Energy Efficiency in the Minerals Industry

1st Edition

By Kwame Awuah-Offei

Chapter 7, Energy-Efficient Loading and Hauling Operations
Written By Ali Soofastaei

Copyright Year © 2022

ISBN: 978-3-319-54198-3
Publisher: Springer
Published: October 31st, 2017
Number of pages: 333
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This book presents a state-of-the-art analysis of energy efficiency as applied to mining processes. From ground fragmentation to mineral processing and extractive metallurgy, experts discuss the current state of knowledge and the nagging questions that call for further research. It offers an excellent resource for all mine managers and engineers who want to improve energy efficiency to boost both production efficiency and sustainability. It will also benefit graduate students and experienced researchers looking for a comprehensive review of the current state of knowledge concerning energy efficiency in the minerals industry.

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-vi

  2. Introduction

    Kwame Awuah-Offei
    Pages 1-7

  3. Ground Fragmentation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 9-9

    2. Braden Lusk, Jhon J. Silva
      Pages 11-30
    3. José A. Sanchidrián, Pablo Segarra, Lina M. López
      Pages 87-118
  4. Material Handling

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 119-119

    2. Ali Soofastaei, Elnaz Karimpour, Peter Knights, Mehmet Kizil
      Pages 121-146
    3. Kwame Awuah-Offei
      Pages 147-157
    4. Lalit Kumar Sahoo, Santanu Bandyopadhyay, Rangan Banerjee
      Pages 159-180
    5. Maryam Abdi-Oskouei, Kwame Awuah-Offei
      Pages 181-194
  5. Mineral Processing and Extractive Metallurgy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 195-195

    2. Bern Klein, Chengtie Wang, Stefan Nadolski
      Pages 197-211
    3. Michael S. Moats
      Pages 213-232
    4. Jocelyn Bouchard, Daniel Sbarbaro, André Desbiens
      Pages 233-250
    5. José Maria Tejera, Guillerno Rios, Tasio Martínez, Miguel Palacios
      Pages 251-269
  6. Renewable Energy and Miscellaneous Topics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 271-271

    2. José Pablo Paredes Sánchez
      Pages 273-285


Kwame Awuah-Offei is currently an associate professor of mining engineering at Missouri University of Science and Technology, as well as a mining engineering academic fellow at the US Securities and Exchange Commission. He holds a PhD from the University of Missouri-Rolla (UMR). Part of his PhD work was done at the University of Alberta, Canada. He holds a BS (Hons) from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science & Technology, Ghana.

Dr. Awuah-Offei’s research focuses on the modeling and optimization of sustainable mining systems, including energy-efficient mining systems. In addition to 12 years of research and teaching experience, he has worked in surface gold mining and aggregates operations. In his current role, he teaches graduate and undergraduate mining engineering courses including Environmental Aspects of Mining. Dr. Awuah-Offei is an active member of the Society of Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration (SME) and the Society of Mining Professors (SOMP).


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