Title page for ETD etd-05092009-040521
|Type of Document
||Grimes, Janet A.
||Economic and system feasibility study of municipal waste stowage in underground coal mines
||Master of Science
|Karmis, Michael E.
|Luttrell, Gerald H.
|McPherson, Malcolm J.
|Date of Defense
Public concern about surface disposal of municipal waste offers the mining
industry potentially enormous economic and environmental opportunities. If
underground space created by mining can successfully be utilized for safe waste stowage
during the mining process, there will be immediate and substantial benefits to all sectors
of the underground mining industry. To investigate an integrated system of mining and
waste stowage, an economic and feasibility model was developed. Major issues include
waste transportation, emplacement area, waste characteristics after emplacement, and
alterations to current mining operations. In this preliminary investigation, economic
feasibility is the basis for comparison between alternative systems in this research. Past
and existing underground waste disposal systems are used to evaluate the model.
|| Approximate Download Time
| 28.8 Modem
|| 56K Modem
|| ISDN (64 Kb)
|| ISDN (128 Kb)
|| Higher-speed Access
next to an author's name indicates that all
files or directories associated with their ETD
are accessible from the Virginia Tech campus network only.
If you have questions or technical
problems, please Contact DLA.