics. The book is set in a pragmatic way ideal for self-teaching critically important subjects that have been overlooked for too long by universities and colleges. The new edition covers recent knowledge, acquired during the past 20 years, accumulated by the many World Conferences on Sampling and Blending; as a result many notations are new. New chapters have been added to emphasize chronostatistics. Visman and Ingamells’ works, and the importance of sampling for trace constituents.

Dr. Pitard is a well-known authority on sampling theory and practice. He has a Doctorate of Technologies from the University of Aalborg. He is the recipient of the famous Pierre Gy’s Gold Medal for excellence in promoting and his teaching of the Theory of Sampling all around the world.



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