Quarrying refers to secondary mining, open pit and above ground removal of materials used for secondary applications such as building construction, road construction, cement, glass, farming, etc.. A number of aggregate materials are also used in foodstuff for human and animal consumption.
Many countries throughout the world burn brown coal as a fuel source to generate electricity. Although brown coal is abundant and relatively easy to access, one of its disadvantages is that it contains up to 65% moisture which significantly impedes its ignition. In fact, up to two thirds of the energy generated from the burning of brown coal is lost in the process of drying it as it enters the furnace. Accordingly, many of these power stations have an unenviable efficiency rating of less than 15%.
Coal to liquids technology requires coal to be ground to fine particles and dried before processing into gas and then liquefying it.
A wide range of industrial processes require extremely fine particle sizes for use in the manufacture of cosmetics, paint, chemicals, pharmaceuticals and ingredients for food and beverage manufacture. These industries will greatly benefit from DevourX with a reduction in the cost of refinement of their ingredients and more consistent particle sizes with unadulterated outputs.