Energy Efficiency

Energy Efficiency

1Boliden Mineral 2University of Queensland Julius Kruttschnitt Mineral Research Centre (JKMRC) 3Boliden Aitik The new Aitik autogenous grinding (AG) milling circuit was based on the successful original milling plant at Aitik, with a focus on low life-of-mine operating costs. At the heart of this is...
06-Jan-2020
Newmont has a demonstrated history as a leading investor in comminution technology developments. Most notably the cornerstone high pressure grinding rolls (HPGR) demonstration plant at the Lone Tree operation in 2003, which contributed to paving the way for the subsequent acceptance of HPGR technolo...
06-Jan-2020
Assessment of comminution energy intensity has traditionally been confined to the crusher and mill motor power consumption. However, a measure of ancillary equipment power and the embodied energy consumed through media wear is required to compare disparate equipment types and circuit configurations...
06-Jan-2020
AG or SAG milling frequently becomes a bottle-neck in an operation as the generation of critical size pebbles and the subsequent required re-crushing of these results in an extra burden for the (S)AG mill in the form of a recirculating load of harder and more abrasive material. HPGRs are high capac...
06-Jan-2020
F.P. van der Meer Canadian Mineral Processors Conference, 23-25 January 2018, Ottawa, Canada ABSTRACT HPGRs operate in a wide array of applications in mining and minerals. These range from relatively coarse crushing of copper and gold ores at one end of the spectrum to the processing of fine iron...
28-Jun-2019
G R Ballantyne, M Hilden, K Bartram and V Souto 14thAusIMM Mill Operators’ Conference, 29-31 August 2018, Brisbane, Australia ABSTRACT Particle sorting allows partially liberated minerals to be separated prior to energy intensive fine grinding. Sensors select particles for separation a...
23-Oct-2018
PETAR BODUROV & VASIL GENCHEV Journal of Multidisciplinary Engineering Science and Technology. 4(1), January 2017 ABSTRACT There is an alternative of the spherical grinding bodies. Innovative grinding bodies have shown in university tests with Bond Mill lower values of the Fred Bond Wi i...
05-Jul-2018
G R BALLANTYNE Comminution ’18, April 16-19 2018, Cape Town, South Africa Australia ABSTRACT Comminution Energy Curves are a resource developed at the JKMRC and made available by CEEC to the mining industry to compare and benchmark comminution energy intensity at mine sites.   However...
06-Jun-2018
M SCOTTMine Excellence 2018 – 3rd International Seminar of Operational Excellence in Mining, 21-23 March 2018, Santiago, Chile Australia ABSTRACT The Australian mining industry currently consumes 28% more water, 21% more energy and generates 19% greater emissions to maintain the same level of prod...
06-Jun-2018
B Nielsen, J Rohleder, H Lehto and C Robbe MetPlant 2017 – Metallurgical Plant Design and Operating Strategies – World’s Best Practice, 11-12 Sep 2017, Perth, Australia Abstract Sensor-based ore sorting is being increasingly used to reduce the amount of low-grade and waste m...
26-Oct-2017
G R Ballantyne, M Di Trento, I Lovatt and B Putland MetPlant 2017 – Metallurgical Plant Design and Operating Strategies – World’s Best Practice, 11-12 Sep 2017, Perth, Australia Abstract The Tropicana Gold Mine, owned by AngloGold Ashanti Australia Ltd (70% owned and managed...
26-Oct-2017
Shuji Owada, Sho Terada, Taiki Senga, Takao Namihira 49th Annual Conference of Metallurgists, Vancouver, Canada, August 27-30, 2017. Abstract Electrical disintegration (ED) is well known as a good comminution method to improve liberation of componential elements, because electron avalanche co...
26-Sep-2017
The Energy Saving Technology of Beneficiation of Iron Ore V V KARMAZIN, M A BIKBOV AND A A BIKBOV MAGNETIC AND ELECTRICAL SEPARATION, VOL 11 (4), PP 211-224 ABSTRACT The qualitative and quantitative evaluation of liberation of economic minerals and thelevel of contamination of the process produc...
25-Aug-2017
P STAPLES, G LANE, R BRAUN, B FOGGIATTO AND M P BUENO PRESENTED AT SAG CONFERENCE, SIXTH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON SEMIAUTOGENOUS AND HIGH PRESSURE GRINDING TECHNOLOGY, VANCOUVER, 20-24 SEPTEMBER 2015. ABSTRACT Autogenous (AG) and semi-autogenous (SAG) grinding mills are considered a mature tec...
18-Jul-2017
S NKWANYANA AND B LOVEDAY (1) PRESENTED AT COMMINUTION ’16, MINERALS ENGINEERING INTERNATIONAL, PUBLISHED IN MINERALS ENGINEERING VOLUMES 103-104, BARRY WILLS (ED), APRIL 2017. ABSTRACT Ball-mills are used widely for secondary grinding. Loveday (2010) reported on laboratory tests in which s...
18-Jul-2017
Comminution Circuit Design Considerations G Lane (1), B Foggiatto (1), R Braun (1), M P Bueno (1), P Staples (2) and S Rivard (2) 49th Annual Canadian Minerals Processors Conference, Ottawa, Canada, 17-19 January 2017    ABSTRACT This paper demonstrates the selection of grinding circui...
26-May-2017
Breaking Down Energy Consumption in Industry Grinding Mills J Bouchard (1), G LeBlanc (2), M Levesque (3), P Radziszewski (4) and D Georges-Filteau (1) 49th Annual Canadian Minerals Processors Conference, Ottawa, Canada, 2017    ABSTRACT Grinding mills are infamous for their extremely...
26-May-2017
The transition from semi-autogenous to autogenous milling at Waihi Gold C Haines and D Bertoldi AusIMM Mill Operators Conference 2016   ABSTRACT The Waihi Gold Mine (WGM) operated by OceanaGold New Zealand Limited is a wholly owned subsidiary of the OceanaGold Corporation of Australi...
26-Apr-2017
Grinding circuit practices at Newmont A Giblett and S Hart AusIMM Mill Operators Conference 2016   ABSTRACT In 2015 operations under the ownership and/or management of all Newmont Mining Corporation subsidiaries (Newmont) produced 5.7 Moz of gold and 619 Mlb of copper from mining opera...
26-Apr-2017
G Harbort and D Zoetbrood ABSTRACT The Phu Kham copper-gold operation in the Laos People’s Democratic Republic (PDR) is owned and operated by Phu Bia Mining Limited. PanAust Limited holds a 90 per cent interest in Phu Bia Mining Limited, with the remaining ten per cent held by the Laos PDR Gov...
15-Feb-2017
  The way we make decisions about adopting energy efficient comminution technologies is complex, and there are multiple factors at play.  Depending on the company and individual personalities, the weight of different motivating influences varies between: energy cost environmental co...
16-Aug-2016
In the face of increasing energy costs, limited water resources, more stringent legislation and lower feed grades, the mining industry is searching for more sustainable technologies and practices.  Metso Process Technology and Innovation (PTI) is undertaking a research project, “Improving the resour...
15-Jul-2016
Abstract As the stirrer speed directly affects the motion of grinding media, and hence the interactions with material particles to be ground, the rotation speed of a stirred mill is well recognised as one of the most important factors affecting the grinding performance. In this work, the effec...
09-May-2016
ABSTRACT Simulation work was carried out to analyse how feeding a finer size distribution to a single stage SAG mill in closed circuit with hydro cyclones at Freda Rebecca Gold Mine would affect throughput and specific energy consumption using an Excel based milling process simulator developed by...
07-May-2016
Abstract Comminution and classification circuits consume significant amounts of energy. Some estimates show that comminution processes accounts for around 40 % of the total energy consumed in mining operations and 1.5-1.8 % of the total national energy consumption in mining intensive countries such...
19-Apr-2016