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Petroleum Geothermal energy and process of mines extract

Tanushka Singh Chauhan


Mining consumes a lot of energy, and because so much money is spent on fuel and energy transportation, energy costs are particularly expensive for remote mines that are off the grid. The necessity to switch to greener power sources to lessen its environmental impact is becoming increasingly clear to the mining industry as well. Geothermal energy is a crucial, albeit frequently underutilized, energy source for the mining sector as it is dependable and capable of providing extremely high availability factors. Geothermal energy can meet some of a mining operation’s electrical power needs in places with strong geothermal potential, such as where the mine is located. Geothermal fluids are utilized in many ways over the course of a mine’s operational life. Hot fluids are employed in production applications such increased heap leaching for gold and silver extraction and raffinate heating for the manufacture of copper. High geothermal potential places require higher ventilation loads, which can be partially met by in-situ geothermal energy production. Underground miners in these areas must deal with these demands. Space heating, a significant burden for northern mines, can also be powered by geothermal fluids. Hot water irrigation can improve reclamation rates during the project’s closure and post-closure phases and handing over an operational power plant to the neighborhood can create jobs and aid in community development. The connections between mines and geothermal energy are discussed in this essay, along with the potential benefits of geothermal energy for the planning and management of mines

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