Green Energy and Technology

Energy Efficiency in the Minerals Industry

Best Practices and Research Directions

Editors: Awuah-Offei, Kwame (Ed.)

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  • Addresses energy efficiency management in the minerals industry
  • Provides an essential resource for mine managers and engineers interested in managing their energy demand and efficiency
  • Written by expert authors with extensive experience in the industry
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About this book

This book presents a state-of-the-art analysis of energy efficiency as applied to mining processes. From ground fragmentation to mineral processing and extractive metallurgy, experts discuss the current state of knowledge and the nagging questions that call for further research. It offers an excellent resource for all mine managers and engineers who want to improve energy efficiency to boost both production efficiency and sustainability. It will also benefit graduate students and experienced researchers looking for a comprehensive review of the current state of knowledge concerning energy efficiency in the minerals industry.

About the authors

Kwame Awuah-Offei is currently an associate professor of mining engineering at Missouri University of Science and Technology, as well as a mining engineering academic fellow at the US Securities and Exchange Commission. He holds a PhD from the University of Missouri-Rolla (UMR). Part of his PhD work was done at the University of Alberta, Canada. He holds a BS (Hons) from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science & Technology, Ghana.

Dr. Awuah-Offei’s research focuses on the modeling and optimization of sustainable mining systems, including energy-efficient mining systems. In addition to 12 years of research and teaching experience, he has worked in surface gold mining and aggregates operations. In his current role, he teaches graduate and undergraduate mining engineering courses including Environmental Aspects of Mining. Dr. Awuah-Offei is an active member of the Society of Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration (SME) and the Society of Mining Professors (SOMP).

Table of contents (17 chapters)

Table of contents (17 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Pages 1-7

    Awuah-Offei, Kwame

  • Energy Distribution in the Blast Fragmentation Process

    Pages 11-30

    Lusk, Braden (et al.)

  • Effect of Hole Stemming Practices on Energy Efficiency of Comminution

    Pages 31-53

    Konya, Calvin J. (et al.)

  • Effect of Wave Collision on Fragmentation, Throw, and Energy Efficiency of Mining and Comminution

    Pages 55-70

    Johnson, Catherine

  • Energy Efficiency of Drilling Operations

    Pages 71-86

    Karpuz, Celal

Buy this book

eBook $139.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-54199-0
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase Institutional customers should get in touch with their account manager
Hardcover $179.99
price for USA in USD
Softcover $179.99
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Energy Efficiency in the Minerals Industry
Book Subtitle
Best Practices and Research Directions
Editors
  • Kwame Awuah-Offei
Series Title
Green Energy and Technology
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-54199-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-54199-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-54198-3
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-85341-3
Series ISSN
1865-3529
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VI, 333
Number of Illustrations
34 b/w illustrations, 61 illustrations in colour
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