Bioremediation and TPH analysis at equinox - lumwana mining company in Zambia
Equinox Minerals operates the biggest copper mine in Africa located at Lumwana in Northwest province Zambia. Open pit mining methods are used to access the ore which is hauled to the process plant where it is crushed and processed into final concentrate. The mine operates a large fleet of equipment, including 2 EH4500 dump trucks, 5 shovels, 4excavators and more than 100 light vehicles to achieve it's voluminous through put of 20 million tons per year. This fleet consumes in excess of 1.5 million liters of diesel and 15,000 liters oil month. As A result, spillage and leakage of diesel and oil at the site is inevitable during storge, refueling, equipment breakdown and equipment servicing.