Texas lignite will be the fuel preferred by many of the state's utilities and industries. Near surface lignite reserves are adequate to meet the needs of the early decades of the 21st century. Meeting the demands of the decades beyond will require the recovery of deep basin lignite or a transition to alternative energy fuels. The subject of this research is the hydrological and geomechanical feasibility and impact of open pit mining and underground coal gasification for recovery of deep basin Texas lignite. Of major concern are the quantities and uses of water from site dewatering and depressurizing operations, the stability of open pit mine slopes and how it is influenced by water, and the regional hydrologic impacts of lignite mining. Refs.
|期刊||Technical Report - University of Texas at Austin, Center for Research in Water Resources|
|出版狀態||Published - 1 8月 1983|