Mining & Metals

Water Solutions & Brine Management for Mining & Metals

We provide comprehensive solutions for mining waters. We can help you to remove problem contaminants, treat mine waters, achieve minimal liquid discharge (MLD) or zero liquid discharge (ZLD), or recover valuable metals. 

There is no single solution for mining waters. We will study your problem and present you with options. 

Reduce Chemical Treatment



Improve Freshwater Recovery


Reduce Waste Volume and trucking



Harvest Metals From Wastewater

We Understand Mining Waters

Mining locations are often remote. Mining waters are diverse, the volumes involved can be large, and they vary seasonally. Water issues that we can help with include:

  • Selectively removing ‘problem’ contaminants from discharge
  • Tailings pond capacity limits
  • Effluent flows
  • Meeting ion discharge limits (e.g. nitrate, sulfate, chloride)
  • Recovering metal content (including heavy metal)
  • Freshwater shortage/limits
  • Groundwater treatment
  • Mine dewatering
  • Acid mine drainage
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Mining Wastewater Treatment
Mine Wastewater Treatment

Water Management Options

The lowest cost treatment is to not treat at all. Our ScaleSense sensors measure problematic ions in real-time, helping you determine if you can avoid treatment. If you must treat, our IonSelect solution will selectively target and remove problem ions of concern, such as arsenic, cobalt, iron, and sulfates. IonSelect avoids over- or under-treating and can be more cost effective than treating the entire flow.


If you need more comprehensive treatment, our desalination and brine management solutions can help. XtremeRO is a robust ultra high recovery reverse osmosis system built for remote industries. BrineRefine partners with reverse osmosis to remove scaling ions, enabling maximum recovery and smooth operations. SaltMaker is a platform of evaporator-crystallizer solutions with four possible configurations depending on your site needs and energy sources.


Our treatment professionals will help you assess the cost and performance of relevant options. Contact us. Challenge us.

Mining & Metals Related Products


Real-Time Sensor

ScaleSense Real-Time Scaling Ion Sensor

An automated, real-time sensor for saline waters that measures calcium (Ca2+), barium (Ba2+), sulfate (SO42-) ions and silica (SiO2). ScaleSense is robust and corrosion-resistant and functions accurately and precisely, even at extremely high-TDS.

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XtremeRO/NF Brine 


XtremeRO Brine Concentrator MLD

Next-generation water-maker and brine-concentrator based on reverse osmosis that achieves extreme freshwater recoveries, enabling cost-effective brine management and treatment of challenging organic-laden waters including oil & gas produced waters.

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BrineRefine Chemical Softening System

BrineRefine Chemical Softening System

Smart, compact, modular chemical softening system that reduces costs with precision dosing and built-in solids management. Improves recovery and minimizes fouling risk with intelligent controls that communicate with downstream assets, like RO or evaporators.

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SaltMaker MultiEffect ZLD MLD

A modern, modular, and intelligently automated evaporator-crystallizer that concentrates brine or produces low volume solids for zero liquid discharge. Use waste heat from operations and recycles heat through each of its multiple effects to slash your energy costs.

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