An Investigation of Energy Efficiency and Related Carbon Emissions across Different Scales of Iron Ore Mining Operations in Australia
This study aims to calculate the energy efficiency and carbon emissions for iron ore mining across different scales of operation. It will also identify the major scales of mining operations based on differences in energy efficiency and emissions as opposed to just production outputs.
The project will also identify those process steps which can be improved based upon energy efficiency through effective energy management. The outcomes of this study have the potential to provide benefit to the mining industry by identifying areas where cost saving as a result of reduction in energy consumption could be considered and implemented. The project will also identify the most energy efficient scales of production which could inform both the environmental and economic performance of iron ore mining operations.
Mrs Shanuka Palamure
Masters by Research Student
Centre for Ecosystem Management
School of Science
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