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Solutions for the Mineral Processing Industry

The mining industry faces increasing challenges concerning water management, whether due to resource shortage in the exploitation area, or with the aim of improving economic and social impact of the mining operations facing increasingly lower mill head grades and thus requiring more efficient operations.

With the abovementioned challenge in mind, we support the mining industry by developing innovative solutions that allow process water optimization, water reuse, and consequent minimization of economic impact water has in the process, furtheron improving relationship with social actors and stakeholders.

Industrial Process Map
 
1   Raw Water Conditioning
 

We are able to deploy specific solutions to treat different kinds of water sources, either surface or subsurface water.

 
Acondicionamiento de agua cruda
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WETClear™ Technologies

We offer a complete portfolio of polymeric technologies which includes coagulants, flocculants, sequestering agents and filtration and dewatering aids aimed at ensuring optimum performance in solid-liquid separation processes and to minimize sludge disposal costs.

 
 
Technical Support

We provide preventive and corrective field visits as well as periodic technical support services aimed at establishing optimum water & wastewater plant monitoring & management

 
 
Operation & Maintenance Services

WET provides operation and maintenance services for new or existing facilities, adapting services to plant and customer requirements and procedures at each site.

 
Suspended Solids and Turbidity Removal
We count with high-performance technologies to ensure the elimination of suspended solids and particles, minimizing operational costs and ensuring protection of downstream unitary processes.
 
 
Microfiltration (MF) and Ultrafiltration (UF)

Micro- and Ultrafiltration membranes allow achieving high treated water quality standards, ensuring consistent water quality for potable water as well as pre-treatment to desalination processes.

 
 
Nanofiltration (NF) and Reverse Osmosis (RO)

Our Nanofiltration and Reverse Osmosis systems allow removal of monovalent or divalent ions, with the purpose of obtaining demineralized water for your produc-tive process.

 
WETOsmo™ Membrane Technologies

WETOsmo™ Technologies include a complete portfolio of chemical technologies that protect and preserve membrane systems, including the most advanced anti-scalant, biocide, dechlorination and cleaning technologies for each specific application.

 
 
WET PureFlow Up™ Solutions

WET PureFlow Up™ contractual solutions and the integration of WET’s financial capability into these projects allow our customers to dispose of state-of-the-art technologies, without the need of CapEx allocations and disbursements that could otherwise impede implementation of these technologies.

 
 
WET PureFlow EC™ Solutions

WET PureFlow EC™ technologies are based on the most recent developments involving electrochemical processes to eliminate a wide range of organic and inorganic pollutants, therefore allowing to achieve higher process efficiencies and to reclaim otherwise unusable wastewater streams.

 
WET PureFlow IX™ Solutions

Whether hardness removal, elimination of trace contaminants in condensate streams or complete water demineralization, WET PureFlow IX™ solutions allow to achieve the desired goal at the lowest cost and with quick deployment.

 
 
Algae Control

WET ultrasonic algae control technologies represent a chemical-free alternative for the treatment of lakes, lagoons and industrial and municipal water treatment applications, eliminating algae presence as well as eliminating the use of hazardous chemicals.

 
   
 
2   Beneficiation
 

The beneficiation stages involve several processes, including flotation and leaching, requiring specific technologies in order to obtain a high mineral law.

 
Planta de Lixiviación
SOLUTIONS RELATED TO THIS PROCESS
 
WETMining™ Technologies

Our WETMining™ product line comprehends specific solutions for scaling and corrosion control, road and process dust suppression, as well as specific solutions focused on aiding flotation, beneficiation and mineral transport processes.

 
 
Suspended Solids and Turbidity Removal
We count with high-performance technologies to ensure the elimination of suspended solids and particles, minimizing operational costs and ensuring protection of downstream unitary processes.
 
 
Technical Support

We provide preventive and corrective field visits as well as periodic technical support services aimed at establishing optimum water & wastewater plant monitoring & management

 
 
3   Wastewater Treatment
 

Adequate treatment of wastewaters generated in the flotation or leaching process require custom solutions to allow removal of different pollutants, making it necessary to develop integrated solutions involving both equipment and chemical technologies that can successfully remove soluble and suspended contaminants.

 
Tratamiento de Efluentes
SOLUTIONS RELATED TO THIS PROCESS
 
Suspended Solids and Turbidity Removal
We count with high-performance technologies to ensure the elimination of suspended solids and particles, minimizing operational costs and ensuring protection of downstream unitary processes.
 
 
Nanofiltration (NF) and Reverse Osmosis (RO)

Our Nanofiltration and Reverse Osmosis systems allow removal of monovalent or divalent ions, with the purpose of obtaining demineralized water for your produc-tive process.

 
 
Microfiltration (MF) and Ultrafiltration (UF)

Micro- and Ultrafiltration membranes allow achieving high treated water quality standards, ensuring consistent water quality for potable water as well as pre-treatment to desalination processes.

 
WETOsmo™ Membrane Technologies

WETOsmo™ Technologies include a complete portfolio of chemical technologies that protect and preserve membrane systems, including the most advanced anti-scalant, biocide, dechlorination and cleaning technologies for each specific application.

 
 
WET PureFlow Up™ Solutions

WET PureFlow Up™ contractual solutions and the integration of WET’s financial capability into these projects allow our customers to dispose of state-of-the-art technologies, without the need of CapEx allocations and disbursements that could otherwise impede implementation of these technologies.

 
 
WET PureFlow EC™ Solutions

WET PureFlow EC™ technologies are based on the most recent developments involving electrochemical processes to eliminate a wide range of organic and inorganic pollutants, therefore allowing to achieve higher process efficiencies and to reclaim otherwise unusable wastewater streams.

 
 
4   Tailing Dam
 

Treatment and reuse of mine tailings presents specific challenges due to its high variability and different types of contaminants, therefore requiring a high-level approach to identify individual upstream processes affecting global water balance, until final plant discharge or water reuse objectives are achieved.

 
Dique de Colas
SOLUTIONS RELATED TO THIS PROCESS
 
Microfiltration (MF) and Ultrafiltration (UF)

Micro- and Ultrafiltration membranes allow achieving high treated water quality standards, ensuring consistent water quality for potable water as well as pre-treatment to desalination processes.

 
 
Nanofiltration (NF) and Reverse Osmosis (RO)

Our Nanofiltration and Reverse Osmosis systems allow removal of monovalent or divalent ions, with the purpose of obtaining demineralized water for your produc-tive process.

 
 
WETOsmo™ Membrane Technologies

WETOsmo™ Technologies include a complete portfolio of chemical technologies that protect and preserve membrane systems, including the most advanced anti-scalant, biocide, dechlorination and cleaning technologies for each specific application.

 
Suspended Solids and Turbidity Removal
We count with high-performance technologies to ensure the elimination of suspended solids and particles, minimizing operational costs and ensuring protection of downstream unitary processes.
 
 
Algae Control

WET ultrasonic algae control technologies represent a chemical-free alternative for the treatment of lakes, lagoons and industrial and municipal water treatment applications, eliminating algae presence as well as eliminating the use of hazardous chemicals.

 
 
High-efficiency Evaporators

High-efficiency evaporators allow elimination of excess water in mineral processing applications as well as concentration of valuable by-products contained in the liquid phase, making it the most competitive solution to treat complex waters in the mining industry.

 
 
5   Acid Mine Drainage
 

Acid mine drainage (AMD) is the appearance of highly acidic water streams averaging pH values of 2-4, and high concentrations of metal ions as a result of subaerial exposure during metal sulfide mining. AMD requires the use of specific technologies suited for operation under extreme pH conditions and high inorganic contaminant loads.

 
Drenaje ácido de minas (AMD)
SOLUTIONS RELATED TO THIS PROCESS
 
WETMining™ Technologies

Our WETMining™ product line comprehends specific solutions for scaling and corrosion control, road and process dust suppression, as well as specific solutions focused on aiding flotation, beneficiation and mineral transport processes.

 
 
WET PureFlow EC™ Solutions

WET PureFlow EC™ technologies are based on the most recent developments involving electrochemical processes to eliminate a wide range of organic and inorganic pollutants, therefore allowing to achieve higher process efficiencies and to reclaim otherwise unusable wastewater streams.

 
 
Nanofiltration (NF) and Reverse Osmosis (RO)

Our Nanofiltration and Reverse Osmosis systems allow removal of monovalent or divalent ions, with the purpose of obtaining demineralized water for your produc-tive process.

 
WETOsmo™ Membrane Technologies

WETOsmo™ Technologies include a complete portfolio of chemical technologies that protect and preserve membrane systems, including the most advanced anti-scalant, biocide, dechlorination and cleaning technologies for each specific application.

 
       
 
6   Hydrometallurgy
 

Selective leaching processes have made important progress with the objective of achieving higher yields during metal ore beneficiation, reducing reagent costs and maximizing leaching agent reuse. WET has developed strategic alliances to improve beneficiation processes in order to achieve a positive impact on mineral efficiency and productivity.

 
Hidrometalurgia
SOLUTIONS RELATED TO THIS PROCESS
 
WET PureFlow IX™ Solutions

Whether hardness removal, elimination of trace contaminants in condensate streams or complete water demineralization, WET PureFlow IX™ solutions allow to achieve the desired goal at the lowest cost and with quick deployment.

 
 
WETMining™ Technologies

Our WETMining™ product line comprehends specific solutions for scaling and corrosion control, road and process dust suppression, as well as specific solutions focused on aiding flotation, beneficiation and mineral transport processes.

 
 
Suspended Solids and Turbidity Removal
We count with high-performance technologies to ensure the elimination of suspended solids and particles, minimizing operational costs and ensuring protection of downstream unitary processes.
 
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