Water Treatment Solutions Presented at MiningWorld Russia
Apr 27 2012
Driven by increased demand for precious metals and fossil fuels, the mining industry is in the midst of a growth surge. Continued success for mining companies is dependent on a number of factors including regulatory compliance, community acceptance, efficient machinery and processes, and resource availability. In particular, significant volumes of water are required for dust-suppression, cooling, make-up water, ore-processing, grinding, leaching, and power and steam generation on site. During MiningWorld Russia (April 24th-26th) in Moscow, Bernhard Doll, vice president of industrial water marketing at Pall (USA), will outline examples of the latest technologies that can help mining companies reduce costs, improve processes and protect the natural environment of the communities in which they operate.
MiningWorld Russia is an international conference and exhibition for mining and processing of metals and minerals. Mr. Doll’s presentation, “Mine Water and Wastewater Treatment Solutions for Discharge and Reuse in Open Pit and Underground Mining,” will take place on April 24th.
“Given that more than 70 percent of pollutants from mining operations are emitted into water, effective treatment prior to discharge is of critical importance for preserving the environment,” said Mr. Doll.
The Pall AriaTM system, a cornerstone of Pall’s water treatment solutions portfolio, utilises unique hollow-fiber membranes with outstanding regeneration capabilities that cost-effectively produce high quality water. The robust fibers also help ensure consistent system performance and reliability.
Mr. Doll will present case studies highlighting several successful industrial-scale plants, with emphasis on gold and coal processing sites. Applications will include treatment of mine drainage water, pit water, waste water, and produced water from coal seam methane sites. He will also describe the production of potable and process water from ground water by removing contaminants, including heavy metals and pathogens. Alexander Volkov, a representative from the Pall office in Moscow and a specialist in hydraulic filtration applications for mining, will translate the presentation into Russian.