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I am currently searching for more information on implementation of Building Infromation Modeling (BIM) in mining industry. Would be glad to see any article recomendations.
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Look for exploring geology
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On Google scholar, my publications are being continuously listed under another scholar whose first and last names match with mine. After some searching, there is no way to contact Google scholar support to fix this. I was informed that the other scholar should continuously remove them from his profile! What should I do to have them removed from his profile and have them on mine? Has anyone had this issue before?
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I did. I earned my own publications on ORCID, but not on Google Scholar!
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Working with SWAT modeling in mining regions. The Land Use of the mining region has to be fine enough to understand the impact of change of land disturbance by mining on hydrology.
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The range of spatial resolution you are talking is availble but not free of cost such as Compsat, LISS-IV, Quick bird, Planetscope etc. Free of cost data from Sentinel-2 available at 10 m spatial resolution which could be benficial for you. Please try.
You are most welcome for further queries.
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Is it that zero till rice-wheat system leads to reduced mining of ground water?
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Rice is traditionally grown as the puddled transplanted crop. Puddling destroys soil structure increases compaction, and reduces deep percolation of water. This reduces moisture storage in soil profile and also aquifer recharge. In permanent zero till rice wheat system, rice can either seeded or rice seedlings can be transplanted in slits opened with zero till drills, thus obviating direct for puddling thereby facilitating conditions conducive to recharging soil profile and ground water during monsoon.
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What challenges have you faced while conducting research and how did you solve them (if you managed to)?
Mine are as follow:
1. When working on a team I am not sure what others are working on and how they are progressing
2. Managing the research plan
3. Managing the data extracted from the literature review. Whenever I go back to a paper I do not remember what information I extracted from it.
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I feel research should start with an objective preparing certain questions to investigate. while investigating, all the necessary related information in the name of review of the literature to be collected and finding the results drawn from their research. while establishing their findings, they might suggest their scope and scope for further research. The fresh researcher should start his research from where the previous researcher stopped and suggested further research.
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Its been occuring lately that a paper of mine is being rejected without entering the phase of being peer reviewed
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Mostly when it is
out of scope
Not original
Not novel
The similarity index is high
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I am recording sEPSC(holding at -70 mV) and sIPSC(holding at 0) these days. My internal solution is Cs-based low Cl solution. But EPSC still appears when I was recording sIPSC which is obviously incorrect. My collegue is doing the same experiment and using the same solution as mine but recording in his rig doesn't have such issue. Does anyone have any idea about this? I don't know which part could be blamed. I am sure the cells are good. I would be appreciate for any suggestion. Thanks!
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Dear Jiachen,
I recommend that you use pharmacological blockers to isolate your currents of interest (CNQX, APV, picrotoxin). It has the advantage that you can also check whether or not your recorded currents derive from specific ion channels, and it may eliminate your EPSCs.
Good luck!
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Recently, I am searching the transition state of the reaction by Cl-NEB, but can't get a desirable result, so I try to use Dimer Method to do it. However, vasp reached the required accuracy, all my atoms ran in disorder. I think it may be the problem of MODECAR, so I would like to ask you how you generate a MODECAR, and what's the problem of mine. Thank you for reply.
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Sunny Zh , you need to use the recommended 2 POSCAR images recommended from neb2dim.pl to obtain the MODECAR. The MODECAR can be obtained using modemake.pl in the form below:
modemake.pl POSCAR1 POSCAR2 (then run to get the MODECAR in the current director)
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Hi,
I´m currently writing about N-Oleoylethanolamide (OEA), an acylethanolamide derivate and I see in the literature that both ways are used (mide/mine) to describe the compound. The same happens with its parent compounds, Acylethanolamide. Also, regarding OEA, both Oleoyl and Oleyl are used, and again both forms are used to describe similar things.
I want to understand if these compounds´ names are referring to the same thing or is the subtle chemical variation makes the effects similar and hence publications with the names of the different structural compounds being actually different.
Thanks in advance.
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Sorry outside of my field
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Is there anyone interested in reviewing an article of mine in Cureus? If so, please send me e-mail, full name and afilliation,
Many thanks
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Good Morning Bashaeir M. Almutairi re: reviewing an article of mine in Cureus
I urge you to read the Mar 22, 2016 response to this question: Choosing Reviewers for Paper: Andrew Davis @Andrew-davis-46
As he points out, in most legitimate cases, "reviewers work for the editor, not for the authors"
I am not a specialist in your field, but if you would like a collegial review and feedback (not a peer review) please feel free to message me here on ResearchGate.
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How can I adapt PSO to continuous problems such as OPMSP and where can I get data of a mine to apply this algorithm?
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You can go through the following chapter. It might be helpful.
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I have received a suspicious email and sent it to the National Unit Against Cybercrime. This Unit has already replied to me. They suspect it is a scam, perhaps cybercrime, and decided to further investigate it to be sure.
This email mentions a recently published paper of mine. Be aware and be careful.
For you reference I post here the content of said email, but deleted their link:
Dear Author,
Congratulations, Your recent publication has been provisionally selected for Research Awards and recommended by our scientific committee. So kindly nominate with your recent research profile/resume through an online submission system. After a few steps of profile verification and registration processes, you will get your Research Award.
Selected Award Category: Best Research Award
Nomination Link: XXX
Note: Submit your updated profile under the selected award category.  
With regards,
The Award Manager,
Research  Awards
An International Research Awards
Pencis
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Even I checked about pencis conferences, they have a valid website with conference details and support team..I think it's a private platform that gives awards to latest researches so that they can publish those data in their journals..Pencis has their own journals too..I even checked in youtube..they have videos of their already conducted award ceremonies..I don't think it's a scam, its just a private platform trying to advertise their company through researchers..
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Many models such as Mohr-Coulomb, Hoek-Brown model, etc. are available in the software.
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Hi, I was contacted by this Systematic Reviews in Pharmacy journal with a request to publish a study of mine in their journal. Can anyone give me information about it.
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I like to add a warning: the website https://www.resurchify.com/looks misleadingly trustworthy, but I see a number of disturbing things with this website. For example, in their list of journals https://www.resurchify.com/e/journal/all-categories/all-countries/all-years/page/1/there are suspect ones like (just check a couple of pages):
-International Journal of Information Technology, Control and Automation https://www.resurchify.com/ed/ijitca-2021-international-journal-of-information-technology/10285 https://wireilla.com/ijitca/indexing.html is published by Wireilla Scientific Publications a publisher mentioned in the Beall’s list https://beallslist.net/
-Numerous journals like International Journal of Ad hoc, sensor & Ubiquitous Computing (IJASUC) are published by AIRCC Publishing Corporation which is mentioned in the Beall’s list https://beallslist.net/ as well
So, despite some interesting and seemingly genuine information they also are linked to less reputed journals and publishers. Combined with the misleading suggestion that they give impact factor info (while this is an estimate based on Scopus info) and the total absence of real contact information I do not trust this source.
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My previous advisor ever teached me that when the cell culture has not been maintained in its optimal condition, it will have some change in its characteristics. Even if I can resurrect them up, but the character of that cell has been changed already so I should not use that cell, which I always keep this in my mine. However, now I'm in the new lab and they use the resurrected cell (from a bad condition) regularly in their experiment. So, I would like to ask if the resurrected cells are ok to be used? or shouldn't be used?
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The purpose of experiments with cells in culture is to simulate similar cellular processes in vivo. The transfer of patterns identified in vitro to the in vivo system is always problematic. The tolerances for such a transfer are obviously greater than those that have to be taken when working with cells that have been in "bad" conditions... Unless, of course, these bad conditions are associated with exposure to obvious mutagens or carcinogens.
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I am currently focusing on 3D geomechanical modeling. And in the future, I want to extend it to a 4D model. During my recent studies, I realized that most of the 4D geomechanical modeling that has been done has not properly updated the elastic properties such as Young's modulus, bulk modulus, Poisson ratio, etc. If a 3D static model is extended to a dynamic model, or a two-way or one-way coupling is performed, it is necessary to consider all material behaviors in a time-dependent manner. Please share if you have useful information in this regard or if you have a suggestion, I would be grateful if you could comment.
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Hi Erfan Rahimi , in time-dependent 3D geomechanical simulation ("4D" coupled flow and geomechanical simulations) there a many interdependencies between material properties (e.g., elastic properties, strength properties, porosity/ permeability, fluid properties) and simulated fields (stress, strain, pore pressure).
You have to think carefully when including additional interdependencies (or vice versa NOT including these interdependencies), whether they add (i) a lot of additional complexity, (ii) create a lot of additional insight, (iii) create complexity without creating insight, (iv) the error incurred by failing to include the interdependency. As you correctly point out, updating elastic properties in the overburden is NOT commonly for coupled flow and geomechanical modelling. This is one of the cases where you make the simulations a lot more complex, without adding a lot of insight. Elastic properties due to stress/strain changes in the overburden change by less than a percent from their initial value - and updating the elastic properties will affect the simulated stress field by an amount which is insignificant compared to our ability to calibrate the stress field. In your picture, you show a loop which includes updating of velocities for 4D seismic attribute generation. Here updating the velocities (even by less than 1%) results in something we can observe in field data in the form of time-lapse timeshifts. In a similar manner, if permeabilities are stress dependent in a significant manner and neglecting to include this coupling will create a large error, it is customary to include this coupling. Another example of coupling which is sometimes, but not always, used is to use non-linear stress-strain relationships in the reservoir, if significant compaction occurs and the reservoir rock will experience irreversible compaction.
In summary, keep models as simple as possible, and add complexity if there is a good reason. Do not fall into the trap of making models "complex" for the sake of complexity. Complex models are harder to interpret, and don't necessarily provide more insight. There is an unfortunate tendency of assuming that "complex" models are "better" models. They sometimes are, and often are not.
Hope this makes sense, and addresses your question.
Cheers,
Jorg
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I'm curious to hear about your experiences :
  • how long did the longest study you've co-authored last ?
  • How long did it take you to finish the quickest study you've done ?
( excluding submission phase)
Mine were 7 months in a systematic review
2 weeks in a commentary
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Sharing the scores.
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I have ready collected several transcription data of tissues from patient(almost have metastatic region) with typical cancer . Is it OK for me to only compare the original cancer site v.s. metastatic sites for genes promoting metastasis? For that I have seen many researchers for similar purpose choose to compare original sites' data of patient with or without metastatic region, which is quite different from mine.
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Metastatic sites may share many of the transcriptome of the original tumor. I do not think that your comparison between primary tumor and metastasis will lead you to identify metastogenes. Remember that metastasis can also originate further metastasis.
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Dear Researchers,
I with my team are working on Machine learning, data science, association rule mining and Simpsons Paradox.
I am looking for potential collaborators in these areas. If you are interested to collaborate or discuss our work, you can email me at rahul.gla@gmail.com
Thank you.
Best Wishes,
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Prof. Rahul Sharma: It is my honor to work with you.
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a friend of mine did a literature review on a subject, including all original articles referring to it within a period of 5 years. She also used 2 books for the introduction in order to refer to the established theory. How can she state it in the methods section?
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The materials that are used to construct environmentally-friendly (zero-emission) products such as electric cars are primarily produced by mining. For example cerium (for UV glass filtration), europium and indium (for touch screen sensitivity), neodymium (for electrical to chemical energy conversion), cobalt and graphite (the primary materials of the electric car battery), and lithium (for charging and discharging electric energy). The mining process of some of these materials results in poisonous dust, and the increase in mining will increase the health risk as well as result in decreasing soil fertility in the mining cities. Hence, do electric vehicles really deserve such great attention?
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It's simple - electric vehicles certainly reduce the environmental load in the places of their use, but increase it many times in those places where raw materials are mined, components and electricity are produced. Is the division of labor being replaced by the division of emissions?
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I am a Ph.D. candidate in Mining Engineering. I was so confused in the selection of a suitable topic for my Ph.D. My areas of interest include Slope Stability, Rock Mechanics, Rock Blasting, Slope Stability, Waste Management, and Environmental Management in Mines. any suggestions would be appreciated.
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Dear Kandi,
I recommended that the following topics can be interested in mining engineers:
- Deep learning application in mining,
- An automated smart system in mining operations and stabilizations,
- IoT monitoring systems in open-pit mines,
- Deep structured learning application in green mining.
Best regards,
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I was focused on ethical leadership influence on employee productivity but more centred on employee engagement and motivation (see topic below). I feel it's too narrow and possibly won't provide any additional information to the vast body of research. Any suggestions for topics on the ethical leadership side or how to tweak mine to broaden?
Current: The influence of ethical leadership on employee motivation and engagement at private institutions.
Thanks in advance
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  • Employee well-being becomes top priority. ...
  • New tools fuel a learning culture. ...
  • Diversity & inclusion (D&I) reaches a new peak. ...
  • AI needs its next big breakthrough. ...
  • Renewed urgency for future- and people-focused skills. ...
  • Creating better employee experiences.
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I am a PhD candidate in Mining Engineering. I am interested in the sustainable development area of study in mining, which will be highly in demand in the future. Also, waste management, reclamation and closure plan of open pit mines is another area of interest. any suggestions would be appreciated.
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I know that you selected your subject since you asked 3 years ago, but I am answering here for new readers.
Set some topics that you interested
Read some new papers on the subject
Find a theoretical basis about the subject
Look for some aspects that you can make a difference
Don't limit yourself to special subjects
Try to find a subject related to new ideas ( Smart Mine, Robots and drones in mining, Sustainability and environmentalism, deep-sea mining,
Also, this paper will be useful:
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It is very common to find a certain variable differently operationally defined and measured in various research. In this case, is it allowed for a researcher to cite a study examining the same variable but has different operational definition and measurement?
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Yeah. I think that is normal to cite. You can also check the plagiarism of your final manuscript through some free websites:
Free Online Plagiarism Checker - Check Plagiarism (check-plagiarism.com)
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Hello. I have a question while western blot.
I think I have problem with my protein extraction.
First 4 lane on this picture is mine and last lane is other lab member's.
Only mine looks smear.
I used same protocol and buffers with others.
I added RIPA buffer on ice and wait for 20min on ice and scrapped it.
And then I did centrifuge for 14000rpm 20min.
Can you suggest what's the problem in my protein?
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I think there is some precipitated stuff in your loading mixture. It can come from an overloading amount of protein or a low-quality loading buffer. Make sure that your loading buffer is even. Additionally, you can filter your lysate after centrifuge for sure.
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What do you think is the best way to analyze point density? For example, having the locations of many mines, what is the best way to calculate the agglomerations?
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There are numerous methods to calculate the density of punctiform, linear, or aeral surface expressions in numerical geography or geomorphometry. The latter discipline provides tools and services how to do so (see Evans, Minar, Cullum, Rogers, Dragut, Blaschke......). Using the afore-mentioned disciplines as keywords will help you to get approximated to this issue. It is only a tool-service. As an economic geologist being also engaged in these disciplines I cannot decide whether your approach and my recommendations really fit your goals.
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For the mineral deposit described in the following list, prepare a specific, detailed outline of the steps involved in bringing a prospect through the four operational stages into a producing mine. Select the mining method that would be best suited, most economical, and safest for the given conditions, defending your choice briefly and citing the main advantages and disadvantages of the method. Sketch the overall mine layout and the mining method. Identify the cycle of operations and major equipment selected for mining, and state the relative cost. Then give a summary of the requirements necessary to reclaim the mine site after mining is complete. Design conditions are as follows:
Deposit: Chalcocite/chalcopyrite ore minerals disseminated in quartz porphyry intrusive, average grade 2.0% Cu, fairly uniform Massive irregular deposit, reserves 100 million tons, average depth of cover 915 m
Ore compressive strength 82.7 MPa, frequent joints Metamorphosed capping and adjoining rock (schist), compressive strength 55.2 MPa, fractured, distinguishable boundary with ore
Topography: Desert and low mountain ridges, rugged terrain, elevation 1370 m
Climate: Arid, mean annual rainfall 254 mm
Production rate: 35,000 tons/day over a 25-year life
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At 900 m depth, the only viable mining method is by block cave. However, this is a small deposit, ~2 Mt Cu, and so the capex needed may not justify the development at the present Cu price..
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I wish to mine out effector molecules from a fungus Bipolaris sorokiniana ? Pls help me out by highlighting the availability of required tools to encounter effectors. Researcher's are most welcome, if they would like to collaborate in this project.
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I want to know if just distilled water would be fine for this purpose or should I go for something like Phosphate buffered saline? My ultimate aim is to freeze-dry the fungal hyphae for SEM analysis. Apart from this, a colleague of mine also told me that after being separated from the growth media, the fungal hyphae have a chance of experiencing environmental stress. So, in that case, can washing the fungal hyphae repeatedly to remove the growth media (which would be a time taking process) have an undesired impact on the SEM analysis results (in terms of the morphology of the hyphae as in shrunken hyphae etc)?
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I agree with Nabodita Sinha !
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Recently, black-holes were demonstrated to exert a pressure on their adjacent surrounding space (see: https://scitechdaily.com/physicists-total-surprise-discover-black-holes-exert-a-pressure-on-their-environment/amp/"Physicists’ Total Surprise: Discover Black Holes Exert a Pressure on Their Environment – SciTechDaily")
Reference: “Quantum gravitational corrections to the entropy of a Schwarzschild black hole” by Xavier Calmet and Folkert Kuipers, 9 September 2021, Physical Review D. DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevD.104.066012
In two old preprints of mine (2018 and 2020), I've also predicted that all black-holes exert a mechanical pressure on their adjacent environment which I've defined as being actually a reaction(al) force produced by a predicted universal black-hole-associated Casimir force.
More precisely, a black-hole (bh) limits the spontaneous appearance of virtual pairs (VPs) inside it and that creates a gradient between the outer and inner VPs (a positive gradient between the number of VPs per unit of volume outside vs inside that bh), a gradient translated in a (bh-associated) Casimir force (bhaCF) exerting an additional out-to-in pressure on that bh (which bhaCF also generates a reactional force that acts from inside to outside that bh, manifesting as a pressure exerted by that bh on its adjacent surrounding space). See the two preprints cited next:
[1] “(eZEH working paper - version 1.0 - 10 pages - 2.08.2018) An extended zero-energy hypothesis: on some possible quantum implications of a zero-energy universe, including the existence of negative-energy spin-1 gravitons (as the main spacetime “creators”) and a (macrocosmic) black-hole (bh) Casimir effect (bhCE) which may explain the accelerated expansion of our universe”:
[2] “(bhCE-HR-AE-ObU - version 1.0 - 18.11.2020- 2 A4 pages without references) A proposed black-hole-associated Casimir effect (bhCE) possibly inhibiting Hawking radiation (HR) and creating a spatial expansion around any macro/micro black-hole (possibly driving the global accelerated expansion of our observable universe)”:
What do you think of my proposed black-hole-associated Casimir force and its reactional force (manifested as a pressure exerted by black-holes on their surrounding space)?
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If black matter is actually the sum of all existing primordial black holes (pBHs) (https://scitechdaily.com/black-holes-could-be-dark-matter-and-may-have-existed-since-the-beginning-of-the-universe/), THEN my proposed bhCE would more plausibly explain the universal accelerated expansion of our universe by the pressure exerted by all these pBHs (which pressure is the reaction force of my B-associated Casimir force).
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Hello Researcher, If we have ensemble model which apply different Association mining algorithms such as Apriori, Terius and Clustering Algorithms such as K-Means, Cobweb on same dataset, I want to analyse which algorithm is better among all. Is there any automated simple way to compare the performance of above Association mining and Clustering algorithms based on accuracy , time etc in Weka tool?
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Does anyone else find that they can only tag certain co-authors/colleagues in papers/projects and not others despite them being on Research gate? Is this something with their settings or mine? Obviously, this is not a big issue, I was just wondering (also I don't want to potentially offend anyone by tagging some people and not others- looks like favouritism. When I say tagging, I mean listing their name and linking it with their Research gate profile. I just asked one of my colleagues and he is not aware of why when I type his name, he doesn't appear. He would like to appear so that he doesn't have to enter the project details himself separately).
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I have had the same problem, couldn't work out a reason why I could tag some and not others.
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Hello researchers,
I am working on mining heritage and tourism development for around four years now. I feel that my research topic is relatively new and fewer people are working in this field. Hence, I want to develop an academic network of people with similar interests so that collaboration may happen, and I can get more work opportunities and vice-versa. So, what is the correct way to find people with similar interests, what is the correct approach, and how to spread my own work to a greater audience who are interested in my research and capable to give the right feedbacks?
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Olga Rauhut Kompaniets Thank you for your response. I will try TRYNET.
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Hi everyone,
some students of mine are having trouble exporting their transcription as a tab delimited file on ELAN. At the time of saving their files a message of "access denied" occurs.
It doesn not seem to be a problem related to their anti-virus.
Actually, I do not think this is a specific ELAN problem.
Does anyone have any idea of the reason behind this problem?
Thanks for your help,
Manuela
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Hi Manuela Frontera,
I don't think it's related to ELAN... Are they using a file you shared with them? If so, make sure they first extracted it from the compressed folder or downloaded it from the sharing paltform you are using (if it is the case) and stored it in their computers... If they are using a file of their own, do they have admin permissions in the computers they are using? I think this might be related to this type of technical issues... Hope this helps you!
Regards,
Marisa
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I have a survey data which includes both my dependent and independent variables. I will do a principal component analysis to get rid of the multicolinearity problem. Then, I want to do a regression analysis. My question is, how do I include control variables in the model if they were not a part of the questionaire? I've heard from a colleague of mine that he inserted some control variables as dummy variables, but I am not sure how to technically do that in the process of plotting the regression.
Could you please give me some insight into the topic?
Thank you.
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To account for the impact of certain factors on a dependent variable, just include them in the model. As an example, suppose you do a regression on a dependent variable y and an independent variable x. You believe that z has an effect on y as well and want to account for this impact.
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Looking forward to professional assistance for testing standard procedure
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Dear Blessing Olamide
Please kindly follow the attached and following references, hope you can find your answer!
ASSESSMENT OF A SIMPLE EXTRACTION METHOD TO DETERMINE THE BIOACCESSIBILITY OF POTENTIALLY TOXIC Tl, As, Pb, Cu, Zn AND Cd IN SOILS CONTAMINATED BY MINING-METALLURGICAL WASTE
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Can Spearman test be used to deter mine correlation between categorical and continuous variable
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Spearman test is for 2 rank-ordered( ordinal) variables. You may try Eta correlation
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Since mid-2020, when we see a renewed increase in the popularity of cryptocurrencies as a source of easy profit, avoiding transaction costs and escaping from fiat money inflation, the energy costs associated with "mining" Bitcoin were revealed in the media. Energy experts began to carefully assess the functioning of the cryptocurrency market in terms of electricity consumption in relation to the amount of electricity consumed by the economy. It turned out that bitcoin mining costs annually at least as much electricity as a medium-sized country like Finland consumes. If Bitcoin were a country, it would rank in the top 30 worldwide for energy use. I enclose the research results in charts and links to the publication. Meanwhile, in 2021 we are witnessing the emergence of an energy crisis all over the world and an incredible increase in the prices of natural gas and crude oil as a result of climate disturbances, disruptions in the supply chain and broken cooperative ties between international companies. Therefore, what are the prospects for such a phenomenon as cryptocurrencies or other energy-intensive technologies, the use of which is completely against the policy of reducing greenhouse gases and switching to renewable energy on a global scale? Is the true thesis that the growth rate of the BTC market price to USD is comparable to the growth rate of electricity consumption by cryptocurrency miners?
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In this article we look at these issues, I hope you find it of interest.
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I wrote a review article in some thing, but before submitting it, there is a similar one was published in another journal. what is the percentage for accepting mine (from prospective of novelty)?
Can it be published in high impacted journal regardless the similarity.
What you advice me to do?
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The acceptance of your article will entirely depend on the scientific contributions in terms of the suggestions you give after a thorough analysis of what has been done so far in that area. I doubt whether your work will be accepted if you just state what has been done and then fail to chip in and give your expert opinion of what you thin is the trend, and or give some insightful suggestions on how the identified challenges, if any, should be addressed.
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Mining, be it iron, cobalt, uranium, coal etc. is known to cause water pollution apart from so many environmental associated hazards. Naturally found or cultured grown algae are good accumulators of the leached metals. But is it recommendable for treating huge litters of heavy metal polluted water? how efficient is it?
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Dear Khikeya, very nice question!
Due to Algal capacity to remove heavy metals, as well as some toxic organic compounds, therefore, it does not lead to secondary pollution. Please kindly read the attached file , it may be very helpful !
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Hello everyone,
As part of my project for my master thesis, which is the investigation of water pollution in an abandoned mine in Mojave Desert, I want to produce a large-scale mine map that can help me interpret the connection between mine activity and water pollution.
I try to find some sources, advice, paper, and map samples for my project. It would be excellent if you share some of your experiences?
Thank you.
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Hello dear,
I didn't understand clearly what you mean.
if you want to model groundwater sources, you can use RockWorks RockWare software. take a look at : https://www.rockware.com/hydrogeology/
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I submitted one of the research papers of mine in a journal by Emrald last year in August 2020. Till now I have done two revisions and last revision was submitted in April 2021. I have been waiting since then for the decision by editors and it has been a long and a demotivating process since then. I have published two more papers between time period But, regarding this paper there is no communication from the editors. I finally decided to ask them and they said we are reviewing the revisions. Its been more than 1 year. What should I do in this case? Should I withdraw it instead?
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I am in a similar situation. Thanks for highlighting Aruditya Jasrotia
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Ground instability has been historically the main cause of accidents, injuries, and fatalities in the mining industry, especially, in underground operations. In recent years, ground control management has shifted from a reactive approach towards a more risk-based practice. Australia has been one of the countries that have taken the lead on this matter by producing a series of industry guidelines such as the "Industry Guideline for Rockfall Risk Management". However, many of these initiatives have been lead by the industry rather than by government or safety enforcing agencies.
The government of Western Australia released in 2019 the Code of Practice - Ground Control for Western Australian Mining Operations. This document specifies a series of regulatory expectations for minimizing workforce exposure to hazardous ground movement.
I would like to know if anybody around here is aware of any other standard such as this that outlines the ground control practices that should be complied with by mining companies to ensure worker's safety around the world?
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Hello Neil,
Thank you so much for taking the time to answer my question. I really appreciate it.
I will definitely take a look at what they have in Papua New Guinea since I did not have it as a benchmark.
The examples you shared at the end are a clear example of how some big mining companies have taken the lead on improving ground control practices around the world. These will be very valuable resources for me as well.
I really appreciate your input.
Sincerely,
Juan.
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Hello Researchers,
I am interested to collaborate with researchers interested to work on mining heritage and mining tourism.
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Dear Payel Ghosh,
this is a wonderful idea, and I am Interested in the Geotourism area.
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As a result of communication with the WG participants, I came to the conclusion:
The lack of direct contact, complete freedom of expression leads to the fact that very often participants begin to humiliate, insult those who do not agree with their point of view.
Many adhere to a simple philosophy: there may be many opinions, ideas and guesses, but the correct one is only mine !!!
What is your experience and what is your impression of the WG correspondence?
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According to the conclusions of Zhvanetsky, an intelligent person never argues, because everyone has their own truth. He does not burden anyone with his problems, because he avoids them and is ashamed to admit that they exist. And, finally, an intelligent person never reproaches his interlocutor for anything, does not ridicule his shortcomings, does not criticize and does not give value judgments to other people's actions.
Are there such people among your interlocutors?
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have you encountered / used any spatial visualization technique before,
if so can you please take the following survey :
thanks in advance,
Mohammad Shaito
PhD Student The University of Texas at Arlington  Department of Computer Science and Engineering Mining and Analysis of Spatio-Temporal Data (MAST) Lab
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If your are interested in good visualizations I recommend you to see this application: TerriStory.fr
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I have a set of n aligned protein sequences. I have constructed a profile hidden Markov model (HMM) from the alignment with hmmbuild in the HMMER package.
I would like to compare my constructed HMM with a database of standard HMMs (e.g. those in the PFAM or ESTHER database) to see which standard HMM is most similar to mine.
Is there a way I can do this (web server or command line)?
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Sure you can't do that with hmmer. You may want to try HHBLITS.
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A friend of mine wants to publish his paper in UGC approved journal. Can u suggest some multidisciplinary journals whose publishing charges are under INR 5000?
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Ajit Singh Dear the website you have mentioned is the cloned version of the Journal
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I'm doing a research to get updates about geophysical applications in mining.
Would be thankful if you can provide me with data/material/ course regarding up to date techniques.
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Factors that causes Inappropriate Fleet Selection which can affect development or production of Underground Mine.
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Normally, equipment is selected after trade-off studies. The main factors to be considered are:
1. Suitability considering the sizes of the developments, mine production rates etc.;
2. Economic comparison (NPC, CAPEX, OPEX etc);
3. Constraints like ventilation, cage size for transporting underground etc.
If the equipments is not selected properly, it is most often due to the competency of the people who made the selection. Sometimes, it is due to the low level of exploration and research done on the deposit, or even wrong selection of access, mining method etc.
Changing equipment from one to another is a complex task and again requires a trade-off study with technoeconomic comparison considering all the constraints.
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Tsumeb is notable for the huge mineralized pipe that led to its foundation. The origin of the pipe has been hotly debated. Is Tsumeb a magmatic, hydrothermal, porphyritic ore deposit or something else. If so, why? There have been a lot of papers explaining the paragenesis of the Tsumeb ore minerals but without a direct answer as to what type of ore deposit it is.
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The Cu-rich “Tsumeb-type” deposits can be taken as reference of a special type of base metal deposit. The type – deposits is hosted by Neo-Proterozoic platform
carbonates of the Otavi Group, Namibia.
Complex Ge–Zn–Pb-bearing limestone-hosted Cu deposits occur within dolomites and calcitic limestones, within clastic sediments and evaporites of tidal (sabkha), lagoonal or lacustrine depositional environments which evolved in a rifted continental margin and intracratonic platform geodynamic setting.
Germanium occurs as Cu-thiogermanate minerals (e.g. germanite, reniérite, Ge-colusite) in massive As-rich Cu ore (tennantite–enargite association). Deposits formed by the reaction of hot fluids passing a variety of aquifer systems, where they became saline and enriched in metals. Eventually, the metals were precipitated in karst pipes and breccia horizons.
Lead may increase at the expense of Cu, new elements such as V entered the scene and thereby opened up a new field of carbonate-hosted base metal deposits as at Senge, DR Congo where V was seeping down from overlying carbonaceous schists and giving rise to descloizite–mottramite. Many small stratabound carbonate hosted Zn–Pb deposits within Aaleno-Bajocian dolomites near the Morocco-Algerian border region of northern Africa may be attributed to those deposits.
They bridge the gap to carbonate-hosted Pb–Zn deposits, especially to the so-called Alpine-type deposits where Mo is held to be a marker element.
HGD
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The following article of mine does not appear in my profile
@article{Malkawi et al.,
title={Campus Off, Education On: UAEU Students’ Satisfaction and Attitudes Towards E-Learning and Virtual Classes During COVID-19 Pandemic},
author={Malkawi, Ehab and Bawaneh, Ali Khaled and Bawa'aneh, M S},
journal={Contemporary Educational Technology},
volume={13},
number={1},
pages={ep283},
year={2021},
publisher={Anadolu University}
}
What can I do?
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To Muhammad Bawaaneh: Passwords is a well described topic at RG Help Center page:
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My colleagues and I are analyzing policies related to artisanal and small-scale mining policies in my country. We would like to publish our analysis in a credible journal that has a relatively short review time. Please suggest a journal if you know one.
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Mineral Economics - Springer (72 days to first decision), https://www.springer.com/journal/13563/
Mining - MDPI (15 days to first decision), https://www.mdpi.com/journal/mining/about
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For a screening paper, I am looking for polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB) analysis of mining influenced water including acid mine drainage. So far, I have 11 articles or reports, 9 of them relating to Germany. I did a thorough literature review, but without additional success. Therefore, I am now looking for unpublished data with PCB analysis in MIW that you might be able to share with me. Thanks in advance. Christian Wolkersdorfer
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Dear and respected Prof Christian, I have an unfinished project on it and due to depend on the cost-effectiveness of removal and salvage, ....... it is not completed , if can be useful I would be happy to share it.
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It has to getting data from a construction or mining field.
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It is always wise to have structured questionnaire in a survey. I am not quite sure about your research topic and possible outcomes. But, if you include structured questionnaires then you are likely to get desirable outcome.
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I'm a novice researcher and doing MSc, I am doing a scoping review. I have included studies in my review, however not sure if i should include the studies which has already been reviewed by other authors. Obviously their aim of the study was different and mine is different. But should I include individual study from the previous scoping review or should I use the findings suggested by the author of that scoping review? I hope I was able to explain my question. Your reply will be greatly appreciated. Thank you.
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You may have different perspective than other writers. It is always wise to review the available literatures on your own. For this, please try to go through previous researches and analyze them. Obviously we need to have a clear idea on what others have done before. Please make sure that literature review section includes relevant points only.
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What do you think about the good references for mining solid waste characterization?
Characterization to prepare it for utilization.
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Salam Mr. Mohammed.
It's a quite general question. You need to provide more details regarding the nature of this solid waste.
Initially, you need to identify the source of waste, in which are these wastes from agriculture or industrial industry? * This is basically to identify the next step.
If the waste is from the agriculture industry, you need to run a XRF, TGA, LOI analysis to understand the carbon content, chemical compositions.
The wastes generated from the agriculture industry are usually fed back into agriculture activities (e.g. as fertilizer). However, with some treatments, it could be utilized in different industries.
The second case is to be generated from industrial activities, mainly mining and oil extraction activities. In this case, the most important characterization analysis you need to conduct is the XRF analysis. Indeed, you need to assess the value of this waste and what elements could be re-extracted from the waste before it can be processed in different activities.
In short, my opinion is like that, you need to provide more information about the targeted waste and its source. Based on the source and nature of this material, specialists in their field could recommend either a standard or references to characterize the waste materials based on their perspective.
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How do I remove an article of mine from Research net?
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Kevin M Malone If you want to remove an article from your own profile then you can follow these steps
Goto your profile >Research>click on the article you want to remove > click on down icon around the save option > you got remove option > now you got popup window What would you like to do? > select Delete the publication page from ResearchGate > continue.
If you want to remove your own article from other's profiles then you need to request authorship and follow the above guide. also, you can contact support
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The research topic I am looking for is for PhD programme and I am looking forward to really add up some considerable work to improve the situations and methods of work in mining field and industries
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This recent paper deals with mine planning issues, fyi. Every mine is different, and each will have its own challenges.
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I am studying for a master's degree in mining engineering. I would like to write my master's thesis in open-pit mining.
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Sajaweddin, a major issue with open-pit mining is slope stability of the pit as it gets deeper. Two major porphyry Cu-Au deposits, very deep pits, at Bingham Canyon, Utah, and Grasberg, Irian Jaya, had failures that stopped mining for many months. You might consider this topic. I attach a paper on mine planning, with open-pit mine examples, that may give you some ideas.
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I would like to measure the air pollution caused due to stone mines in the surrounding areas. So for this, what is the best method to identify sampling points.
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It depends on the number of mining areas. If they are few there is no need for sampling but if there are many then you can use fishers method for sampling.https://www.geopoll.com/blog/sample-size-research/
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The ISL technology in uranium extraction is relatively new compared to conventional uranium mining in the World.
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Not sure
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I know there's WellCAD, but I was wondering what alternatives there are.
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Many software has optical data structural analysis. For example Well Cad and IP have special modules for fracture system analysis.
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Does anybody have knowledge of the recent statistics about the utilization of drill and blast method and mechanical excavation? I need statistics about the subject and I am sure I saw it somewhere but I was not able to find it again. I recognize that the question is broad but references from different methods of mining or tunnelling are welcomed.
Thanks in advance!
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There are some TBMs in mining projects (I personally I have participated in pre-feasibility studies and it is becoming a more interesting/feasible excavation method in mining access and developments). What to say in Stillwater mine, used for many years now!
According to the following paper, around 100 TBMs have been used in mining projects (2016) but those are already published, it might be presumed a few more. Obviously, if we compare with civil tunnels, the difference is significant.
TUST-Challengesandopportunitiesofusingtunnelboringmachinesinmining.pdf
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I search old mining sources in Swiss between years 1300-1400. A mine which produced large a high quality rock crystals, only fluid incluisions, absolutely colourless. Final product was a plate 11x11 cm.
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It´s true, that pure quartz crystal can be found in many placers around the world today, but even today, they don´t have a large pure crystal everywhere. Large crystal is for my question : high 35 cm+, weight min. 9 kg.
Today, but in medieval Europe?
I am exactly ask, you live in year 1350 in central Europe and need a large colorless and pure quartz crystal. Where can you find the stone? I think the most likely is in Swiss or in the Alps, but the exact place - mine, canton, village, .. is?
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We have some metal complexes that we are trying to characterize via ESI-QTOF (waters). That works well for Cu complexes but for others (Cd, Mo, Mn, Pb, W), that works sometimes well for some compounds but for others we get fragmentations. I tried to optimise the MS parameters but does not help.
We would need a method that would work for most of the metal complexes if not all.
Please if you have some tips for sample preparation and the analysis method we could try, I ll take them.
Thank you all.
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Dear Katia Grira many thanks for your very interesting technical question. Although we are inorganic chemists, we never used this particular variety of mass spectrometry. However, I can suggest to you two potentially useful articles which might help you in your analysis. in this context please have a look at the following references:
Identification of metal species by ESI-MS/MS through release of free metals from the corresponding metal-ligand complexes
Characterization of metal complexes with metallothioneins in the liver of the carp Cyprinus carpio by reversed-phase, HPLC with ICP-MS and electrospray ionization (ESI)-MS
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Profiling of glucose degradation products through complexation with divalent metal ions coupled with ESI/qTOF/MS/MS analysis
All three articles are freely available as public full texts on RG. Also try to use the "Search" function of RG to find and access other helpful articles. For example, search for the term "ESI-QTOF" and then click on "Publications". This will provide you with an extensive list of relevant papers, including various articles wgich have been posted as public full texts on RG:
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In association rule mining we are finding out frequent itemsets using apriori,FP-Growth algorithms.nest we find out closed and maximal frequent itemsets.Next what are the research directions possible to continue.please give me suggession.
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Frequent pattern mining from univariate uncertain data can be an interesting and emerging topic in data mining. I recommend reading this article too.
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I am doing some research on mining of Magnesium source minerals/ores in Europe and any information would be appreciated.  Can you provide information on the mining of Magnesite, Dolomite, Serpentine and the processing of such ores and ultimately the refinement of this into magnesium metal?
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For dolomite mining in Poland and all other aspects of dolomite and mafnesium mining economy please read:
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In terms of feasibility, global market and standardization.
The problems involved with non-compatibility with the assets systems are very common nowadays, and it should not exist.
Because it's a very specific subject inside the mine sector, I think it's worth a discussion.
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Can you describe your question in more detail so that I help?
You can get in touch with me through my e-mail:
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I am working on characterizing the gold tailings from an abandoned mine to test their potential hazard to the environment and the adjacent community
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Dear Zibisani Bagai many thanks for your interesting technical question. I think it will be easy to search the general internet for soil quality standards issued by the WHO or the EU. The question if gold tailings from an abandoned mine present a hazard to the environment and the neighboring community is certainly very interesting and important. In this context I can suggest to you the following relevant article entitled:
The environmental impact of gold mines: pollution by heavy metals
This article is freely available as public full text on RG.
Also please see this paper which can also be freely downloaded as pdf file:
Mine tailings influencing soil contamination by potentially toxic elements
I also suggest that you use the "Search" function of RG to find and access other potentially useful articles on this topic.
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I am looking for research (or researchers or activists) doing research on mining in New Zealand, especially north island and the Coromandel Peninsula. Thank you, Dr. Robin Broad
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You could contact Dr. Anthony Christie (T.Christie@gns.cri.nz ), now retired from the NZ Geological Survey, an expert in the nature of the metal deposits of New Zealand, and most aspects related to mining in the country. With regards to banning mining, if this comes about, the computers we are using (consisting of dozens of metals) will not be replaced; the mobile phones that are produced (over 1 B/year) in the world will be no more (the iPhone uses 62 elements to make one phone, with many being critical in that they are the only metal that enables certain functions); of course, we could consider cars, buildings, roads, power stations, etc.; and all of the green energy sources (renewable energy technologies such as wind and solar require four to six tonnes of copper per installed MW); a petrol car needs 10 kg Cu per vehicle, whereas an electric car consumes 40 kg Cu in its production. So banning mining is not the answer, nor is it anywhere near an option. Fundamentally, banning mining results in the export of the issue to other countries while continuing to import metals for industry, construction and consumables. This is why the EU now is encouraging metal production from within its borders.
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I am looking for case studies related to "sustainable mining" with a focus on water and environment protection. I am particularly interested in research about improving the water and waste management, potential resource recovery (circular economy), mitigating the environmental impact or reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
I am looking for a study suitable to present as a part of a course about Geoscience for sustainability - could you recommend me anything?
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Hi there, there are a few cases of ecological restoration in New Caledonia, however it might be useful to ask for this paper :
Good luck !
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What is the mechanism and method of making the steel fibers used in reinforcing concrete and what are the residues or wastes or losses caused from the manufacturing stage ?
Are there detailed industry instructions that can be obtained ?
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Dear Ahmed Mousa,
Steel fibers are short discontinues strips of specially manufactured steel. Generally, their inclusion in the concrete improves the mechanical properties of concrete significantly. As the most common matrix, which is now mostly use in construction industry is Reinforced Cement Concrete. Main Reinforcement purpose is to resist bending due to applied load.
Ashish