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    • Benchmarking electricity use of deep-level mines 

      Cilliers, Charl (North-West University (South Africa) , Potchefstroom Campus, 2016)
      Electricity consumption, and the cost thereof, has become a large contributor to operating costs in deep-level mining in South Africa. Up to 60% of electricity used on deep-level mines can be attributed to five high power ...
    • Improving energy cost performance of steel production mills 

      Van Niekerk, S.G.J. (North-West University, 2018)
      The global steel supply capacity is more than the demand. This has caused an increase in competition and imports to some countries. South Africa is one of the affected countries and the effects have been seen in the closing ...
    • Quantification of energy consumption and production drivers in steel manufacturing plants 

      Van Niekerk, Sybrand Gerhardus Johannes (North-West University (South Africa) , Potchefstroom Campus, 2016)
      The South African government has introduced regulations with the aim to monitor and reduce carbon emissions. Energy efficiency tax incentives and future compulsory Department of Energy reporting are reviewed in this study. ...
    • Thermodynamic optimisation of a boiler feed water desalination plant 

      Van der Walt, Philippus Johannes (2014)
      In the process of electricity generation, water is used as the working fluid to transport energy from the fuel to the turbine. This water has to be ultrapure in order to reduce maintenance cost on the boilers. For the ...