Koester's extensive experience and expertise can help keep your mining operation running at peak efficiency.

As mining sites continue to expand into remote locations, developers are faced with the challenge of minimizing the impact of large runoff streams and metals-laden wastewater on the local environment. To address these challenges, Koester provides a complete range of integrated water and wastewater treatment systems and services.  Our extensive experience and expertise can help keep your mining operation running at peak efficiency, treat residual waste streams, and comply with stringent environmental regulations.

Mining Industry Treatment Process

Mining is the extraction of valuable minerals or other geological materials from the earth, usually (but not always) from an ore body, vein or (coal) seam. Materials recovered by mining include bauxite, coal, copper, gold, silver, diamonds, iron, precious metals, lead, limestone, magnesite, nickel, phosphate, oil shale, rock salt, tin, uranium and molybdenum. 

Waste from extractive operations (i.e. waste from extraction and processing of mineral resources) is one of the largest contributors to waste stream pollution. It involves materials that must be removed to gain access to the mineral resource, such as topsoil, overburden and waste rock, as well as tailings remaining after minerals have been largely extracted from the ore.

These impacts can have lasting environmental and socio-economic consequences and be extremely difficult and costly to address through remedial measures. Waste from the extractive industries therefore have to be properly managed in order to ensure, in particular, the long-term stability of disposal facilities and to prevent or minimize any water and soil pollution arising from acid or alkaline drainage and leaching of heavy metals.

To learn more about our water treatment and wastewater solutions for the mining sector call and speak with one of our sales team today.

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