• P-ISSN 0974-6846 E-ISSN 0974-5645

Indian Journal of Science and Technology


Indian Journal of Science and Technology

Year: 2018, Volume: 11, Issue: 46, Pages: 1-6

Original Article

Technological Trends for Clean Production in Coal Mining in Colombia


Objective: To describe trends in technology for clean production in the phase of coal mining in Colombia and the department of La Guajira. Material and Methods: the research was of type of descriptive and documentary, with sectional design and bibliometric analysis. For data collection analysis matrices were constructed that allowed to record all data of the documentary sources consulted that formed the two populations of this study population (patents) and population B (scientific articles and documents). Finding: Among the results were located 424 patent applications on the part of the Superintendency of Industry and Commerce of Colombia, of which we did not find any related to clean production in the exploitation phase of coal. The nine (9) corresponding articles at national level the domain, the maturity and obsolescence found more than technologies environmental management systems prevail a range high. For the case, articles and local technical documents, the domain was the same result than those found at the national level. Applications: the company that manages the 100% of the operation in La Guajira department performs in a responsible manner its process, but by following national trends in management, without introducing clean technologies as such, its sustainability is based in environmental management introduced with conventional technologies while generating some positive contribution to the environment could make greater efforts. 

Keywords: Clean Production, Coal Exploitation, Domestical Technological Trends, Local Technological Trends, Mining


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