SUEZ Water - Water Technologies & Water

Mining & Mineral Processing Solutions

Maximize mining yield and achieve environmental compliance by preventing water-based and air-borne contaminants from affecting your process and the surrounding environment.

SUEZ is helping mines and mineral processors control dust emissions, treat site effluent to meet the strictest regulations, and improve yield and runtime by protecting process assets from fouling and corrosion.

Overview

Agglomeration aids

Our agglomeration aids promote higher flow rates and metal recovery rates. They also reduce risk to health and the environment by controlling lixiviant pooling on the surface.

  • SoliSep* heap leach enhancers prevent ponding (flux through heap) and channeling (flow distribution). 

Antifoam/defoamers

Our defoamers and antifoamers are formulated for efficacy and economics.

  • FoamTrol* & SoliSep* foam control treatments offer instant foam dissipation and designed persistence to ensure rapid and reliable process control. 

Learn more about our Foam Control solutions

Corrosion inhibitors

  • Organic and inorganic FloGard* corrosion inhibitors ensure asset protection and prevent downtime and leaks across pipes, tanks and process equipment.
  • Spectrus* biocides are designed to prevent microbiological fouling and its induced corrosion from affecting your operation’s reliability and productivity.

Learn more about our Corrosion Inhibitors and Biocides

Digital & automation 

Unique service model with a proactive, digital, data-driven approach providing improved visibility optimized chemical, water & energy usage, real-time data and predictive modeling.

  • InSight* cloud-based asset performance management (APM) system for easy entry, automated upload and reporting of all of your operational data.
  • Remote wireless tank monitoring for 24/7 accurate feed rates, alarms and inventory management.
  • TrueSense* analyzers & controllers for continuous readings & automated control.
  • MonitAll* predictive heat exchanger fouling technology strategically applies scale control additives and optimizes your operation.

Learn more about InSight our asset performance management platform

Dust control for loss prevention, handling & safety

  • DusTreat* dust control programs prevent cost-effective fugitive material loss from stockpiles and during transportation (conveyor belts, trucks, ships, and railcars)
  • DusTreat handling aids mitigate the accumulation of material on surfaces of handling systems such as conveyor belts, ships, railcars, or trucks, reducing losses and maintenance.
  • DusTreat road dust programs minimize health & safety risks while limiting the amount of water used for dust abatement
  • DusTreat coal antioxidants reduce spontaneous oxidation occurring in coal stockpiles to prevent losses and minimize health & safety risk

Learn more about our Dust Control programs

Flow assurance through scale control

  • ScaleTrol* scale inhibition products minimize deposits and fouling in a wide array of unit operations and equipment, thereby reducing downtime required for cleaning/maintenance, mitigating loss of productivity in extraction, improving equipment lifespan, and maintaining flow/operation of equipment

Influent/effluent clarification & metal precipitants

  • KlarAid*, Polyfloc* and Novus* specialty coagulants and flocculants improve inlet and outlet water clarification and ensure discharge limits can be met.
  • MetClear* metals precipitation chemistry can help overcome wastewater challenges by precipitating key metal contaminants and allowing you to meet local regulations.

Learn more about our Coagulants & Flocculants

Learn more about our Heavy Metals Removal

Leach enhancement aids (gold extraction)

Our leach enhancement aids increase gold dissolution, reduce cyanide consumption, and promote higher gold loading onto carbon. Our product offers a solution to difficult Geo-Met Conversion plans where there may be ores that is difficult to process in current unit operations.

  • SoliSep* leach enhancement aids work in Carbon in Pulp (CIP) and Carbon in Leach (CIL) when the mineralogy of the ore has fines that cause rheological issues within the slurry. 

Process clarification & separation aids

Our coagulants and flocculants help improve ore separation within thickeners, decanters and filters while reducing operating costs. 

  • PolyFloc*, SoliSep*, and KlarAid* specialty coagulants and flocculants optimize liquid solid separation and clarify process waters while maximizing solids concentration at the lowest cost of treatment.

Learn more about our Coagulants & Flocculants

Rheology modifiers & viscosity modifiers processing aids

Our rheology and viscosity modifiers expand strategic reserves and extend the life of tailings dams.

  • SoliSep* rheology & viscosity modifiers are designed specifically to optimize solids concentrations while reducing rheological properties of mining slurries and tough to treat ores, concentrates, and tailings. 
  • SoliSep* viscosity modifiers can also assist in grinding with the ability to achieve higher flow rates and to operate at higher feeds solids while achieving the mesh of grind percent passing eighty percent (P80).

 

Products

Applications

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