Energy efficiency via optimisation of water reticulation in deep mines

  • Van Rensburg J
  • Botha A
  • Bolt G
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Abstract

Investigations into water reticulation systems at different deep-level mines have shown that water usage varies between 1.25 kl and 4.15 kl per ton of rock mined. This large variation in the water consumed per ton of rock mined indicates that some mines may be using water inefficiently.

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Authors

  • Jf Van Rensburg

  • A Botha

  • G Bolt

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