Mine Water Treatment Solutions Australia & New Zealand

As part of a global group that specialises in water treatment systems and water recycling / waste recovery, we help companies in diverse industries to use their water resources more efficiently. Our mining division creates custom water treatment solutions for mining companies across Australia and New Zealand, using the latest mine water treatment technologies to develop systems that address the issues faced by organisations in all sectors of this industry. The solutions we develop include potable and desalinated water systems, resource recovery systems and advanced wastewater treatment systems. To discuss a specific water management solution, call and speak to a member of our team today.

 

Meeting Your Mining Water & Wastewater Treatment Requirements

Our solutions are focused on meeting all your process and mining wastewater treatment requirements, while increasing productivity, minimising downtime, and reducing the environmental impact of your mining activities.

With a range of specialised technologies and services, our water treatment solutions are reliable and cost-effective, and also meet the most demanding standards in terms of performance and efficiency. Whatever your requirements or challenge, our team can create a mining water treatment process solution that meets them in full.

  • Address Environmental Concerns – Remove contaminants from your mining wastewater so that it meets or exceeds the regulatory requirements for return to the local water table
  • Recovery of Valuable Resources - Improve mine productivity through the recovery of raw materials in solutions and suspensions from sludge streams
  • Reduce Maintenance Requirements – Keep unscheduled maintenance time to an absolute minimum with Veolia’s process water and wastewater treatment solutions that are designed with reliability in mind
  • Ensure Regulatory Compliance – Adhere to all current mining regulations in Australia and New Zealand with specialised mine water treatment technologies that helps you achieve your productivity targets at the same time
  • Meet Process Water Requirements – Ensure the water supply to your mining facilities is treated and suitable for use in production process systems
  • Improve the Efficiency of Your Operations – Attain long-term efficiency in all areas of mine water treatment; control your operating costs over the lifetime of each facility with our optimised solutions

 

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Our Capabilities & Water Treatment Solutions for Mining

Using a range of innovative technologies, we are able to develop water treatment solutions for mining that are not only reliable and cost-effective but that meet the most demanding standards in terms of performance and efficiency too. Whatever your specific requirements, we can create a mining water treatment process solution that meets them in full.

1. Pre-water Treatment for Mines

Regardless of the nature of your local water source, we can design a mine water treatment plant that provides a consistent supply of water that meets your operational needs. Our pre-water treatment systems deliver process water to mining facilities in remote locations across Australia and New Zealand, ensuring uninterrupted operations to maximise profitability.

 

> Ground water, surface water, grey water, raw water

> Seawater desalination

> Pipeline supply

> Process water treatment

 

Solutions:

Actiflo®

Hydrex™ water treatment chemicals

Hydrotech™ Discfilters

Multiflo™

Sea Water Reverse Osmosis (SWRO)

Turbomix™ technology

 

Projects:

Angas Zinc Mine Water Treatment, SA

Ballarat Goldfields Southern Water Treatment Plant, VIC

Bendigo Mining Water Treatment Plant, VIC

Goro Nickel Mine Effluent Polishing Plant, New Caledonia

2. Leach Liquor Filtration

Using advanced precoat filtration and vacuum deaeration technologies, our leach liquor filtration systems remove almost all oxygen and impurities. This improves the efficiency of the extraction process and minimises cyanide and zinc consumption, bringing about much cost savings for precious metal producers. We also design silver and gold mining wastewater treatment systems to ensure that cyanide levels in discharged wastewater remain within legal limits.

 

Solutions:

Auto-Jet® pressure leaf filter

HPD® Evaporation and Crystallization

 

Projects:

Bendigo Mining Water Treatment Plant, VIC

3. Mining Wastewater Treatment to Comply with Discharge Requirements

Ensure compliance with relevant environmental regulations and discharge requirements with Veolia’s specialised mining wastewater treatment solutions. Whether you’re looking for a solution to address the wastewater treatment needs of a gold or coal mine, or to address other types of mining wastewater, Veolia can deliver a proven wastewater treatment solution that efficiently removes a wide range of contaminants so you can meet your discharge targets.

 

Solutions:

Actiflo®

AnoxKaldnes™ MBBR

Idraflot™ flotation system

Multiflo™

Reverse Osmosis (RO) system

 

Projects:

Angas Zinc Mine Water Treatment, SA

Ballarat Goldfields Southern Water Treatment Plant, VIC

Bendigo Mining Water Treatment Plant, VIC

Goro Nickel Mine Effluent Polishing Plant, New Caledonia

4. Tailings Pond - Ensure Overflow & Mine Wastewater Compliance

By analysing all your wastewater requirements, we can tailor a solution to manage your tailings and address both your overflow and water treatment compliance concerns. Our tailings solutions also take advantage of resource recovery technologies to maximise the extraction of raw materials from your mine, which can help you to achieve significant efficiency improvements and subsequent cost savings.

 

Solutions:

Actiflo®

Hydrotech™ Discfilters

Multiflo™

 

Projects:

Ballarat Goldfields Southern Water Treatment Plant, VIC

Bendigo Mining Water Treatment Plant, VIC

Goro Nickel Mine Effluent Polishing Plant, New Caledonia

5. Acid Mine Drainage & Water Treatment

Our acid mine water treatment solutions utilise proprietary DenseSludge™ technology to lower costs by improving the efficiency of mine site water treatment plants. Through recirculation and precipitation, we can reduce the water content of sludge, resulting in a lower volume of sludge that leads to a measurable reduction in operating costs.

 

Solutions:

Actiflo®

AMDRO™

AnoxKaldnes™ MBBR

HPD® Evaporation and Crystallization

Multiflo™

OPUS® Technology: High Recovery Reverse Osmosis

 

Projects:

Angas Zinc Mine Water Treatment, SA

6. Resource Recovery Systems for Solution Mining

Our systems for solution mining are based on advanced mine water treatment methods that maximise the recovery of valuable deposits and co-products, including the recovery of by-products from tailings. Using HPD evaporation and crystallisation technologies, each Veolia solution is designed to meet the specific needs of the individual mining facility for which it is intended.

 

Solutions:

Advanced membrane technologies

HPD® Evaporation and Crystallization

Ion exchange

Liquid-Liquid extraction

Mineral precipitation

Sludge dewatering and drying

 

Projects:

Energy Resources of Australia (ERA)

Ballarat Goldfields Southern Water Treatment Plant, VIC

Bendigo Mining Water Treatment Plant, VIC

7. Wide Range of Mine Water Treatment Technology Services

Our range of mine water treatment technologies and services covers the needs of mining exploration and production companies across Australia and New Zealand. As one of the world’s leading mine water treatment companies, Veolia offers solutions that are designed to make efficient use of water resources, including remote digital monitoring services and mobile water treatment systems.

 

Key Veolia services include:

  • 24/7 service and support infrastructure
  • Complete water cycle management & outsourcing
  • Equipment leasing
  • Expansion and modification of treatment plants
  • Local support staff
  • Mobile and temporary solutions
  • Remote monitoring of installations
  • Replacement media
  • Service contracts
  • Service Deionization
  • Site audits
  • Spare parts and consumables
  • Water analysis service
  • Water treatment chemicals (Hydrex™ Green Chemicals)

 

Projects:

Angas Zinc Mine Water Treatment, SA

 

Mining Water Treatment Service FAQs

How much does a Mining Water Treatment System cost?

The cost of a mining water system is dependent on many variables such as the functionality of the mine water treatment system, the capacity of the water treatment system and the performance criteria. We also require information relating to the water flow rates for your mine and the quantity of water needed to be treated. This data can be provided by a water testing laboratory and cross referencing regulatory requirements. If you would like a quote from Veolia we would need to have this vital information to start the quotation process. Please get in contact with us if you require further information.

 

 

Do the Veolia mine water treatment systems purify mine water?

Yes, all the different Veolia water treatment systems and solutions for mines we offer will remove all water contaminants meeting all regulatory requirements and maybe even improve the quality of the water beyond those official benchmarks.

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