Mining

Veolia Water Technologies specializes in potable water, process water, and wastewater treatment solutions for all types of mining sites, and has delivered more than 35 mining projects in Australia and New Zealand over the past 70 years.

Australian mines are often located in dry, remote areas where extreme weather conditions and other environmental issues limit access to clean water. Veolia partners with exploration, engineering, and mining companies to provide water treatment solutions to meet every requirement. These treatment processes include the production of potable water or desalinated water in remote locations, and process water and wastewater solutions for all types of hard and soft rock mining sites.

We offer a full range of water services:

  • Preliminary and detailed engineering
  • Standard and custom equipment
  • Project management
  • Design-build and maintenance services
  • Long-term operation

Key Mine Water Challenges

  • High operating costs
  • Unreliable, low quality water supply
  • Strict water management guidelines and legislations

The Water Treatment Process

Draw on Veolia’s expertise and technologies to meet your needs.

1. Pre-treatment

> 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[GA2] :

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

> Recovery of precious metals from leach stream and other process water

Solutions:

Auto-Jet® pressure leaf filter

HPD® Evaporation and Crystallization

Projects:

Bendigo Mining Water Treatment Plant, VIC

3. Process wastewater treatment

> Removal of pollutants such as suspended solids, heavy metals, cyanide, arsenic, selenium, iron, manganese, chromium, etc.

> Moving towards zero liquid discharge

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

> Dewatering and drying

> Water Recovery and Reuse

> Discharge legislation compliance

> Positive mine water balance control and management

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/alkaline mine drainage

> Mine water control

> Positive water balance control

> Groundwater reclamation

Solutions:

Actiflo®

AMDRO™

AnoxKaldnes™ MBBR

HPD® Evaporation and Crystallization

Multiflo™

OPUS® Technology: High Recovery Reverse Osmosis

Projects:

Angas Zinc Mine Water Treatment, SA

6. Solutions mining and/or resource recovery

> Production systems and product recovery

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)[GA3] 

Ballarat Goldfields Southern Water Treatment Plant, VIC

Bendigo Mining Water Treatment Plant, VIC

7. Services

> Complete water cycle management &

outsourcing

> Mobile and temporary solutions

> Water treatment chemicals

> Spare parts and consumables

> Local support staff

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

Speak with an expert about your mining water needs.

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