SciDev's OptiFlox trialled at Australian coal operation

Wastewater treatment specialist SciDev’s OptiFlox system has been deployed to a coking coal producer in the northern Bowen Basin in Queensland, Australia, for a six-month trial
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A Phoenix Process Equipment belt press filter

Staff Reporter

PRESS RELEASE: The OptiFlox technology will be trialled on a Phoenix Process Equipment belt press filter in a coal-handling preparation plant for a six-month period, with installation planned for this month.

The trial aims to increase productivity and optimise the client's consumables, reduce operational engagement and provide insights into process data.

OptiFlox consist of a range of polymers, specifically tailored for the treatment of process water and wastewater in mining and minerals.

This initiative supports SciDev's memorandum of understanding with Phoenix, in which the companies agreed to identify cases where the OptiFlox technology would be integrated into Phoenix's equipment offering.

A successful trial may result in a long-term contract for the installation of an OptiFlox systems, as well as opportunities for more deployments to the multiple Phoenix belt press filters at the trial site. In addition, management expects opportunities for chemical sales agreements to materialise should a system be installed on a longer-term basis.

SciDev also said it's confident that further commercial trials will be secured during the September quarter with another coking coal producer in the Bowen Basin and a heavy mineral sands operation in South Australia.