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Tailings disposal and management
Tailing’s disposal is the activity where most of the water is lost. Therefore, technologies that maximize the recovery of water from tailings help drive the efficient use of water. The same applies to technologies that change the way that the ore is processed to reduce the number of fine tailings. Technologies that improve operational efficiency by reducing water consumption can also improve energy efficiency.
With the increasing complexity of ores, declining ore grades and the lower quality water resources, water management is becoming more and more important within minerals processing. In minerals processing, high quality may not always be necessary, but the right quality is often a better solution. We have solutions for treating process waters to improve metal recovery in flotation. Sea water and high salinity groundwater can be effective resources with small changes in the processing plant that substantially reduce the pressure on high-quality freshwater resources. Other solutions, such as raw water treatment where cleaned municipal wastewater can be used as the raw water source for mines without compromising recovery, is also something we can offer to customers.