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Tailings

Efficient tailings treatment with a smaller footprint

Tailings treatment continues to be one of the fastest growing challenges in the mining sector. At the same time environmental risks, space constraints, and water scarcity all need to be managed cost-effectively. Our complete range of individual technologies and turnkey solutions can be tailored to help you achieve your goals at the optimal OPEX or CAPEX for your specific operations.

The right solution for your requirements

Higher dryness with lower energy consumption? Or high specific throughput with the smallest equipment footprint? When it comes to finding the right tailings treatment solution, everything starts with your requirements. Based on the conditions at your site, we can then recommend and fine-tune a solution that gives
you the highest possible process efficiency.

High capacity, high efficiency

Whether you are aiming to increase water recovery or ensure safe dry stacking, ANDRITZ SEPARATION has decades of experience supplying robust, maintenance-friendly designs. We also specialize in high-capacity technologies including the world’s largest decanters and filter presses, ranging up to 2,000 m2 of filtration area per filter press unit. Other operations benefit from from one of the industry’s most space-effective CCD circuits, which use a uniquely efficient inter-stage mixing and dilution system to substantially reduce investments in space, and consequently operating costs.

Identifying the most profitable opportunities

All of the latest filtration and thickening solutions are provided together with joint project development and a comprehensive service portfolio. From new equipment and systems to upgrades of existing processes, our process audits can help you identify the best opportunities for enhancing productivity, safety, capacity in nearly any mining application.

Key process steps

  • Flocculation
  • Thickening
  • Mechanical dewatering
  • Granulation

Key benefits

  • Water recovery
  • Safe dry stacking
  • Increased product recovery
  • Lower environmental risks
  • Reduced operating costs
  • Complete turnkey solution
  • Maintenance friendly and robust designs
  • Less number of equipment/highest process efficiency

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