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Proceedings of the 27th International Symposium on Mine Planning and Equipment Selection - MPES 2018

  • Covers a wide range of aspects of mineral exploration across the entire value chain, from mine planning and design to mine closure and site remediation

  • Presents the state of the art in emerging technologies in the field of mining, machinery, automation, and environmental protection

  • Includes detailed case studies as well as fundamental approaches to remediation and bioremediation and issues concerning water, effluents, and energy issues in mines

  • Lays out a new path in the debate on the sustainability of mining operations, with a particular focus on water and energy

  • Addresses all aspects of health and safety assurance, risk assessment, and hazard identification

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Table of contents (48 papers)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xxiii
  2. Economic and Financial Risk Assessments

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 9-9
    2. Economic Value Added Analysis for Mining Companies

      • T. Tholana, P. N. Neingo
      Pages 11-22
  3. Mine Development

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 33-33
  4. Blasting and Fragmentation

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 55-55
    2. Prediction of Rock Fragmentation Based on a Modified Kuz-Ram Model

      • A. Hekmat, S. Munoz, R. Gomez
      Pages 69-79
    3. Neural Network Applied to Blasting Vibration Control Near Communities in a Large-Scale Iron Ore Mine

      • N. Torres, J. A. Reis, P. L. Luiz, J. H. R. Costa, L. S. Chaves
      Pages 81-91
  5. Design, Planning and Optimization of Surface and Underground Mines

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 93-93
    2. Production Scheduling in Sublevel Caving Method with the Objective of NPV Maximization

      • M. Shenavar, M. Ataee-pour, M. Rahmanpour
      Pages 153-163
    3. Optimization of Coal Production Rate as a Function of Cut-Out Distance

      • A. Anani, W. Nyaaba, A. Hekmat
      Pages 175-186

About this book

This proceedings book presents research papers discussing the latest developments and findings in the fields of mining, machinery, automation and environmental protection. It includes contributions from authors from over 20 countries, with backgrounds in computer science, mining engineering, technology and management, and hailing from the government, industry and academia.

It is of interest to scientists, engineers, consultants and government staff who are responsible for the development and implementation of innovative approaches, techniques and technologies in the mineral industries. Covering the latest advances in fundamental research, it also appeals to academic researchers.

Keywords

  • Mine Development
  • Reserve Estimation
  • Mine Automation
  • Internet of Things in Mining
  • Mining Equipment Selection
  • Health in Mines
  • Safety in Mines
  • mineral resources
  • quality control, reliability, safety and risk
  • sustainability

Editors and Affiliations

  • AMTC, University of Chile, Santiago, Región Metropolitana, Chile

    Eleonora Widzyk-Capehart

  • DIMET, University of Concepción, Concepción, VIII—Concepción, Chile

    Asieh Hekmat

  • International Journal of Mining, Reclamation and Environment, Calgary, AB, Canada

    Raj Singhal

About the editors

- Dr. Eleonora Widzyk-Capehart, BSc Degree in Electrification and Automation of Mines from University of Science and Technology, AGH in Cracow, Poland; MSc in Mining Engineering from the Mackay School of Mines, University of Nevada-Reno, USA; a PhD in Mining Engineering from Michigan Technological University, USA and a Master´s in Human Factors from the Queensland University in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. Currently, an Associate Researcher at the Advanced Mining Technology Center, AMTC, at the University of Chile in Santiago.

Over 20 years in mining related R&D, having been associated with the Western Australian School of Mines, Curtin University, the University of Queensland - CRC Mining Centre and CSIRO in Australia prior to joining University of Chile, which is ranked 8th in the QS World University Ranking.

 

- Dr. Asieh Hekmat, graduated with merit from Amir-Kabir University of Technology in Tehran, Iran, with a PhD in Mining Engineering in 2011. During her PhD, conducted extensive research in the area of reserve estimation and mine planning. Untill 2014, she was a Lecturer at the same university. From 2014, commenced as postdoc at the University of Chile and then obtained a position of Researcher at the Advanced Mining Technology Centre (AMTC), University of Chile. Since 2016 she is Assistant Professor at the University of Concepcion, Mining Engineering, Metallurgical Engineering Department.

 

- Dr. Raj Singhal, Ph.D.(1970) from University of Newcastle Upon-Tyne, UK; Science Advisor Federal Government of Canada; Adjunct Professor Mining University of Laval, Canada; Founder and Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Mining, Reclamation and Environment.

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Proceedings of the 27th International Symposium on Mine Planning and Equipment Selection - MPES 2018

  • Editors: Eleonora Widzyk-Capehart, Asieh Hekmat, Raj Singhal

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-99220-4

  • Publisher: Springer Cham

  • eBook Packages: Earth and Environmental Science, Earth and Environmental Science (R0)

  • Copyright Information: Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-319-99219-8

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-319-99220-4

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XXIII, 569

  • Number of Illustrations: 68 b/w illustrations, 235 illustrations in colour

  • Topics: Mineralogy, Security Science and Technology, Management

Buying options

eBook USD 169.00
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-3-319-99220-4
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Hardcover Book USD 219.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)