2017-Sustainable Industrial Processing Summit
SIPS 2017 Volume 4. Lotter Intl. Symp. / Mineral Processing

Editors:Kongoli F, Bradshaw D, Waters K, Starkey J, Silva AC
Publisher:Flogen Star OUTREACH
Publication Year:2017
Pages:226 pages
ISBN:978-1-987820-67-6
ISSN:2291-1227 (Metals and Materials Processing in a Clean Environment Series)
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    The Problem of Layer in the Tubes for the Vertical Transportation of Fly-Ash in the Stanterg Mine

    Bajram Mustafa1; Shyqri Kelmendi2; Bekim Bajraktari3; Faton Kelmendi4;
    1TREPCA MIN.& METALL. COMPANY;UNIVERSITY OF PRISHTINA, Mitrovica, Kosovo; 2FACULTY OF GEO-SCIENCES AND TECHNOLOGY, PRISTINE UNIVERSITY, Mitrovica, Kosovo; 3TREPCA J.S.C., Mitrovica, Kosovo; 4KOSOVO GOVERNMENT, Prishtina, Kosovo;
    Type of Paper: Regular
    Id Paper: 177
    Topic: 5

    Abstract:

    Trepca mine in Stantrg (Kosovo) is a lead, zinc and silver mine.This mine is using fly-ash as a back-fill material since 2010. This material is transported by special trucks from the lignite-fired power stations in central part of Kosova � Obiliq. As the discharged fly ash is a serious environmental problem, it was very important to use this material for back fill in the underground mines, although the considerable amount of ash is available to the cement producers in the region. Using fly ash in the underground mines as a hydraulic filling is very important to increase the safety of mining facilities and setting conditions for the working efficiency of the mining method. Although prior to the use of fly ash in the mines, there were a series of laboratory examinations and reviews on the physical model, after a certain period of time we face with the problem of the layer in the tubes for the vertical transport of the fly-ash. This layer becomes so thick that the tubes have been blocked and it was necessary to replace them. Replacing the tubes was an additional problem, both for the production and for the maintenance. In this paper is presented practical solution how to avoid creation of the layer in the tubes for the vertical transportation of fly-ash in the underground lead and zinc mines in Kosovo.

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    Mining;

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    Mustafa B, Kelmendi S, Bajraktari B, Kelmendi F. (2017). The Problem of Layer in the Tubes for the Vertical Transportation of Fly-Ash in the Stanterg Mine. In Kongoli F, Bradshaw D, Waters K, Starkey J, Silva AC (Eds.), Sustainable Industrial Processing Summit SIPS 2017 Volume 4. Lotter Intl. Symp. / Mineral Processing (pp. 171-172). Montreal, Canada: FLOGEN Star Outreach