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SUSTAINABLE GROUNDWATER MANAGEMENT

ACID MINE DRAINAGE

REDUCING THE RISKS IN MANAGING MINE AFFECTED WATER

 

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REDUCING THE RISKS IN MANAGING MINE AFFECTED WATER

Acid Mine Drainage (AMD) refers to the outflow of acidic water as a by-product of mining operations and, in most cases, the highly toxic water has the potential to poison downstream waters and destroy already fragile ecosystems.

Effective and sustainable groundwater management of this toxic outflow is traditionally expensive but critical in any minerals processing application with leachates and sulphidic mine wastes posing a significant commercial and sustainability risk for mining operators. With elevated concentrations of sulphate and soluble metals in acid mine drainage water including copper, cobalt, aluminium, iron and manganese offering the potential to affect domestic water supplies and broader ecosystems, the imperative sits with industrial leaders to implement long-term, sustainable drainage solutions.

MINETEK has developed a cost-effective method to manage acid mine drainage with our wastewater evaporation solutions used by leading miners around the world. Our globally-patented, low-maintenance technology has been built specifically for operation in harsh and corrosive conditions, requires no pre-treatment and has been proven to be more effective than traditional water treatment methods.

With the capability to evaporate water with high levels of Total Dissolvable Solids (TDS) and Total Suspended Solids (TSS) and pH range as low as 1.8 and as high as 14, MINETEK's water evaporation solutions offer versatility and a cost-effective solution to managing Multi-Aquifer Well (MAW).

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