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)

Implementation of flotation and gravity separation, to process Changarzeh sulfide-oxide lead ore

A Atrafi; H Hodjatoleslami; Mohammad Noaparast; Z Shafaei; A Ghorbani

Volume 3, Issue 2 , July 2012, , Pages 79-87


  This study aimed to explore concentration of a low grade sulfide-oxide lead-zinc sample containing 2.3% Pb, 1.91% Zn taken from Changarzeh mine, South Natanz, Iran. The effects of different parameters such as type and dosage of collector, milling retention time, dosage of sodium sulfur and its preparation ...  Read More

Evaluation of TBM Utilization Using Rock Mass Rating System: A Case Study of Karaj-Tehran Water Conveyance Tunnel (Lots 1 and 2)

Omid Frough; Seyed Rahman Torabi; Majid Tajik

Volume 3, Issue 2 , July 2012, , Pages 89-98


  Successful application of a TBM in a project requires investigating both the ground conditions and the machine and backup system design features. Prediction of the machine performance is very important as it has a big effect on the duration of the project and the costs. In this respect, both penetration ...  Read More

Application of Bayesian decision making tool in detecting oil-water contact in a carbonate reservoir

Amir Mollajan; Hossein Memarian; Behzad Tokhmechi

Volume 5, Issue 2 , July 2014, , Pages 91-97


  Detection of Oil-Water Contacts (OWCs) is one of the primary tasks before evaluation of reservoir’s hydrocarbon in place, determining net pay zones and suitable depths for perforation operation. This paper introduces Bayesian decision making tool as an effective technique in OWC detecting using ...  Read More

On the reduction of the ordinary kriging smoothing effect

H. Rezaee; O. Asghari; J.K. Yamamoto

Volume 2, Issue 2 , July 2011, , Pages 102-117


  A simple but novel and applicable approach is proposed to solve the problem of smoothing effect of ordinary kriging estimate which is widely used in mining and earth sciences. It is based on transformation equation in which Z scores are derived from ordinary kriging estimates and then rescaled by the ...  Read More

Analytical analysis of ultimate ground pressure on tunnel support system

R. Rahmannejad; A. Kargar; V. Maazallahi; E. Ghotbi-Ravandi

Volume 6, Issue 2 , July 2015, , Pages 151-157


  The ground reaction curve (GRC) is a vital component of the convergence-confinement method, which possesses many applications in the underground space designs. It defines a relation between the tunnel wall deformations and the ground pressure acting on the tunnel walls. Generally, GRC includes descending ...  Read More

Selection of chromite processing plant site using fuzzy analytic hierarchy process (FAHP)

H. Bejari; A. A. Daya; A. Roudini

Volume 8, Issue 2 , April 2017, , Pages 155-162


  Based on existence of the chromite deposits in the Sistan and Baluchestan province in Iran, and also various applications of chromite in different industries, it is expected that the establishment of chromite processing plant is required in the erelong. The geographical location of a processing plant ...  Read More

Investigation of arsenic removal parameters by a new nano-hybrid adsorbent produced from red mud and fly ash

U. Yenial; G. Bulut

Volume 9, Issue 2 , April 2018, , Pages 319-330


  Two common waste materials, red mud and fly ash, were used to produce a new nano-hybrid adsorbent by heat treatment with alkali addition. The new zeolitic structure formation of the hybrid adsorbent was revealed using the BET surface area, XRD, and SEM analyses. This hybrid adsorbent was utilized to ...  Read More

Application of non-linear regression and soft computing techniques for modeling process of pollutant adsorption from industrial wastewaters

A. Aryafar; R. Mikaeil; F. Doulati Ardejani; S. Shaffiee Haghshenas; A. Jafarpour

Volume 10, Issue 2 , April 2019, , Pages 327-337


  The process of pollutant adsorption from industrial wastewaters is a multivariate problem. This process is affected by many factors including the contact time (T), pH, adsorbent weight (m), and solution concentration (ppm). The main target of this work is to model and evaluate the process of pollutant ...  Read More

A Probabilistic Approach for Prediction of Drilling Rate Index using Ensemble Learning Technique

M. Kamran

Volume 12, Issue 2 , April 2021, , Pages 327-337


  Drillability is one of the significant issues in rock engineering. The drilling rate index (DRI) is an important tool in analyzing the drillability of rocks. Several efforts have been made by the researchers to correlate and evaluate DRI of rocks. The ensemble learning methods including the decision ...  Read More

Suitable Mining Method Selection using HFGDM-TOPSIS Method: a Case Study of an Apatite Mine

Myong Chun Pak; Un Chol Han; Dong Il Kim

Volume 13, Issue 2 , April 2022, , Pages 357-374


  Mining Method Selection (MMS) is the first and the most critical problem in mine design, and depends on some parameters such as the geo-technical and geological features and economic factors. The factors affecting MMS are determined by some mining experts, and the most suitable mining method is selected ...  Read More

Development of a goal programming model for optimization of truck allocation in open pit mines

M. Mohtasham; H. Mirzaei Nasirabad; A. Mahmoodi Markid

Volume 8, Issue 3 , July 2017, , Pages 359-371


  Truck and shovel operations comprise approximately 60% of the total operating costs in open pit mines. In order to increase productivity and reduce the cost of mining operations, it is essential to manage the equipment used with high efficiency. In this work, the chance-constrained goal programing (CCGP) ...  Read More

A Safe and Sustainable Development in a Hygiene and Healthy Company Using Decision Matrix Risk Assessment Technique: a case study

R. Kharzi; R. Chaib; I. Verzea; A. Akni

Volume 11, Issue 2 , April 2020, , Pages 363-373


  This article describes the process of improving risk management practices in a foundry of the ALFET Company (Algeria). The proposed methodology is based on the decision matrix risk assessment technique. This technique allows making a risk assessment for each source of risk (machine, man, environment, ...  Read More

Implementation of Remote Sensing Techniques in Structural and Lithological Mapping of Northwestern Margin of Red Sea, Egypt

Farouk Sayed; Mohamed Saleh Hassan Hammed; Ahmed Gaber Shided; Ahmed Wagih Hussein

Volume 14, Issue 2 , April 2023, , Pages 389-411


  The northwestern margin of the Red Sea is developed as several rift-related fault blocks. These fault blocks comprise two mega tectono-stratigrahicsuccessions; the Pre-riftsuccessioncould be sub-divided intothe Precambrian Basement rocks and theUpperCretaceous-Lower Eocenedeposits,whilst the Syn-rift ...  Read More

Geotechnical Evaluation of Mine Wastes for Utilization in Embarkment Construction in Jos, Central Nigeria

Ayodele Owolabi; Sunday Olabisi Daramola

Volume 15, Issue 2 , April 2024, , Pages 427-438


  Nigeria is abundantly blessed with solid mineral resources such as copper, gold, and tantalite, which are essential for the economic growth of the country. The extraction of these mineral resources comes with the generation of huge amount of waste. This study examines the possibility of utilizing some ...  Read More

Mineral Processing
Application of perfect mixing model for simulation of vertical roller mills

H. Shahgholi; K. Barani; M. Yaghobi

Volume 8, Issue 4 , October 2017, , Pages 545-553


  Vertical roller mills (VRMs) are well-established grinding equipment for various tasks in the coal and cement industry. There are few studies on simulation of VRMs. In this research work, application of perfect mixing model for simulation of a VRM in a cement grinding plant was investigated. Two sampling ...  Read More

Structural analysis of impacting factors of sustainable development in underground coal mining using DEMATEL method

R. Norouzi Masir; R. Khalokakaie; M. Ataei; S. Mohammadi

Volume 9, Issue 3 , July 2018, , Pages 567-579


  Mining can become more sustainable by developing and integrating economic, environmental, and social components. Among the mining industries, coal mining requires paying a serious attention to the aspects of sustainable development. Therefore, in this work, we investigate the impacting factors involved ...  Read More

Rock Mechanics
Risk management in urban tunnels using methods of game theory and multi-criteria decision-making

M. Nikkhah; M. A. Ghasvareh; N. Farzaneh Bahalgardi

Volume 10, Issue 3 , July 2019, , Pages 597-611


  In general, underground spaces are associated with high risks because of their high uncertainty in geotechnical environments. Since most accidents and incidents in these structures are often associated with uncertainty, the development of risk analysis and management methods and prevention of accidents ...  Read More

Optimization of Process Parameters for Enhanced Up-gradation of Qilla Saifullah Copper ore through Froth Floatation Technique

M. Ibrahim; N. Mohammad; Z. Ahmad; Sh. Bacha; N. Muhammad Khan; M. Iftikhar Khan

Volume 12, Issue 3 , July 2021, , Pages 633-649


  In this work, we focus on the up-gradation of the copper ore of Qilla Saifullah in Pakistan through the froth flotation technique. The chemical analysis of the head copper ore sample reveal the presence of 2.85% Cu, 22%  Fe2O3, 52.9% SiO2, and other minor minerals. The optimum grinding time and ...  Read More

Slope Stability Analysis and Preventive Actions for a Landslide Location along NH-05 in Himachal Pradesh, India

Surya Pratap Singh; Amrit Kumar Roy

Volume 13, Issue 3 , July 2022, , Pages 667-678


  The Himalayan mountain range is susceptible to slope instability in numerous areas due to its complicated topography, because of the existing natural conditions and human influence and intervenes. National Highway-05 is considered in this work. The area under investigation located in Rampur, district ...  Read More

Mineral Processing
Investigation of Effect of Number of Lifters on Performance of Pilot-Scale SAG Mills Using Discrete Element Method

S. Kolahi; M. Jahani Chegeni

Volume 11, Issue 3 , July 2020, , Pages 675-693


  The number of lifters of mill shell liners, mill rotation speed, and filling percentage of grinding media are three of the most important parameters influencing the charge behavior and the trajectory of ball motion inside the SAG mills, and consequently, their performance. In this paper, the milling ...  Read More

Seasonal Variation in Physico-chemical Characteristics of Domestic Wastewater in Himachal Pradesh: a Case Study

Smily Vishwakarma; Dr Dharmendra; Deven Singh

Volume 14, Issue 3 , July 2023, , Pages 771-787


  The present study is based on data collection from some of the WWTPs (wastewater treatment plants) of the Himachal Pradesh region, and to investigate the range of physico-chemical characteristics of conventional WWTPs, which receive wastewater from different zones in different cities in Himachal Pradesh. ...  Read More

Mineral Processing
Effect of impeller speed on properties of quiescent zone and entrainment in mechanical flotation cells

S. Razmjooei; M. Abdollahy; M. R. Khalesi

Volume 9, Issue 4 , October 2018, , Pages 807-816


  Flotation process in mechanical cells is carried out in highly turbulent conditions. In this work, the impact of impeller speed on four characteristics of the quiescent zone, i.e. zone height, turbulence, solid percentage, and gas holdup, and their relationship with the entrainment is investigated, and ...  Read More

Assessing Operational Damage Impact on Mining Tires (Case Study)

Israel Mamani; Angelica Vivanco; Eslainer Avendaño

Volume 15, Issue 3 , May 2024, , Pages 845-861


  In open-pit mining operations, loading and haulage activities account for a significant portion, typically between 50% and 60%, of the operational costs of the entire mining process. Tires, in turn, rank second in terms of operating costs for most mining companies. Therefore, understanding and preserving ...  Read More

Calculating inter-sectoral carbon flows of a mining sector via hypothetical extraction method

M. J. Sajid; N. Shahani; M. Ali

Volume 10, Issue 4 , October 2019, , Pages 853-867


  Mining is among the oldest industries. It is the primary source of raw materials for most of the sectors. Little is known about the complex inter-sectoral carbon linkages of the mining industry. In this work, we estimate the inter- and intra-sectoral carbon linkage impacts of the mining sector across ...  Read More

Wedge Failure Analysis of the Slope Subjected to Uplift Forces by Analytical Method at Chingola Open Pits F & D

V. Mwango Bowa; W. Samiselo; E. Manda; Y. Lei; W. Zhou; A. Shane; S. Chinyanta

Volume 12, Issue 4 , October 2021, , Pages 941-952


  The influence of variable groundwater has been overlooked in the available literature. Yet, wedge failure induced by variable groundwater is still commonly experienced in sedimentary rock formation in many commercial dams, highways, and surface mine slopes around the world. In this article, a robust ...  Read More