Veolia Water Solutions & Technologies announced a partnership with Genesis Water as the exclusive Genesis partner in the global mining market. Veolia will deploy the Genesis RDS to help mining companies improve tailings management recycle water and reduce reliance on tailings ponds providing a sustainable solution while meeting regulatory requirements.
Mining operations have historically relied upon tailings ponds for dewatering of fine fluid tailings which can create environmental and operational capacity issues. The inefficiencies of tailings ponds require mine operators to secure more land and necessary regulatory approvals to construct new ponds. Hydraulic loading in ponds and the need for eventual restoration puts stress on the environment.
The patented technology of the Genesis RDS achieves a 1:1 ratio of dredging (inflow) to dewatering of sub-micron particulates at high throughputs. The system can be operated continuously with minimal energy and maintenance requirements and offers the benefit of immediate clear water recovery and the production of stackable transportable solids which can be more efficiently handled or further processed for asset recovery such as gravel sand and soil.