- To stop and control decanted AMD, eliminating the risk of environmental contamination, and creating buffer capacity in the subsurface voids (dams) to absorb fluctuating groundwater volume.
- To develop a solution to optimise the treatment of AMD.
We provided the technical expertise to optimise the process required to treat the acid mine drainage
We provided the process to treat the acid mine drainage to standards compliant for release to the natural environment.
We implemented patented settler technology that enables the continuous and consistent treatment of high volumes of acid mine drainage.
The infrastructure company responsible for managing the flow of acid mine drainage (AMD) into the natural waterways in the Western Basin of Gauteng is a state-owned major bulk raw water infrastructure company. An international minerals resources company based in the area provided the infrastructure and resources to manage the treatment of the AMD in partnership with the water infrastructure company. The mine, together with Watercare Innovations, was instrumental in the success of the project.
Watercare Innovations installed and commissioned patented settler technology that achieves optimal solid-liquid separation despite the high volume and flow rate of material supplied to the plant