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Nevada Gold Mine – Water Treatment

Battle Creek, Nevada, USA

Nevada Gold Mine - Water Treatment

A large, North American mining company reached out to WaterTectonics for help designing and replacing an existing water treatment plant in Nevada. The goal was to bring  the Battle Creek  area gold mine up-to-date with the Nevada Department of Environmental Protection (NDEP) Profile 1 requirements.  Of particular concern, were arsenic, antimony, and total dissolved solids (TDS).

After conducting treatability testing, WaterTectonics provided detailed engineering & design including: P&ID, electrical design, mechanical design, operations manuals & documentation for equipment.  Based on testing results the existing mobile water treatment equipment was replaced with filtration (Ultraflo) followed by reverse osmosis (RO). The treatment train consisted of a chemical precipitation process for a 200gpm stream with an ultra-filter for the entire stream. Also included was a mobile RO system at 100gpm in a heated, well-lit 40 foot high cube ISO container.

A key component of this project was WaterTectonics’ Automated Operator System. This system incorporates control & adjustment of all system process to a single touch-screen user interface allowing the operator to quickly visualize system performance. Critical system functions are set-up on email notification to a defined user group and an escalation policy to ensure timely response to system functions can be applied to user defined activities. The system’s web interface provides real-time water quality performance and generates daily reports on volume and water quality.