A NEW METHOD FOR ENERGY BENCHMARKING OF MINERAL COMMINUTION

World Mining Congress
Energy benchmarking is widely applied across industries to determine the potential to improve energy performance. Unlike the many technologies for which energy benchmarks and efficiency rating systems are already in maturity, benchmarking of mining processes is still in its infancy. Benchmarking energy usage in mining operations, where energy costs are high and represent a significant portion of overall operating expenses, is challenging due to the uniqueness of each mining operation. Mines vary in terms of geology, geographic setting, ore body geometry, mineralogy which impact the mining method, material handling, processing and waste management.
Keywords: energy; comminution; Breakage; test; Tests; Model; Models; Ores;
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