Water treatment for the

Mining Industry

Water treatment for the mining sector.
We help ensure mining operations have uninterrupted water supply, while providing a full range of water treatment solutions for the mining industry from acid mine water treatment to mineral processing solutions and removal of sludge.

This crucial sector to the economy is highly dependent on water treatment technologies. Mining operations rely on large water quantities and an uninterrupted water supply.

Water reuse can significantly reduce costs and the mining sector faces strict legislation to minimise environmental degradation. Watericon provides a full range of water treatment solutions for the mining industry from acid mine water treatment to mineral processing solutions and removal of sludge.

Acid mine water
Acid mine water, containing toxic and sometimes radioactive chemicals, continues to be a problem in communities and is a serious compliance challenge for the mining industry.

Watericon draws on its world-class technologies, including Reverse Osmosis water systems, pH correction, softening, brine treatment, crystallisation and membrane separation, to treat acid mine water before it is discharged into the environment. We have successfully produced quality potable water from acid mine water. This does not only help mines comply with strict environmental regulations, but reduces their costs by providing them with a safe source of water for reuse and recycling.

Antiscalant
During mineral processing, scale from calcium, magnesium and other insoluble salts typically build up on the processing equipment, leading to blockages and restricted pipe volume. This eventually leads to reduced operational efficiency and downtime, resulting in severe economic losses.  

Drawing on our international network of engineering and chemical expertise, Watericon has a range of antiscalant solutions to reduce scale formation. Our dispersion and sequestration antiscalant technology effectively nucleates scale-forming crystals, preventing them from attaching to equipment surfaces. Through a process of threshold inhibition and crystal modification, new layers of scale are prevented from forming, with crystals becoming easier to remove. 

Watericon’s antiscalant solutions effectively increase the lifespan of equipment, significantly improving productivity and profitability, while minimising cleaning costs and reducing unnecessary fresh water usage.