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News in Brief 05_2015

TFH and Bogazici University plan joint projects for improving safety

In May 2014, a terrible mining disaster struck the Turkish town of Soma, resulting in the deaths of over 300 miners. A research group from Bogazici University in Istanbul examined the causes of the disaster. Working with experts from TFH Georg Agricola University, the Turkish engineers now plan to look into ways to prevent this type of catastrophe occurring in ...

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Hydrogeologische Gelände- und Kartiermethoden by Wilhelm G. Coldewey and Patricia Göbel

Hydrogeology, the science of the subterranean water, investigates the origin, the stocks and the dynamics of the water and deals with its physical and chemical qualities. Special attention is paid to the development and use of ground water as well as interferences of human activities. The supply of reliable data for the judgement of the hydrogeological circumstances of an investigation ...

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Saxony develops new resource technologies for Rare Earth Elements

Since June 2015, a consortium of German companies and science institutes with international cooperation partners, led by the G.U.B. Ingenieur AG, Dresden/Germany, works on the development of new mining technologies for Rare Earth Elements (REE), which are among the most critical technology metals for high-tech industries. Scientists and engineers from Saxony and Saxony-Anhalt develop in the project “Rare Earth Metallurgy ...

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Framework agreement for the early use of open-pit mining lakes strengthens local authorities and water tourism

The Saxon State Ministry for Economic Affairs, Labour and Transport and the Lausitz and Central-German Mining Administration Company (LMBV), Senftenberg, signed a “Framework Agreement for the Intermediate Use of Lakes in Saxony” on 18th June 2015. This agreement defines the terms and conditions for the use of open-pit mining lakes for tourism purposes before their final completion. “The renovation of ...

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STEAG’s expertise reduce India’s CO2 emissions by 1.6 million tonnes per year

A programme set up on behalf of the German Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) by the German Society for International Cooperation (GIZ) and the Indian Central Electricity Authority (CEA) has resulted in annual CO2 savings of 1.6 million tonnes (which corresponds to around 1.2 million tonnes of Indian coal or a complete train with over 50 carriages full ...

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