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Tailings & Waste Management

GEOTHETA

24th January 2020 Consulting geotechnical engineering company GEOTHETA offers a variety of geotechnical and civil engineering consulting services. Based in Randburg, South Africa, GEOTHETA operates all over the world, with appointments in South Africa, Sierra Leone, Democratic Republic of Congo, Namibia, Botswana,... 

Integrated Pump Rental

24th January 2020 Integrated Pump Rental is a specialist pump rental organisation that caters to the needs of all sectors, including mining, quarrying, construction, wastewater, energy and general industry across Africa. The company has the agility to offer cus­tomers quick and easy access to a comprehen­sive... 

Integrated Pump Rental

Tailings solutions target reduced water use, pollution

By: Mamaili Mamaila     22nd November 2019 Using more paste thickeners for dry tailings has been beneficial from an environmental aspect, as less water is required to transport the tailings, says environmental solutions company I-CAT operations manager Alex McHaffie. 

Tailings solutions target reduced water use, pollution
DUST SUPPRESSION I-CAT’s dust solutions division prides itself on being a leader within the dust suppression market, with a constant drive to pursue new technologies and products to ensure the best possible results for clients

Tailings failures increase awareness of associated risks

By: Mamaili Mamaila     22nd November 2019 There has been a noticeable increase in awareness around tailings dams, owing mostly to the tragic disasters caused by their collapsing, and the subsequent social activism, says software company IsoMetrix sustainability executive head Robin Bolton. 

Tailings failures increase awareness  of associated risks
TECHNOLOGICAL ADVANCEMENTS Looking ahead, the changes to the design and operation of tailings facilities will certainly leverage off the advancements in technology, especially for the monitoring of key indicators and the performance of assets

Company’s offerings protect water systems and ecology

23rd November 2018 Emalahleni-based environmental health services provider Ecotech Africa states that its environmental protection solutions for the mining, oil, gas and power generation industries are designed to protect natural water systems and the surrounding ecology. “With a clear understanding of these... 

Company’s offerings  protect water systems  and ecology
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ACTIVATED SLUDGE PROCESS Ecotech Africa’s activated sludge process for wastewater treatment is particularly well suited for treating waste streams high in organic or biodegradable content

Geotextile dewatering bags increase tailings dam longevity

23rd November 2018 Manufacturer and supplier of geosynthetic products Fibertex SA’s geotextile bags for use in on-site desludging wastewater projects, have advantages over conventional methods, which are often in addition unaffordable to authorities and contractors with limited budgets. Benefits of using geobags... 

Geotextile dewatering bags increase tailings  dam longevity
FUNCTIONAL FILTRATION The filtration properties of geobags are effective in retaining the fine-grained materials found in sewage sludge, while allowing the water to filter through

Thickened tailings solution testwork under way

By: Paige Müller     23rd November 2018 Process equipment and mine dewatering equipment supplier Weir Minerals Africa is performing tailings test work at a major South African platinum mine to develop a turnkey thickened tailings solution. Weir Minerals Africa process manager Hoosen Essack states that the local miner has shown interest... 

Thickened tailings solution testwork under way
HEAVY DUTY PUMPING The horizontal and vertical Warman slurry pump range is specifically designed for heavy duty slurry applications such as the handling of tailings slurries

Overly prescriptive policies threaten mine profitability – analyst  

By: Paige Müller     23rd November 2018 South Africa’s overly prescriptive, unbalanced and onerous environmental policy framework runs the risk of making the mining industry “uninvestable”, says Dr Anthea Jeffery, policy research head at think tank the Institute of Race Relations. “South Africa’s environmental regulations compare badly... 

Overly prescriptive policies threaten mine profitability – analyst
research and policy organisation Institute of Race Relations head of policy research Dr Anthea Jeffery discusses the impact overly prescriptive environmental policies are having on mining in South Africa. Camerawork: Nicholas Boyd. Editing: Darlene Creamer.

GRP pipes more resilient in dewatering systems

23rd November 2018 Glass-reinforced plastic (GRP) pipes’ proven resilience in harsh terrains, extreme climates and unpredictable site environments make them the superior choice over high-density polyethylene (HDPE), steel and ductile iron concrete-lined (DICL) pipes in the demanding environment of a mine dewatering... 

Global mining waste management market to grow

23rd November 2018 The mining waste management market is expected to reach 233.56-billion tons by 2022, at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 6.1% during the forecast period, according to the ‘Mining Waste Management Market by Mining Method, Metals and Minerals, Waste Type, and Region - Global Forecast to... 

Global mining  waste management market to grow
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COAL CONTRIBUTES TO GROWTH The amount of mining waste is expected to increase owing to increased demand for coal in power generation and energy and in cement production
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