mine gas utilisation Articles

  • Utilisation of Methane to Generate Electricity: BHP Appin and Tower Collieries

    Background BHP Collieries Division operates five underground coal mines in and around the Illawarra region of NSW. They include the Appin and Tower mines which are situated north-west of Wollongong and some 75 kilometres from Sydney. These two mines produce around 3.5 million tonnes of coal per year which is primarily used for domestic steel making. Some coking and energy coal is also ...


  • 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 ...


  • 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

  • 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

  • Memory effect on hydrate formation and influential factors of its sustainability in new hydrate–based coal mine methane separation method

    This paper describes an experimental study on the memory effect in a methane–in–water system in which a hydrate was once formed and then dissociated. The 'memory effect' is found to be associated with gas hydrate nucleation. This study aims to investigate how memory effect in the hydrate nucleation process depends on the thermal and kinetic history (i.e., the nucleation pressure and temperature, ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Upgrading from Pellistor Gas Sensors to Infrared Technology

    In this article Andy Avenell, Crowcon’s Fixed Systems Product Manager, considers the shift towards infrared (IR) gas sensor technology in the oil and gas industry. Abstract Flammable gases and vapours can present considerable dangers in many industrial applications, none more so than the processes involved in extracting, transporting and processing oil and gas. Fast and reliable ...

  • Advanced WESP designs assure superior gas cleaning performance

    Nowadays, many industries are facing formidable environmental challenges and there is a growing need for effective, economical gas cleaning and air pollution control equipment. Michael Beltran of Beltran Technologies, Inc. reports on a renewed interest in high-efficiency wet electrostatic precipitators (WESPs) and discusses their importance for controlling sulphuric acid mists and other ...


    By Beltran Technologies, Inc.

  • Generation using gas-fuelled engines in South Africa – an overview

    Most gas engines are Otto cycle spark ignition internal combustion reciprocating engines using natural gas as the primary fuel. Smaller models utilise stochiometric combustion while the larger engines are lean burn engines with pre-chamber ignition systems. The engines are coupled with packaged generator sets, ...


    By Clarke Energy

  • Identifying Leaks from Natural Gas Pipelines at a Safe Distance

    The use of natural gas, of which methane is the principle component, is increasing worldwide. According to the American Petroleum Institute methane meets 24% of U.S. energy demand and heats over 50% of all U.S. households. It also has many industrial uses, such as the manufacture of chemicals like ammonia, methanol, butane, ethane, propane and acetic acid; it is also an ingredient in products as ...

  • Coal combustion products in Europe - sustainable raw materials for the construction industry

    The production of coal combustion products (CCPs) in all the European member states is estimated to be about 100 million tonnes. The utilisation of CCPs is well established in some European countries, based on long term experience and technical as well as environmental benefits. The CCPs are mainly utilised in the building material and construction industry as a replacement for natural resources. ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Coal combustion products in Europe - sustainable raw materials for the construction industry

    The production of coal combustion products (CCPs) in all the European member states is estimated to be about 100 million tonnes. The utilisation of CCPs is well established in some European countries, based on long term experience and technical as well as environmental benefits. The CCPs are mainly utilised in the building material and construction industry as a replacement for natural resources. ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Weir floway case study

    When Weir Floway wanted to introduce an in-house PMI (Positive Metal Identification) facility, the handheld Niton XL3t XRF analyser provided the perfect solution. Weir Floway produce vertical turbine pumps from a variety of metallurgies ranging from copper alloys to superaustentics, super-duplex, and stainless steels. Their products are utilised for applications including mining, oil and gas, ...


    By Niton UK Limited

  • 30MW Queensland LNG Power Project - Case Study

    Clarke Energy has signed a deal with Australia Pacific LNG to provide a 30MW temporary power plant to their coal seam gas processing plant in Queensland. Clarke Energy to provide 30 MW temporary power station to support operation of Reedy Creek coal seam gas processing facilities ...


    By Clarke Energy

  • Taishan case study

    Breaking new ground in China's industrial energy efficiency Located in the Tai'an, Shandong Province, China, this is the world's first cement sector project to achieve CDM registration, and the first industrial waste heat to power project undertaken in China.  The project captures waste heat from the cement making process and utilises it to produce power in a 13.2 MW power plant. The ...


    By Camco Clean Energy Company

  • Industrial applications of new sulphur biotechnology

    The emission of sulphur compounds into the environment is undesirable because of their acidifying characteristics. The processing of sulphidic ores, oil refining and sulphuric acid production are major sources of SO2 emissions. Hydrogen sulphide is emitted into the environment as dissolved sulphide in wastewater or as H2S in natural gas, biogas, syngas or refinery gases. Waste streams containing ...


    By Paques B.V.

  • Bolivar wastewater treatment plant cogeneration facility to be Installed by Clarke Energy - Case Study

    The Bolivar Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) is the largest wastewater treatment plant in the Adelaide region, processing almost 70% of Adelaide’s metropolitan wastewater. The South Australian Government has approved a $25.8 ...


    By Clarke Energy

  • Using biogas for combined heat and power

    An integral part of the majority of anaerobic digestion facilities across the world is the CHP combined heat and power (CHP) engine. For the first time builder of a biogas plant, it is often neglected as the focus is on reducing the capital costs ...


    By Clarke Energy

  • Using biogas for combined heat and power

    An integral part of the majority of anaerobic digestion facilities across the world is the CHP combined heat and power (CHP) engine. For the first time builder of a biogas plant, it is often neglected as the focus is on reducing the capital costs ...


    By Clarke Energy

  • Optimisation of Binder and Catalyst Addition: Steel Castings Pty Ltd

     Steel Castings Pty Ltd installed a computerised ‘Autocat’ system to control the addition of catalyst and binder for the production of sand moulds. The finer control of addition rates has significantly reduced the number of reject moulds and achieved annual savings of $21,780 from reduced raw sand and chemical costs. Background Steel Castings Pty Ltd operates a foundry ...


  • One of Europe’s most contaminated sites

    VSD Avenue, a joint venture partnership between VolkerStevin, DEC and Sita Remediation, started work at the beginning of September on the remediation of the former Avenue Coking Works in Chesterfield; one of the most heavily contaminated sites in Europe. Guy Pomphrey, chairman of VSD Avenue, explains The £82m contract, signed in July, was commissioned by the client and site owner the East ...


    By Newzeye Ltd

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