This annual series of books includes scientific papers on mining profiles. This volume presents multiple aspects of mining technology implementation in several aspects: extraction of coal, iron, manganese, uranium and other ores. Capturing and utilization of coalbed methane by various methods including alternative ones, safety measures in mining, ecological aspects, etc.
Specific attention is paid to intensification of mineral resources extraction processes by way of modernizing opening methods, development and mining methods depending on mining-geological conditions. Experimental results of stress-strain state rock massif forecast by means of computational experiments using recursive methods are also discussed.
Any mining operations should finally result in adequate recovery of land surface and utilization of mining wastes using various environmentally friendly methods, thus, sufficient attention is paid to this scientific trend.
Non-traditional methods of minerals mining are becoming more topical and of higher demand in the modern society. Hence, several papers/chapters are devoted to underground coal gasification and its subsequent processes. In addition, extraction technologies of gas hydrate, as a source of an abundant amount of natural gas, are thoroughly examined in this book, including implementation of gas hydrate technologies for mine methane utilizations with its following transportation in a solid state.
Furthermore, attention is given to evaluation of economic efficiency of minerals mining by the proposed methods, their ways of enrichment, ecological aspects and the influence of mining production on the environment, innovational logistic solutions at mining enterprises, and also to perspectives of Ukraine’s mining industry integration to the European standards.
Prof. Volodymyr Bondarenko is the Head of the Department of Deposit Mining of the National Mining University of Ukraine, Academician of the Academy of Engineering Sciences of Ukraine, Honoured Scientist of Science and Engineering and Laureate of the State Prize of Ukraine in the Field of Science and Technology.
Volodymyr Bondarenko is a famous specialist in the field of underground mining of coal and ore deposits and author of a scientific discovery in mining providing new fundamental knowledge describing artificial diagenesis of sedimentary rocks and their influence on rock massif state around openings.
Prof. Bondarenko is the chairman of the Methodological Committee of the Ministry of Education and Science of the Ukraine.
He is one of the authors of "Development strategies of coal industry of Ukraine until 2030 as part of a single work "Strategy of energy development of Ukraine until 2030" and founder of the International School of Underground Mining. The School’s format – holding annual international scientific and practical conferences with presence of well-known specialist-miners from the Ukraine, Russia, Poland, Germany and other countries.
20 candidate dissertations and 6 doctoral dissertations have been defended under the direction of Volodymyr Bondarenko and he is author of 245 scientific works, including 15 textbooks, tutorials and monographs, 37 patents are registered in his name, 33 scientific articles have been pubished internationally in recognized publications in Germany, England, USA, Canada, Poland and Russia.