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Carla Thomaz

Research unit tackles mine water issue

30th April 2010 Water refining in the mining industry has become the University of Cape Town’s (UCT’s) crystallisation and precipitation unit’s new focus of research, with a new technology called eutectic freeze crystallisation (EFC) showing promise in treating mine water waste.  

Recovery of platinum-group metals with new selective media

30th April 2010 While the composition of solutions encountered by the mining and concentrate processing industries is more complicated than that of a chemical process stream, global supplier of advanced technologies for purification Dow Water & Process Solutions believes that schemes should be developed that... 

Mine water at forefront of global mining club activities

30th April 2010 Global water solution company Veolia Water Solutions and Technologies has formed the Veolia Water Global Mining Club in an effort to combine all the technologies in the company that focus specifically on the mining industry, particularly issues pertaining to acid mine drainage (AMD) water, which... 

JV increases water treatment services offering to African market

30th April 2010 Chemical distributor Protea Chemicals, a division of the Omnia Group and US-based environmental improvement company Nalco have formed a joint venture (JV) that will provide an extensive range of water and process treatment services to the African market. 

Water ambitions for infrastructure development company

30th April 2010 With water management becoming a national strategic issue, infrastructure development company the Aveng Group, through water treatment subsidiary company Keyplan, is implementing solutions to help mitigate this impending crisis, while steadily positioning itself to become a significant player in... 

Water treatment system to use AMD water to increase savings

30th April 2010 Water treatment systems supplier Water Engineering Systems Unlimited (Wesu) is looking at using acid mine drainage (AMD) and effluent water to replace potable water used in cooling towers and gland service water. 

Reducing the threat of AMD

30th April 2010 Ground engineering company Golder Associates has been appointed to head off the threat of a major decant of acid mine drainage (AMD) water to the surface of the Witwatersrand goldfields and surrounding streams. 

Trust raises over $1-million for African projects

16th April 2010 Ground engineering and environmental services company Golder Associates has raised over $1-million for 11 projects as part of its commitment to sustainability. The projects provide support to families and children who have been orphaned or displaced by the HIV/Aids pandemic. 

Planting for the future

16th April 2010 As part of its commitment to contributing to the long-term economic wellbeing of the areas in which it operates, gold producer DRDGOLD has launched the Morogo hydroponic vegetable growing project at its Blyvooruitzicht mine, during 2009, to promote job creation and skills development in the local... 

Empowered firm offers industry’s first learnership

9th April 2010 Black economic empowerment (BEE) mobile crane hire-service provider Target Cranes has established the first mobile crane operator training school in South Africa.  

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