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Progressive Technologies of Coal, Coalbed Methane, and Ores Mining

Volodymyr Bondarenko, Iryna Kovalevs'ka, Kostiantyn Ganushevych
August 11, 2014

Presenting new technologies in underground coal extraction, with special attention to mine galleries support and maintenance, load mechanism of "massif-support system-safety system" systems, analysis of face equipment for thin coal seams mining and substantiation of rational stoping parameters....

Geotechnical Design for Sublevel Open Stoping

Ernesto Villaescusa
April 01, 2014

The first comprehensive work on one of the most important underground mining methods worldwide, Geotechnical Design for Sublevel Open Stoping presents topics according to the conventional sublevel stoping process used by most mining houses, in which a sublevel stoping geometry is chosen for a...

Progress in Mine Safety Science and Engineering II

Xueqiu He, Hani Mitri, Baisheng Nie, Yunhai Wang, Ting X. Ren, Wenxue Chen, Xiangchun Li
February 11, 2014

As societies continue to grow and develop, the demand for energy has increased worldwide. In China, coal is still one of the principal energy resources and it is expected that more coal mining projects are needed in the future. As mining operations continue to increase their production rates and...

Guidelines for Evaluating Water in Pit Slope Stability

Geoff Beale, John Read
January 24, 2014

Guidelines for Evaluating Water in Pit Slope Stability is a comprehensive account of the hydrogeological procedures that should be followed when performing open pit slope stability design studies. Created as an outcome of the Large Open Pit (LOP) project, an international research and technology...

Mechanical Excavation in Mining and Civil Industries

Nuh Bilgin, Hanifi Copur, Cemal Balci
December 05, 2013

The secret to streamlined scheduling of mining and civil engineering projects is a solid understanding of the basic concepts of rock cutting mechanics. Comparing theoretical values with experimental and real-world results, Mechanical Excavation in Mining and Civil Industries thoroughly explains...

Energy Efficiency Improvement of Geotechnical Systems: International Forum on Energy Efficiency

Genadiy Pivnyak, Oleksandr Beshta, Mykhaylo Alekseyev
November 19, 2013

This book covers innovative technologies and approaches for improvement of technical and economic parameters of functional geotechnical systems. The focus is on mathematical modelling of objects and processes, as well as the development of techniques and their control algorithms. The book comprises...

Sustainable Gold Mining Wastewater Treatment by Sorption Using Low-Cost Materials: UNESCO-IHE PhD Thesis

Mike Agbesi Acheampong
October 18, 2013

Sorption technique was employed to remove heavy metals from gold mining effluent using natural and plant materials for sustainability. An assessment of the effluent quality of a gold mining company in Ghana indicated that arsenic, copper and cyanide were the major pollutants in the process effluent...

Open Pit Mine Planning and Design, Two Volume Set & CD-ROM Pack, Third Edition

William A. Hustrulid, Mark Kuchta, Randall K. Martin
August 30, 2013

Building on the success of its 2006 predecessor, this 3rd edition of Open Pit Mine Planning and Design has been both updated and extended, ensuring that it remains the most complete and authoritative account of modern open pit mining available. Five new chapters on unit operations have been added,...

Rock Engineering Design: Properties and Applications of Sound Level

Harsha Vardhan, Rajesh Kumar Bayar
August 28, 2013

Being knowledgeable about rock properties is vital to being effective in the design of blasts in mines, quarries and other construction projects. Without proper knowledge, the energy released during blasting can be underutilized, harm the environment, and may escalate costs. Rock Engineering Design...

Mining of Mineral Deposits

Genadiy Pivnyak, Volodymyr Bondarenko, Iryna Kovalevs'ka, Mykhaylo Illiashov
August 22, 2013

In the last decades coal production capacity has increased rapidly and its quality, power and the reliability of equipment has steadily improved. Moreover, stability of production processes can be controlled better. In connection with that, unification of scientific schools...

Surface and Underground Excavations, 2nd Edition: Methods, Techniques and Equipment

Ratan Raj Tatiya
May 13, 2013

Surface and Underground Excavations – Methods, Techniques and Equipment (2nd edition) covers the latest technologies and developments in the excavation arena at any locale: surface or underground. In the first few chapters, unit operations are discussed and subsequently, excavation techniques are...

Blasting in Mining - New Trends

Ajoy K. Ghose, Akhilesh Joshi
November 05, 2012

Blasting practices in mines have undergone many changes in the recent past and continue to be honed and reconfigured to meet the demands of today’s mining needs. This volume compiles papers of the workshop Blasting in Mines – New Trends, hosted by the Fragblast 10 Symposium . The 17 papers provide...