Author ORCID Identifier

Shannon H. McLean 0000-0001-9900-640X

Corey Laamanen 0000-0002-1321-0491

John A. Scott 0000-0002-2559-0188


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.

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