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 2 (2011)
Volume 1 (2010)
Case Study
Selection of the best strategy for Iran's quarries: SWOT-FAHP method

M. M Tahernejad; M. Ataei; R Khalokakaie

Volume 3, Issue 1 , January 2012, Pages 1-13


  Iran has high potential and unique stone reserves in terms of variety of color, texture, quality, and economic value; nevertheless, in spite of growing mine production during the past decade, in many instances this potential has been overlooked. Therefore it is necessary to investigate strategic factors ...  Read More

Case Study
Environmental Hazards Associated With Mining Activities in the Vicinity of Bolivian Poopó Lake

V.F Navarro Torres; G Zamora Echenique; R.N Singh

Volume 3, Issue 1 , January 2012, Pages 15-26


  Hydrographically Bolivian Poopó Lake is located in the basin of Desaguadero River and it has over a dozen main tributary rivers and other smaller rivers with lower flow. The mine water discharge from the abandoned and current mining activities polluted these rivers by carrying heavy metals, dissolved ...  Read More

Case Study
Development of a new creep testing equipment to obtain long-term deformation parameters of salt rocks

S.M.A Hosseini; F Sereshki; M Shariati; S.M.E Jalali; F Crotogino

Volume 3, Issue 1 , January 2012, Pages 27-32


  Creep phenomenon in rock engineering plays a key role in development of underground spaces as they must be stable enough for a long period of time. Current research involved designing and manufacturing of a new creep testing machine. The equipment is capable to perform simultaneous light-duty creep tests ...  Read More

Case Study
Back-calculation of mechanical parameters of shell and balls materials from discrete element method simulations

Akbar farzanegan; Bahareh Arabzadeh; Vahid Hasanzadeh

Volume 3, Issue 1 , January 2012, Pages 33-40


  Discrete Element Method (DEM) is extensively used for mathematical modeling and simulating the behavior of discrete discs and discrete spheres in two and three dimensional space, respectively. Prediction of particles flow regime, power draw and kinetic energy for a laboratory or an industrial mill is ...  Read More

Case Study
Formation interface detection using Gamma Ray log: A novel approach

Mostafa Javid; Behzad Tokhmechi

Volume 3, Issue 1 , January 2012, Pages 41-50


  There are two methods for identifying formation interface in oil wells: core analysis, which is a precise approach but costly and time consuming, and well logs analysis, which petrophysists perform, which is subjective and not completely reliable. In this paper, a novel coupled method was proposed to ...  Read More

Original Research Paper
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

Research Note
The effect of price changes on optimum cut-off grade of different open-pit mines

Ali Asghar khodaiari; A Jafarnejad

Volume 3, Issue 1 , January 2012, Pages 61-68


  Maximizing economic earnings is the most common goal in cut-off grade optimization of open-pit mining operations. When this is the case, the price of the product has a critical effect on optimum value of cut-off grade. This paper investigates the relationship between optimum cut-off grade and price to ...  Read More