Energy Efficiency in the Minerals Industry

Best Practices and Research Directions

  • Kwame Awuah-Offei

Part of the Green Energy and Technology book series (GREEN)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vi
  2. 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. Celal Karpuz
      Pages 71-86
    4. 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
    3. Nuray Demirel
      Pages 287-299
    4. Petrus J. Terblanche, Michael P. Kearney, Clay S. Hearn, Peter F. Knights
      Pages 301-333

About this book


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.


Energy-efficient Mining industry Mining & metals Energy-efficient mineral processing Energy consumption Mining engineering

Editors and affiliations

  • Kwame Awuah-Offei
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Mining and Nuclear EngineeringMissouri University Science and TechnologyRollaUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Energy Energy (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-54198-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-54199-0
  • Series Print ISSN 1865-3529
  • Series Online ISSN 1865-3537
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