Water management is a critical component in the operation of a mine, as water is used in extraction processes, transporting materials and local precipitation events, among other activities. Hence, the mining sector is an important water consumer in Europe, representing 7% of total discharges in this region.
In this context, Remine Water aims to improve and minimise mining wastewater discharges, reuse the maximum amount of water and reappraise the by-products contained in wastewater, such as chemicals and metals, among other solids, so that they can be used again.
Additionally, most wastewater treatment trains in operation today use technologies that require a vast amount of energy and lead to a larger carbon footprint. The innovative treatment train developed by Remine Water will be powered by solar thermal energy, thereby minimising the environmental impact of the process and achieving a more sustainable and economic process.