MTA-AUS 2014

CONEXPO-CON/AGG VIP SHOW GUIDE contains Floor Plans and a complete listing of companies exhibiting at the ConExpo-Con/Agg 2014 trade show in Las Vegas March 3-7, 2014. It also contains 2014 forecasts for the Aggregate, Concrete and Cement industries

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MINING & TECHNOLOGY AUSTRALIA 2014 | ISSUE 8 3 28 Contents 37 110 Technology & Innovation 35 Advancing towards an electric miner CRCMining is developing wireless energy transfer systems that will be key enablers for the all-electric underground mine of the future. This approach will facilitate reduced carcinogenic pollutants, energy consumption and downtime, with increased energy efciency and productivity. 36 A new paradigm for mining Rising energy, infrastructure and environmental costs are driving a new paradigm of precision mining. Mining is at the beginning of a period of transition for which the drivers are larger than our industry and refective of the growing global economy and increasing needs to bring the burgeoning population to an acceptable standard of living. CRC Mining CEO, Professor Paul Lever, writes. 37 Turning mine wastewater into rainwater A new cost-efective technology to treat mining wastewater and reduce sludge by up to 90% has been used for the frst time at a commercial mine. The Virtual Curtain technology was used to remove metal contaminants from wastewater at a Queensland mine and the equivalent of around 20 Olympic swimming pools of rainwater-quality water was discharged. 38 The necessity for change is upon us To combat declining productivity, miners, researchers and technology companies need to come together to develop technologies that allow real-time, whole-of-life management of our resources. CSIRO Minerals Down Under Flagship director, Jonathan Law, writes. On the Move 40 Job movements in the Australian mining sector Events Roundup 41 2014 calendar of events Mine Safety 42 Aspiring to zero harm Simon Ridge, Western Australia's executive director for Resources Safety, speaks with Mining & Technology Australia about the state's mine safety performance and the Department of Mines and Petroleum's journey to zero harm. Services & Infrastructure 45 South Australia's transport and logistics future requires collaboration The future of the South Australian mining industry remains bright but the many and varied opportunities that are presenting themselves require collaborative eforts between industry and governments at all levels, writes Neil Murphy. 32

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