PISCATAWAY, NJ – SEPTEMBER 01: Members of the Texas State Bobcats run off the field before the game against the Rutgers Scarlet Knights at High Point Solutions Stadium on September 1, 2018 in Piscataway, New Jersey. (Photo by Corey Perrine/Getty Images)Rutgers’ team captain Jonah Jackson, a graduate transfer at the offensive line position, is reportedly considering several major programs.247Sports is reporting that Jackson, a 6-foot-4, 305-pound offensive guard, will be visiting Ohio State this week.Jackson is also considering: Oklahoma, Penn State, Virginia, Texas, Pitt, Iowa and Maryland.Bobby Deren of 247Sports is reporting the news.#Rutgers Grad Transfer @Jackson77Jonah picks up #OhioState offer today and will visit this week. Also being pursued by #Oklahoma, #PennState, #Virginia, #Texas, #Pitt, #Iowa and #Maryland— Bobby Deren (@BobbyDeren) January 28, 2019Jackson was a junior captain for Rutgers in 2018.The offensive lineman started at both center and right guard for the Scarlet Knights during the 2017 season and played exclusively at RG in 2018.Eleven Warriors believes Ohio State could be a natural fit:Considering Ohio State lost both starting guards – Demetrius Knox and Malcolm Pridgeon – to graduation and starting center Michael Jordan to the NFL, Jackson would be a natural fit.Josh Myers is slated to get the first crack at center, and Wyatt Davis will start at one of the guard spots. But at the other guard position, there aren’t an abundance of options. Branden Bowen, Gavin Cupp and Matthew Jones are the most likely to step into the starting role, though Jackson could step in and start if the Buckeyes land him.Rutgers is coming off a 1-11 season. Jackson would be one of dozens of major college football players who have explored big transfers this offseason. Stay tuned.
The pilot plant testing program performed by Kemetco Research has been successfully completed. The work has confirmed the technical viability of the American Manganese’s patent pending hydrometallurgical manganese extraction and EW circuit on a semi-continuous operation basis of the overall flowsheet. The process is designed to recover manganese from lower grade manganese resources in an energy efficient manner with low water use, thus providing significant environmental benefits compared to the conventional recovery process which is energy intensive based on high grade resources.The pilot plant treated material from the Artillery Peak resource situated at Mojave County, Arizona. Operation of the pilot plant produced high purity electrolytic manganese metal (EMM) of greater than 99% purity. Chilling the mixed sulphate/dithionate solution produced by the intermediate precipitation of manganese from the pregnant leach solution produced sodium sulphate/dithionate crystals that were further processed to produce anhydrous sodium sulphate. The mother solution from the chilling circuit was shown to have salt concentrations that were suitable for feed in a nanofiltration circuit. Operation of the nanofiltration unit using a commercially available membrane achieved 97% rejection of sodium sulphate and 95% rejection of sodium dithionate, thus producing clean water suitable for reuse in the process.Solid/liquid separation testing conducted by Pocock Industrial showed that practical dewatering of the tailings can be achieved with a paste type thickener and pressure filtration following the multistage Counter Current Decantation (CCD) stages. Final tailings dewatered to a stackable low water content (33.6%) was achieved. Environmental testing confirmed that the solid residues are not acid generating.Mass and energy balances on the anhydrous sodium sulphate and water recovery circuit were provided by Swenson Technologies. As a result of its study, a more energy efficient sodium sulphate crystallisation process option was identified which may provide further significant reductions in energy requirements for this circuit. Further work on this process option will be conducted in the feasibility stage.The new process developed by Kemetco Research on behalf of American Manganese is shown to be significantly more energy and water efficient than previous work conducted by the US Bureau of Mines (USBM) some 30 to 60 years ago on the same resource material. In addition, the use of modern commercial equipment in a unique configuration has removed a significant amount of technical risk for the new process.