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  • Turn landfilling cost of ragger wire to profit with TANA Shark - Case Study

    Recycling cardboard for use as new packaging material saves costs for the manufacturer. Unfortunately, landfilling the ragger wire that comes as a byproduct of the recycling process is costly. With the help of TANA Shark, this added cost can be turned into profit by separating the metal and selling it to be used again. Ragger wire or pulper tail is the residue of steel wires and plastic that ...


    By Tana Oy

  • The Pueblo Viejo Gold Mine - THIOTEQ for Copper Recovery - Case Study

    Increasing output of metals by precipitating copper sulfide in the gold mining industry. Facts and figures Process The Pueblo Viejo Mine processes 24,000 tons per day of polymetal ores containing gold, silver, copper and zinc. Full operation was achieved in 2014. Revitalizing resources Recovering up to 12,000 tons of copper ...


    By Paques B.V.

  • Anglo Coal - Case Study

    Acidic mine water treatment without lime South African Coal Estates (SACE) is a division of Anglo Coal and operates the coalmine at Landau Colliery in South Africa. Processing of the coal results in a sulphate-rich effluent. Part of the sulphate is removed with lime precipitation but this produces an effluent that is oversaturated with gypsum. As a result, scaling occurred ...


    By Paques B.V.

  • In-House Oil Analysis Lab Saves Gold Mine Millions in Downtime, Repair and Replacement Costs

    A low-grade surface mining operation depends upon huge and expensive equipment such as Hitachi 5500 shovels and Caterpillar 793 haul trucks. Oil analysis is essential to identify problems so they can be corrected before they cause equipment to go down for major repairs. In the past, a multinational mining firm sent samples to an outside lab for analysis but the cost of this approach limited the ...


    By Spectro Scientific

  • Using RockWorks for Dredge Mining - Case Study

    Step 1 – Creating a Borehole Manager Database Create a RockWorks Borehole Manager Database containing Bore Location information and %Sand Assay data. This data can be entered into the Borehole Manager by hand, or can be imported via Excel or an ASCII file. Data in the Locations table include Eastings, Northings, Elevations and Total Depths for your holes. Because all of ...


    By RockWare, Inc.

  • Canada Codes for Mining Safety Increase

    According to the Canadian Trade Commissioner Service, Canada remains among the ...


    By Analox Sensor Technology

  • Evides Braakman Pump Station - Case Study

    4 Tail Pumps for Evides "Braakman Pump Station". Evides Water Company supplies drinking water in the southwest of Holland, Zeeland and Brabant Walonie. Evides also produces various types of water for the domestic and foreign industry and is active in wastewater treatment. TAE pumps for Evides After a successful qualification traject in 2012, Rodelta Pumps ...

  • Seven reasons to choose the X-MET8000 Expert Geo for mining

    Mining companies are looking for ways to make their operations more efficient and reduce costs without compromising on product quality. Product Manager Christelle Petiot looks at how the X-MET8000 Expert Geo from Hitachi High-Tech can help them. ...

  • MB Crusher to slash cost of waste disposal

    Disposal of demolition or construction waste is a common cost element facing many contractors, particularly in our major cities where significant landfill charges are applicable. It’s not only landfill charges that cost. When truck fuel, road tolls, operator time and project downtime are considered, the costs really add up. Disposal of small lots can also be annoying as these stockpiles ...


    By MB Crusher

  • Biodepuration of domestic sewage, textile effluents and acid mine drainage using starch-based xerogel from recycled potato peels

    Water is a finite resource. Its safety and cleanliness are highly important to meet current and future human needs. Compared to other resources, water represents a main factor to achieve development in several areas and leads to economic progress of a nation. However, in recent years, the excessive demographic and industrial growth has exacerbated water contamination. In this study, the ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Key lake uranium processing facility - Case study

    Project: Key Lake Location: Saskatchewan, Canada Owner: Cameco Engineer: Wardrop Engineering Applicator: Tron Construction Sauereisen Representative: Solhydroc, Inc. Products: No. 228 - ConoGlaze Epoxy NovolaK No. 89 - High Temperature ...


    By Sauereisen Inc.

  • Waste management in a tropical forest - Case Study

    Waste Challenge: A mine under construction in a lush tropical forest has operations that are spread over a large distance from the port to the mine. Incoming supplies, and thousands of construction workers living and working on-site, generate significant amounts of waste. Location: Central American Country ECO Solution: Two Eco Waste Oxidizers ...


    By Eco Waste Solutions

  • United States - Copper recovery (tailings processing) - Case Study

    Country: United States Machinery: Copper/plastic recycling line, multiple-separation line A big Guidetti line consisting of 4 refiners and separators with production up to 5 ton/h. It allows the recovery of all copper in tailings, coming from cables’ processing lines. Advantages: - Total copper recovery - Higher ...


    By Guidetti Recycling Systems

  • Mining Waste, more than just camp waste - Case Study

    Mineral extraction adopts the very latest technology and operational methods and the waste aspect is a high agenda item that Inciner8 solves within mining compounds. Uncluttered, efficient operations with active heavy plant and machinery demand that waste solutions are present to clear, clean and deliver a consistent solution in many 24x7x365 mining operations. The onsite waste build-up ...


    By Inciner8 Limited

  • Wastewater Treatment for the Mining Industry

    Sustainable wastewater technologies minimize mining’s environmental footprint Mining for some minerals, including coal, has been diminishing due to increased financial, social, and environmental pressures, both in the United States and abroad. At the same time, mining for lithium and other metals — used in energy storage for electric cars, and wind and solar generation — is ...


    By Fluence Corporation

  • Different Methods of Groundwater Remediation

    Groundwater remediation is essential in a wide range of businesses, from drinking water extraction to mining. It’s hugely important to have the best water treatment system in place to help. Here are a few different methods that are used in water remediation that you may need to incorporate into your plan. Physical Remediation Water purification starts on a ...

  • Cut-Off Wall - Abandoned Mine Tailings Pond - Case Study

    Problem At an abandoned mine in the Yukon Territory, mining for both Gold and Zinc took place until the mid 1950's, with the processing of the ore taking place on the banks of an adjacent lake. Processing methods resulted in the creation of a large mine tailings pond that had high concentrations of iron, arsenic, zinc and lead. Spring runoff and summer rainfall then infiltrated through ...


    By C3 Environmental Limited

  • Characterization of a hybrid polyacrylamide and its flocculation properties in cyanide tailing suspensions

    An inorganic-organic hybrid flocculant Al(OH)3-polyacrylamide (Al-PAM) with narrow molecular weight distribution was synthesized using inverse microemulsion polymerization. The hybrid polymer Al-PAM was characterized by Infrared spectroscopy, thermogravimetric analysis, transmission electron microscopy and scanning electron microscopy, and it was found that it had a ‘star-like’ structure in ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Migration and speciation of heavy metal in salinized mine tailings affected by iron mining

    The negative effects of heavy metals have aroused much attention due to their high toxicity to human beings. Migration and transformation trend of heavy metals have a close relationship with soil safety. Researching on migration and transformation of heavy metals in tailings can provide a reliable basis for pollution management and ecosystem restoration. Heavy metal speciation plays an ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Iron removal in highly contaminated acid mine drainage using passive biochemical reactors

    Passive biochemical reactors (PBRs) are a viable alternative to neutralization plants for the treatment of acid mine drainage (AMD) because they require lower investment costs and use residual materials. However, high iron (Fe) concentrations (≥0.5 g/L) in AMD are challenging for their long-term efficiency. Sorption and precipitation are the main Fe removal mechanisms, but the relative ...


    By IWA Publishing

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