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Small hydropower development for mining industry.

Authors
Torbin-RN; Lautenschlaeger-SD; Thimons-ED
Source
Proc Asce Hydraulics Div Conf Water/resource Dev Coeur d'Alene Idaho 1984 Aug; :684-688
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
10004092
Abstract
The high temperatures and humidities encountered in deep mines make a comfortable and healthy work environment difficult and expensive to maintain. Therefore, large refrigeration systems are employed to condition the working air to help control temperature and humidity. The refrigeration systems can be located on the surface or underground on the working levels of the mine. Regardless of location, large quantities of water are required to be brought into the mine to operate these refrigeration systems. The large values of head and flow offer an excellent opportunity for energy recovery due to the large amount of available potential energy. This paper describes a program the Bureau of Mines has undertaken to study the feasibility of recovering this energy.
Keywords
Mining; Thermal effects; Humidity; Temperature control; Temperature regulation; Refrigeration equipment; Water supply
Publication Date
19840801
Document Type
OP; Conference/Symposia Proceedings
Fiscal Year
1984
Identifying No.
OP 123-84
NIOSH Division
PRC
Source Name
Proc. Asce Hydraulics Div. Conf. Water/resource Dev. Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, Aug 1984
State
ID; PA
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