Dream11 Prediction: Playing 11, Captain and Vice-Captain Prediction for Bangladesh vs Afghanistan

first_imgDream11 Prediction: Playing 11, Captain and Vice-Captain Prediction for Bangladesh vs AfghanistanDream11 Prediction: Bangladesh vs Afghanistan Captain and Vice Captain Prediction: What should your Dream XI squad look like when a struggling Afghanistan take on an in-form Bangladesh in Southampton? Know about both the teams and their squadadvertisement Next India Today Web Desk SouthamptonJune 24, 2019UPDATED: June 24, 2019 11:27 IST Bangladesh will hope to beat Afghanistan and stay alive in the race of semi-finals of World Cup 2019. (Reuters Photo)Bangladesh cricket team face a spirited Afghanistan cricket team in a must-win ICC World Cup 2019 clash at the Hampshire Bowl on Monday.With 5 points in 6 matches, Bangladesh are at the sixth spot in ICC World Cup 2019 Points Table while Afghanistan is at the bottom.Bangladesh will have to win their remaining three matches and expect results of other matches to benefit them.Bangladesh have batted pretty well so far in the tournament. Shakib-al-Hasan is in the form of his life as he has scored two centuries in World Cup 2019Afghanistan has lost all six games so far but gave India a run for their money in a thrilling match. They were also good as a batting unit against England where it used all 50 overs for the first time this tournament.Afghanistan take a lot of confidence from the fact that they restricted the famed Indian batting unit to 224 for 8. Gulbadin Naib will expect his spinners to weave their magic once again against an in-form Bangladesh batting line-up on Monday.Dream XI Fantasy Tips: Bangladesh vs AfghanistanBatsmenMushfiqur Rahim can be picked as a batsman as he has made handy contributions with 142 runs from 4 matches. Players like Tamim Iqbal, Soumya Sarkar can also make the cut.Hashmatullah Shahidi has been their best batsman so far with 165 runs so he would be a good pick from the other side.BowlersMustafizur Rehman, Mashrafe Mortaza, Mehidy Hasan can be picked from Bangladesh. Rashid Khan and Mujeeb Ur Rehman were pretty good against India and they can turn the tables against Bangladesh also.advertisementAll-roundersShakib Al Hasan, who seems to be the Most Valuable Player right now at the World Cup, should be your first pick. Mohammad Nabi, with his big-hitting skills, can be another all-rounder in your XI today.Wicket-keeperMushfiqur Rahim? Why not Litton Das who played a stroke-filled knock against West Indies?Dream XI Team for Bangladesh vs AfghanistanTamim Iqbal, Soumya Sarkar, Hashmatullah Shahidi, Litton Das, Shakib Al Hasan (Captain), Mushfiqur Rahim (WK), Mohammed Nabi, Mustafizur Rehman, Mashrafe Mortaza, Rashid Khan (Vice-captain), Mujeeb Ur Rehman.Squads:Bangladesh: Mashrafe Mortaza (Captain), Tamim Iqbal, Liton Das, Soumya Sarkar, Mushfiqur Rahim, Mahmudullah, Shakib Al Hasan, Mohammad Mithun, Sabbir Rahaman, Mosaddek Hossain, Mohammad Saifuddin, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Rubel Hossain, Mustafizur Rahman, Abu JayedAfghanistan: Gulbadin Naib (Captain), Ikram Ali Khil, Noor Ali Zadran, Hazratullah Zazai, Rahmat Shah, Asghar Afghan, Hashmatullah Shahidi, Najibullah Zadran, Samiullah Shinwari, Mohammad Nabi, Rashid Khan, Dawlat Zadran, Aftab Alam, Hamid Hassan, Mujeeb Ur RahmanAlso Read | Tumko lekar doobenge: Afghanistan captain Gulbadin Naib jokes ahead of Bangladesh clashAlso See:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted bySaurabh Kumar Tags :Follow World Cup 2019Follow Dream XI PredictionFollow Bangladesh vs Afghanistanlast_img read more

Significant advance in the treatment of radionuclides in rare earth mining

first_imgRare Element Resources which is advancing development of the Bear Lodge rare earth project has had its pilot plant test program, conducted at SGS Lakefield Canada, validate the significant benefits of its proprietary processing technology and identified the opportunity for additional project improvements. It was “an unqualified success not only in demonstrating on a larger scale the process benefits in the critical metrics of achieving high bulk concentrate purity, excellent recoveries and substantially reducing reagent costs but also in identifying additional opportunities for improved efficiencies and cost savings,” said Jaye Pickarts, COO. “The testing also confirmed the effectiveness of an innovative process to isolate the thorium and uranium, which are usually associated with rare earth deposits, making for safe, controlled disposal. Equally significant, it was recognised that because of the purity of the concentrate, downstream elemental separation should be evaluated for the additional value it could bring to the project. We will begin work on evaluating the technology alternatives for separation and assessing end-user needs to determine the most attractive product mix.”The test work confirmed the following key advancements:The ability of the company’s proprietary technology, under optimised pilot plant conditions, to separate rare earths from base metals by selective precipitation, in a single step process, producing a 97% pure bulk total rare earth element (REE) concentrateThe tests of various REE mineral types responded well to acid digestion, resulting in leach efficiencies averaging 95%. This contributed to high overall REE recoveries that averaged 85% in a combined physical upgrade (PUG) and hydrometallurgical (Hydromet) processThe capacity to regenerate and recycle the major acid reagents used in the process, leading to an anticipated reduction in related raw material costs of approximately 50%. The recycle process resulted in the elimination of process effluents, reconfirming that there will be “zero-discharge” from the facilityThe effectiveness of a newly identified process to isolate thorium (Th) and uranium (U) from the residual solids and final REE bulk concentrate to allow for easy third party disposal. This, the company says, “represents a significant advancement in the treatment of radionuclides in rare earth mining, and as such, the company has secured a provisional patent for the process”The opportunity to beneficiate certain naturally occurring, potentially valuable by-products, representing the opportunity for additional revenue streams and reduced waste.The pilot plant test work was conducted at SGS Lakefield under the supervision and oversight of Dr Henry Kasaini, Director of Science and Technology for Rare Element Resources. It focused on confirming the flow sheets for both the PUG and hydromet process. The plant tested four different ore types, with total rare earth oxide (TREO) head grades averaging 4.8% from Bull Hill and 2.7% from Whitetail Ridge. The work was conducted over a four-week period at a production scale of 240 kg/d.Activities in support of the upcoming feasibility study began in mid-2013, with the start of the pilot plant test program and several engineering-related trade-off studies. Along with the advantages of the company’s proprietary processes, pilot plant testing and engineering trade-off studies identified a possible modification to the PUG process that, if proven successful, would significantly reduce capital and operating costs without significantly impacting recoveries. Engineering and bench-scale testing will begin immediately on this potential change with additional pilot plant studies anticipated in early 2014. To ensure consideration of the results of this work and the multiple trade-off studies undertaken by the company over the last six months, as well as the results of the recent drill campaigns, the detailed design and economic analysis portion of the feasibility study is now expected to start in the first half of 2014.As currently proposed, mined ores would be beneficiated using some combination of crushing, screening, gravity and magnetic separation at a PUG plant to be located adjacent to the mine. During pilot plant testing, the developed PUG flowsheet was optimised to reduce feed mass from Bull Hill ore by 20% and from Whitetail ore by 45%. This resulted in a final PUG concentrate with average REE recoveries of 95% and 86%, respectively.The resulting mineral pre-concentrate was then subjected to the hydromet process which employs a hot chloride solution to extract the REEs into a pregnant leach solution (PLS). Using closed reactor vessels, the PLS reacted with oxalate reagents under optimised conditions to facilitate selective precipitation of REEs with impurities remaining in solution. During testing, some 97% of total REEs were selectively separated in the oxalate precipitation process, with 98-99% of the total base metals and silica remaining in the barren solution. Because of the base metal concentration, it should be possible using a crystallization acid distillation process to beneficiate base metals separately. The potential value of these byproducts will be evaluated.A significant amount of HCl remained in the PLS. Testing confirmed that at elevated temperatures, the addition of oxalic acid helped to generate HCl after precipitation of the REEs. As a result, the waste solution had a significant amount of free acid and water that was recoverable. About 80% of total free acid was recovered by distillation and re-constituted through a rectifier as azeotropic HCl (20% strength). This is expected to result in a 50% reduction in required fresh HCl at the leach step. Water recycling of between 80 to 90% was accomplished, which would significantly reduce fresh water needs as well.During the acid digestion portion of the process, between 82 and 90% of the total Th and low level U associated with the ore was digested along with the REEs and subsequently transferred to the PLS. This resulted in a leach residue, with Th and U concentrations significantly lower than background that could be disposed of safely in a controlled tailings storage facility.As the PLS continues through oxalate precipitation, the REEs and Th are sequestered in a bulk oxalate precipitate, leaving base metal impurities and U in the now barren PLS. The next step in the process recovers significant amounts of oxalate and acid reagents from the barren PLS by crystallisation, reducing raw materials costs, while the base metals and U remained in the final distillation residue. They can be treated further for potential economic recovery or disposed of in a tailings storage facility.The new Provisional Patent applies to the innovative process where all Th is selectively removed from the REE concentrate, resulting in a 97% pure final bulk concentrate product. At this stage, additional oxalate reagents are also recovered, further improving the economics of the project. The Th could then be transferred to an off-site licensed disposal facility.last_img read more