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December 2020

Volume 72    Issue 12

FEATURED ARTICLES

Investigating energy and water storage potential in abandoned mining areas
Sandra Nowosad, Alexander Hutwalker, Oliver Langefeld
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Managing process water delivery is key to maximizing productivity
Marc Carriere, Wayne Johnstone
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Battery-electric vehicles taking hold; emission-free vehicles offer an array of benefits
William Gleason
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The future of mining is safer, smarter and sustainable
Praveen Samraj
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TECHNICAL PAPER ABSTRACTS

Extended abstracts from the SME journal Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration
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Conceptual process to produce ThO2 from monazite
Bradley Bennett, Robert M. Counce, Patrick Zhang, Rasika Nimkar, Jack S. Watson
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Modeling spatial variance and investigating the effects of variability on intact rock strength and stability of entries in a longwall mine
Danqing Gao, Brijes Mishra
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Modeling and optimization of aqueous mineral carbonation for cement kiln dust using response surface methodology integrated with Box-Behnken and CCM
Muhammad Faisal Irfan, S.M. Zakir Hossain, Ihtisham Tariq, Niaz Ali Khan, Abdulaziz Tawfeeqi, Anastasia Goeva, Mohamed Wael
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Instability mechanism of a multilayer gangue roof and determination of support resistance under inclination and gravity
Panshi Xie, Yingyi Zhang, Shenghu Luo, Jianjie Duan
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Numerical modeling study of the influence of softcover on strata and support behavior in a bord-and-pillar depillaring working
SK Sahoo, GSP Singh, SK Sharma, UK Singh
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An innovative finite tube method for coupling of mine ventilation network and gob flow field: Methodology and application in risk analysis
Fengliang Wu, Yi Luo
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TUNNELING AND UNDERGROUND CONSTRUCTION

Boring a tunnel under a train station using ground freezing; Line 14-T03 -- extension of a subway line in Paris
Marc Bouffier, Louis Delmas, Benjamin Lecomte, Laurent Buissart, Christian Gilbert
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Construction of the Albany Park stormwater diversion tunnel
Sotirios Vardakos, Mark J. Stephani
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Long-distance annulus backfilling of a rehabilitated sewer tunnel
Margaret A. Ganse, Ingrid A. Sandberg, Steven E. La Vallee, Keith Lemaster, Randy Parks, Michael Lehrburger
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