The Water Services department at our Cloudbreak Mine site purchased 2 metric ton of DMI-65 iron and manganese filter media in late 2008. The treatment plant was commissioned in September 2009. Ground water with low TDS values but elevated levels of Iron and Manganese could be treated other than RO processes to meet drinking water standards. The DMI-65 media used in this treatment plant consistently reduces iron and manganese to ultra low levels. After filtration through the mentioned media Manganese levels went from 0.939 mg/L to 0.02mg/L when mixed with our other potable water supply. This product has consistently proved to be effective and efficient and can recommend DMI-65 for the purpose of removing manganese / iron from a contaminated water source.
Mine site 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.