The track category is the heading under which your abstract will be reviewed and later published in the conference printed matters if accepted. During the submission process, you will be asked to select one track category for your abstract.
The Mining and Mineral Process Engineering option focuses on the aspects of geological, civil, mechanical, electrical, and industrial engineering, together with business and management skills, that are integrated in the challenge of extracting minerals from the Earth. Mining engineers are involved in all stages of the process: from exploring for new mineral deposits and deciding if they can be mined economically, through designing and constructing mines at and below the ground, to managing and operating mines, to preparing raw mineral products for manufacturing or energy industries.
- Track 1-1Coal
- Track 1-2Crude Oil (Petroleum)
- Track 1-3Natural Gas
- Track 1-4Metallic and Non-metallic Minerals
It is focused on physical understanding of materials processing, and the scaling laws that govern process speed, volume, and material quality. In particular, this course will cover the transport of heat and matter as these topics apply to materials processing. Covers the processing techniques used in manufacturing components from metals and other materials. The series of operations that transforms industrial materials from a raw-material state into finished parts or products.
- Track 2-1Electrochemical machining
- Track 2-2Electro discharge machining
- Track 2-3Laser machining
- Track 2-4Thermal treatment
Outstanding engineering solutions and metallurgical science to support our national security and industry customers a scope that spans all alloys, ceramics, and compounds from uranium to hydrogen, with a strong emphasis on unconventional, low symmetry materials.
- Track 3-1Heat treatment
- Track 3-2Plating
- Track 3-3Shot peening
- Track 3-4Thermal spraying
For companies and professionals working in the minerals sector, the term “mineral economics” is the study of determining the optimal engineering process. In other words to optimize geological exploration through advanced technology and furthermore, to reduce the cost of mining, processing and manufacturing through all stages, from mining to manufacturing stages.
- Track 4-1Crushing
- Track 4-2Grinding
- Track 4-3Optical separation
- Track 4-4Gravity separation
- Track 4-5Flotation separation
When air flows through the mine environment, its composition changes due to addition of different kinds of impurities along its path. These impurities are Classification of impurities Nontoxic but explosive gases Examples Methane, Acetylene, Hydrogenate. Toxic gases Examples Carbon dioxide, Radon and its daughter products, etc. Acutely poisonous gases Examples Carbon monoxide, Nitrous fumes, Sulphur dioxide, hydrogen sulphide, Arsine, Phosphine, etc. Miscellaneous impurities like Vapours of water, Fuels and lubricants, Metals like mercury and lead etc. Solid impurities, like dust, Smoke and organisms. Suspended fine liquid droplets, Such as fog due to condensed water- vapour or Mist of fine oil droplets from drills etc. In mines where cooling plants are used, the mine air also picks up Freon Some amount of water vapour is also present in the form of moisture in mine air. The management of mine ventilation is critical to the maintenance of a comfortable atmosphere for workers working in underground coal mines.
- Track 5-1Ventilation control
- Track 5-2Regulations
- Track 5-3Heating
Hydrocarbon exploration (or oil and gas exploration) is the search by petroleum geologists and geophysicists for hydrocarbon deposits beneath the Earth's surface, such as oil and natural gas, Oil and gas exploration are grouped under the science of petroleum geology.
- Track 6-1Oil and gas reserves
- Track 6-2Proved reserves
Deep mines and mines sunk in hot countries are hot work sites. Some underground mines in moderate geographic zones are hot because of the unusually high heat flow from the earth. Many mines in the south western United States are located along a high heat zone. In mining, as in other industries, the exposure of workers to very hot conditions is unhealthy and unproductive. Persons working in hot, humid work sites tend to be inefficient; quite often workers prefer to stay away from work or ignore unsafe working situations. Studies in South African gold mines have shown that high temperatures reduce the work output of miners. However, over time, the essence of these benchmarks loses meaning when they become ‘tick boxes’ for the industry to show sustainability. This appears to be the case currently. There is a need to take stock of what has been achieved thus far, recognise the changing nature of environmental and social impacts and consider ways of building resilient socio-ecological systems that include mining.
- Track 7-1Thermal Expansion
- Track 7-2Thermal Stress
Metals and alloys are materials that are typically hard, malleable, and have good electrical and thermal conductivity. Alloys are made by melting two or more elements together, at least one of them a metal. They have properties that improve those of the constituent elements, such greater strength or resistance to corrosion.
- Track 8-1Meteoric iron
- Track 8-2Bronze and brass
- Track 8-3Amalgams
- Track 8-4Steel and pig iron
Forming processes are particular manufacturing processes which make use of suitable stresses (like compression, tension, shear or combined stresses) which cause plastic deformation of the materials to produce required shapes. The main material used is metal due to the massive need for various products demanded by the public; nevertheless other compounds like plastic can be formed too due to a big market for plastic based products. During forming processes no material is removed, i.e. they are deformed and displaced.
- Track 9-1Forging
- Track 9-2Extrusion
- Track 9-3Rolling
- Track 9-4Sheet metal working
- Track 9-5Rotary swaging
Functional Materials is a quarterly peer-reviewed scientific journal published by the Institute for Single Crystals of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine. The journal was established in 1994 and covers fundamental and applied research on organic and non-organic functional materials. Functional Materials has been included in the list of scientific journals recognized by the Higher Attestation Commission of Ukraine.
- Track 10-1Adaptive material
- Track 10-2Electronic materials
- Track 10-3Magnetic materials
- Track 10-4Optical materials
Smart materials, called also intelligent or responsive materials , are designed materials that have one or more properties that can be significantly changed in a controlled fashion by external stimuli, such as stress, temperature, moisture, pH, electric or magnetic fields, light, or chemical compounds. Smart Materials are the basis of many applications, including sensors and actuators, or artificial muscles, particularly as electrically activated polymers.
- Track 11-1Piezoelectric
- Track 11-2Shape Memory Alloys
- Track 11-3Magnetostrictive
- Track 11-4Shape Memory Polymers
- Track 11-5Electro active Polymers
Corrosion is a natural process, which converts a refined metal to a more chemically-stable form, such as its oxide, hydroxide, or sulphide. It is the gradual destruction of materials (usually metals) by chemical and/or electrochemical reaction with their environment. Corrosion engineering is the field dedicated to controlling and stopping corrosion. In the most common use of the word, this means electrochemical oxidation of metal in reaction with an oxidant such as oxygen or sulphur. Rusting, the formation of iron oxides, is a well-known example of electrochemical corrosion
- Track 12-1General Attack Corrosion
- Track 12-2Localized Corrosion
- Track 12-3Galvanic Corrosion
- Track 12-4Environmental Cracking
- Track 12-5High-Temperature Corrosion
High-strength low-alloy steel (HSLA) is a type of alloy steel that provides better mechanical properties or greater resistance to corrosion than carbon steel. HSLA steels vary from other steels in that they are not made to meet a specific chemical composition but rather to specific mechanical properties. They have a carbon content between 0.05–0.25% to retain formability and weld ability.
- Track 13-1Weathering steels
- Track 13-2Control-rolled steels
- Track 13-3Acicular ferrite steels
- Track 13-4Dual-phase steels
A feasibility study of a wearable helmet in order to protect mine workers especially of goldmines from carbon monoxide poisoning and cyanidation. Carbon monoxide poisoning is a common problem faced by the workers of coal, gold and many other mines. on the other hand cyanidation problem occurs in gold mines only during ore processing. Current safety systems for mine workers, only monitors environmental concentrations of gas. This is insufficient because toxic exposures effects people at different levels based on their immunity levels. During mining process CO can be emitted which is an odourless gas and lighter than air, it cannot be sensed by workers and effects the haemoglobin range in the body so a CO gas sensor is implemented here in order to detect CO, if the density of CO exceeds inside the mines then the exhaust fan can be switched ON automatically. Recent research on environmental and social risks and business costs in the extractive industry found that environmental issues were the most common cause of disputes, resulting in lost productivity. International best practices and compliance standards have set the benchmark for mining companies together with national legislation.
- Track 14-1Sulphide minerals
- Track 14-2Coal and oil sands
- Track 14-3Aluminium mining
Geology plays an essential role in many areas of the economy. Economic growth and sustainability, as well as societal well-being, will require reliable supplies of energy and mineral resources, a dependable supply of clean water and the secure and sustainable production of food. All this will be contingent on sustained investment in technology, infrastructure, education and skills development. Geology (sometimes referred to more broadly as Earth science or geoscience) is the study of our planet’s structure, and the processes which have shaped it throughout its long history – and which continue to do so. It underpins the provision of most of the resources on which the UK’s population and industry depend, including energy, minerals, water and food.
Nanotechnologies make use of very small objects or artefacts. Nanomaterials are an increasingly important product of nanotechnologies. They contain nanoparticles, smaller than 100 nanometres in at least one dimension. Nanomaterials are coming into use in healthcare, electronics, cosmetics and other areas. Their physical and chemical properties often differ from those of bulk materials, so they call for specialised risk assessment. This needs to cover health risks to workers and consumers, and potential risks to the environment. This is currently done on a case by case basis, but risk assessment methods need to be kept up to date as the use of nanomaterial’s expands, especially as they find their way into consumer products. What do we know about the possible health risks of exposure to nanomaterial, and how can assessment of these risks be improved? An assessment by the European Commission Scientific Committee on Emerging and Newly Identified Health Risks (SCENIHR).
- Track 16-1Metal-based nanoparticles
- Track 16-2Two-dimensional nanostructures
- Track 16-3Bulk nanostructured materials
- Track 16-4Particle size
- Track 16-5Surface properties
- Track 16-6Chemical reactivity
- Track 17-1Safe Steps
- Track 17-2Safety and Health Management Systems
- Track 17-3Electrical Hazards
- Track 17-4Mobile Equipment Safety