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)

Solvent Extraction of Zinc from a Bioleaching Solution by Modification of D2EHPA: Optimization and Thermodynamic Studies

P. Tahmasebizadeh; S. Javanshir

Volume 12, Issue 1 , January 2021, , Pages 253-269


  In this work, zinc extraction from an industrial leach solution was investigated by saponified di(2-ethylhexyl)phosphoric acid (D2EHPA). The solution obtained was from a bioleaching process of a low-grade lead-zinc sulfide ore that contained 50 g/L of zinc and 6.3 g/L of iron. The selective and high ...  Read More

Rock Mechanics
Effect of freeze-thaw cycle on strength and rock strength parameters (A Lushan sandstone case study)

M. Hosseini; A. R. Khodayari

Volume 10, Issue 1 , January 2019, , Pages 257-270


  In an era of continued economic development around the globe, numerous rock-related projects including mining and gas/oil exploration are undertaken in regions with cold climates. Winters in the Iranian western and northwestern provinces are characterized by a high precipitation rate and a cold weather. ...  Read More

Numerical Modelling of Slide-Head-Toppling Failure using FEM and DEM Methods

H. Sarfaraz; A.R. Bahrami; R. Samani

Volume 13, Issue 1 , January 2022, , Pages 269-280


  A common instability in the rock slopes is a toppling failure. If this type of slope failure occurs due to another kind of failure, it is considered as the secondary toppling failure. A type of secondary toppling failure is the slide-head-toppling failure. In this instability, the upper portion of the ...  Read More

Mine Economic and Management
Prediction of Blasting Cost in Limestone Mines Using Gene Expression Programming Model and Artificial Neural Networks

R. Bastami; A. Aghajani Bazzazi; H. Hamidian Shoormasti; K. Ahangari

Volume 11, Issue 1 , January 2020, , Pages 281-300


  The use of blasting cost (BC) prediction to achieve optimal fragmentation is necessary in order to control the adverse consequences of blasting such as fly rock, ground vibration, and air blast in open-pit mines. In this research work, BC is predicted through collecting 146 blasting data from six limestone ...  Read More

A Novel Sustainable Multi-objective Optimization Model for Steel Supply Chain Design Considering Technical and Managerial Issues: a Case Study

Mahsa Khoshfarman Borji; Ahmad Reza Sayadi; Ehsan Nikbakhsh

Volume 14, Issue 1 , January 2023, , Pages 295-319


  The iron and steel industry is one of the most resource-intensive and pollutant industries that creates the highest value across all mining and metal industries. While the recent studies provide recommendations to improve sustainable development in this industry, the complexity of the socio-environmental ...  Read More

Estimation of geochemical elements using a hybrid neural network-Gustafson-Kessel algorithm

M. Jahangiri; Seyed R. Ghavami Riabi; B. Tokhmechi

Volume 9, Issue 2 , April 2018, , Pages 499-511


  Bearing in mind that lack of data is a common problem in the study of porphyry copper mining exploration, our goal was set to identify the hidden patterns within the data and to extend the information to the data-less areas. To do this, the combination of pattern recognition techniques has been used. ...  Read More

Metal(loid) uptake of Sonchus oleraceus grown around Cheshmeh-Konan copper deposit, NW Iran

M. Samadi; S. Torbati; S. Alipour

Volume 10, Issue 2 , April 2019, , Pages 517-528


  Heavy metal(loid) contamination in the environment of mining areas has become an important problem. Cheshemeh-Konan is one of the main copper deposits in NW Iran that is currently abandoned. In the present work, the intensity of some metal(loid) pollutions in the soil of the mining area was assessed ...  Read More

Stable Downward Continuation of Airborne Potential Field Geophysical Data: an Investigation of Stabilizer Family

M. Azadi; M. Abedi; Gh. H. Norouzi Baghkameh

Volume 12, Issue 2 , April 2021, , Pages 547-567


  < p>Attenuation of the signal received from sources causing anomalies and reduction of data resolution are the negative features of airborne measurements. Using a stable downward continuation method is a practical way to address these shortcomings. In this study, we investigated the efficiency ...  Read More

Method of Grading Subway Stations Based on Evacuation Capability: A Quantitative Method

M. Hosseini; H. Madani; K. Shahriar

Volume 11, Issue 2 , April 2020, , Pages 587-609


  Stations are the main components of the subway systems. Despite the progress in the construction and maintenance, stations have always been exposed to the natural and man-made disasters. In such incidents, the station’s evacuation capability has a direct relation with a passenger's life. Various ...  Read More

Cavity Growth in Underground Coal Gasification Method by Considering Cleat Length and Inclination of Coal with Elasto-Brittle Behavior

M.R. Shahbazi; M. Najafi; M. Fatehi Marji; A. Abdollahipour

Volume 13, Issue 2 , April 2022, , Pages 607-625


  The in-situ coal is converted to the synthetic gas in the process of underground coal gasification (UCG).  In order to increase the rate of in-situ coal combustion in the UCG process, the contact surfaces between the steam, heat, and coal fractures should be raised. Therefore, the number of secondary ...  Read More

Estimation of reliability-based maintenance time intervals of Load-Haul-Dumper in an underground coal mine

J. Balaraju; M. Govinda Raj; C.H.S.N. Murthy

Volume 9, Issue 3 , July 2018, , Pages 761-770


  Reliability estimation plays a significant role in the performance assessment of mining equipment, and aids in designing efficient and effective preventive maintenance strategies. Continuous and random/irregular occurrence of failures in a system could be the main cause for performance drop of machinery. ...  Read More

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

Investigating Correlation of Physico-Mechanical Parameters and P-Wave Velocity of Rocks: a Comparative Intelligent Study

H. Fattahi; M. Hasanipanah; N. Zandy Ilghani

Volume 12, Issue 3 , July 2021, , Pages 863-875


  The mechanical characteristics of rocks and rock masses are considered as the determining factors in making plans in the mining and civil engineering projects. Two factors that determine how rocks responds in varying stress conditions are P-wave velocity (PWV) and its isotropic properties. Therefore, ...  Read More

A New Method for Predicting Indirect Tensile Strength of Sandstone Rock Samples

H. Fattahi

Volume 11, Issue 3 , July 2020, , Pages 899-908


  The tensile strength (σt) of a rock plays an important role in the reliable construction of several civil structures such as dam foundations and types of tunnels and excavations. Determination of σt in the laboratory can be expensive, difficult, and time-consuming for certain projects. Due ...  Read More

Mineral Processing
A comparative study of two-stage flotation of Zn and Pb oxide minerals using anionic, cationic, and mixed (cationic/anionic) collectors

M. Salehfard; M. Noaparast; Seyed Z. Shafaei; H. Abdollahi

Volume 9, Issue 4 , October 2018, , Pages 1019-1033


  A lead-zinc carbonate ore sample containing 2.5% Pb and 9.39% Zn was used in this research work. The sample was prepared from the Darreh-Zanjir mine located in the Yazd province (Iran). Influences of the influential factors on flotation of smithsonite and cerussite were investigated. Among the different ...  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

An Analytical Method of Predicting Length of Grout Penetration in Jointed Rocks

M. M. Nazempour; A. Majdi

Volume 12, Issue 4 , October 2021, , Pages 1155-1175


  Prediction of the length of grout penetration and assessment of the groutability around the boreholes in the jointed rocks have a crucial effect on the planning and execution of grouting. Grout distribution in jointed rocks is a function of the geo-mechanical properties of rock mass, grout properties, ...  Read More

A New Semi-Quantitative Approach to Open-Pit Mine Sustainability Assessment

E. Pouresmaeili; A. Ebrahimabadi; H. Hamidian

Volume 11, Issue 4 , October 2020, , Pages 1191-1203


  Sustainability assessment has received numerous attentions in the mining industry. Mining sustainability includes the environmental, economic, and social dimensions, and a sustainable development is achieved when all these dimensions improve in a balanced manner. Therefore, to measure the sustainability ...  Read More

Financial Risk Management Prediction of Mining and Industrial Projects using Combination of Artificial Intelligence and Simulation Methods

Sirvan Moradi; Seyed Davoud Mohammadi; Abbas Aghajani Bazzazi; Ali Aali Anvari; Ava Osmanpour

Volume 13, Issue 4 , October 2022, , Pages 1211-1223


  Feasibility studies of mining and industrial investment projects are usually associated with uncertain parameters; hence, these investigations rely on prediction. In these particular conditions, simulation and modelling techniques remain the most significant approaches to reduce the decision risk. Since ...  Read More

Prediction of roof failure in pre-driven entries and selecting the suitable type of recovery room method in longwall mining

Sajjad Aghababaei; Hossein Jalalifar; Ali Hosseini; Farhad Chinaei; Mehdi Najafi

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 04 April 2023


  In this work, two rock engineering system (RES)-based models are presented, the first model to predict the roof failure when a longwall face advances toward a pre-driven recovery room (PDRR) and the second model to select the type of recovery room method for longwall mining. For the first model, an international ...  Read More

Approximate resistivity and susceptibility mapping from airborne electromagnetic and magnetic data, a case study for a geologically plausible porphyry copper unit in Iran

Maysam Abedi; Gholam-Hossain Norouzi; Nader Fathianpour; Ali Gholami

Volume 4, Issue 2 , July 2013, , Pages 133-146


  This paper describes the application of approximate methods to invert airborne magnetic data as well as helicopter-borne frequency domain electromagnetic data in order to retrieve a joint model of magnetic susceptibility and electrical resistivity. The study area located in Semnan province of Iran consists ...  Read More

Multivariate geostatistical estimation using minimum spatial cross-correlation factors (Case study: Cubuk Andesite quarry, Ankara, Turkey)

B. Sohrabian; R. Mikaeil; R. Hasanpour; Y. Ozcelik

Volume 9, Issue 1 , January 2018, , Pages 255-275


  The quality properties of andesite (Unit Volume Weight, Uniaxial Compression Strength, Los500, etc.) are required to determine the exploitable blocks and their sequence of extraction. However, the number of samples that can be taken and analyzed is restricted, and thus the quality properties should be ...  Read More

Assessment of an ore body internal dilution based on multivariate geostatistical simulation using exploratory drill hole data

I. Masoumi; Gh.R. Kamali; O. Asghari

Volume 10, Issue 1 , January 2019, , Pages 271-286


  Dilution can best be defined as the proportion of waste tonnage to the total weight of ore and waste in each block. Predicting the internal dilution based on geological boundaries of waste and ore in each block can help engineers to develop more reliable long-term planning designs in mining activities. ...  Read More

Facies Quality Zoning in Shale Gas by Deep Learning Method

Y. Asgari Nezhad; A. Moradzadeh

Volume 12, Issue 1 , January 2021, , Pages 271-280


  One of the most essential factors involved in unconventional gas reserves for drilling and production is a suitable quality facies determination. The direct core and geochemical analyses are the most common methods used for studying this quality. Due to the lack of this data and the high cost, the researchers ...  Read More

Determining Probability Distribution Functions of Rock Joint Geometric Properties

J. Zadhesh; A. Majdi

Volume 13, Issue 1 , January 2022, , Pages 281-308


  The mechanisms of deformation and failure of the structures in and on the jointed rock masses are often governed by the characteristics of the geometrical properties of joints. Since the joint geometry properties have a range of values, it is helpful to understand the distribution of these values in ...  Read More