The consumption of energy contributes significantly to the overall cost of operations and the environmental impact of the mining and mineral processing industry. However, despite a few notable exceptions, most of the resulting waste heat produced is dissipated, without recovery, into the environment. There is also a lot of stored heat in mine water which can be tapped into long after a mine has closed. There is, therefore, significant opportunity to improve the industry's sustainability through increasing the amount of waste heat recovered and repurposed.
McLean, Shannon H.; Chenier, Jeffrey; Muinonen, Sari; Laamanen, Corey A.; and Scott, John A.
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Journal of Sustainable Mining: Vol. 19
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Available at: https://doi.org/10.46873/2300-3960.1010
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