WesTech designs and manufactures thickeners for the coal prep industry for product concentration, tailings disposal and CCD circuit washing, including HiFlo Thickeners and Deep Bed Paste Thickeners. Paste thickening is a proven technology increasing the profitability of mining operations. In the coal preparation plant there are two applications for paste thickening: concentrating fine coal and producing paste from coal tailings for increased water recovery and elimination of tailings ponding. Paste thickeners recover the maximum water possible from tailings streams. Tailings disposal sites have a longer life and the land can be reclaimed faster and easier. New tailings disposal sites can be smaller and significantly less costly.
By WesTech Engineering, Inc. based in Salt Lake City, UTAH (USA).
Securing a reliable supply of water for extraction, handling and transportation is vitally important to mining companies looking to expand their operations. These companies will go to great lengths to meet this need, running pipelines hundreds of miles long from desalination plants on the coast and treating wastewater that is conventional held in tailings ponds. Wastewater treatment technologies can recover saleable metal that might otherwise be lost and prevent environmental contamination from highly acidic effluent streams. Developing the infrastructure and technologies to meet these challenges in the mining industry is driving a market worth $11.9 billon.
By Global Water Intelligence (GWI) based in Oxford, UNITED KINGDOM.
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