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Energy efficiency in mining: a review with emphasis on the role of operators in loading and hauling operations
- Awuah-Offei, Kwame
- Journal of cleaner production 2016 v.117 pp. 89-97
- databases, energy efficiency, mining
- This paper presents a review of the literature on energy efficiency in mining with a specific emphasis on the role of operators in energy efficiency of loading and hauling operations. The objectives are to: (i) establish the current knowledge on energy efficiency in mining, in general; (ii) establish current knowledge on the role of the operator in energy efficiency of loading and hauling operations, specifically; and (iii) make recommendations for industrial best practice and future research directions to enhance energy efficiency in mining. The papers included in the review were selected through searches in major abstract databases using relevant keywords, with emphasis on recent peer-reviewed work. The review identified gaps in the literature and made recommendations for future research and industry best practice.