High-Performance Coagulants & Flocculants for Mine Water Treatment
Our OptiFlox® range of coagulants and flocculants are specifically designed for a wide variety of applications relating to mining and mineral processing. This range is available in both powder and liquid form and in a variety of molecular weights and charge densities tailored for the following applications:
- Clarification of mine water for re-use
- Clarification of surface water ‘run off’
- Sedimentation in clarifiers and tailings dams
- Sludge or slurry dewatering via filtration or centrifugation
- Ore washing and flotation.
OptiFlox® System –
An exciting new story
We have developed the OptiFlox® system, a new patent-pending technology and chemistry that has applications for:
- Minimising losses in productivity and revenue via enhancing tailings’ thickener performance to enable consistent and reliable clarified water to be produced for return to the plant, and / or
- Improving the recovery of valuable mineral resources
Application for Coal Mining
Shut down of Tailings Thickeners
It is well known that from time to time mines are confronted with the issue of very turbid water flowing from their tailings thickener. The clarity of this water from the thickener can deteriorate to an unacceptable level resulting in the wash plant shutting down and production ceasing. Substantial losses in productivity and revenue can result.
Product Losses from Coal Thickeners
At times, coal mines are also challenged with the issue of product losses flowing from coal fines thickeners. Sometimes referred to as “rafting”, less than optimal surface charge conditions prevent coal fines from being totally captured and valuable product is lost.
The OptiFlox® system is a proprietary system that addresses these operational issues. The OptiFlox® system is a new technology that continuously measures particle characteristics of coal slurry, in order to maintain optimal flocculation conditions through automatic, real time control of coagulant dosing. A provisional patent application has been filed in Australia relating to the technology.
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For further information about our OptiFlox® system and specific solutions for mining, please contact us.
Other Mining Sector Applications
Our OptiFlox® system and polymers are also applicable for mine water treatment in the following mining sectors:
- Gold and silver
- Lead and zinc
- Iron ore
- Copper and nickel
- Mineral sands
- Clay and titanium mining