Volume 13 (2022)
Volume 12 (2021)
Volume 11 (2020)
Volume 10 (2019)
Volume 9 (2018)
Volume 8 (2017)
Volume 7 (2016)
Volume 6 (2015)
Volume 5 (2014)
Volume 4 (2013)
Volume 3 (2012)
Volume 2 (2011)
Volume 1 (2010)
Design of Loading and Transportation Fleet in Open-Pit Mines using Simulation Approach and Metaheuristic Algorithms

H. hadizadeh Ghaziania; M. Monjezi; A. Mousavi; H. Dehghani; E. Bakhtavar

Volume 12, Issue 4 , October 2021, , Pages 1177-1188


  The production cycle in open-pit mines includes the drilling, blasting, loading, and haulage. Since loading and haulage account for a large part of the mining costs, it is very important to optimize the transport fleet from the economic viewpoint. Simulation is one of the most widely used methods in ...  Read More

A New Mathematical Model for Production Scheduling in Sub-level Caving Mining Method

M. Shenavar; M. Ataee-pour; M. Rahmanpour

Volume 11, Issue 3 , July 2020, , Pages 765-778


  Production scheduling in underground mines is still a manual process, and achieving a truly optimal result through manual scheduling is impossible due to the complexity of the scheduling problems. Among the underground mining methods, sub-level caving is a common mining method with a high production ...  Read More

Development of An Integrated Mathematical Model to Optimize Waste Rock dumping Satisfying Environmental Aspects

T. Ramezanalizadeh; M. Monjezi; A. R. Sayadi; A. Mousavinogholi

Volume 11, Issue 2 , April 2020, , Pages 577-586


  Waste rock dumping is very important in the production planning of open-pit mines. This subject is more crucial when there is a potential of acid-forming (PAF) by waste rocks. In such a type of mines, to protect the environment, the PAF materials should be encapsulated by non-harmful rocks. Therefore, ...  Read More

Mine Economic and Management
Modeling and Optimization of Truck-Shovel Allocation to Mining Faces in Cement Quarry

K. Shah; S. Ur Rehman

Volume 11, Issue 1 , January 2020, , Pages 21-30


  Truck and shovel are the most common raw material transportation system used in the cement quarry operations. One of the major challenges associated with the cement quarry operations is the efficient allocation of truck and shovel to the mining faces. In order to minimize the truck and shovel operating ...  Read More

Determining optimal distance from outlet of auxiliary forcing ventilation system to development of heading in underground mines

V. Adjiski; D. Mirakovski; Z. Despodov; S. Mijalkovski

Volume 10, Issue 4 , October 2019, , Pages 821-832


  Auxiliary ventilation of the blind development heading in underground mines is one of the most challenging work activities amongst mining underground operations. The auxiliary forcing ventilation system provides positive pressure, cooling, controlling gas layering, and removing diesel fumes and dust ...  Read More

Application of simulated annealing for optimization of blasting costs due to air overpressure constraints in open-pit mines

H. Bakhshandeh Amnieh; M. Hakimiyan Bidgoli; H. Mokhtari; A. Aghajani Bazzazi

Volume 10, Issue 4 , October 2019, , Pages 903-916


  Estimating the costs of blasting operations is an important parameter in open-pit mining. Blasting and rock fragmentation depend on two groups of variables. The first group consists of mass properties, which are uncontrollable, and the second one is the drill-and-blast design parameters, which can be ...  Read More

Copper recovery from thickener overflow by electrocoagulation/flotation: optimization of response surface, modeling, and sludge study

A. Hasanzadeh_Sablouei; Seyed M. Moosavirad

Volume 10, Issue 4 , October 2019, , Pages 1013-1029


  The electrocoagulation/flotation process is a novel approach in mining industry that is implemented to return Cu metal to the production cycle, which improves copper recovery and reduces waste water. In this research work, the response surface methodology was applied to optimize the factors effective ...  Read More

Use of a mixed integer programming model to achieve an optimum size of blast block in open-pit mining with regard to size of mineable block using fuzzy logic approach

A. Mozafari; A. H. Bangian Tabrizi; M. Taji; A. Parhizkar

Volume 10, Issue 4 , October 2019, , Pages 1095-1104


  In this paper, we present an integrated model to find the optimum size of blast block that uses (i) a multi-criteria decision-making method to specify the applicable size of the mineable block; (ii) a linear programming method for the selection of the blasted areas to be excavated and in deciding the ...  Read More

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

Mineral Processing
Vanadium extraction from a magnetite ore using alkaline roasting and acid leaching processes: optimization of parameters by response surface methodology

D. Ghoddocy Nejad; M. Taghizadeh; A. R. Khanchi

Volume 10, Issue 1 , January 2019, , Pages 241-255


  In this work, thealkaline roasting and sulfuric acid leaching processes were employed to extract vanadium from the magnetite ore of Saghand mine in central Iran. The response surface methodology based on the central composite design model was applied to optimize the parameters involved in the processes. ...  Read More

Mineral Processing
Desulfurization of coal by HNO3 leaching: Optimization of influential factors using Box-Behnken design

S. Shahraki; M. Karamoozian; A. Azizi

Volume 9, Issue 3 , July 2018, , Pages 657-665


  Sulfur is one of the most significant impurities in coal, which reduces the quality of coal and also results in environmental pollution. This work was aimed to investigate the removal of sulfur from coal by the leaching method employing parameters expected to affect the removal rate such as acid concentration ...  Read More

Mineral Processing
Optimization of parameters affecting recovery of copper from Sarcheshmeh low-grade sulfide ore using Bioleaching

M. Naderi; Seyed Z. Shafaie; M. Karamoozian; Sh. Gharanjik

Volume 8, Issue 4 , October 2017, , Pages 523-537


  In this work, the parameters affecting the recovery of copper from the low-grade sulfide minerals of Sarcheshmeh Copper Mine were studied. A low-grade sulfide ore was used with a copper grade of 0.25%, which was about 28% of the mineral oxide, and the sulfide minerals made up the rest. Much more sulfide ...  Read More

Permeability upscaling in fractured reservoirs using different optimized mother wavelets at each level

R. Vahedi; B. Tokhmechi; M. Koneshloo

Volume 7, Issue 2 , July 2016, , Pages 239-250


  We use a multi-resolution analysis based on a wavelet transform to upscale a 3D fractured reservoir. This paper describes a 3D, single-phase, and black-oil geological model (GM) that is used to simulate naturally-fractured reservoirs. The absolute permeability and porosity of GM is upscaled by all the ...  Read More

Comparison of golden section search method and imperialist competitive algorithm for optimization cut-off grade- case study: Mine No. 1 of Golgohar

S. Mohammadi; M. Ataei; R. Khalokakaei; E. Pourzamani

Volume 6, Issue 1 , January 2015, , Pages 63-71


  Optimization of the exploitation operation is one of the most important issues facing the mining engineers. Since several technical and economic parameters depend on the cut-off grade, optimization of this parameter is of particular importance. The aim of this optimization is to maximize the net present ...  Read More

Iron leaching from bauxite ore in hydrochloric acid using response surface methodology

soghra salehi; M. Noaparast; S.Z. Shafaei; A. Amini; A. Heidarnia

Volume 6, Issue 1 , January 2015, , Pages 103-108


  In this work, hydrochloric acid is used to remove iron impurities in the bauxite ore contained in the diasporite mineral located in the Sari region. The bauxite ore was calcined at different temperatures and times, and then dissolved in a hydrochloric acid solution. After determining the optimum calcination ...  Read More

Optimization of cyanidation parameters to increase the capacity of Aghdarre gold mill

Bahman Ghobadi; Mohammad Noaparast; Seid Ziaedin Shafaei; Majid Unesi

Volume 5, Issue 2 , July 2014, , Pages 121-128


  This study investigates the optimization of gold dissolution from Aghdarre ore. Therefore, a laboratory investigation was initiated, to improve the leaching conditions with the objective of maximizing mill capacity with no reduction on gold recovery. It was observed that the time reduction from 25 to ...  Read More