DBPapers
DOI: 10.5593/SGEM2014/B13/S3.097

UTILIZATION OF ABANDONED MINE WORKINGS FOR HEATING

P. Zurek,A. Cibulcova,B. Gibesova, R. Kukutsch, J. Kostrhun
Wednesday 1 October 2014 by Libadmin2014

References: 14th International Multidisciplinary Scientific GeoConference SGEM 2014, www.sgem.org, SGEM2014 Conference Proceedings, ISBN 978-619-7105-09-4 / ISSN 1314-2704, June 19-25, 2014, Book 1, Vol. 3, 753-760 pp

ABSTRACT
Mining industry decrement and restructuring, unprofitability of some mineral resources caused closure or limit production operations at many locations in the Czech Republic. Old mining work is understood by the Mining Law underground mine works which is abandoned and the original operator or his successor in title does not exist or is not known. Or even by force adjustment since 2002, is an old mine works also abandoned quarry for reserved mineral extraction, the original operator or his successor in title does not exist or is not known. For example, only in the Ostrava-Karvina district is currently the 359 old mines. Most organized mines is solved within against methane measures. At least secured mines is implemented monitoring and maintenance. So far in our country shows limited interest in the use of previously or currently concluded mining objects. The abroad experience shows that the using of old mine workings is interesting. In paper is described how to use reserves of underground water to winning of temperature.

Keywords: Old mine workings, utilization of abandoned mines, heat pump