Mine And Process Water
Mine waters correspond to waters that are generated and found within a mineral exploitation and processing process.
Mine water is generated mainly in underground operations as a result of the drainage of rainwater and melting ice and groundwater, which when passing through the rocks and mining activities, obtain a high content of metals, sulfates and variations in acidity that considerably affect discharges to lakes, rivers and others.
In industry, water is one of the most used resources in processes, such as: heating, cooling, product manufacturing, cleaning, washing, etc.
A subsequent treatment of process water allows optimization of production operations, having a better product if it contains water or simply reusing this water in the same production stages, generating savings in this resource and better optimizing discharges into the environment.