Gold extraction process requires heavy water usage, and as there are dangerous chemicals that pollute the water (cyanide, sulfates), there is a need to “contain” or purify this water. A mine’s wastewater is contaminated by heavy metals, and chemicals such as cyanide or sulfates. All these pollutants require thorough treatment so as to not harm the environment. P2W technology is a water treatment approach that can handle cyanides, heavy metals, sulfates, and conductivity in one online process, using minimal chemicals.
At present, it is increasingly critical for mining companies to effectively manage water as a limited resource and to identify options for life-of-mine strategies and initiatives for water conservation and management. Life-of-mine strategies are used to outline the life of any given mining operation; meaning, from the day the mine is opened to the day the mine is closed, an environmental strategy is key to ensuring the safe operation and safe closing of the mine with little to no harm imposed on the local environment.
The key to maintaining the integrity of environmental regulation and security lies in the mining company’s ability to map out a sufficient strategy which involves all aspects of environmental protection including the company’s ability to effectively import, use, treat, and reintroduce water back to the local eco-system. The mining sector has developed innovative ways to respond to water issues in differing circumstances and, in some cases, this has illustrated the ability to turn risk into opportunity.
The services that P2W provides to our mining clients not only make sure that the operation is done according to environmental regulations; it also benefits the mine as our recovery rate saves huge amounts of money by recycling water for a later reuse by the mine and eliminates the current need of maintaining tailing dams for the storage of mining water.
P2W’s motto is – we take care of all wastewater treatment issues so that the client can focus on the mining business. And as our track record shows, P2W’s sustainable wastewater treatment technology provides a sustainable solution for the mining industry, the local community and the environment.