Recycling possibilities for reducing waste from cutters on combined cutter-loaders and road builders

Sergey A. Prokopenko, Vladimir S. Ludzish, Anatoly A. Li

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The objective of this study was to find opportunities for metal waste recycling in the process of rock breaking in mines. A built-up cutter design for a combined cutter-loader and a recycling technique for a considerable portion of the deteriorated tool are suggested. Industrial tests have proven the possibility of a ten-fold increase in the use of cutters on mining machines for coal rock mass destruction. The proposed technique allows a four times reduction in metal consumption in the production and use of cutters and a reduction of the ultimate resulting waste by 80%. This advanced technique could be transferred extensively into such industries as open-cast mining, repair of motor-roads, construction and agriculture.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1278-1284
Number of pages7
JournalWaste Management and Research
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2017



  • cutter
  • Mine
  • mining machine
  • recycling
  • resource efficiency
  • technique
  • waste

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Engineering
  • Pollution

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