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Open Cut

Safety, productivity and the right to operate are priorities for open cut mine research. We have supported work on an automated swing loading system for electric shovels, the science of rehabilitation and minimising mining impacts on neighbouring communities.


General (9 Reports)

Introduction of Autonomous Haul Trucks

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C800101/05/2001
Author: Col Hughes | Pacific Coal

Automatic dump trucks have the potential to increase productivity and reduce maintenance costs without major uncontrolled risks.

Pacific Coal and Komatsu developed and tested various autonomous dump truck (ADT) prototype systems at Tarong between 1996 and 1998. Limited operational testing ....  read more

 

Tool for In-Situ Determination of Sulphur

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C903501/11/2001
Author: Mihai Borsaru, Arojc, C Smith | CSIRO Exploration & Mining

The work described in this report was carried out by CSIRO Exploration and Mining, Queensland Centre for Advanced Technologies Laboratory in Brisbane. The objectives of the project were:

  1. To develop an operational system and logging tool to determine in-situ sulphur content in
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Estimation of In-Situ and Product Total Moisture

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C1004123/04/2003
Author: Ian Fletcher, Dick Sanders | QCC Resources

Coal moisture, and particularly in situ moisture (Mis), is a parameter which is often examined inadequately during exploration programs, and the resulting limited knowledge can easily impact negatively producing inaccurate definition of reserves, incorrect ....  read more

 

Coal Mining XML Project

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C1303501/07/2004
Author: Christian Larsen, Ben Axford | Runge

This project has investigated the benefits of using XML (eXstensable Markup Language) as a protocol for exchange of data between software applications and the merits of generating a public Schema for standardising XML for the coal mining industry.

This project has ....  read more

 

The Cumulative Impact of Growth on Regional Transport Infrastructure: Central Queensland Case Study

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C2202101/06/2014
Author: Susan Kinnear, Delwar Akbar, Julie Mann & Sandra Worsley, Prem Chhetri, Phillip Smith | Central Queensland University, RMIT, University of Queensland

An effective transport network is essential to both ongoing growth of the resources sector, as well as to the sustainability of the regions that host resource development activity. For mining companies, modern and efficient transport infrastructure is necessary in order to move its product from ....  read more

 

Guidelines for Estimating Coal Measure Rock Mass Strength from Laboratory Properties - Report A Empirical Approach and Report B Synthetic Rock Mass Models

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C2502520/09/2019
Author: Hao Zhai, Mahdi Zoorabadi, Hossein Masoumi, Ismet Canbulat, Matthew Tsang, Davide Pistellato, Joan Esterle | University of New South Wales, University of Queensland

This report combined different approaches to investigate the estimation of coal measures rock mass strength from laboratory properties, and in particular their use in the evaluation of open cut coal mine excavated slopes.  The report is presented in two parts:

  • Report A:
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Acquisition of Coal Quality by Semi-Automatic Analysis of Corescan® HCI-3 system (Hyperspectral) and Other Images

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C2502801/05/2018
Author: Emmy Manlapig, Frank Shi, Anh K Nguyen, John Jackson, Joan Esterle, Sandra Rodrigues, Hongping Liu, Sion Pretorius, Lionel Fonteneau | Julius Kruttschnitt Minerals Research Centre, The University of Queensland, CoreScan Pty Ltd

The planning and operation of a coal mining operation requires a clear and up to date understanding of the nature of the coal that would be mined, the manner in which the coal would be upgraded in the preparation plant and the target specifications of the product that will be produced. The ....  read more

 

Stakeholder Involvement in Planning to Maximise the Benefits and Acceptance of Land Packages Post Coal Mining in Central Queensland

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C2503201/05/2018
Author: John Rolfe, Jo-Anne Everingham, Delwar Akbar, Susan Kinnear | Central Queensland University

This project sought to tease out models for stakeholder involvement in post-mining land use change issues and to identify issues relevant to engaging with stakeholders in reference panels or other group processes. The project had four aims:

  • To identify the key factors that are
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Coking Properties Deterioration in Small Samples

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C2603424/06/2019
Author: Chris McMahon | McMahon Coal Quality Resources

Accurate evaluation of coking coal parameters at the exploration stage is critical to a coal's marketability and sale price and accurate estimation of coal resource and reserves.  The measurement of a coals coking potential is known to deteriorate with time and under different ....  read more

 

Underground

Health and safety, productivity and environment initiatives.

Underground

Open Cut

Safety, productivity and the right to operate are priorities for open cut mine research.

Recently Completed Projects

C19024Establishing Ecologically Sustainable Mine Water Release Criteria In Seasonally Flowing Streams

Extreme rainfall conditions in the Fitzroy Catchment over an approxi...

C25030Coal Mine Open Pit Final Void Closure And Relinquishment - Addressing Uncertainty In Coal Mine Environmental Planning

This report addresses uncertainties faced by coal mine operators whe...

C27046Estimation Of True Deformation Vector From Slope Radar Monitoring

Slope deformation radar monitors are now widely used in open cut coa...

Open Cut

Coal Preparation

Maximising throughput and yield while minimising costs and emissions.

Recently Completed Projects

C27004Improving Coal Flotation With Oscillatory Air Supply

This report provides detailed information on coal flotation with os...

C25018Improving Solids Recovery And Moisture Reduction In Ultrafine Coal Dewatering

This report provides detailed information on fine coal dewatering in...

C27028Lab Froth Flotation Testing Guide With Coal Quality

Correct outcomes from laboratory froth flotation testing in coal bor...

Coal Preparation

Technical Market Support

Market acceptance and emphasising the advantages of Australian coals.

Recently Completed Projects

C26039Nanoporosity In Cokes: Their Origin, Control And Influence On CO2 Reactivity

This project using the outcomes of previous project C24060, examine...

C28063A Comprehensive Technical Review Of High-Efficiency Low-Emission (HELE) Pulverised Coal Combustion Technologies For Power Generation

Research and development has been undertaken worldwide to realise co...

C28064Carbon Structure Transformation During Coking Of Australian Coking Coals: Better Understanding The Coke Formation

Carbon structures of coke that are formed during the plastic layer a...

Technical Market Support

Mine Site Greenhouse Gas Mitigation

Mitigating greenhouse gas emissions from the production of coal.

Recently Completed Projects

C28076Selective Absorption Of Methane By Ionic Liquids (SAMIL) - Phase 2 Demonstration In A Packed Bed Reactor

An alternative approach to high temperature oxidation of ventilation...

C26004CFD Modelling Of Reverse Thermal Oxidisers For VAM Abatement - CFD Modelling Of Fixed-Bed RTO Devices

The project is part of a larger multi‐phase program of study a...

C27058Technological Assessment Of A Recycle Reactor For VAM Abatement

Underground coal mining emits high volumes of methane, diluted in ve...

Mine Site Greenhouse Gas Mitigation

Low Emission Coal Use

Step-change technologies aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

Recently Completed Projects

C17060BGasification Of Australian Coals

Four Australian coals were trialled in the Siemens 5 MWth pilot scale ga...

C17060AOxyfuel Technology For Carbon Capture And Storage Critical Clean Coal Technology - Interim Support

The status of oxy-fuel technology for first-generation plant is indicate...

C18007Review Of Underground Coal Gasification

This report consists of a broad review of underground coal gasification,...

Low Emission Coal Use

Mining And The Community

The relationship between mines and the local community.

Recently Completed Projects

C16027Assessing Housing And Labour Market Impacts Of Mining Developments In Bowen Basin Communities

The focus of this ACARP-funded project has been to identify a number...

C22029Understanding And Managing Cumulative Impacts Of Coal Mining And Other Land Uses In Regions With Diversified Economies

The coal industry operates in the context of competing land-uses that sh...

C23016Approval And Planning Assessment Of Black Coal Mines In NSW And Qld: A Review Of Economic Assessment Techniques

This reports on issues surrounding economic assessment and analysis ...

Mining And The Community

NERDDC

National Energy Research,Development & Demonstration Council (NERDDC) reports - pre 1992.

Recently Completed Projects

1609-C1609Self Heating of Spoil Piles from Open Cut Coal Mines

Self Heating of Spoil Piles from Open Cut Coal Mines

1301-C1301Stress Control Methods for Optimised Development...

Stress Control Methods for Optimised Development and Extraction Operations

0033-C1356Commissioned Report: Australian Thermal Coals...

Commissioned Report: Australian Thermal Coals - An Industry Handbook

NERDDC