ION2 DESALINATION AND ZERO EFFLUENT TREATMENT PLANTS

We have developed treatment systems which combine several well proven process steps to create class leading solutions for desalination of industrial and effluent streams. The processes used include ion exchange, reverse osmosis, nano-filtration and precipitation. We design the systems so as to minimise waste products - in many cases zero effluent is achieved.


FEATURES AND BENEFITS

• Most sustainable solution for acid mine drainage (AMD).
• The capital cost of our AMD treatment system is lower than for reverse osmosis plants if the cost of brine storage is included.
• Low energy consumption.
• Operating costs are lower than for membrane systems.
• Selective nitrate removal and recovery is possible without sulphate interference and leakage of chloride.
• Waste products are often turned into valuable materials which can subsidise the operating costs.


REAGENT RECOVERY

Watercare Mining services a vast number of mining operations, ranging from everyday water treatment processes to unique processes. The depth of our understanding of water chemistry and the continual search for niche technologies has allowed us to utilize a variety of common and uncommon processing steps to improve recovery of a variety of reagents.


FEATURES AND BENEFITS

• The features and benefits differ from process to process but Watercare Mining focus on the following values during the design of the processes.
• Concrete cost benefits for the customer including capital costs and especially lower operating costs
• Maximum recovery and removal of the reagent/effluent
• Reduced environmental impact from the installation of the plant
• Minimal maintenance on the installed process