Tailing Pond Remediation

Domestic mining operations annually release about 2 billion pounds of toxic waste into the environment. Most of this material is contained in tailing ponds, bodies of water containing liquid effluents or wastewater separated out during the processing of mineral ores. Due to the technical difficulties associated with isolating the metals present in this water, reprocessing the effluents to increase mine yields is generally not done.

In most countries, mining companies are required to follow stringent environmental and rehabilitation codes to minimize environmental impact and avoid adversely affecting human health and safety. Unfortunately, even with this regulation and oversight, significant environmental impact is still a common occurrence.

With high binding capacity and speed, along with ease of application, using the Companyu2019s polymer compounds to treat these effluents represents a significant advance in both reducing environmental impacts and increasing the recovered metal yields.