Volume 14 (2023)
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)

Metal extraction competence of plants on waste dumps of magnesite mine, Salem District, South India

N Mathiyazhagan; Natarajan D

Volume 4, Issue 2 , July 2013, , Pages 113-124


  An ex-situ experiment to assess the metal extractive potential of fourteen agriculture plants (Vigna unguiculata, Gossypium hirsutum, Jatropha curcas, etc.) was conducted on Magnesite mines which had above permissible levels of Cadmium and Lead. There was no much difference in the total chlorophyll a ...  Read More

Application of alteration index and zoning for Pb-Znexploration in Haft-Savaran area, Khomein, Iran

N. Zandy Ilghani; F. Ghadimi; M. Ghomi

Volume 9, Issue 1 , January 2018, , Pages 229-242


  The Haft-Savaran Pb-Zn mineralization zone with the lower Jurassic age is located in the southern basin of Arak and Malayer-Isfahan metallogenic belt of Iran. Based upon the geological map of the Haft-Savaran area, the sandstone and shale of lower Jurassic are the main rocks of Pb-Zn deposit. In this ...  Read More

Modeling and Optimizing Aluminum Hydroxide Precipitation Process in Industrial Scale; case study: Iran Alumina Plant

H. A. Mirzaei; M. Noaparast; H. Abdollahi

Volume 12, Issue 1 , January 2021, , Pages 235-251


  The precipitation of aluminum hydroxide from a supersaturated sodium aluminate solution is known as an essential production step in the Bayer process. In this work, the real precipitation process in the Iran Alumina Plant was modeled by the historical data with the help of Design Expert. According to ...  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

Application of Drone-Based Data for Directing Exploration Activities and Estimating Resources in Emperador Marble Quarry, Kerman Province, Iran

H. Shahriari; M. Honarmand; S. Mirzaei; A. Saffari

Volume 13, Issue 1 , January 2022, , Pages 253-267


  This research work aims to discuss the methodology of using the drone-based data in the initial steps of the exploration program for the dimension stone deposits. A high-resolution imaging is performed by a low-cost commercial drone at the Emperador marble quarry, Kerman province, Iran. A ground resolution ...  Read More

Comparative and Competitive Study of LDH/Diatomite and Chitosan/Diatomite for Adsorptive Removal of Chloride Ion from Aqueous Solution

F. Sadough Abbasian; B. Rezai; A. R. Azadmehr; H. Hamidian

Volume 11, Issue 1 , January 2020, , Pages 261-279


  In this work, two clay-based composites are prepared for the adsorptive removal of the chloride ions from aqueous solutions. These composites are characterized through Fourier transform-infrared spectroscopy, scanning electron microscopy, X-ray fluorescence spectroscopy, and X-ray diffraction analysis. ...  Read More

Mineralogy and Characterisation Studies Aimed at Coal Desulfurization Process on Iran’s Largest Coalfield

Sajjad Jannesar Malakooti; Hadi Abdollahi; Ziaeddin Pourkarimi; Behrouz Karimi Shahraki; Mehdi Rahimi; Mohammadreza Shahbazi; Ahmad Rahmanian kooshkaki

Volume 14, Issue 1 , January 2023, , Pages 277-293


  Parvadeh IV and East Parvadeh mines are two main coal-producing zones within the Tabas coalfield, east of Iran. Since studies have shown that C1 and B2 are the most important working seams in the Parvadeh IV and east Parvadeh areas, this research work focuses on these two coal seams. Syngenetic pyrite ...  Read More

Rock Mechanics
Stability analysis of support systems using a coupled FEM-DFN model (Case study: a diversion tunnel at Lorestan dam site, Iran)

M. Noroozi; R. Rafiee; M. Najafi

Volume 9, Issue 2 , April 2018, , Pages 485-497


  Various structural discontinuities, which form a discrete fracture network, play a significant role in the failure conditions and stability of the rock masses around underground excavations. Several continuum numerical methods have been used to study the stability of underground excavations in jointed ...  Read More

Rock Mechanics
Bayesian prediction of rotational torque to operate horizontal drilling

H. Fattahi; N. Zandy Ilghani

Volume 10, Issue 2 , April 2019, , Pages 507-515


  Horizontal directional drilling is usually used in drilling engineering. In a variety of conditions, it is necessary to predict the torque required for performing the drilling operation. Nevertheless, there is presently not a convenient method available to accomplish this task. In order to overcome this ...  Read More

Challenges for In-Situ Stress Measurement in Rock Caverns by Hydraulic Fracturing and HTPF Tests-Case Study: Azad Hydropower Project

M. R. Shahverdiloo; Sh. Zare

Volume 12, Issue 2 , April 2021, , Pages 529-545


       Hydraulic fracturing (HF) and hydraulic testing of pre-existing fractures (HTPF) are efficient hydraulic methods in order to determine the in-situ stress of rock mass. Generally, the minimum (Sh) and maximum (SH) horizontal principal stresses are measured by hydraulic methods; ...  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

Cavability Assessment of Rock Mass in Block Caving Mining Method based on Numerical Simulation and Response Surface Methodology

B. Alipenhani; A. Majdi; H. Bakhshandeh Amnieh

Volume 13, Issue 2 , April 2022, , Pages 579-606


  The present work aims at implementing Response Surface Methodology (RSM) in order to generate a statistical model for Minimum Required Caving Span (MRCS) and estimate both the individual and mutual effects of the rock mass parameters on rock mass cavability. The adequate required data is obtained from ...  Read More

Comparing ordinary kriging and advanced inverse distance squared methods based on estimating coal deposits; case study: East-Parvadeh deposit, central Iran

P. Afzal

Volume 9, Issue 3 , July 2018, , Pages 753-760


  Finding a proper estimation method for ore resources/reserves is important in mining engineering. The aim of this work is to compare the Ordinary Kriging (OK) and Advanced Inverse Distance Squared (AIDS) methods based on the correlation between the raw and estimated data in the East-Parvadeh coal deposit, ...  Read More

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

Determining an Appropriate range for the Number of Cuboid Lifters in Ball Mills using DEM

M. Jahani Chegeni; S. Kolahi

Volume 12, Issue 3 , July 2021, , Pages 845-862


  The number of lifters in the liner of ball mills and the mill rotation speed are among the most significant factors affecting the behavior of grinding charge (balls) and their motion trajectory, and consequently, the comminution mechanism in these mills. In this research, in order to find a suitable ...  Read More

Investigating and Ranking Blasting Patterns to Reduce Ground Vibration using Soft Computing Approaches and MCDM Technique

D. Mohammadi; R. Mikaeil; J. Abdollahei Sharif

Volume 11, Issue 3 , July 2020, , Pages 881-897


  The blasting method is one of the most important operations in most open-pit mines that has a priority over the other mechanical excavation methods due to its cost-effectiveness and flexibility in operation. However, the blasting operation, especially in surface mines, imposes some environmental problems ...  Read More

Role of Functional Groups in Selective Adsorption of Gold over Copper Cyano complexes by Activated Carbon: A DFT Study

S. Ghasemi; S. Mohammadnejad; M. R. Khalesi

Volume 13, Issue 3 , July 2022, , Pages 891-901


  The adsorption of gold and copper cyanide complexes on the activated carbon is investigated using the Density Functional Theory (DFT). In order to represent the activated carbon, two fullerene-like model (presenting structural defect sites) and a simple graphene layer containing different functional ...  Read More

Mineral Processing
Exploring mechanism of xanthate adsorption on chalcopyrite surface: An atomic force microscopy study

R. Ahmadi; E. Ravanasa; Y. Mirzapour

Volume 9, Issue 4 , October 2018, , Pages 1009-1018


  In this work, adsorption of the potassium amyl xanthate collector on the pure chalcopyrite surface was studied by applying atomic force microscopy (AFM). The adsorption experiments were carried out at different concentrations of the collector and at diverse pH values in the presence or absence of exterior ...  Read More

Mineral Processing
Solvent extraction and stripping of zinc from synthetic chloride solution in presence of manganese and cadmium as impurities

H. Jafari; H. Abdollahi; M. Gharabaghi; A.A. Balesini

Volume 10, Issue 4 , October 2019, , Pages 1083-1093


  In this research work, solvent extraction and stripping of zinc ions from a Zn-Mn-Cd-bearing solution was investigated using D2EHPA as the extractant in a chloride medium. The efficiency of the extraction and stripping stages was evaluated separately, and different parameters such as the pH, extractant ...  Read More

Geochemical Study of Rare Earth Elements Content in Tabas Coal Ash, Parvadeh Coal Mine

G. Jozanikohan; M. Nosrati Abarghooei; H. Sedighi

Volume 12, Issue 4 , October 2021, , Pages 1143-1153


  The most extensive Iranian coal-bearing basin is located in an area of 30000 km2, situated approximately 75 km from the Tabas county, south Khorasan Province, Iran. In this work, the Tabas coal ash is studied and investigated for the purpose of determination of the rare earth elements (REE) content, ...  Read More

Delineation of Alteration Zones Based on Wavelet Neural Network (WNN) and Concentration–Volume (C-V) Fractal Methods in the Hypogene Zone of Porphyry Copper Deposit, Shahr-e-Babak District, SE Iran

B. Shokouh Saljoughi; A. Hezarkhani

Volume 11, Issue 4 , October 2020, , Pages 1173-1190


  In this paper, we aim to achieve two specific objectives. The first one is to examine the applicability of wavelet neural network (WNN) technique in ore grade estimation, which is based on integration between wavelet theory and Artificial Neural Network (ANN). Different wavelets are applied as activation ...  Read More

PFC Simulation of Brazilian Tensile Strength Test in Geomaterials’ Specimens with T-shaped Non-persistent Joints

Vahab Sarfarazi; Hadi Haeri; Fereshteh Bagheri; Erfan Zarrin ghalam; Mohammad Fatehi Marji

Volume 13, Issue 4 , October 2022, , Pages 1189-1209


  The tensile strengths of geomaterials such as rocks, ceramics, concretes, gypsum, and mortars are obtained based on the direct and indirect tensile strength tests. In this research work, the Brazilian tensile strength tests are used to study the effects of length and inclination angle of T-shaped non-persistent ...  Read More

Effect of acidic water on physico-mechanical properties of concrete containing micro-silica

Mehdi Hosseini; Alireza Dolatshahi; Esmaeel Ramezani

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 19 April 2023


  This work investigates the effect of adding micro-silica as a pozzolan and a replacement for part of concrete cement when placing concrete in an acidic environment. Two types of ordinary concrete and concrete-containing micro-silica are constructed. The specimens are subjected to 0, 1, 5, and 10 cycles ...  Read More

Predicting peak particle velocity by artificial neural networks and multivariate regression analysis - Sarcheshmeh copper mine, Kerman, Iran

Hassan Bakhsandeh Amnieh; Alireza Mohammadi; M Mozdianfard

Volume 4, Issue 2 , July 2013, , Pages 125-132


  Ground vibrations caused by blasting are undesirable results in the mining industry and can cause serious damage to the nearby buildings and facilities; therefore, controlling such vibrations has an important role in reducing the environmental damaging effects. Controlling vibration caused by blasting ...  Read More

Mineral Processing
Studying effects of ion exchange resin structure and functional groups on Re(VII) adsorption onto Purolite A170 and Dowex 21K

M. B. Fathi; B. Rezai; E. K. Alamdari; R. D. Alorro

Volume 9, Issue 1 , January 2018, , Pages 243-254


  The effects of the functional groups and structures of two different resins, weak base/macroporous and strong base/gel type, Purolite A170 and Dowex 21K on the adsorption properties of Re(VII) ions were investigated experimentally and described by the isotherm, kinetic, and thermodynamic modeling. In ...  Read More