Title: Equipment CO2 emission in surface coal mining
Authors: Dragan Bogunovic, Vladislav Kecojevic
Addresses: Department of Energy and Mineral Engineering, The Pennsylvania State University, 25 Hosler Building, University Park, PA, USA. ' Department of Energy and Mineral Engineering, The Pennsylvania State University, 154 Hosler Building, University Park, PA, USA
Abstract: The continuous global increases in energy demand and the environmental impact of carbon dioxide (CO2) emission, represent a substantial challenge for the mining industry. This paper presents the results of research work related to determination of surface mining equipment CO2 emission, which is part of a broader industrial project on analysis and control of energy consumption. The project was completed at a surface coal mine that is operated by one of the largest North American coal companies. The research results may be used by mining professionals to aid in the determination of carbon footprints for specific mining equipment.
Keywords: surface mining equipment; energy consumption; electricity; fuel; carbon dioxide emissions; coal mining; mining equipment emissions; environmental pollution; carbon footprint.
International Journal of Mining and Mineral Engineering, 2009 Vol.1 No.2, pp.172 - 180
Published online: 10 Feb 2009 *Full-text access for editors Access for subscribers Purchase this article Comment on this article