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August 2016

The August issue of World Coal includes a regional report reviewing the regulatory challenges currently facing the South African coal mining industry. Technical features cover drilling & blasting, coal washing, coal sampling & analysis, conveyor maintenance and shaft hoisting.

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Industry View: Old Mines Or Greenfield Projects?
Russell Taylor

Clear As Mud
Barry Baxter reports on the continued regulatory uncertainty in the South African mining sector.

Leading The Way
Michael Wiseman, Action Drill & Blast, Australia, outlines innovative approaches to enhance blasthole drilling.

Cast Blasting In Mine Reclamation
Tristan Worsey, Stephen Kan and Nathan Rouse, RESPEC, USA, and Jhon Silva, University of Kentucky, USA, illustrate a methodology for opencast coal mine reclamation using cast blasting.

Advances In Coal Mine Blasting
Dr Michael A. Tuck, Federation University Australia, reviews recent research and development in the area of coal mine blasting.

The Right Blend
Dr Peter J. Bethell, Cardno Inc., USA, highlights the importance of efficient coal processing and blending to maximise mine profitability.

The DMC Effect
Ernst Bekker, Multotec Process Equipment (Pty) Ltd, South Africa, explains the impact of dense medium cyclones on the preparation process.

Determining Calorific Value
Kai-Oliver Linde, IKA-Werke GmbH & Co. KG, Germany, explains the gross and net calorific value of coal.

Detecting Ash: The Natural Way
Gary Wain, Bretby Gammatech, UK, looks at why the use of natural gamma radiation to measure the ash content of coal is becoming increasingly important.

Centred: The Art Of Conveyor Belt Tracking
Paul Harrison, Martin Engineering, USA, expands on remedies for conveyor belt mistracking by focusing on different belt training methods in part two of a two part series.

Delivering Results
Graham du Plessis, DRA Global, South Africa, explains how the company is providing shaft expertise at coal mines in South Africa.

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