Tag: plant optimization

Optimizing Lime Treatment that Uses Decommissioned Open Pit

February 12, 2019

Water management at this nickel mine in Northern Qu├ębec involves the operation of a Low Density Sludge (LDS) lime treatment system that uses a decommissioned open pit as a reactor and sludge settling basin. The source of mine impacted water being treated is surface run-off and water collected in several active and old open pits […]

Optimizing Water Treatment at a Zinc Smelter

July 18, 2018

In operation since the early 1900s, this zinc smelter and refinery currently produces over 200,000 tonnes of zinc and over 100,000 tonnes of lead per year. The existing wastewater treatment plant at the site was installed several decades ago to treat a blend of streams generated by smelter off-gas cleaning and conversion of the SOx […]

How Plant Operations Experience Leads to Better Plant Design

May 28, 2018

As we prepare to start our fifteenth operating season at Raglan Mine, tenth operating year in China and Colorado, we took some time to reflect on our active involvement in ongoing plant operation and maintenance, and what it means for us and ultimately our customers. In the past decade and a half, we have designed […]