mine gas Articles

  • Europe’s Largest Mine Gas Plant

    GE Jenbacher has supplied 14 cogeneration systems to Europe’s largest coal mine gas plant, Fenne, which is owned by SaarEnergie and located in the district of Fenne near Saarbrücken, Germany, GE Energy announced at Hannover Messe 2004. The JMS 620 GS cogeneration systems produce more than 40 megawatts of electricity and nearly 41 megawatts of thermal energy. This coal mine gas plant ...

  • Methane Mining

    The Customer The Company is a global manufacturer of web handling, air flotation drying, process thermal management and emission control systems. They serve the web coating, printing, packaging and other industrial process markets. The Process The site is a coal mine that has been closed for a number of years, ostensibly because most or all of the ...

  • Wastewater treatment for mining camps/oil and gas camps

    Mining and oil and gas camps operating in remote and environmentally sensitive areas become home to large work forces for extended periods of time. Supplying water for domestic use and treating large volumes of sewage and greywater can be a complex and expensive challenge. Improper wastewater treatment can lead to pollution of the surrounding ecosystems. Many jurisdictions have tightened ...


    By Newterra

  • Comparison of Gas and Water Pycnometry of Coal Mine Wastes

    Coal mine washery wastes comprise two major components whose specific gravities differ markedly. Consequently, their specific gravity is much more variable than that of natural soils and is determined relatively frequently. The specific gravity of coal mine wastes is determined more rapidly and efficiently by gas pycnometry than by water pycnometry. However, the two methods give significantly ...


    By ASTM International

  • Cleaner Production in the Mining Industry: Mount Isa Mines

    MIM Holdings Limited has implemented a program of innovations which has enabled the company to open a new mine and add new electricity-using activities while cutting total annual electricity use and carbon dioxide emissions. MIM has committed to the Australian Governmentís Greenhouse Challenge. This Federal and State Government sponsored initiative requires companies to reduce emissions of carbon ...


  • CSP and mining in Chile

    With a mining industry that produces 35% of the world´s copper, it is imperative for Chile´s economic growth to produce energy from a source that is secure, dispatchable and unlimited. In an exclusive online webinar last week, hosted by CSP Today, experts discussed the positive impact that solar CSP could have on Chile’s mining industry. With many mining markets located in ...


    By FCBI Energy

  • Acid mine drainage treatment

    Acid mine/rock drainage is a rampant problem in the world today. The above photo depicts acid drainage at an abandoned mine in the Yukon Territory of northwest Canada. This mine shares a similar history to thousands of other mines throughout the world. It was in operation for six short years in the 1950’s, producing gold ore. Its profitability eventually failed and it was abandoned. In the ...


    By WesTech Engineering, Inc.

  • Power generated from methane gas in disused mines in England

    Type     HOFGAS®-IPM/C 2500 Performance     2’500 Nm³/h / 520mbar dP Location     England (GB) Situation Mine gas is released when coal is extracted. This gas is sourced not only from working coal mines but also from those that were closed down long ago. Because large quantities of coal remain in the mine after it has ...


    By Hofstetter BV

  • Case study - From mines to the slopes

    At ABUTEC, the only thing we like more than having fun is helping OTHERS have fun! That’s why we were excited about a project recently with the Oxbow Coal Mine in Somerset, Colo. For more than 100 years, Oxbow has been free-venting all of the methane from the mine, which ends up being approximately $1 million worth of fuel sent into the atmosphere with nothing to show for it. However, ...


    By ABUTEC LLC

  • Donald Blankenship Charged in Mine Disaster

    Former chief executive of Massey Energy Company, Donald Blankenship, was charged for multiple violations of safety rules and deceit of federal inspectors that ultimately led to the death of 29 coal miners during a single incident in 2010; the deadliest mine incident since 1970. Indicted on four criminal counts by a federal grand jury in the Upper Big Branch disaster, Blankenship faces a ...


    By SafetySmart

  • Closures of mine a new challenge for Romania

    AbstractThe mining activity is one of the oldest activity in Romania, dating from the year 100 B.C. The gold and silver ores represented one of the riches of our country. In time the economic content of metals diminuend, and the ore mines become non profitable. Due to this situation the best option of the State was the closure and ecological rehabilitation of the mines.The steps for the ...


  • Application of data mining techniques in building predictive models for oil and gas problems: a case study on casing corrosion prediction

    This paper describes the use of (supervised) data mining to predict casing corrosion in carbon geological storage projects. This study discusses: 1) data pre–processing such as missing value handling and discretisation; 2) feature selection methods such as correlation coefficient, signal–to–noise ratio, information gain, Gini index, and the k–nearest neighbour (KNN) approach; 3) classification ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • GenRel: A computerised model for reliability prediction of mining machinery

    This paper discusses ongoing research regarding the application of theoretical probability distributions to a reliability assessment model called GenRel. GenRel is a computer model for reliability analysis of mining equipment based on Genetic Algorithms (GAs). The reliability changes over time due to several covariates/factors (e.g., equipment age, operating environment, repairs). In our model, ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Toxicity of sediments potentially contaminated by coal mining and natural gas extraction to unionid mussels and commonly tested benthic invertebrates

    Sediment toxicity tests were conducted to assess potential effects of contaminants associated with coal mining or natural gas extraction activities in the upper Tennessee River basin and eastern Cumberland River basin in the United States. Test species included two unionid mussels (rainbow mussel, Villosa iris and wavy‐rayed lampmussel, Lampsilis fasciola, 28‐d exposures), and the commonly ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • Abandoned Wells and Mines as Underground Storage for Waste Management

    Abstract Albania is a rich country in oil, mineral and water sources as well as a very polluted one in Europe There are a lot of wastes that couldn’t be managed in existing circumstances. At the present many oil and gas fields are in the third or depleted phase of the exploitation, while a lot of mines are abandoned. In this frame the paper presents some considerations to use them as underground ...


  • The Gasplasma process: its application in enhanced landfill mining

    Abstract A key component in the ELFM concept is the provision of an advanced thermal conversion technology as an integral part of the process. The two stage thermal Gasplasma™ process developed by APP is designed to produce both a refined syngas which is capable of being fed directly to a gas engine for the efficient recovery of energy and an environmentally stable, vitrified ...


    By Advanced Plasma Power (APP)

  • Clean coal opportunities are still growing mining history

    One of Northeastern Pennsylvania’s claims to fame is its overabundance of the natural resource anthracite coal. From the late 1800s to the middle of the 20th century, the anthracite mines of NEPA helped fuel the local economy and helped usher in the industrial revolution in the United States. Anthracite coal was heralded as the superior form of coal. It’s more pure, harder and has ...

  • CSP could be the best energy solution for the mining industry

    Chile could be the make or break of the concentrated solar power industry in finding a way to work closely with the mining industry. Many mining companies in the Great North would greatly benefit from being able to take advantage of an abundant and free solar resource that could eliminate reliance on expensive energy imports. As part of the inaugural CSP Today LATAM conference, CSP Today has ...


    By FCBI Energy

  • Lightning Detectors: Safety Within The Mining Industry

    There have many instances of deaths or injuries to mining employees as well as damage to equipment due to lightning strikes in the mining industry. These incidents could have been prevented with the use of a quality lightning detector and a “Lightning Safety Plan” that is strictly enforced by both management and all employees. There are too many cases of lightning strikes causing ...

  • Position Brief on oil sands mining in Canada

    Background The oil sands (also called tar sands) in Canada are the second largest petroleum deposit in the world after Saudi Arabia and underlie about 140,000 square kilometres of land in northern Alberta, composed of woodlands and wetlands. Wetlands cover roughly half the landscape of the oil sands region and a vast majority of these wetlands are peatlands. Oil sands development has ...


    By Wetlands International

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