DMI-65® for Mining Water Treatment:
Water management is emerging as the pre-eminent sustainability issue within the Global Energy and Mining Resource Industries. With water being the most important resource in all mining and quarrying developments and operations; it can be used and abused.
Miners often work in dry, remote areas, where environmental issues make water sourcing, use and disposal particularly problematic. With hard rock mines in particular using water in all steps of the mining process, from drinking water production, cooling equipment, separating waste from valuable minerals to controlling dust, working with such large volumes of water presents a variety of risks.
Mining water treatment applications include potable water treatment for mine sites, process water treatment, product recovery, recycle water treatment systems, residuals management and a variety of other treatment technologies
In order to comply with regulations and ensure that the quality of water leaving mine sites is not adversely affecting water users downstream, mining companies develop water management plans to minimize the potential for water contamination, and to prevent the release of polluted water into the environment. Surrounding surface and groundwater quality is monitored, and a number of treatment processes can be used to ensure mine water meets regulatory standards prior to being discharged.
Awareness of environmental impacts and concern for the environment has increased in recent decades, resulting in more stringent environmental regulations worldwide and a corresponding response from the international mining industry. Environmentally responsible practices, especially relating to water, have become central to the viability and acceptance of a modern mining operation. Water management strategies are used to minimize the environmental impact of mining operations, and are now at the heart of mine development, operation, and restoration activities. Increasingly, companies exceed regulatory compliance in order to provide clean water to surrounding communities.
DMI-65® is an extremely powerful silica sand based catalytic action water filtration media that is designed for the removal of Iron and Manganese without the use of potassium permanganate through an Advanced Oxidation Process.