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.


Parametric analysis of BIM-based building energy performance for supporting multi-objective optimization
Can, Esra; Akçamete Güngör, Aslı; Department of Civil Engineering (2022-5-11)
Building energy efficiency comes into prominence as buildings constitute a significant portion of world energy consumption and CO2 emissions. To achieve energy-efficient buildings, energy performance assessments should be conducted meticulously, yet it is difficult to comprehensively estimate the buildings’ energy consumption since energy performance assessments are complex multi-criteria problems that are affected by many factors such as building orientation, envelope design, climatic conditions, daylight ...
Rebound effects for households’ energy efficient vehicles
Yüksel, Dilan.; Sarı, Ramazan; Department of Earth System Science (2019)
Energy efficiency is one of the most critical dimensions in energy consumption and the technologies improving energy efficiency thus decreasing energy demand as well as greenhouse gases have been becoming widespread in recent years. On the other hand, the fact that the savings owing to the improvements in energy efficiency would not happen as expected indicates a phenomenon which has been being addressed for a long a time in the literature and practice: Rebound Effect. This concept emphasizes that the cost ...
Geochemical modeling of NCG injection in a geothermal well using doublet well model
İlgin, Buğrahan; Akın, Serhat; Erol, Selçuk; Department of Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering (2021-7-29)
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Evaluating the impact of different atria configurations on the energy performance of buildings in different climates
Farhoudi, Meysam; Elias Özkan, Soofia Tahira; Department of Building Science in Architecture (2016)
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Citation Formats
N. Demirel, Energy-Efficienct Mine Ventilation Practices. 2018, p. 299.