The ability to clean water in a consistent and reliable manner is essential for the operations of mines. The minerals and other solid materials removed from water during the dewatering process result in a contaminated wastewater that can be harmful to the environment. Costs for trucking wastewater for disposal are high and a more economical solution is on site water purification. This not only minimizes environmental impact but also helps to ensure compliance with municipal and federal regulations. This water can also be reused in many mine site applications to further reduce cost and waste. The salinity of the water can vary depending on the life cycle stage of the mine. High concentrations of difficult to treat silica and gypsum are often prevalent, which causes operational problems for standard reverse osmosis.
Desalitech’s Closed Circuit Reverse Osmosis (CCRO) systems excel where other RO systems fail and can provide maximum water recovery of up to 98% plus a resistance to fouling, scaling that drives your organization towards exceeding operational and sustainability goals.
CCRO systems operate autonomously and can automatically adapt to changing feedwater, without the need for operator intervention. For certain locations, Desalitech’s ReClaim™ Build Own Operate program may be appropriate – ask you Desalitech representative today!