Volume 15 (2024)
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)
Original Research Paper
Influence of Red Clay Minerals on Lead-induced Liver and Testicular Oxidative Stress and Histological Alteration in Rats

Samir Derouiche; Khadidja Benoune; Achouak Kenioua

Volume 14, Issue 1 , January 2023, Pages 1-11


  The aim of this work is to assess the impact of red clay on the physiological and biochemical alterations in rats exposed to lead acetate. The experimental study was carried out in the laboratory on 18 male Wistar rats, which were divided into three groups of six rats in each, the first group served ...  Read More

Original Research Paper
Integration of Landsat-8 and Reflectance Spectroscopy data for Mapping of Late Neoproterozoic Igneous Ring Complexes in an Arid Environment: a Case Study of Gebel El-Bakriyah Area, Eastern Desert, Egypt

Ahmed Abd El-Dayiem Abd El-Fatah; Ahmed Ali Madani; Adel Abd Allah Surour; Mokles Kamal Azer

Volume 14, Issue 1 , January 2023, Pages 13-31


  The present work aims to enhance the utilization of Landsat-8 data in geological mapping when they are paired with spectroscopic measurements and field observations. This is applied to map and differentiate the different plutonic rocks in the Gebel El-Bakriyah pluton, a peculiar igneous body in the central ...  Read More

Original Research Paper
Radiological Baseline Assessment of a Naturally Occurring Radioactive Material (NORM) Waste Disposal Facility in Ghana

Edith Amoakie Amoatey; Eric Tetteh Glover; David Okoh Kpeglo; Francis Otoo; Dennis Kpakpo Adotey

Volume 14, Issue 1 , January 2023, Pages 33-46


  Knowledge of accurate radio-isotopic signatures of NORM waste disposal site is essential prior to the disposal, to ascertain the baseline radioactivity levels. In this work, soil and water from a NORM waste site situated at Sofokrom in the Sekondi-Takoradi Metropolis of Ghana is characterized and determined. ...  Read More

Original Research Paper
Soil Stabilization using Ceramic Waste: an Experimental Study

Pankaj Rathore; Suresh Kumar Tiwari

Volume 14, Issue 1 , January 2023, Pages 47-65


  The main aim of this experimental analysis is to understand the effectiveness of ceramic waste (CW) in stabilizing the clayey soil. The effect of adding various CW percentages (5%, 10%, 15%, 20%, 25%, and 30%) on the geotechnical properties of clayey soil is evaluated by performing a series of laboratory ...  Read More

Original Research Paper
Platform Motion at Lower Loading Station in Trucklift Slope Hoisting System with Varying Profile of Track

Kwang Hyok Kim; Tok Hyong Han; Un Chol Han; Ryo Myong Hong

Volume 14, Issue 1 , January 2023, Pages 66-77


  This paper focuses on a study concerned with estimation of the platform motion at the lower loading station in the Trucklift slope hoisting system with varying profile of track. The TruckLift slope hoisting system is an innovative transport technology for open-pit mines, and considerably accelerates ...  Read More

Original Research Paper
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

Review Paper
An Overview of Relationship between Hydro-Thermo-Mechanical Soil Parameters and Electrical Resistivity

Sonu Singh; Vijay Shankar; Joseph Tripura

Volume 14, Issue 1 , January 2023, Pages 97-112


  With an emphasis on establishing a connection between electrical and sub-surface hydro-geophysical features of soils, a critical evaluation of electrical resistivity technique applications is conducted in the current work. In order to identify diverse subsurface soil characteristics at different stratifications, ...  Read More

Original Research Paper
Response of Underground Tunnels to Combined Dynamic Loadings of Running Metro-train and Earthquake

Rahul Shakya; Manendra Singh; Narendra Kumar Samadhiya

Volume 14, Issue 1 , January 2023, Pages 113-131


  An earthquake is a random occurrence that can happen anytime in highly seismic active areas. Therefore, it might happen even when the metro-train is moving. In such a scenario, the vibrations produced by the dynamic loading of a moving metro-train and the dynamic loading due to an earthquake will impact ...  Read More

Review Paper
Landslide Susceptibility Assessment using Remote Sensing and GIS-a Review

Vanshika Bhardwaj; Kanwarpreet Singh

Volume 14, Issue 1 , January 2023, Pages 133-154


  Natural hazards are naturally occurring phenomena that might lead to a negative impact on the environment and also on the life of living beings. These hazards are caused due to adverse conditions of weather and climate events, and also due to certain human activities that are harmful to the environment. ...  Read More

Review Paper
Rock Mass Classification Techniques and Parameters: a Review

Areeba Qazi; Kanwarpreet Singh

Volume 14, Issue 1 , January 2023, Pages 155-178


  The rock mass classification system is utilized to categorize rocks, and has been used in engineering projects and stability investigations. It focuses on the parameters of rock mass and engineering applications, which include tunnels, slopes, foundations, etc. Rock mass classification is valuable in ...  Read More

Original Research Paper
Mine Geo-environment Assessment: Carbonate Rock Mine Waste as Construction Material Addictive and Coupled with Pollution Index Model

Blessing olamide Taiwo; Raymond O Aderoju; Olutosin Mojisola Falade; Yewuhalashet Fissha; O B Ogunyemi; A O Omosebi; S. Omeyoma; Oluwatomisin Victoria Adediran; H A Bamidele; Michael Ogundiran

Volume 14, Issue 1 , January 2023, Pages 179-196


  Overburden material is typically removed in surface mining operations to expose the primary ore deposit. Because of the presence of trace minerals, environmental pollution and acid drainage are caused when the overburdened materials are removed from the mine site and transported to another location. ...  Read More

Original Research Paper
Geometrical Analysis of Fractures and Mineralized Veins of Gazkhizan Copper Deposit in Semnan Province, Iran

Zahra Rezaee Shahzadehaliakbari; Mehran Arian; Mohsen Pourkermani; Ali Solgi; Anahita Keynezhad

Volume 14, Issue 1 , January 2023, Pages 197-216


  The Gazkhizan Copper deposit is located in the Troud-Reshm zone, Central Iran. It is situated in a shear zone bounded by the Anjilo and Troud sinistral strike-slip faults from the north and south, respectively. Mineralization is done by siliceous-shear veins along with copper mineralization. About 41 ...  Read More

Original Research Paper
Performance Comparison of Particle Swarm Optimization and Genetic Algorithm for Back-analysis of Soil Layer Geotechnical Parameters

Leila Nikakhtar; Shokroallah Zare; Hossein Mirzaei

Volume 14, Issue 1 , January 2023, Pages 217-232


  Surface settlement induced by tunneling is one of the most crucial problems in urban environments. Hence, accurate prediction of soil geotechnical properties is an important prerequisite in the minimization of it. In this research work, the amount of surface settlement is predicted using three-dimensional ...  Read More

Original Research Paper
Investigation of Fracture Toughness of Shotcrete using Semi-Circular Bend Test and Notched Brazilian Disc test; Experimental Test and Numerical Approach

Mohammad Omidi manesh; Vahab Sarfarazi; Nima Babanouri; Amir Rezaei

Volume 14, Issue 1 , January 2023, Pages 233-242


  This work presents the Semi-Circular Bend (SCB) test and Notched Brazilian Disc (NBD) test of shotcrete using experimental test and Particle Flow Code in two-dimensions (PFC2D) in order to determine a relation between mode I fracture toughness and the tensile strength of shotcrete. Firstly, the micro-parameters ...  Read More

Original Research Paper
Investigating possibility of replacing some chemical reagents used in sulfide copper flotation with halophilic bacteria

Amir Mohammad Nasrollahzadeh Bafti; Mohammad Jahani Chegeni; Ahmad Moghooeinejad; Zahra Manafi

Volume 14, Issue 1 , January 2023, Pages 243-258


  Flotation is the most important method for processing sulfide copper ores. Due to the high cost and environmental hazards caused by the chemical reagents used in this process (collectors, frothers, pH regulators, depressants, etc.), the possibility of replacing all these reagents or at least some of ...  Read More

Original Research Paper
Experimental Evaluation and Discrete Element Modeling of Shale Delamination Mechanism

Enayatallah Emami Meybodi; Syed Khaliq Hussain; Mohammad Fatehi Marji

Volume 14, Issue 1 , January 2023, Pages 259-276


  In this research work, X-ray diffraction (XRD) tests and petrographic studies are performed to analyze the mineral composition and lamination in the shale rock specimens. Afterward, point load (PL) and uniaxial compressive strength (UCS) tests are carried out on the anisotropic laminated shale rock. ...  Read More

Case Study
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

Original Research Paper
A Novel Sustainable Multi-objective Optimization Model for Steel Supply Chain Design Considering Technical and Managerial Issues: a Case Study

Mahsa Khoshfarman Borji; Ahmad Reza Sayadi; Ehsan Nikbakhsh

Volume 14, Issue 1 , January 2023, Pages 295-319


  The iron and steel industry is one of the most resource-intensive and pollutant industries that creates the highest value across all mining and metal industries. While the recent studies provide recommendations to improve sustainable development in this industry, the complexity of the socio-environmental ...  Read More

Original Research Paper
Assessment of Effect of Rock Properties on Horizontal Drilling Rate in Marble Quarry Mining: Field and Experimental Studies

Mohammad Rezaei; Navid Nyazyan

Volume 14, Issue 1 , January 2023, Pages 321-339


  Rock drilling is one of the most important processes in the mining operations, which involves high costs. Deep knowledge of the drilling conditions and rock mass properties can help the optimum selection of drilling system, precise determination of type and number of drilling equipment, and accurate ...  Read More

Original Research Paper
Block Toppling Stability of Rock Block with Rounded Edges using Sarma Approach

Hassan Sarfaraz; Mohadeseh Sarlak; Fatemeh Ashoor; Erfan Amini

Volume 14, Issue 1 , January 2023, Pages 341-353


  In rock slopes, block toppling failure is a prevalent instability. In this instability, rock mass consists of a series of dominant parallel discontinuities that are dipping steeply into the slope face, and a series of cross-joints are located normal to the dominant discontinuities. Blocks may slide or ...  Read More