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Volume 11 (2020)
Volume 10 (2019)
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Original Research Paper
Ultimate Pit Limit Optimization using Boykov-Kolmogorov Maximum Flow Algorithm

A. David Mwangi; Z. Jianhua; H. Gang; R. Muthui Kasomo; I. Mulalo Matidza

Volume 12, Issue 1 , January 2021, Pages 1-13


  The ultimate pit limit optimization (UPLO) serves as an important step in the mine planning process. Various approaches of maximum flow algorithms such as pseudo-flow and push-relabel have been used for pit optimization, and have given good results. The Boykov-Kolmogorov (BK) maximum flow algorithm has ...  Read More

Original Research Paper
Measurement, Prediction, and Modeling of Bit Wear During Drilling Operations

M. Capik; B. Batmunkh

Volume 12, Issue 1 , January 2021, Pages 15-30


  Modelling wear of drill bits can increase the efficiency in the drilling operations. Related to the subject, it is aimed to investigate the wear mechanism of drill bits. Wear in drill bits is influenced by many factors related to the drilling and rock properties. The type and intensity of wear are dependent ...  Read More

Original Research Paper
Numerical Stability Analysis of Undercut Slopes Evaluated by Response Surface Methodology

H. Sarfaraz; M. H. Khosravi; T. Pipatpongsa

Volume 12, Issue 1 , January 2021, Pages 31-43


  One of the most important tasks in designing the undercut slopes is to determine the maximum stable undercut span to which various parameters such as the shear strength of the soil and the geometrical properties of the slope are related. Based on the arching phenomenon, by undercutting a slope, the weight ...  Read More

Original Research Paper
Evaluation of Fractal Variance-Distance Model in Identifying Geochemical Anomalies of Calamine Mehdiabad Mining Complex, Central Iran

N. Sadrmohammadi; R. Mehrnia; Kh. Rezaei; S. Kadioğlu; M. Honarvar

Volume 12, Issue 1 , January 2021, Pages 45-62


  In this paper, a power-law relation modeling called the vario-fractal model is introduced in order to understand the discrepancies between the linear and non-linear distribution of the elements and its application for mineral exploration in the calamine Zn-Pb ore-deposit. From a hypothetical viewpoint, ...  Read More

Original Research Paper
Experimental Investigation of Usability of Construction Waste as Aggregate

G. Kulekci; A. Osman Yilmaz; M. Çullu

Volume 12, Issue 1 , January 2021, Pages 63-76


  The aim of this work is to obtain recycled aggregate (RA) from construction debris in order to reduce the rapid consumption of aggregate resources and the environmental impact of these resources. In order to fulfill this aim, the density, porosity, Schmidt hardness test, uniaxial compression resistance, ...  Read More

Original Research Paper
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

Original Research Paper
Chemical Characteristics of Discharges from Two Derelict Coal Mine Sites in Enugu Nigeria: Implication for Pollution and Acid Mine Drainage

L. Akpan; A. Celestine Tse; F. dumbari Giadom; C. Iorfa Adamu

Volume 12, Issue 1 , January 2021, Pages 89-111


  In this study, the chemical composition of water and soils contiguous to two abandoned coal mines in southeastern Nigeria, was assessed to evaluate the impact of water flow from the mines ponds on the geoenvironment and potential for acid mine drainage (AMD). Parameters including the pH, anions and cations, ...  Read More

Original Research Paper
Applying a Technical-Economic Approach to Calculate a Suitable Panel Width for Longwall Mining Method

S. Aghababaei; H. Jalalifar; A. Hosseini

Volume 12, Issue 1 , January 2021, Pages 113-126


  Providing an approach to calculate a suitable panel width for the longwall mining method is considered considering both the technical and economic factors. Based on the investigations carried out, a technical-economic model is proposed to calculate a suitable panel width. The proposed model is a combination ...  Read More

Original Research Paper
Probabilistic Prediction of Acid Mine Drainage Generation Risk Based on Pyrite Oxidation Process in Coal Washery Rejects - A Case Study

F. Hadadi; B. Jodeiri Shokri; M. Zare Naghadehi; F. Doulati Ardejani

Volume 12, Issue 1 , January 2021, Pages 127-137


  In this paper, we investigate a probabilistic approach in order to predict how acid mine drainage is generated within coal waste particles in NE Iran. For this, a database is built based on the previous studies that have investigated the pyrite oxidation process within the oldest abandoned pile during ...  Read More

Case Study
Determination of an Optimum Interface between Open-Pit and Underground Mining Activities in Mazinu Coal Mine of Tabas Power Plant

A. Soltani Khaboushan; M. Osanloo

Volume 12, Issue 1 , January 2021, Pages 139-149


  Due to the gradual deepening of the Mazinu coal seams from the ground surface, both the open-pit (OP) and underground (UG) mining methods can be applied for extracting them. Thus, it is a necessity to determine the interface of these mining methods optimally. The present paper aims to determine this ...  Read More

Original Research Paper
Quantifying Roof Falling Potential based on CMRR Method by Incorporating DEMATEL-MABAC Method; A Case Study

S. Mohammadi; M. Babaeian; M. Ataei; K. Ghanbari

Volume 12, Issue 1 , January 2021, Pages 151-162


  This work incorporates the DEMATEL-MABAC method for quantifying the potential of roof fall in coal mines by means of the coal mine roof rating (CMRR) parameters. For this purpose, considering the roof weighting interval as a quantitative criterion for the stability of the roof, the immediate roof falling ...  Read More

Original Research Paper
Study of Rock Pillar Failure Consisting of Non-Persistent Joint using Experimental Test and Fracture Analysis Code in Two Dimensions

V. Sarfarazi; H. Karimi Javid; K. Asgari

Volume 12, Issue 1 , January 2021, Pages 163-179


  The experimental and numerical methods were used to investigate the effects of joint number and joint angle on the failure behaviour of rock pillars under a uniaxial compressive test. The gypsum samples with dimensions of 200 mm × 200 mm × 50 mm were prepared. The compressive strength of ...  Read More

Original Research Paper
Delineation of Gas Content Zones Using N-S Fractal Model in Coking Coal Deposits

N. R. Ahmadi; P. Afzal; A. B. Yasrebi

Volume 12, Issue 1 , January 2021, Pages 181-189


  This work aims to classify the gas content zones for coking coal deposits using a Number-Size (N-S) fractal modeling considering the explosive and free gas data. The case study is the C1 coking coal seam in the Parvadeh-4 coal deposit in the central Iran. Following this, the N-S log-log plots are created, ...  Read More

Original Research Paper Exploitation
Risk assessment of Flyrock in Surface Mines using a FFTA-MCDM Combination

R. Norouzi Masir; M. Ataei; A. Mottahedi

Volume 12, Issue 1 , January 2021, Pages 191-203


  The drilling and blasting method is the first choice for rock breakage in surface or underground mines due to its high flexibility against variations and low investment costs. However, any method has its own advantages and disadvantages. The flyrock phenomenon is one of the drilling and blasting disadvantages ...  Read More

Original Research Paper
Identification of Buried Metal Ore Deposits using Geochemical Anomaly Filtering and Principal Factors of Power Spectrum

H. Mahdiyanfar

Volume 12, Issue 1 , January 2021, Pages 205-218


  Over the past two decades, the frequency domain (FD) of the geochemical data has been studied by some researchers. Metal zoning is one of the challenging subjects in the mining exploration, where a new scenario has been proposed for solving this problem in FD. Three mineralization areas including the ...  Read More

Original Research Paper
Studying Effect of Modifying Nano-Mineral Adsorbents on Efficiency of Dye Removal from Industrial Effluents

A. Agah; N. Falahati

Volume 12, Issue 1 , January 2021, Pages 219-233


  In this research work, the potential capability of nano-clay and tonsil, as low-cost and domestic adsorbents, for the elimination of a cationic dye, (CR18) from contaminated water is investigated. The surface properties of the adsorbents are studied by means of the scanning electron microscopy (SEM) ...  Read More

Case Study
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

Original Research Paper
Solvent Extraction of Zinc from a Bioleaching Solution by Modification of D2EHPA: Optimization and Thermodynamic Studies

P. Tahmasebizadeh; S. Javanshir

Volume 12, Issue 1 , January 2021, Pages 253-269


  In this work, zinc extraction from an industrial leach solution was investigated by saponified di(2-ethylhexyl)phosphoric acid (D2EHPA). The solution obtained was from a bioleaching process of a low-grade lead-zinc sulfide ore that contained 50 g/L of zinc and 6.3 g/L of iron. The selective and high ...  Read More

Original Research Paper
Facies Quality Zoning in Shale Gas by Deep Learning Method

Y. Asgari Nezhad; A. Moradzadeh

Volume 12, Issue 1 , January 2021, Pages 271-280


  One of the most essential factors involved in unconventional gas reserves for drilling and production is a suitable quality facies determination. The direct core and geochemical analyses are the most common methods used for studying this quality. Due to the lack of this data and the high cost, the researchers ...  Read More

Original Research Paper
Analysis of Grinding and Chipping Processes beneath Disc Cutters of Hard Rock Tunnel Boring Machines (Case study: Uma-Oya water Conveyance Tunnel, SriLanka)

Seyed M. Pourhashemi; K. Ahangari; J. Hassanpour; Seyed M. Eftekhari

Volume 12, Issue 1 , January 2021, Pages 281-297


  Mechanized tunneling in rocks is based on fracture propagation and rock fragmentation under disc cutters. Rock chipping is an efficient kind of fragmentation process, while the grinding process may occur under special conditions. The cutter-head penetration is an appropriate parameter involved in order ...  Read More