Using modern battery systems in light duty mining vehicles

Richard S. Schatz, Antonio Nieto, Cihan Dogruoz, Serguei Lvov

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Abstract

Sodium metal halide (NaMx) batteries are an emerging technology, with performance and longevity comparable to that of lithium ion (Li-ion) batteries, yet, require less capital. NaMx technology has been considered for mass transit and industrial applications to date. Mining vehicles are most commonly powered by diesel engines, despite their reputation for air pollution and inefficiency. These diesel powerhouses can be replaced by efficient, clean batteries while maintaining economic viability. In underground mining, locomotives and load-haul-dump are the most common light duty (<500HP) equipment used in room and pillar, and longwall mining methods to advance and prepare the mining site. PbA batteries are commonly used in battery-powered mining equipment and will serve as the control. Replacing these batteries with more energy dense NaMx or Li-ion batteries will increase operating time, therefore increasing, mine productivity.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)243-265
Number of pages23
JournalInternational Journal of Mining, Reclamation and Environment
Volume29
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 4 2015

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Room and pillar mining
Longwall mining
Mining equipment
Metal halides
Locomotives
Air pollution
Industrial applications
Diesel engines
lithium
Productivity
Sodium
Economics
longwall mining
ion
halide
diesel engine
pillar
vehicle
battery
diesel

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology
  • Geology
  • Earth-Surface Processes
  • Management of Technology and Innovation

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Schatz, Richard S. ; Nieto, Antonio ; Dogruoz, Cihan ; Lvov, Serguei. / Using modern battery systems in light duty mining vehicles. In: International Journal of Mining, Reclamation and Environment. 2015 ; Vol. 29, No. 4. pp. 243-265.
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In: International Journal of Mining, Reclamation and Environment, Vol. 29, No. 4, 04.07.2015, p. 243-265.

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