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Commercial Mining Wastewater Treatment Solutions

The mining industry is facing an era of increased regulation, increased opportunity, and increased global competition. Water scarcity is driving up the value of clean water while wastewater quality is increasingly under the magnifying glass of industry regulators. It is a challenging business climate – one in which heightened sensitivity to operational costs must balance with an increased demand for output - but one in which those with vision can excel and succeed.

Ecosphere’s Ozonix® water treatment technology provides a cost-effective solution for reducing the residual wastewater streams produced in the mining industry – helping customers increase profitability, decrease production costs, and reduce overall chemical consumption, while protecting the environment.

Acid Mine Drainage

The discharge of acidic water from coal or metal mines often results in the pollution of nearby ground and surface water and liability for mining operators. Typically, these mines are abandoned, but it is not uncommon for reclaimed mines to experience acid drainage. Ecosphere can help mining operations combat acid mine drainage through its portfolio of chemical-free water treatment technologies.

Mining Process Water

Ecosphere’s portfolio of advanced, green technologies empowers mining operations to maximize production, safeguard infrastructure investment, and reduce operating costs, while protecting the environment. Be it the prevention of scaling, corrosion, foaming, and biofouling, cooling water treatments, or water sterilization for boiler feed and other high purity applications, Ecosphere has life-cycle solutions for helping you meet your toughest financial and environmental challenges.

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Leachate Treatment and Recovery

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Mining leachate, often containing carcinogenic chemicals, can be environmentally devastating if it finds its way to surface water. Ecosphere’s patented Ozonix® technology can effectively treat leachate to ensure that it doesn’t become a liability.

We Help Mining Operations:
  • Recycle, reuse and conserve water resources
  • Increase mining and mineral resource recovery rates 
  • Develop new unproven energy and mining reserves as well as increase productivity and recovery in existing energy and hard mineral operations
  • Eliminate the use of toxic chemical biocides and cyanides, further eliminating health, safety and environmental (HSE) issues associated with chemical consumption, transportation and handling
  • Promote water conservation and the protection of surrounding water resources and heritage lands
  • Comply with increasingly stringent regulations