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Case Study Rock Mechanics
Combining fuzzy RES with GA for predicting wear performance of circular diamond saw in hard rock cutting process

M. Akhyani; R. Mikaeil; F. Sereshki; M. Taji

Volume 10, Issue 3 , July 2019, Pages 559-574


  Predicting the wear performance of circular diamond saw in the process of sawing hard dimensional stone is an important step in reducing production costs in the stone sawing industry. In the present research work, the effective parameters on circular diamond saw wear are defined, and then the weight ...  Read More

Case Study Exploitation
Delineation of alteration zones based on kriging, artificial neural networks, and concentration–volume fractal modelings in hypogene zone of Miduk porphyry copper deposit, SE Iran

O. Gholampour; A. Hezarkhani; A. Maghsoudi; M. Mousavi

Volume 10, Issue 3 , July 2019, Pages 575-595


  This paper presents a quantitative modeling for delineating alteration zones in the hypogene zone of the Miduk porphyry copper deposit (SE Iran) based on the core drilling data. The main goal of this work was to apply the Ordinary Kriging (OK), Artificial Neural Networks (ANNs), and Concentration-Volume ...  Read More

Case Study Rock Mechanics
Risk management in urban tunnels using methods of game theory and multi-criteria decision-making

M. Nikkhah; M. A. Ghasvareh; N. Farzaneh Bahalgardi

Volume 10, Issue 3 , July 2019, Pages 597-611


  In general, underground spaces are associated with high risks because of their high uncertainty in geotechnical environments. Since most accidents and incidents in these structures are often associated with uncertainty, the development of risk analysis and management methods and prevention of accidents ...  Read More

Case Study
Determination of optimal bandwidth in upscaling process of reservoir data using kernel function bandwidth

M. R. Azad; A. Kamkar Rouhani; B. Tokhmechi; M. Arashi

Volume 10, Issue 3 , July 2019, Pages 613-621


  Upscaling based on the bandwidth of the kernel function is a flexible approach to upscale the data because the cells will be coarse-based on variability. The intensity of the coarsening of cells in this method can be controlled with bandwidth. In a smooth variability region, a large number of cells will ...  Read More

Case Study Exploitation
Airflow inside tunnel boring machine: A numerical study and an experimental verification

H.R. Nezarat; Seyed M. E. Jalali; M. Nazari

Volume 10, Issue 3 , July 2019, Pages 623-632


  Knowledge of the airflow distribution inside a Tunnel Boring Machine (TBM) can create a safe working environment for workers and machinery. The airflow quality and the related mass flow rate in the ventilation system should be sufficient to dilute gases and remove dust inside the tunnel. In this work, ...  Read More

Case Study
A programming method to estimate proximate parameters of coal beds from well-logging data using a sequential solving of linear equation systems

A. Yusefi; H. R. Ramazi

Volume 10, Issue 3 , July 2019, Pages 633-647


  This paper presents an innovative solution for estimating the proximate parameters of coal beds from the well-logs. To implement the solution, the C# programming language was used. The data from four exploratory boreholes was used in a case study to express the method and determine its accuracy. Then ...  Read More

Original Research Paper
Pre-treatment of toxic element and cationic dye onto natural biomass: characterization and optimization

F. Mohajer-Moghari; K. Seifpanahi Shabani; M. Karamouzian

Volume 10, Issue 3 , July 2019, Pages 649-658


  This researchdescribe wastewater pre-treatment that contaminated with Methylene Blue dye (MB) and Ni(II) ion by Athelia Bombacina fungus dead biomass (ABFDB). Researches finding on ABFDB characterization by SEM, XRD, CHNS and FT-IR analysis show that ABFDB can be used as efficient sorbent, because ABFDB ...  Read More

Original Research Paper Exploitation
Fuzzy tonnage-average grade model based on extension principle

S. Soltani-Mohammadi; A. Soltani; B. Sohrabian

Volume 10, Issue 3 , July 2019, Pages 659-666


  Due to the nature of the geological and mining activities, different input parameters in the grade estimation and mineral resource evaluation are always tainted with uncertainties. It is possible to investigate the uncertainties related to the measurements and parameters of the variogram model using ...  Read More

Original Research Paper Exploitation
Ant colony algorithm as a high-performance method in resource estimation using LVA field; A case study: Choghart Iron ore deposit

H. Moini; F. Mohammad Torab

Volume 10, Issue 3 , July 2019, Pages 667-678


  Kriging is an advanced geostatistical procedure that generates an estimated surface or 3D model from a scattered set of points. This method can be used for estimating resources using a grid of sampled boreholes. However, conventional ordinary kriging (OK) is unable to take locally varying anisotropy ...  Read More

Case Study
Geostatistical estimation to delineate oxide and sulfide zones using geophysical data; a case study of Chahar Bakhshi vein-type gold deposit, NE Iran

H. Azmi; P. Moarefvand; A. Maghsoudi

Volume 10, Issue 3 , July 2019, Pages 679-694


  Delineation of oxide and sulfide zones in mineral deposits, especially in gold deposits, is one of the most essential steps in an exploration project that has been traditionally carried out using the drilling results. Since in most mineral exploration projects there is a limited drilling dataset, application ...  Read More

Original Research Paper Environment
Detection of Mo geochemical anomaly in depth using a new scenario based on spectrum–area fractal analysis

H. Mahdiyanfar

Volume 10, Issue 3 , July 2019, Pages 695-704


  Detection of deep and hidden mineralization using the surface geochemical data is a challenging subject in the mineral exploration. In this work, a novel scenario based on the spectrum–area fractal analysis (SAFA) and the principal component analysis (PCA) has been applied to distinguish and delineate ...  Read More

Original Research Paper Exploitation
Delineation of podiform-type chromite mineralization using geochemical mineralization prospectivity index and staged factor analysis in Balvard area (SE Iran)

P. Afzal; M. Yusefi; M. Mirzaie; E. Ghadiri-Sufi; S. Ghasemzadeh; L. Daneshvar Saein

Volume 10, Issue 3 , July 2019, Pages 705-715


  The aim of this work was to delineate the prospects of podiform-type chromite by staged factor analysis and geochemical mineralization prospectivity index in Balvard area, SE Iran. The stream sediment data and fault density were used as the exploration features for prospectivity modeling in the studied ...  Read More

Original Research Paper Mineral Processing
A finite element model to simulate magnetic field distribution and laboratory studies in wet low-intensity magnetic separator

P. Karimi; A. Khodadadi Darban; Z. Mansourpour

Volume 10, Issue 3 , July 2019, Pages 717-727


  Low-intensity magnetic separators are widely used in the research works and the industry. Advancement in the magnetic separation techniques has led to an expansion in the application of this method in different fields such as enrichment of magnetic mineral, wastewater treatment, and medicine transfer ...  Read More

Original Research Paper Mineral Processing
Reprocessing of Sangan iron ore tailings by flotation

S. Ghasemi; A. Behnamfard; R. Arjmand

Volume 10, Issue 3 , July 2019, Pages 729-745


  The Sangan processing plant consists of four consecutive low-intensity magnetic separation steps with the same magnetic field intensity of 1300 Gauss for upgradation of iron ore. Hence, the iron ore minerals with lower magnetic susceptibility or interlocked with gangue minerals have no opportunity for ...  Read More

Case Study Exploration
Anomaly delineation of porphyry copper deposits of Hanza Region through geochemical data analyses and multispectral remote sensing

A. Habibnia; Gh. R. Rahimipour; H. Ranjbar

Volume 10, Issue 3 , July 2019, Pages 747-762


  Hanza region is located in the southern part of Urumieh–Dokhtar Metallogenic belt in southeastern Iran. This region includes six known porphyry copper deposits and it is considered as an ore- bearing region from geochemical point of view. The aim of this research is to examine effective processing ...  Read More

Case Study Mineral Processing
Studying ilmenite dissolution using mechanical activation method

H. Ebadi; P. Pourghahramani; E. Dehgani; M. Ganjeh

Volume 10, Issue 3 , July 2019, Pages 763-776


  In this work, the effects of temperature, acid concentration, and mechanical activation on dissolution of ilmenite were studied using the statistical design of experiment technique. Mechanical activation was carried out using a planetary ball mill in dry mode, and the resulting structural changes were ...  Read More

Original Research Paper Exploitation
Processing a multifold ground penetration radar data using common-diffraction-surface stack method

H. Shahsavani

Volume 10, Issue 3 , July 2019, Pages 777-785


  Recently, the non-destructive methods have become of interest to the scientists in various fields. One of these method is Ground Penetration Radar (GPR), which can provide a valuable information from underground structures in a friendly environment and cost-effective way. To increase the signal-to-noise ...  Read More

Original Research Paper Mineral Processing
Influence of microwave treatment on surface roughness, hydrophobicity, and chemical composition of galena

K. Barani; M. Azghadi; M. R. Azadi; A. Karrech

Volume 10, Issue 3 , July 2019, Pages 787-797


  The influence of microwave treatment on the surface roughness, hydrophobicity, and chemical composition of galena was studied. The pure galena specimens and purified galena concentrate were used in this work. A conventional multi-modal oven (with a frequency of 2.45 GHz and a maximum power of 900 W) ...  Read More

Original Research Paper Mineral Processing
Modelling and optimization of digestion efficiency of bauxite in Bayer process: Iran Alumina company

M. R. Khani; M. Karamoozian

Volume 10, Issue 3 , July 2019, Pages 799-809


  In the present work, we investigated and optimized the digestion efficiency, A/S (Al2O3/SiO2 in red mud), and N/S (Na2O/SiO2 in red mud) of mixed bauxite in Iran Alumina Company using the Bayer process. Digestion experiments were carried out in an induction rotary autoclave on a mix of Jajarm, Yazd, ...  Read More

Original Research Paper Mineral Processing
X-Ray mapping and the mineralogy pattern of nickel laterite ore: Bavanat, Fars, Iran

A. Abbasi Gharaei; B. Rezai; H. Hamidian Shoormasti

Volume 10, Issue 3 , July 2019, Pages 811-820


  According to the classification of the nickel laterite, this paper describes mineralogy test is to reveal where valuable elements are located in the ore, in which mineralogical form. The purpose of the sieving test was to study if some specific particle size contains most of the valuable metals. Based ...  Read More