Energy-Efficienct Mine Ventilation Practices

Energy efficiency in mine ventilation, which is responsible for a substantial amount of total energy consumption, is of paramount concern in underground mining. Achieving energy-efficient mine ventilation practices is not only important for reducing total operating and energy costs but is also potentially the most effective means of reducing greenhouse gas emissions and environmental and occupational health and safety. This chapter presents a comprehensive review of the literature on energy-efficient mine ventilation practices and approaches to provide the current knowledge and research frontiers on energy efficiency in mine ventilation. Successful case studies, which resulted in efficiency increases, are also included to illustrate already existing energy efficiency alternatives and energy-saving opportunities. This review is expected to provide mining professionals a tool for improving current operations and achieving best practices.
Citation Formats
N. DEMİREL, Energy-Efficienct Mine Ventilation Practices. 2018, p. 299.