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.
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