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)

Box-Behnken Design of Experiments Investigation forAdsorption of Cd2+ onto carboxymethyl Chitosan Magnetic Nanoparticles

A Igder; Ali Akbar Rahmani; Ali Fazlavi; Mohammad Hossein Ahmadi; Mohammad Hossein Ahmadi Azqhandi; Mohammad Hassan Omidi

Volume 3, Issue 1 , January 2012, , Pages 51-59


  The main objective of the present study is to investigate the feasibility of using Carboxymethyl chitosan magnetic nanoparticles (CCMN) for the adsorption of Cd2+. The study also reports important parameters, which affect the adsorption process, i.e., pH, adsorbent dose, contact time and concentration ...  Read More

Prediction of recovery of gold thiosulfate on activated carbon using artificial neural networks

Saeed Alishahi; Ahmad Darban; Mahmood Abdollahi

Volume 5, Issue 1 , January 2014, , Pages 55-66


  Since a high toxicity of cyanide which use as a reagent in the gold processing plant, thiosulfate has been recognized as a environmental friendly reagent for leaching of gold from ore. After gold leaching process it's important for recovery of gold from solution using adsorption or extraction methods, ...  Read More

Underground contour (UGC) mapping using potential field, well log and comparing with seismic interpretation in Lavarestan area

M. Fakhrerad; A. Nejati Kalateh; S. Ghomi

Volume 6, Issue 1 , January 2015, , Pages 55-62


  Coastal Fars gravimetry project in Fars province was carried out to find the buried salt domes and to determine characteristics of faults in this area. The Lavarestan structure was covered by 4203 gravimetry stations in a regular grid of 1000*250 m. Depth structural model of this anticline made in previous ...  Read More

Negative impacts of mine exploitations on rural regions of Tekab Township

Gh. Mojarradi; R. Rezaei; A. Ketabi

Volume 7, Issue 1 , January 2016, , Pages 57-66


  This descriptive analytical survey was aimed to study the negative impacts of mine exploitations carried out in the rural regions of the Tekab Township located in Iran. The statistical population of the studied areas consisted of all the heads of the rural households in the villages located in the vicinity ...  Read More

Rock Mechanics
Determination of scratching energy index for Cerchar abrasion test

M. T. Hamzaban; H. Memarian; J. Rostami

Volume 9, Issue 1 , January 2018, , Pages 73-89


  Rock abrasivity is an essential factor for selecting cutting tools, estimating tool wear and life, and ultimately, matching various mechanized excavation systems with a given geologic condition. It also assists engineers to determine economic limits of different cutting tools and machines used in civil ...  Read More

Investigation of parameters affecting desilication of diasporic bauxite in Jajarm mine by thermo-chemical treatment

M. Rezaee Rad; Sh. Shahhoseini; M. Janfada; H. A. Mirzaee; P. Kelidari

Volume 8, Issue 1 , January 2017, , Pages 75-81


  Low grade diasporic bauxite in the Jajarm mine with an A/S (Al2O3/SiO2) ratio of 2.3 is not usable in the Bayer process at Jajarm Alumina Complex. Due to the severe interlocking effect between the diaspore and aluminosilicate minerals (Chamosite and Kaolinite) and iron-containing minerals in a microcrystal ...  Read More

Rock Mechanics
Stability Analysis of Salt Cavern Gas Storage Using 2D Thermo-Hydro-Mechanical Finite-Element Software

A. Asgari; A. Ramezanzadeh; Seyed M. E. Jalali; B. Brouard

Volume 11, Issue 1 , January 2020, , Pages 77-97


  Ensuring the stability and integrity of underground gas storage salt caverns is a very complicated subject due to the non-linear and time-dependent behavior of rock salts under complicated thermal and mechanical loading conditions. For this reason, pressure and temperature fluctuations in the caverns ...  Read More

Comparative Analysis of Coal Miner’s Fatalities by Fuzzy Logic

N. M. Shahani; M. J. Sajid; I. M. Jiskani; B. Ullah; A. R. Qureshi

Volume 12, Issue 1 , January 2021, , Pages 77-87


  In this work, we employ the fuzzy logic technique to achieve and present, for the first time, a proper analysis of the actual intensity of the increase in the coal miners’ fatality rates in Pakistan from 2010 to 2018, compared with China and India, with an objective to minimize the impact of incidents ...  Read More

Change Detection of Surface Water of Atfih Spring by Integrated Effect of Rainfall Storms and Geological Structures using Landsat Data

Deemah Saad Mahmoud; Ahmed Ali Madani; Said Mohamed Said; Mohamed Mokhtar Yehia; Tamer Nassar

Volume 14, Issue 1 , January 2023, , Pages 79-96


  The eastern border of the Nile valley south of Cairo is distinguished by numerous springs and associated surface water bodies, e.g. Ain El-Sira, Helwan, and Atfih. Except the latter, all of them were disseminated in urban areas, and were hardly detected by remote sensing data. Thus, studying the surface ...  Read More

Mineral Processing
Leaching of gold ores with high cyanicides: a physico-chemical modeling approach

Y. Kianinia; M. R. Khalesi; M. Abdollahy; A. Khodadadi Darban

Volume 10, Issue 1 , January 2019, , Pages 87-94


  Processing of gold ores with high sulfide minerals is problematic as they consume cyanide and reduce gold leaching. Optimization of gold leaching and cyanide consumption requires a methodology to estimate the amount of exposed cyanicides, their leaching kinetics, and speciation of cyanide complexes that ...  Read More

Rock Joint Micro-Scale Surface Roughness Characterisation using Photogrammetry Method

M. Bahaaddini; M. Serati; M. H. Khosravi; B. Hebblewhite

Volume 13, Issue 1 , January 2022, , Pages 87-100


  A proper understanding of the shear behaviour of rock joints and discontinuities is yet a remaining challenge in the rock engineering research works owing to the difficulties in quantitatively describing the joint surface roughness both at the field and the laboratory scales. Several instruments and ...  Read More

Wellbore associated problems due to gas injection into non-horizontal structures

A Chamani; Vamegh Rasouli

Volume 3, Issue 2 , July 2012, , Pages 113-119


  The rapid growth in natural gas consumption has increased the need for gas storage, in particular in the form of injection into depleted reservoirs. Also, CO2 sequestration into the depleted reservoirs has attracted a large attention recently. However, it is important to ensure that the injection pressure ...  Read More

Optimization of cyanidation parameters to increase the capacity of Aghdarre gold mill

Bahman Ghobadi; Mohammad Noaparast; Seid Ziaedin Shafaei; Majid Unesi

Volume 5, Issue 2 , July 2014, , Pages 121-128


  This study investigates the optimization of gold dissolution from Aghdarre ore. Therefore, a laboratory investigation was initiated, to improve the leaching conditions with the objective of maximizing mill capacity with no reduction on gold recovery. It was observed that the time reduction from 25 to ...  Read More

Relationship between fracture dip angle, aperture and fluid flow in the fractured rock masses

Mohammad Fatehi; Arash Pashapour; Javad Gholamnejad

Volume 2, Issue 2 , July 2011, , Pages 136-145


  Most of the Earth's crust contains fluids, and fractures are common throughout the upper part. They exist at a wide range of scales from micro-fractures within grains to major faults and shear zones that traverse the crust. In this paper, the stress-dependent permeability in fractured rock masses have ...  Read More

Mineralogical and physical beneficiation studies for iron extraction from Bardaskan titanomagnetite placer deposit

M. Hosseinzadeh; M. Alizadeh; S. M. Raouf Hosseini

Volume 8, Issue 2 , April 2017, , Pages 191-201


  In this work, a bench-scale process was developed using mineral-processing methods to recover iron from a placer deposit located in Bardaskan, Khorasan-e-Razavi, Iran. The mineralogical studies were performed by X-ray Diffraction (XRD), X-ray Fluorescence (XRF), Electron Probe Micro-Analyzer (EPMA), ...  Read More

Mine Economic and Management
Forecasting copper price using gene expression programming

H. Dehghani

Volume 9, Issue 2 , April 2018, , Pages 349-360


  Forecasting the prices of metals is important in many aspects of economics. Metal prices are also vital variables in financial models for revenue evaluation, which forms the basis of an effective payment regime using resource policymakers. According to the severe changes of the metal prices in the recent ...  Read More

Mineral Processing
Changing sag mill liners type from Hi-Low to Hi-Hi at Sarcheshmeh copper complex based on physical and numerical modeling

M. Maleki Moghaddam; E. Arghavani; A.R. Ghasemi; S. Banisi

Volume 10, Issue 2 , April 2019, , Pages 365-372


  Liner design has become an increasingly more important tool for the AG/SAG mill performance optimization. The Sarcheshmeh copper complex concentration plant uses a SAG mill lined with 48 rows of Hi-Low type liners. Because of breakage of Low type liners and cold welding, the liner replacement task of ...  Read More

Evaluation of Mine Reclamation Criteria using Delphi-Fuzzy Approach

N. Hajkazemiha; M. Shariat; M. Monavari; M. Ataei

Volume 12, Issue 2 , April 2021, , Pages 367-384


  Mining and mineral industry have important role in supporting sustainable development of countries. Many countries rely on the income derived from natural resources, but the exploitation of the natural resources may impact the environment and destroy the ecosystem. Mining activities usually affect the ...  Read More

A fuzzy-based prognosis of ore mineralization potentials in Ramand region (Qazvin province)

S. Abbaszadeh; Seyed R. Mehrnia; S. Senemari

Volume 8, Issue 3 , July 2017, , Pages 403-418


  The Ramand region is a part of the magmatic belt in Urmieh-Dokhtar structural zone in Iran, located in the SW of BuinـZahra. This area mainly consists of felsic extrusions such as rhyolites and rhyodacites. Argillic alterations with occurrences of mineralized silica veins are abundant in most of the ...  Read More

Investigating Alteration Zone Mapping Using EO-1 Hyperion Imagery and Airborne Geophysics Data

M. Lotfi; H. Arefi; A. Bahroudi

Volume 11, Issue 2 , April 2020, , Pages 405-417


  Hyperspectral remote sensing records reflectance or emittance data in a large sum of contiguous and narrow spectral bands, and thus has many information in detecting and mapping the mineral zones. On the other hand, the geological and geophysical data gives us some other fruitful information about the ...  Read More

Interaction between One Internal Hole and Two Neighboring Joints under Uniaxial Compression using an Experimental Test and a Numerical Simulation

V. Sarfarazi; K. Asgari; Sh. Mohamadi Bolban Abad

Volume 13, Issue 2 , April 2022, , Pages 407-420


  The interaction between an internal hole and two surrounded joints under a uniaxial compression are examined using the experimental and discrete element procedures. Inside the concrete sample, two notches and an internal hole are created. The joint angle change from 0° to 90° with an increment ...  Read More

Improvement of Geotechnical Properties of Soil using Calcium Carbide, Waste Foundry Sand and Polypropylene Fibre

Kashitij Guleria; Ravi Kumar Sharma

Volume 14, Issue 2 , April 2023, , Pages 449-471


  This paper discusses the applications of industrial waste like waste foundry sand (10%, 20%, 30%, and 40%) and calcium carbide residue (3%, 6%, 9%, and 12%) blended with polypropylene fibre (0.25%, 0.50%, 0.75%, and 1%) for soil stabilization. The purpose of this study is to develop a composite of clayey ...  Read More

An improvement in RTM method to image steep dip petroleum bearing structures and its superiority to other methods

F. Moradpouri; A. Moradzadeh; R. Cruz Pestana; M. Soleimani Monfared

Volume 8, Issue 4 , October 2017, , Pages 573-578


  In this paper, first the limitations of the ray-based method and the one-way wave-field extrapolation migration (WEM) in imaging steeply dipping structures are discussed by some examples. Then a new method of the reverse time migration (RTM), used in imaging such complex structures is presented. The ...  Read More

Determination and assessment of coal bed methane potential using rock engineering systems

K. Ghanbari; M. Ataei; F. Sereshki; A. Saffari

Volume 9, Issue 3 , July 2018, , Pages 605-621


  The presence of methane in coal mines is one of the major problems in underground coal mines. Every year, in underground coal mines, a lot of casualties due to outbursts and explosions of methane gas is occurring. Existence of this gas in the mines not only creates a difficult and dangerous situation ...  Read More

A programming method to estimate proximate parameters of coal beds from well-logging data using a sequential solving of linear equation systems

A. Yusefi; H. R. Ramazi

Volume 10, Issue 3 , July 2019, , Pages 633-647


  This paper presents an innovative solution for estimating the proximate parameters of coal beds from the well-logs. To implement the solution, the C# programming language was used. The data from four exploratory boreholes was used in a case study to express the method and determine its accuracy. Then ...  Read More