Wastewater Treatment for Metals and Non-Metals Recovery

As mining sites continue to expand into remote locations, developers are faced with the challenge of minimizing the impact of large runoff streams and metals-laden wastewater. To address these challenges, ChemREADY’s integrated water and wastewater treatment systems for Metals Recovery and Non-Metals offer closed loop processes, removes the silt and minimizes the cost of hauling waste sludge and costly retention ponds. Integrated mechanical and chemical solutions engineered to your process eliminates site risks and improves the overall marketability of your product!

Water is Critical for all types of Mining

ChemREADY’s wastewater treatment for non-metals and ferrous applications is so critical. In some locations, significant rainfall can lead to acid runoff from mine drainage, tailings piles, and surface mines, polluting streams and rivers. In drier locations, the mining and processing of ores uses up large volumes of scarce water supplies. Mine water and wastewater treatment solutions from ChemREADY help mining companies reduce their effects on the environment with economical mine process water and wastewater treatment technologies. Our mine water treatment technologies are tailored for industrial use.


What are Tailings Dams and Why are They So Dangerous?

Tailings are concentrated slurries of water, silt and gravel that are byproducts of mining operations. After extracting any valuable metals from a mine, these tailings must be properly dealt with, as they are unstable and cannot be easily integrated back into natural mineral basins.

To manage these tailings, many mining operations invest in tailings dams or facilities. However, these dams fail at a much higher rate than most other types of dams, causing significant harm to people and the environment. Upstream dams are the most prone to failure.


What are Better Water Treatment Solutions for Treating Mining Wastewater?

Rather than settle for tailings dams, ChemREADY offers a full suite of better mechanical filtration options for optimized tailings management, including:

  • Hydrocyclones: for cost-efficient tailings management, effective at removing large amounts of solids without the need for added chemicals
  • Belt Filters: for small-footprint tailings management with low initial capital requirements
  • Filter Presses: for highly effective low- and high-pressure solids removal, fit for most any mining operation

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ChemREADY Spotlight: The High-Pressure Matec® Filter Press

For the best tailings management available, highly engineered Matec filter presses offer pressures of 16 to 21 bar to handle the mining industry’s most difficult slurries. Requiring less maintenance and significantly fewer chemical flocculants for standard operations, Matec filter presses improve upon standard filter presses with:

  • Automatic washing
  • Remote monitoring and assistance
  • High-pressure technology (HPT)
  • Easy cake discharge

What Chemicals Can I Use for Mining Wastewater Treatment?

In addition to mechanical filtration methods, the addition of quality chemicals can help to remove metals, solids, and other contaminants from mining water, as well as restore optimal pH levels. ChemREADY’s chemical products include:

Our Technologies Help:

  • Recover process water for mining activities
  • Extract minerals from water streams
  • Allow for Re-use of Water
  • Treat mine sludge

ChemREADY custom-builds mine water treatment systems to match the specific requirements of mining applications, whether mining for gold, nickel and copper mining, to uranium, coal, or other minerals. Water solutions have successfully helped mining companies across the US to refine minerals, reduce waste, limit pollution, and drive profitability.

Mining Waste Water Services

Wastewater Treatment Service and Equipment Services
ChemREADY provides affordable, scalable, environmentally friendly wastewater treatment services and equipment services for commercial and residential facilities. Our Source-to-Discharge™ customized solutions offer a single source for your total wastewater treatment.

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Mining Waste Water Products


High performance, anionic flocculant based on a high molecular weight emulsion polyacrylamides scientifically formulated for use as a flocculant in effluent and wastewater treatment applications


Cationic flocculants used for large and small volume water treatment settle solids.


Our FlocREADY Non-Ionic Series has a nonionic charge, high molecular weight polyacrylamides in various forms such as free flowing granules, gel logs, emulsions and liquids.


Anionic, Nonionic, and Cationic Gel Logs are made into a slow dissolving solid form.