Waste Management in Coal and Oil Industry in Context of Alternative Sources of Energy Development
The global energy landscape is changing. Traditional centers of demand are being overtaken by fast-growing emerging markets. Oil and coal exploration and production activities aside from a necessity, are responsible for various environmental accidents around the world. Inadequate treatment of those wastes can threaten the human health and safety as well as the environment. The article is dedicated to the actual problem today - the recycling of waste oil and coal industry and the search for ways to minimize their impact on the environment. In addition, the main goal of the work is to find ways of obtaining alternative energy in the process of waste processing. The authors analyzed the state of the oil and coal mining industry and considered the main ways of processing their waste. Among all analyzed methods of processing waste oil and coal industry, the authors pay special attention to the methods of thermal impact on waste, since they allow us to obtain an additional source of energy.
Keywords: coal industry waste, oil industry waste, alternative energy, environment.
JEL Classifications: Q32, Q42, Q53.