Find out how to save energy at home and reduce your carbon footprint. This is an information sheet describing strategies that can be used in the home to reduce energy use and greenhouse gas emissions. It includes some images.
This fact sheet describes how coal is formed, mined, processed and used. Diagrams illustrate the formation of coal, from early plant material to the hardest black coal. Statistics relating to Queensland coal mining are included.
These items are made by mining and processing minerals into metals and other materials.This fact sheet looks at the underground mining process and the technology used to extract these minerals from the earth. The affects of mining on the environment and methods used to rehabilitate underground mines after mining are also included.
Find out how a coal-fired power station makes electricity. This is an animated video in eleven parts which shows the components and processes in a coal-fired power station. The accompanying narration explains what happens in each stage. Most of the statistical information and examples relate to Queensland.QRC acknowledges the assistance provided by CS Energy and CSIRO Exploration and Mining in the production of this resource.
This is an interactive activity that allows students to explore the processes involved in the mining and processing of copper ore and the production of copper. Students initially place the processes in correct sequence and can then select each stage to animate it and access relevant information. The smelting stage includes an activity on writing chemical equations.Queensland Resources Council acknowledges valuable assistance from Xstrata Copper in the development of this product.
The worksheet is a science literacy activity which involves an investigation into the history of copper. Students are given a series of questions and asked to circle the correct answers.This worksheet is used in conjunction with the Copper ITAM which can be ordered from the Minerals Council of Australia. The first copy is free, a class set is A$27.50. Ordering and contact details are provided on the sheet.
Find out how emissions from coal-burning can be reduced by turning the coal into syngas. This is a fact sheet describing methods of coal gasification, and how the resulting syngas can drive a combined cycle power generator. It lists the advantages of the technology, including low emissions and increased efficiency as well as the disadvantages.
Find out how carbon dioxide can be stored deep in the earth. This fact sheet provides information on carbon capture and storage, also known as carbon sequestration. It includes an outline of how carbon is captured and separated, and describes how carbon dioxide is stored in geologic formations. Two diagrams illustrate the process of carbon storage.
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