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January 2020

The January/February issue of World Coal features regional reports on the Americas, from the history of coal in the US to the current state of the coal industry in Colombia. It also features technical articles on ‘surface to seam’ technology, tailings safety, closed-trough conveyor belts and X-ray transmission sensor-based coal sorting.


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Contents

A Long-Term Relationship
David Walker and Robert Matter, SLR Consulting, USA, consider the history of coal in the US and take a look towards its future.

Colombian Coal Challenges
Fitch Solutions, a global intelligent solutions company, UK, assesses the state of the Colombian coal industry.

From Surface To Coal Face
Dr. Stephen C. Tadolini, Minova Global, USA, discusses ‘surface to seam’ technology, which can reduce the number of operators, pieces of equipment and materials in an underground mine.

A Twist In The Tailings
Nicholas Brant, RCT, Australia, considers how to rise to tailings safety’s demand for autonomous heavy equipment solutions.

Dewatering Sustainably
Jeremy Hanhiniemi (Australia), Geoff Way (Indonesia) and Peter Smit (Australia), Weir Minerals, outline environmentally and financially beneficial methods of coal mine dewatering.

Transform Your Operations
Jaakko Lipsanen, ALLU, Finland, describes how the right conversion equipment for loaders and excavators can improve the efficency of crushing, loading and screening operations.

Digging Into The Details
Sarp Degirmenci, ExxonMobil, EAME, encourages greater education on the uses of oil and grease lubricants in mine operations.

Sorting Out Coal
Dr. Christopher Robben, TOMRA Sorting Mining, Germany, addresses X-ray transmission sensor-based coal sorting as an effective solution to today’s coal mining challenges.

Coal Storage Unravelled
Regina Schnathmann, BEUMER Group, Germany, outlines some of the processes behind optimising stockpile design and stacker-reclaimer relationships.

Spilling The Tea On Closed-Trough Conveying
Closed-trough conveyor belts protect the environment and ensure energy-efficient coal transport in China, explain Stephan Weisgerber and Ming-Ya Tang, Continental AG, China.

Blazing A Trail To Cleaner Coal
Aiden Neary, Clean Coal Technologies, Inc., USA, discusses how the implementation of pre-combustion solutions makes coal more environmentally responsible during its period in transit from mine to end energy user.


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