Energy saving opportunities in the minerals industry: Newmont Gold Australia, case study

Ziemski, M. (2007). Energy saving opportunities in the minerals industry: Newmont Gold Australia, case study. In: , Proceedings of Canadian Institute of Mines International Conference, Annual Meeting 2007; CIM Technical paper series. Canadian Institute of Mines International Conference, Annual Meeting 2007, Montreal, Canada, (223-231). April 29-May 2, 2007.


Author Ziemski, M.
Title of paper Energy saving opportunities in the minerals industry: Newmont Gold Australia, case study
Conference name Canadian Institute of Mines International Conference, Annual Meeting 2007
Conference location Montreal, Canada
Conference dates April 29-May 2, 2007
Proceedings title Proceedings of Canadian Institute of Mines International Conference, Annual Meeting 2007; CIM Technical paper series
Place of Publication Canada
Publisher CIM
Publication Year 2007
Sub-type Fully published paper
Start page 223
End page 231
Total pages 10
Language eng
Abstract/Summary This paper reports on new technologies and methods available to help reduce energy consumption in minerals plants. A particular case study is used to highlight these opportunities, where an energy efficiency review at Tanami, a remote Newmont Gold processing plant located in central Australia, illustrated a considerable energy saving potential. All power requirements at the Tanami operation are currently supplied by diesel, which amounts to power costs of over two million Australian dollars a month. This energy scenario is not unusual in the minerals industry, and with such high power costs energy savings have the potential to reduce operating expenses significantly.
Subjects 290702 Mineral Processing
E2
640300 First Stage Treatment of Ores and Minerals
Keyword Energy efficiency
Newmont Gold
Minerals industry
Renewable energy
Absorption chiller
Q-Index Code E2

 
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