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)

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

Experimental Study of Effect of Glass Fibres on Properties of Concrete Containing Micro-silica and Limestone Powder

M. Hosseini; D. Fakhri

Volume 12, Issue 3 , July 2021, , Pages 895-906


  The purpose of this work is to investigate the possibility of using mine wastes in the improvement of concrete properties. This research work investigates the physical and mechanical properties of the concrete specimens. These concrete specimens include concrete-lacking fibres, micro-silica and limestone ...  Read More

Investigation of Mechanism of Adsorption of Xanthate and Hydroxamate on Malachite

M. Mohammadkhani; M. Abdollahy; M. R. Khalesi

Volume 11, Issue 3 , July 2020, , Pages 921-933


  Copper oxide minerals such as malachite do not respond well to the traditional copper sulfide collectors, and require alternative flotation schemes. In many copper ore mines, significant copper oxide minerals, especially malachite, are associated with sulfide minerals. Considering that xanthates are ...  Read More

Evaluating performance of natural sepiolite and zeolite nanoparticles for nickel, antimony, and arsenic removal from synthetic wastewater

R. Dabiri; E. Amiri Shiraz

Volume 9, Issue 4 , October 2018, , Pages 1049-1064


  This paper describes a preliminary study of the adsorption of toxic elements from synthetic wastewater in a batch mode. Clay minerals have been highly considered as inexpensive available adsorbents that adapt with the environment due to a special level and a high potential of adsorption. In the present ...  Read More

Rock Mechanics
Fractal-wavelet-fusion-based re-ranking of joint roughness coefficients

M. Lotfi; B. Tokhmechi

Volume 10, Issue 4 , October 2019, , Pages 1121-1133


  Nowadays, Barton’s Joint Roughness Coefficients (JRC) are widely used as the index for roughness and as a challenging fracture property. When JRC ranking is the goal, deriving JRC from different fractal/wavelet procedures can be conflicting. Complexity increases when various rankings outcome from ...  Read More

A Modified Indirect Boundary Element Analysis for Fatigue Behavior Assessment of Rock-Like Materials Based on Linear Elastic Fracture Mechanics

R. Alizadeh; M. Fatehi Marji; A. Abdollahipour; M. Pourghasemi Sagand

Volume 12, Issue 4 , October 2021, , Pages 1189-1203


  In this work, an effective methodology is introduced for modeling the fatigue crack propagation in linear elastic brittle media. The displacement discontinuity method is used to accomplish the analysis, and the boundaries are discretized with quadratic elements in order to predict the stress intensity ...  Read More

Stability analysis of block-flexural toppling of rock blocks with round edges

H. Sarfaraz

Volume 11, Issue 4 , October 2020, , Pages 1217-1229


  One of the most conventional toppling instabilities is the block-flexural toppling failure that occurs in civil and mining engineering projects. In this kind of failure, some rock columns are broken due to tensile bending stresses, and the others are overturned due to their weights, and finally, all ...  Read More

Evaluating a Sediment Pollution using Contamination Indices and Risk Assessment in Mineralized Zones, Eastern Iran

Saeed Saadat

Volume 13, Issue 4 , October 2022, , Pages 1239-1253


  In this work, the results of nearly 1400 stream sediment sample analysis are processed to better understand environmental pollution caused by mining activities in Eastern Iran. The stream sediment samples are analyzed for As, Sb, Fe, Cr, Ni, Co, Cu, Zn, Pb, Sr, and Hg. The mean concentration of these ...  Read More

Pre-existing Crack Effect on Damage of Inner Concrete Lining under an Internal Explosion: Numerical Study

Ali Nouri Qarahasanlou; Alireza Dolatshahi

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 15 March 2023


  Engineers use various methods to evaluate the performance of concrete structures under dynamic loads, including numerical simulations, laboratory experiments, and field tests. By combining the results of these methods, the engineers can develop a comprehensive understanding of the behavior of concrete ...  Read More

Fundamental understanding of goaf gas displacement in longwall goaf

K. Tanguturi; R. Balusu

Volume 6, Issue 2 , July 2015, , Pages 191-203


  Fundamental understanding of the goaf gas distribution in a gassy coal mine is necessary for developing effective goaf gas drainage strategies in the longwall coal mine. The goaf gas was subjected to the surface and body forces that were classified depending upon whether they acted on the surface area ...  Read More

Mineral Processing
Effect of frother type and operational parameters on nano bubble flotation of quartz coarse particles

S. Nazari; Seyed Ziaedin Shafaei; M. Gharabaghi; R. Ahmadi; B. Shahbazi

Volume 9, Issue 2 , April 2018, , Pages 539-546


  In this work, the effects of the types of frother (MIBC, pine oil, and A65) and operational parameters (impeller speed and air flow rate) on the flotation of quartz coarse particles was investigated using nano bubbles (NBs). Quartz particles of the size of -425+106 mm and three types of frother were ...  Read More

Feasibility study of underground salt caverns in Western Newfoundland: experimental and finite element investigation of creep-induced damage

A. Ghasemloonia; S. D. Butt

Volume 6, Issue 2 , July 2015, , Pages 205-224


  Underground caverns in rock salt deposits are the most secure disposal method and a type of gas-storing facility. Gas storage plays a vital role in ensuring that a strategic relationship is secured between an established energy infrastructure provider and a midstream energy company. The Fischells Brook ...  Read More

Prediction of mineral deposit model and identification of mineralization trend in depth using frequency domain of surface geochemical data in Dalli Cu-Au porphyry deposit

H. Shahi; R. Ghavami Riabi; A. Kamkar Ruhani; H. Asadi Haroni

Volume 6, Issue 2 , July 2015, , Pages 225-236


  In this research work, the frequency domain (FD) of surface geochemical data was analyzed to decompose the complex geochemical patterns related to different depths of the mineral deposit. In order to predict the variation in mineralization in the depth and identify the deep geochemical anomalies and ...  Read More

Effect of grinding time on flotation recovery of copper smelting slags in Bardaskan district

M. Shamsi; M. Noparast; Seyyed Z. Shafaie; M. Gharabaghi; S. Aslani

Volume 6, Issue 2 , July 2015, , Pages 237-249


  Copper smelting slags are hard materials. Therefore,to recover their copper by flotation method, grinding should be carried out to obtain optimal particle size. Copper smelting slags in the Bardeskan district, with work index of 16.24 kwh/st, were grinded for 65 minutes to reach an acceptable degree ...  Read More

Geochemical and environmental assessment of heavy metals in soils and sediments of Forumad Chromite mine, NE of Iran

M. Otari; R. Dabiri

Volume 6, Issue 2 , July 2015, , Pages 251-261


  Heavy metal concentration in the soils and sediments has increased worldwide during the last century due to the mining, smelting, and industrial activities. The Forumad chromite deposit is located in the Sabzevar ophiolitic complex (SOC), with a long history of mining activities, yet very little is known ...  Read More

Investigation of performances of solvents D2EHPA, Cyanex272, and their mixture system in separation of some rare earth elements from a Nitric Acid solution

Seyyed M. Seyyed Alizadeh Ganji; S. Z. Shafaie; N. Goudarzi

Volume 7, Issue 2 , July 2016, , Pages 143-148


  This work was aimed to evaluate and compare the performances of the solvents D2EHPA (Di-(2-ethylhexyl) phosphoric acid), Cyanex 272 (bis (2,4,4-trimethylpentyl) phosphinic acid), and a mixture system of D2EHPA and Cyanex272 in the separation of some rare earth elements (REEs) including lanthanum, gadolinium, ...  Read More

Ranking sawability of dimension stone using PROMETHEE method

R. Mikaeil; M. Abdollahi Kamran; G. Sadegheslam; M. Ataei

Volume 6, Issue 2 , July 2015, , Pages 263-271


  Predicting the sawability of the dimension stone is one of the most important factors involved in production planning. Moreover, this factor can be used as an important criterion in the cost estimation and planning of the stone plants. The main purpose for carrying out this work was to rank the sawability ...  Read More

A comparative study of performance of K-nearest neighbors and support vector machines for classification of groundwater

M. Sakizadeh; R. Mirzaei

Volume 7, Issue 2 , July 2016, , Pages 149-164


  The aim of this work is to examine the feasibilities of the support vector machines (SVMs) and K-nearest neighbor (K-NN) classifier methods for the classification of an aquifer in the Khuzestan Province, Iran. For this purpose, 17 groundwater quality variables including EC, TDS, turbidity, pH, total ...  Read More

Ranking and comparing of traditional and industrial coke making by TOPSIS technique in Shahrood Simin Coke Company

I. Montazeri; M. Taji

Volume 7, Issue 2 , July 2016, , Pages 165-173


  Various traditional and industrial coke making techniques were discussed based on their limitations and production capacities, and the criteria such as the quality and size of coke production, amount of coke crumb, amount of investment, amount of operational costs, labor force and mechanization. In this ...  Read More

Estimation of penetration rate of tunnel boring machines using Monte-Carlo simulation method

H. Dehghani; N. Mikhak Beiranvand

Volume 7, Issue 2 , July 2016, , Pages 175-184


  One of the most important parameters used for determining the performance of tunnel boring machines (TBMs) is their penetration rate. The parameters affecting the penetration rate can be divided in two categories. The first category is the controllable parameters such as the TBM technical characteristics, ...  Read More

Semi-quantitative environmental impact assessment and sustainability level determination of coal mining using a mathematical model

M. Ataei; E. Tajvidi Asr; R. Khalokakaie; K. Ghanbari; M. R. Tavakoli Mohammadi

Volume 7, Issue 2 , July 2016, , Pages 185-193


  Environmental impact assessment (EIA) has led to the dominance of planners on the natural environment of the regions, providing the possibility of continuously monitoring and controlling the status quo by management staff. In this regard, a new semi-quantitative model is presented for the EIA of the ...  Read More

Concentration and recycling of rare earth elements (REEs) from iron mine waste using a combination of physical separation methods

M. Moghise; M. Pourrahim; B. Rezai; M. Gharabaghi

Volume 7, Issue 2 , July 2016, , Pages 195-203


  This study aims to investigate and optimize the effects of the main parameters including the particle size, gravity and magnetic separation combination, high gradient magnetic separation, magnetic field intensity, shaking table slope, washing water flow, and electrostatic separation upon the rare earth ...  Read More

Detection and determination of groundwater contamination plume using time-lapse electrical resistivity tomography (ERT) method

S. Moghaddam; S. Dezhpasand; A. Kamkar Rohani; S. Parnow; M. Ebrahimi

Volume 8, Issue 1 , January 2017, , Pages 103-110


  Protection of water resources from contamination and detection of the contaminants and their treatments are among the essential issues in the management of water resources. In this work, the time-lapse electrical resistivity tomography (ERT) surveys were conducted along 7 longitudinal lines in the downstream ...  Read More

Numerical investigation of effect of crack geometrical parameters on hydraulic fracturing process of hydrocarbon reservoirs

A. Abdollahipour; M. Fatehi Marji; A. R. Yarahmadi Bafghi; J. Gholamnejad

Volume 7, Issue 2 , July 2016, , Pages 205-214


  Hydraulic fracturing (HF), as a stimulation technique in petroleum engineering, has made possible the oil production from reservoirs with very low permeability. The combination of horizontal drilling and multiple HF with various perforation angles has been widely used to stimulate oil reservoirs for ...  Read More

Commodity price uncertainty propagation in open-pit mine production planning by Latin hypercube sampling method

M. Mokhtarian Asl; J. Sattarvand

Volume 7, Issue 2 , July 2016, , Pages 215-227


  Production planning of an open-pit mine is a procedure during which the rock blocks are assigned to different production periods in a way that leads to the highest net present value (NPV) subject to some operational and technical constraints. This process becomes much more complicated by incorporation ...  Read More