Water Recycling and Acid Mine Drainage
Water is important to a range of mining operations, including washing, minerals processing, and slurry transport.
Water used in mining is often stored in tailings storage facilities, which tie up water resources and are difficult to rehabilitate.
Mining activities disturb soils and can create acid mine drainage (AMD). This occurs when sulfates, in exposed soil, are released through water and microbial action.
Clean&Recover offers two products to manage these challenges:
Towards Sustainable Mining
Mining supports 45 per cent of the world’s economic activities and is a major driver of technological progress.
Mining companies are major users of water and producers of waste water and are looking for new technologies to increase their re-use of water and reduce their impact on the environment.
Clean&Recover has developed solutions to process water from acid mine drainage so that it can be returned for mining operations, and filtering solutions to cheaply dewater tailings for return of water. Our solutions allow for capture of remaining resources in the water, whether they are in the form of dissolved metals or in the form of minerals or fines.