Text and Data Mining valid from 2019-02-08
First Online: 8 February 2019
Conflict of interest
: The authors Lily Lai Chi So, Mahdi Mahdi, Janice Bolen, Johannes Nell, Isabelle Nolet, and Darryl Metcalfe, declare that there are also no conflicts of interest. The authors disclose their employment with Hatch Ltd., a worldwide leading consulting company which provides a wide range of technology-agnostic studies and engineering services, as demonstrated in their execution of a front-end-loaded engineering approach that often involves scaled testing and various studies to first establish project feasibility, taking into consideration various technology solutions, before making recommendations for full-scale implementation. Air granulation, the subject matter discussed in this paper, is one of various technology solutions being studied and recommended by Hatch Ltd. for slag-handling practices.