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Energy Recovery Using Hydraulic Turbines in Deep Underground Mines.
Torbin RN; Thimons ED
Mech Eng 1983 Apr; 105(4):57-61
Mines in the United States are continually descending to greater depths in the search for minable deposits, but the high temperatures and humidities encountered at these depths make a comfortable working environment difficult and expensive to maintain. To help deal with this problem, the Bureau of Mines awarded a contract to investigate and evaluate commercially available means of energy recovery for the deep mining industry. This paper discusses benefits that can be realized using high-pressure water to operate a turbine, the economic considerations, the use of turbine technology in mine applications, and outlines the research program plan for further study.
Issue of Publication
Mech. Eng., V. 105, No. 4, Apr. 1983, PP. 57-61
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