E3S Web Conf.
Volume 29, 2018XVIIth Conference of PhD Students and Young Scientists
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|Published online||31 January 2018|
Possibilities of using energy recovery in underground mines
AGH University of Science and Technology, Faculty of Mining and Geo-engineering, 30 A. Mickiewicz Av., 30-059 Kraków, Poland
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In underground mines, there are many sources of energy that are often irrecoverably lost and which could be used in the energy structure of a mine. Methane contained in the ventilation air, the water from the dewatering of the mines and the exhaust air from the mine shafts are the most important sources of energy available to a mine. Among other sources of energy available in a mine, you can also distinguish waste energy from the process of the desalination of water or energy from the waste. The report reviewed the sources of energy available in a mine, assessed the amount of recoverable energy and indicated the potential for its use.
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