industrial water industry Articles

  • 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

  • Utilizing unconventional water sources for industrial reuse

    Reclamation and reuse of unconventional wastewater sources for plant raw water, cooling water and process pre-treatment has increased substantially due to increases in the cost of drinking water, recurring water shortages that can impact business operations, and tightening government regulation. Water is required in almost every industrial sector for the processing and manufacture of products. ...


    By WesTech Engineering, Inc.

  • Environmental Profile of the Metal Mining Industry

    Introduction The EPA's Office of Compliance has developed a series of profiles or notebooks containing information on selected major industries. These notebooks, which focus on key indicators that holistically present air, water, and land pollutant release data, have been thoroughly reviewed by experts from both inside and outside the EPA. What will you find in this ...

  • THIOPAQ® technology for the mining and metallurgical industries

    Abstract THIOPAQ® technology, developed and marketed by PAQUES Bio Systems B.V. in Balk, Netherlands, was first applied commercially in 1992 for the treatment of contaminated groundwater at the Budelco zinc refinery in the Netherlands. In its most basic form, a THIOPAQ® system essentially consists of two biological process stages in series: (i) sulfate reduction to sulfide (anaerobic stage), ...


    By Paques B.V.

  • Major Wastewater Treatment Breakthrough in the Mining Industry

    Over the past two years, mining research and operations in Ontario have taken off. In fact, you might even say they’ve skyrocketed. This newfound surge can be seen more particularly in the Great North region known as the Ring of Fire, some 240 kilometres west of James Bay and north of Thunder Bay. At the present time, some 40 mining and exploration companies are active at the heart of this ...


    By Premier Tech Aqua

  • Coal Mining and Production Industry - Pollution Prevention Guidelines

    Introduction Pollution Prevention Guidelines to provide technical advice and guidance to staff and consultants involved in pollution-related projects. The guidelines represent state-of-the-art thinking on how to reduce pollution emissions from the production process. In many cases, the guidelines provide numerical targets for reducing pollution, as well as maximum ...


    By The World Bank

  • Changes in river discharge structure and regime in mining-industrial-urban areas

    In mining-industrial-urban areas, the variability of river discharge is regulated, directly or indirectly, by human economic activity. This results from the presence of alien water, which often comes from outside the catchment area, is discharged into the river network. This water includes industrial and municipal wastewater and deep-drainage mine water. Simultaneously, as a result of water ...


    By Springer

  • Environmental Profile of the Non-Fuel, Non-Metal Mining Industry

     Introduction The EPA's Office of Compliance has developed a series of profiles or notebooks containing information on selected major industries. These notebooks, which focus on key indicators that holistically present air, water, and land pollutant release data, have been thoroughly reviewed by experts from both inside and outside the EPA. What will you find in this ...

  • Base Metal and Iron Ore Mining Industry - Pollution Prevention Guidelines

    Introduction Pollution Prevention Guidelines to provide technical advice and guidance to staff and consultants involved in pollution-related projects. The guidelines represent state-of-the-art thinking on how to reduce pollution missions from the production process. In many cases, the guidelines provide numerical targets for reducing pollution, as well as maximum ...


    By The World Bank

  • Mining Water Quality Application

    Isaac Plains Coal Mine Isaac Plains is an open cut coal mine, in Northern Queensland, Australia. The Isaac Plains Project operates under an Environmental Authority (EA). One of the environmental monitoring requirements which must be met is monitoring water. These include potable water, mine affected water, natural creek flows, water releases, groundwater and the receiving environment. The ...


    By ANDalyze, Inc.

  • Dynamic simulation of water resource management focused on water allocation and water reclamation in Chinese mining cities

    Mining cities have undergone the process of extensive exploitation, which always results in a series of water issues. Integrated water resource management is necessary in improving water supply, allocation and quality without damaging economic development. This article constructs a linear optimization model including a ‘Top-Down’ socio-economic mode, and ‘Bottom-Up’ water quality control and ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Water pollution · Canarina DESCAR software

    Natural waters contain micro-organism as well as solutes. There is a distinction between ‘pure’ water, meaning water that is fit to drink and pure water that is a single substance. A water pollutant is a substance that prevents the use of water for a specified purpose. The signs of polluted water are obvious. Poor drinking water tastes and smell bad. ...

  • Open water spill at Kemess Mine in Canada

    We received a request for SpillRemed (Industrial) from Kemess Mine located in the rocky mountains in Canada. The mine was so inaccessible that it took almost 10 days for the shipment to reach the customer. The company had a diesel spill in the containment berm and as per the standard protocol absorbent booms were placed to recover the spill, but unfortunately the boom absorbed water and sank at ...


    By Sarva Bio Remed, LLC

  • Water monitoring commences in mines of West Africa

    As Sierra Leone looks to attract a new wave of mining investment in order to boost its economic profile, bringing water mine management standards in line with global best practices has become a priority. Government officials, academia, general citizens and companies have all become committed to improving standards with regards to water management in mining. As a key player in regulation ...


    By Aquaread Limited

  • Good water governance and IWRM in Zambia: challenges and chances

    The implementation of principles for water governance is widely accepted but challenging for the whole water sector of a developing country like Zambia, because of the legal and administrative changes and organizational requirements involved. In February 2010, a revised water policy for Zambia was approved by the Cabinet. The revised National Water Policy 2010 aims to improve water resources ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Influence of Copper Mine on Surface Water Quality

    Aras water basin is located in northwest of Iran. Sungun mine which is the largest open-cast copper mine of Iran is located in this region and is in the primary stages of extraction. The influence of mining activity on the quality of regional surface water has been taken in to consideration in this study. Accordingly, sampling was done from 5 local streams in the study area. In order to consider ...

  • Mixers and Flowmakers: Mixing mine water precipitate from a Tin Mine in the UK

    Landia (UK) Ltd. was awarded a contract to provide the pre-reaction chambers and sludge holding tanks at Wheal Jane Mine Water Treatment Plant, Cornwall with a total number of 7 submersible mixers. Working conditions are very harsh on this plant where the mixers will be homogenizing sludges in the process of purifying a heavily contaminated industrial effluent. The mixers were supplied in ...


    By Landia a/s

  • The future of the red metal: discards, energy, water, residues, and depletion

    Estimates for mine tailings, smelter slag, mine overburden, stock buildup, loss of copper discards to the landfills, and energy and water use requirements have been presented based upon scenario analysis results of three alternative copper futures. The resource availability concerns emerge to be the most critical. Globally, the copper resource availability barrier might potentially emerge during ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Treatment of wet peat mining process water with acrotelm peat

    Mechanical dewatering of wet mined peat produced peat mining process water (PMPW) with low pH (5.49) and high total suspended solids (TSS 432 mg L−1), Al (1.39 mg L−1), Fe (4.36 mg L−1), Hg (37.1 ng L−1), MeHg (0.485 ng L−1), Zn (55 μg L−1), total nitrogen (TN 7.92 mg L−1), ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Peristaltic Pumps play key role in rectifying the pH balance of mine water

    After decades of uncontrolled industrial (mining) activities, water supply is under serious threat. Studies show that acid water levels in the country's mines are rising at a staggering average rate of 0.59 m/day. The water situation is in fact threatening the population’s survival. At the heart of resolving this problem are the treatment of water and wastewater. This article looks at ...

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