Mining

Extract materials for reuse

Elentec has been involved in mining for several years, having originally been awarded an SBRI project to provide mobile systems to treat mine runoff for Natural Resources Wales, as shown on the video. This was followed by a further EU funded Life Demine project with European partners in Spain and Germany – which will shortly come to an end, having opened many opportunities in all the countries within the SBRI project. Link to: Visit Website

EU Horizon 2020 Project

Elentec is now the only UK organisation in a EU Horizon 2020 project “Rawmina” which takes this earlier work further and now includes recovery of critical raw materials (CRM). Link to: www.rawmina.eu

Overview of Integrated Innovative Pilot System For Critical Raw Materials Recovery From Mine Wastes In A Circular Economy Context

Decreasing the Impact of Abandoned Mines
Project Overview

Applications and what the technology does:

As a replacement technology for typical chemical coagulation, the same range of applications apply. Below is a list of applications where Elentec EC has been tested.

Elentec EC technology has been applied over a range of industries including: Automotive, Anaerobic Digestion, Municipal Effluent, Aquaculture, Mining, Brewing, Metal Finishing, Dairy

  • Removes heavy metals from waste streams

  • Removes phosphate/phosphorus from effluent streams

  • Removes arsenic from contaminated groundwater

  • Reduces solids in waste streams

  • Removes contaminants from shipping/marine effluent

  • Treats process water for recycling

  • Treats waste from anaerobic digestion and other agricultural processes

  • Emergency and disaster recovery units