Mining Industry | Reverse Osmosis & Water Treatment Systems
Waste generated from mining activities is a significant environmental concern. It can lead to the pollution of soil, water, and air, causing long-term damage to ecosystems and wildlife. Membrane systems, like those offered by DESALT TECH, can be an effective solution to address this issue by purifying the water used in mining operations.
Membrane systems use semi-permeable membranes to filter out impurities and contaminants from water, producing high-quality purified water. This water can then be reused in mining operations, reducing the amount of water needed and minimizing the impact on local water sources. Additionally, the use of purified water for domestic purposes, can further reduce the reliance on local water sources.
Overall, incorporating membrane systems into mining operations can help reduce the amount of waste generated, protect the environment, and promote sustainable mining practices.
High concentrations of hazardous chemicals in tailings can pose a significant risk to the environment and human health, and finding safe and effective ways to manage this waste is crucial.
Tailings are a form of slurry, consisting of waste materials in high concentrations dissolved in water, making a kind of sludge that is not only hazardous to the environment, but unsightly and difficult to dispose of, often remaining in large ponds for decades as heavy materials seep to the bottom and the water evaporates. Among the hazardous chemicals in tailings is arsenic ,cyanide, sulfuric acid, and a number of known carcinogens. A breakthrough technology using high-pressure membrane systems allows the condensing of tailings into large blocks, which can be stacked to reduce footprint and no longer pose the risk of seepage into natural water sources. This long-term, low-energy storage can be achieved with DESALT TECH ultrafiltration systems.