Category: Mining

Sand Production Management for Unconsolidated Sandstone by Shouwei Zhou, Fujie Sun

By Shouwei Zhou, Fujie Sun

This ebook investigates sand creation difficulties within the improvement of unconsolidated sand reservoirs and indicates novel technical strategies and enhancements to sand administration issues.

This ebook is split into six chapters: (1) geologic features of unconsolidated sand heavy oil reservoirs and suggestion of sand administration know-how; (2) sand creation mechanisms and its influence on reservoir petrophysical caliber; (3) sand construction volume prediction and good productiveness review tools, particularly for fluid-solid coupling prediction version; (4) of completion know-how for sand administration; (5) sand move in good bore and floor processing; (6) the applying of sand administration know-how in China’s Bohai heavy oil field.

Readership: Petroleum reservoir engineers and creation managers worldwide.

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Progressive Technologies of Coal, Coalbed Methane, and Ores by Volodymyr Bondarenko, Iryna Kovalevs'ka, Kostiantyn

By Volodymyr Bondarenko, Iryna Kovalevs'ka, Kostiantyn Ganushevych

Presenting new applied sciences in underground coal extraction, with particular consciousness to mine galleries aid and upkeep, load mechanism of "massif-support system-safety approach" structures, research of face gear for skinny coal seams mining and substantiation of rational stoping parameters.
Advanced floor mining applied sciences of coal and ore are mentioned in an unique shape, balance calculations of inner dumps and open-cut faces are offered, in addition to exam of land floor subsidence utilizing glossy tools of calculation experiments. Special consciousness is given to the complicated mining of mineral assets, similar to: iron ore, coal deposits with drilling develop degassing wells, methane extraction from coal and anthropogenic deposits, warmth receipt from mine water with support of thermal pumps.
The designated geological stipulations for mining in Poland and the Ukraine require a brand new technological approach for mining thin and intensely skinny coal seams with thickness of one meter and no more, utilizing selective coal extraction methods, leaving rock in the back of within the mine. suitable technological recommendations are mentioned during this quantity.
Further, technological technique keep watch over in the course of coal seams underground gasification is defined including pressure-temperature stipulations of fuel hydrates formation from gaseous combinations of varied content material. Substantiation is additionally given to gasoline hydrates extraction applied sciences improvement and 21st century new pulse applied sciences of good drilling and a temperature mode of a rock-cutting device and kit with cryogenic-gravel filters is tested.
Gas extraction methods situated in flooded deposits with uniform and macroheterogeneous creditors are awarded with the outline of an efficient method of two-subbench know-how of ore deposits extraction.

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Mineral Resources Management and the Environment by U. Aswathanarayana

By U. Aswathanarayana

Via an exploration of the hyperlinks among geologic atmosphere, mining and technique applied sciences, economics, atmosphere and stakeholder groups, this article addresses ways that the mineral should be made secure, effective and ecologically sustainable, focusing specifically upon the subsequent key themes:· a evaluation of the present prestige of the realm mining undefined, and the environmental demanding situations it faces. · hyperlinks among the mode of prevalence of a mineral and the methods of mining it · the influence of mining at the surroundings when it comes to and waste · future health results coming up from many of the dangers of mining · the environmental impression of approach applied sciences, and keep an eye on applied sciences to make the mining undefined ecologically sustainable · tools of rehabilitation of mined land, and reuse of mine wastes and mine water · socio-economic dimensions of the mining undefined.

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Equipment management workbook : key to equipment reliability by Paul D. Tomlingson

By Paul D. Tomlingson

Equipment administration Workbook is a better half to the hugely acclaimed textual content, Equipment administration: Key to apparatus Reliability and productiveness in Mining, moment Edition.

The Equipment Management textual content, considered as crucial examining for mining pros, outlines a confirmed and useful procedure for making sure the profitability of mining operations via caliber upkeep management.

This workbook offers a simple, powerful means for readers to study and make sure these invaluable classes offered within the text.

Its step by step strategy makes a speciality of the main serious points of a winning upkeep administration software. each one bankruptcy demanding situations the reader to remember the real-world reports and suggestions from the textual content. attractive multiple-choice, true/false, and yes/no workouts toughen each key concept.

You’ll make the most of Tomlingson’s greater than 35 years of direct, all over the world upkeep consulting event within the layout, implementation and evaluate of upkeep courses for heavy industry.

The textbook and workbook contain a “how-to” consultant that may allow mining agencies to enforce a accomplished apparatus administration process that guarantees apparatus reliability, in addition to workforce productivity.

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Principles of Applied Geophysics by D.S. Parasnis

By D.S. Parasnis

This booklet provides a entire and authoritative survey of recent geophysical equipment utilized in prospecting for typical assets, and in civil engineering, geohydrological, and environmental research. it's written with an emphasis on actual rationalization and sensible functions. rules of utilized Geophysics is key analyzing for all earth technology undergraduates and postgraduates learning utilized geophysics, in addition to practicing geophysicists and civil and environmental engineers who require an up to the moment evaluation of the topic.

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33 Men: Inside the Miraculous Survival and Dramatic Rescue by Jonathan Franklin

By Jonathan Franklin

On August five, 2010, on the San José mine in northern Chile, 33 males have been entombed 2,300 ft less than the earth while a slab of rock the scale of a skyscraper sheared off the mountain and sealed close their simply entry to the skin. The miners have been found alive 17 days later, and for the following seven weeks after that discovery, as rescuers sought to convey them to the skin, the eyes of the realm shifted to this formerly imprecise nook of South the United States. greater than 2,000 newshounds and journalists flooded in to hide the drama. yet regardless of around the globe curiosity, the media hardly delved to both front strains of the rescue or less than the outside of the tragedy. Locked in the back of police strains, such a lot newshounds have been diminished to months of interviewing relations and politicians. notwithstanding, award-winning journalist Jonathan Franklin used to be the exception.

The print journalist with the main broad entry and contacts, Franklin pronounced, recorded, and filmed from front row of the operation because it opened up and, for that reason, used to be afforded exceptional and precise entry to the miners and the rescuers. Now, for the 1st time ever, he tells their complete tale in 33 males: contained in the remarkable Survival and Dramatic Rescue of the Chilean Miners

Franklin's prestige as a "local"--he has lived in Chile for sixteen years, speaks fluent Spanish, and has six daughters together with his Chilean wife--and his 25 years' adventure as an investigative reporter supplied him entry different newshounds may in basic terms dream of. for nearly six weeks he lived at the hillside that served because the rescue operation's nerve heart. He sat in on making plans conferences, pored over govt records, and recorded periods among the miners and the psychologists charged with taking care of their psychological well-being. He carried out interviews with miners' households, rescue employees, engineers, drill operators, and so on, together with President Piñera of Chile. Even sooner than the miners have been rescued, whereas they have been nonetheless underground, Franklin interviewed them through a makeshift telephone that attached them to the outside. "I sat during this box the place you'll choose up a mobilephone, dial 11, and the telephone might ring down below," says Franklin, who constructed any such bond of belief with the miners that they defined in nice element the dramatic first 17 days in their confinement. bring to an end from the outside...

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Mining and Its Impact on the Environment by Fred G. Bell, Laurance J. Donnelly

By Fred G. Bell, Laurance J. Donnelly

Winner of the 2007 E.B. Burwell, Jr. Award of the Geological Society of the US Mining task has left a legacy of risks to the surroundings, akin to waste, risky floor and infection, which are tricky whilst redeveloping land. This publication highlights the results of previous mining and gives details at the sorts of difficulties it might reason in either city and rural components. in terms of instance, the booklet additionally demonstrates how such difficulties can be expected, investigated, estimated, avoided and regulated. in addition, it indicates how websites already laid low with mining difficulties and risks might be remediated and rehabilitated. overlaying subsidence, floor mining, disposal of waste, difficulties due to mine closure and mineral processing, Mining and its effect at the setting is a superb reference for practicing mining and geotechnical engineers, in addition to scholars during this box.

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Acidic Mining Lakes: Acid Mine Drainage, Limnology and by W. Geller, H. Klapper, M. Schultze (auth.), Prof. Dr. Walter

By W. Geller, H. Klapper, M. Schultze (auth.), Prof. Dr. Walter Geller, Prof. Dr. Helmut Klapper, Prof. Dr. Wim Salomons (eds.)

Acidification is a common challenge in any respect mining websites within which oxygenated water is available in touch with sulfide minerals or different diminished sulfur compounds. a world Workshop was once held in September 1995 on the division for Inland Water examine of the UFZ-Centre for Environmental learn in Magdeburg at the limnology of lakes created by way of open-cast lignite mining, emphasizing the usually saw geogenic acidification after oxidation of pyrite. subject matters of curiosity have been case experiences at the limnology of acid lakes, e.g. bacteriologically superior strategies on the topic of heavy steel mobilization and acid iteration, the ecology of sulfur-acidic lakes, and at the inorganic strategies of acidification. additionally, techniques for the prevention and the abatement of acidification have been addressed together with the reasons of acidification, and the choices for lowering the output of acidified groundwater from overburden dumps, for acid regulate in the course of the flooding of open-cast mines, and power measures for caused in situ organic neutralization. This quantity has 25 chapters together with a bankruptcy with result of crew discussions concerning the subject matters pointed out above and additional difficulties that have been pointed out in the course of the assembly. The monograph supplies a baseline of the nation of technological know-how at the all over the world challenge of geogenic adidification of lakes following human mining actions, and the way to deal with this environmental problem.

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Geophysical Electromagnetic Theory and Methods by Michael S. Zhdanov

By Michael S. Zhdanov

During this e-book the writer provides the state of the art electromagnetic (EM)
theories and techniques hired in EM geophysical exploration.
The publication brings jointly the elemental idea of EM fields and the practical
aspects of EM exploration for mineral and effort resources.
This textual content is exclusive in its breadth and completeness in offering an
overview of EM geophysical exploration technology.

The e-book is split into 4 components overlaying the rules of EM
field conception and its functions, and rising geophysical methods.

Part I is an advent to the sector thought required for baseline
understanding.

Part II is an outline of all of the uncomplicated components of
geophysical EM thought, from Maxwell's basic equations to modern
methods of modeling the EM box in advanced 3D geoelectrical formations.

Part III offers with the regularized resolution of ill-posed
inverse electromagnetic difficulties, the multidimensional migration and imaging of
electromagnetic facts, and normal interpretation techniques.

Part IV describes significant geophysical electromagnetic methods―direct present (DC), triggered polarization (IP), magnetotelluric
(MT), and controlled-source electromagnetic (CSEM) methods―and covers
different functions of EM tools in exploration geophysics, including
minerals and HC exploration, environmental learn, and crustal research.

* provides theoretical and methodological findings, in addition to examples of functions of lately constructed algorithms and software program in fixing useful difficulties
* Describes the sensible significance of electromagnetic facts via allowing discussions on a development of a closed technological cycle, processing, research and third-dimensional interpretation
* Updates present findings within the box, specifically with MT, magnetovariational and seismo-electrical tools and the perform of 3D interpretations

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