Mining and Process Water Management

UIT‘s water professionals assist you with mine and industrial water management, water quality and national and local management strategies.

Efficient water management is essential to mining and mineral processing activities and must be dutifully considered during each development and operational cycle – from preliminary approvals, production, de-commissioning and closure – and its practices must adhere to stringent environmentally responsible
policies, with due consideration of the company shareholders.

Finding a balance between meeting regulatory compliance and cost savings involves innovative thinking. UIT recognizes that the key to effective mine water management is a sound understanding of the process and tailings circuits, and recycling opportunities to form an interactive range of water balances, responsive to process variations pertinent to the mine at any time. This provides the basis for minimizing water make-up, the use of the right water quality for each operation, and incorporation of contaminated streams into less demanding activities, saving pumping and treatment costs.

We are experienced with the treatment of acid mine drainage with heavy metal and sulfate concentrations as well as process water resulting from production and mine closure. We are proficient in modeling water management systems, identifying contamination risks, designing and  implementing the most suitable water treatment system for your project.