Volume 15 (2024)
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)

Stochastic Stability Analysis of Tunnels Considering Randomness of Rock Mass Properties

M. Mazraehli; Sh. Zare; M. Adebayo Idris

Volume 12, Issue 4 , October 2021, , Pages 1123-1141


  The purpose of this work is to present an approach for the probabilistic stability analysis of tunnels considering the heterogeneity of geo-mechanical properties. A stochastic procedure is followed to account for the variability in the rock mass property characterization. The finite difference method ...  Read More

A Proposed Biochemical Protocol to Isolate and Characterize Acidophilic Bacteria from Tailings Soil

Z. Piervandi; A. Khodadadi Darban; Seyed M. Mousavi; M. Abdollahi; Gh.R. Asadollahfardi; K. Akbari Noghabi

Volume 11, Issue 4 , October 2020, , Pages 1157-1171


  Indigenous acidophilic bacteria separated from mine-waste can be used in return for the addition of the reagents like sulfuric acid. Among the tailings bacteria, Acidithiobacillus ferrooxidans and Acidithiobacillus thiooxidans are of the most-studied ones for the bioleaching and bioremediation of elements. ...  Read More

An Environmentally Friendly Method for Recovery of Metals from Cathode Material of Lithium-Ion Batteries using L-Glutamic, Malonic, and Ascorbic acid

Laleh Sohbatzadeh; Sied Ziaedin Shafaei Tonkaboni; Mohammad Noaparast

Volume 13, Issue 4 , October 2022, , Pages 1171-1188


  In this research work, with a simple, safe, and environmentally friendly approach to hydrometallurgy, a method for the recovery of lithium (Li), cobalt (Co), and nickel (Ni) from LIBs is suggested. The cathode materials are leached by malonic acid, as the leaching agent, and ascorbic acid, as the reducing ...  Read More

Mineral Processing
Reductive leaching of pyrolusite using orange peel as a reducing agent

Pedram Ashtari; Saeid Karimi; Seyyede Atefeh Hosseini

Volume 14, Issue 4 , October 2023, , Pages 1307-1319


  In this research work, the reductive leaching of pyrolusite in a sulfuric acid medium with the aid of orange peel as a reductant was investigated. The important parameters affecting the leaching process include temperature in the range of 25 to 95 °C, the weight ratio of reducing agent to pyrolusite ...  Read More

Combination of geochemical and structural data to determine the exploration target of copper hydrothermal deposits in the Feizabad district

Mobin Saremi; Saeed Yousefi; Mahyar Yousefi

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 23 January 2024


  The Mineral Prospectivity Mapping (MPM) is a procedure of integrating various exploration data to identify promising areas for follow up mineral exploration programs. MPM facilitates identification of mineral deposit prospects through reducing search spaces for the purpose of mitigating cost and time ...  Read More

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
Performance Prediction of a Hard Rock TBM using Statistical and Artificial Intelligence Methods

Alireza Afradi; Arash Ebrahimabadi; Mansour Hedayatzadeh

Volume 15, Issue 1 , January 2024, , Pages 323-343


  Tunnel Boring Machines (TBMs) are extensively used to excavate underground spaces in civil and tunneling projects. An accurate evaluation of their penetration rate is the key factor for the TBM performance prediction. In this study, artificial intelligence methods are used to predict the TBM penetration ...  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

Effect of Acidic Water on Physico-Mechanical Properties of Concrete Containing Micro-Silica

Mehdi Hosseini; Alireza Dolatshahi; Esmaeel Ramezani

Volume 14, Issue 2 , April 2023, , Pages 653-666


  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

Mine Economic and Management
Multi-criteria Decision-making Methods for Sustainable Decision-making in the Mining Industry (A Comprehensive Study)

Mahdi Pouresmaieli; Mohammad Ataei; Ali Nouri Qarahasanlou; Abbas Barabadi

Volume 15, Issue 2 , April 2024, , Pages 683-706


  The mining industry operates in a complex and dynamic environment and faces many challenges that can negatively affect sustainable development goals. To avoid these effects, mining needs to adopt strategic decisions. Therefore, it requires effective decision-making processes for resource optimization, ...  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

Sina Ghasemi; Sima Mohammadnejad; Mohammad Reza 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