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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...

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...

Measurement and Analysis of Blast Fragmentation

Jose A. Sanchidrian Blanco, Ashok Kumar Singh
November 05, 2012

Fragmentation characteristics influence mucking productivity, crusher throughput and energy consumption, plant efficiency, yield and recovery, or the price itself of the end product in the case of industrial minerals and aggregates. Reliable, quantitative measurements of fragment sizes are...

Tunneling in Rock by Drilling and Blasting

Alex Spathis, R.N. Gupta
November 05, 2012

Tunnelling in Rock by Drilling and Blasting presents the latest developments in the excavation of tunnels using the drilling and blasting method. Examples of work conducted throughout the world including the Indian sub-continent, Australia, and Sweden amongst others are discussed. These tunnel...

Performance of Explosives and New Developments

Bibhu Mohanty, Vinay Kumar Singh
November 05, 2012

There is considerable scope for improving the outcome of any blasting operation through basic understanding and application of the principles of blasting science and technology. The main objective of Performance of Explosives and New Developments is to sensitize the practitioner to critically...

Rock Fragmentation by Blasting: Fragblast 10

Pradeep K. Singh, Amalendu Sinha
November 05, 2012

Rock Fragmentation by Blasting contains the papers presented at the 10th International Symposium on Rock Fragmentation by Blasting (New Delhi, India, 26-29 November 2012), and represents the most advanced forum on blasting science and technology. The contributions cover all major recent...

Geomechanical Processes during Underground Mining: School of Underground Mining 2012

Volodymyr Bondarenko, Iryna Kovalevs'ka, Mykhaylo Illiashov, Genadiy Pivnyak
September 03, 2012

This volume deals with economic aspects of mining companies’ development strategies,  various mineral deposits development techniques, imitational modeling of mine workings with rock massif, methane extraction technologies during coal mining, geomechanical processes during plow mining, mining...

Mineralogy for Petrologists: Optics, Chemistry and Occurrences of Rock-Forming Minerals

Michel Andre Demange
May 21, 2012

Comprising a guidebook and a full color CD-ROM, this reference set offers illustrated essentials to study mineralogy, applied to petrology. While there are some excellent reference works available on this subject, this work is unique for its data richness and its visual character. With a collection...

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