Canadian mine getting ZLD plants

British Columbian firm Saltworks Technologies confirmed it has been selected by a precious metal operation in the Canadian North to provide two full-scale zero liquid discharge (ZLD) saline water treatment systems
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The systems will help the mine, which has not been identified, to desalinate mine shaft water as well as enable the site to achieve its treatment goals. Saltworks was chosen after the company held a year-long pilot and competitive selection process.

The modular plants will be shipping on a rapid schedule, officials said.

Testing of Saltworks' SaltMaker evaporator-crystalliser and process plant showed the treated water met the stringent outlines for Arctic discharge, including testing for aquatic life, and also returned zero liquid discharge salts.

Some salts can also be reused, the company said, for mine shaft deicing.

"Contributing to an important mining development is a great way to start 2018," Saltworks CEO Ben Sparrow said. "Zero liquid discharge represents the future of mine water management, and we are thrilled to be a part of it."

Last November, the company was awarded first price for cleantech at the British Columbia Export Awards.