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Tailings & Waste Management

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... 

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
Photo by Creamer Media
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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