Technology of power production from hydraulic fluid flows toward enhanced energy efficiency of gold mining

One of the key trends in development of theory and methodology for underground mine planning and design with a view to sustainable functioning of geotechnical systems in integrated mineral mining is enhancement of energy efficiency of production. It is of the current concern to develop and justify parameters of technology for power generation in underground mines from potential energy of process flows in a mine-technical system. Based on the promising designs and engineering solutions on conversion of energy of hydraulic fluid flows and the relevant recommendations on power generation during deep-level mining, the technology of power production from hydraulic fluid flows was tested. The tests demonstrated feasibility of using energy of hydraulic fluids as an extra source of power in underground mines and revealed the necessity of re-structuring of a mine-technical system with regard to power generation prospects. As a result, the guidance for recuperation of energy of hydraulic fluids was developed.

Keywords: Earth’s interior, integrated development, process flows, energy production, energy efficiency, mine-technical system, energy recuperation, water removing system, mine power lines, backfill mixtures.
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Turkin I. S., Knyaz'kin E.A., Bondarenko A. A. Technology of power production from hydraulic fluid flows toward enhanced energy efficiency of gold mining. MIAB. Mining Inf. Anal. Bull. 2020;(3):138-150. [In Russ]. DOI: 10.25018/0236-1493-2020-3-0-138-150.

Issue number: 3
Year: 2020
Page number: 138-150
ISBN: 0236-1493
UDK: 620.97
DOI: 10.25018/0236-1493-2020-3-0-138-150
Article receipt date: 17.04.2019
Date of review receipt: 11.11.2019
Date of the editorial board′s decision on the article′s publishing: 20.02.2020
About authors:

I.S. Turkin, Cand. Sci. (Eng.), Deputy General Director, Uralenergoresurs LLC, 455000, Magnitogorsk, Russia,
E.A. Knyaz'kin1, Graduate Student, e-mail:,
A.A. Bondarenko1, Graduate Student,
1 Institute of Problems of Comprehensive Exploitation of Mineral Resources of Russian Academy of Sciences, 111020, Moscow, Russia.


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