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Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering


James Hendrix
Interim Department Chair
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James Hendrix

Education

  • Ph.D. University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 1969
  • M.S. University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 1968
  • B.S. University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 1966

Courses Taught

  • CHME 113 Introduction to Chemical Engineering I
  • CHME 114 Introduction to Chemical Engineering II
  • CHME 323/823 Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics II
  • CHME 332/832 Transport Operations I
  • CHME 442/842 Chemical Reactor Engineering and Design
  • CHME 489/889 Air Pollution
  • CHME 845 Advanced Chemical Engineering Kinetics

Research Interests

  • The connections of ionic equilibrium and reaction kinetics to the processing of precious metals ores
  • The use of cyanide in the processing of gold ores
  • "Green" chemistry and sustainable development connected with minerals exploitation

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Curriculum Vitae

Personal Description


  • Dr. Hendrix was appointed Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 1995. He had previously spent more than twenty five years at the University of Nevada-Reno. His current and past research interests reflect the long tenure at an institutions of higher learning located in the western United States.

Education


  • 1969 Ph.D. University of Nebraska-Lincoln
  • 1968 M.S. University of Nebraska-Lincoln
  • 1966 B.S. University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Research Interests


  • The connections of ionic equilibrium and reaction kinetics to the processing of precious metals ores.
  • The use of cyanide in the processing of gold ores.
  • "Green" chemistry and sustainable development connected with minerals exploitation.

Recent Publications


  • J.L. Hendrix, Sustainable Agricultural Practices Impact on Phosphate rock production. Procedia Engineering, Vol. 46, pp 54-61, 2012. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.proeng.2012.09.445.
  • J.L. Hendrix, Sustainability: Inorganic and/or Organmic Phosphate?, Beneficiation of Phosphates: New Thought, New Technology, New development, pp267-274, P. Zhang, J. Miller and H. El-Shall, editors, Society for Mining, Metallurgy, and Exploration, Inc., Englewood, Colorado, 2012. ISBN 978-0-87335-358-8, Ebook 978-0-87335-359-5.
  • C.B. Gengenbach and J.L. Hendrix, “The New Sustainable Source for Phosphorous Fertilizer?” in Beneficiation of Phosphates: Technology Advance and Adoption, P.Zhang, K. Swager, L.L. Filho and H.El-Shall, editors, pp 133-137, Society of Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration, 2010.
  • J. Hendrix, “Precious Metals Extraction Methods for a Sustainable World,” (Plenary Lecture), Proceedings of the XIII Balkan Mineral Processing Congress, Petrosani: Focus, Bucurest, Vol. I, pp. 14-23, 2009.
  • J.C. Wilmot, E.B. Milosavljevic, L. Solujic, and J.L. Hendrix, “Fate of Cyanide in Gold Ores Containing Reduced Sulphur Minerals,” Proceedings of XXIV International Mineral Processing Congress, Beijing, China, Science Press, Beijing, pp. 2958-2964, 2008.
  • Wilmot, J., Milosavljevic, E., Solujic, L., and Hendrix, J., “Chemistry of Cyanide in the Presence of Arsenic Sulfide Species,” Proceedings of the XII Balkan Mineral Processing Congress, Delphi, Greece, National Technical University of Athens, pp. 465-470, 2007.
  • Wilmot, J., Milosavljevic, E., Solujic, L., and Hendrix, J., “Chemistry of Cyanide in the Presence of Reduced Sulfur Species,” Proceedings of XXIII International Mineral Processing Congress, Istanbul, Turkey, 3-8 September, Promed Advertising Limited (Istanbul), 3, pp. 2141-2146, 2006.

Favorite Publications by Decade


  • 70’s
    Comanor, P. L., Deguire, M. F., and Hendrix, J. L., “Effects of Previous Tailings Disposal on Upper Sonoran Vegetation of the Getchell Area,” Trans, AIME, pp. 240-242, Sept. 1974.
    - First environmental studies in cooperation with industry regarding gold mine tailings
  • 80’s
    Pyper, R. A., and Hendrix, J. L., “Extraction of Gold from Finely Disseminated Gold Ores by Use of Acidic Thioruea Solution," Extraction Metallurgy ’81, the Institution of Mining and Metallurgy, London, 1981.
    - Paper essentially ended the idea of thiourea being a realistic substitute for cyanide in the extraction of gold.
  • 90’s
    Dixon, D. G., and Hendrix, J. L., “Theoretical Basis for Variable Order Assumption in the Kinetics of Leaching of Discrete Grains,” AICHE J., 39, No. 5, pp. 904-907, 1993.
    - One of four papers describing modeling of leaching multiple reactants from porous ore particles
  • 00’s
    J.C. Wilmot, E.B. Milosavljevic, L. Solujic, and J.L. Hendrix, “Fate of Cyanide in Gold Ores Containing Reduced Sulphur Minerals,” Proceedings of XXIV International Mineral Processing Congress, Beijing, China, Science Press, Beijing, pp. 2958-2964, 2008
    - Last of a series of papers describing the interactions of cyanide and sulfur species in the leaching of gold ores.
  • 10’s
    C.B. Gengenbach and J.L. Hendrix, “The New Sustainable Source for Phosphorous Fertilizer?” in Beneficiation of Phosphates: Technology Advance and Adoption, P.Zhang, K. Swager, L.L. Filho and H.El-Shall, editors, pp 133-137, Society of Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration, 2010.
    - Second paper written on a change in research interests