In order to meet industry regulations, mines need to minimise the impact on local water resources and to only dispose of treated, safe water. Practical water treatment solutions, such as packaged water treatment plants commissioned by water treatment companies in South Africa, assist mines around the globe in meeting these regulations. Due to the difference in mines, based on the type of mining as well as the site specifications, water treatment companies who provide turnkey water treatment solutions are required to ensure compliance.
Mines in South Africa, and in other countries across the globe, require water permits in order to make use of the local water resources. These water usage licences stipulate the conditions of water usage and regulate how the local resource is impacted. Through the use of systems, such as containerised reverse osmosis membrane plants, mines are able to reuse their water for certain processes in order to minimise the impact on local water resources.
Another regulatory requirement for the mining industry is the safe disposal of water by the mines. Water treatment companies in South Africa can offer custom-designed packaged or containerised plants that offer various technologies in order to assist in providing compliance solutions for mines. Some technologies include:
- Biological Wastewater Treatment
- Chemical Precipitation and Clarification
- Activated Carbon Adsorption
- Reverse Osmosis Membrane Technology
- All Membrane Brine Concentrator Technology
The safe and legal disposal of treated water is important, not only for compliance, but also in order to protect the waterways of that region and country from contamination. The devastating impact of contaminated water can cause widespread damage and human health problems.
Water treatment systems are not only geared towards providing clients with compliance solutions, but also for maximising their profitability. Solutions which include water reuse technologies, will maximise the profitability and sustainability of mines worldwide.