MiningWhile you get the minerals out of the ground, trust us to deal with the water you use in the process.
Never worry about your tailings and wastewater treatment again.
If your mine is like most, chances are it faces challenges other treatment plants don’t.
- it is remote and you’re looking for a reliable, simple-to-operate system that doesn’t take a Ph.D to operate.
- it produces high-strength contaminants and you need a treatment system that can consistently produce compliance.
- electricity doesn’t come cheap and every dollar saved by an energy-efficient system goes straight to your bottom line.
Even if you are looking for all three, it’s not too much to ask. Nexom’s suite of reliable, efficient technologies feature prominently at numerous mines, and can enable compliance with ammonia, metals, and numerous other contaminants.
Remove metals to ultra-low levels.
Selenium, cadmium, zinc, phosphorus, and more are no match for Blue PRO reactive filtration. Meet your metals limits by getting to microgram-per-liter levels with the most efficient chemistry, all within a user-friendly system built on the proven, continuous-backwash upflow sand filter platform. The proprietary Blue PRO process achieves unprecedented treatment levels by coating the sand media in the filter with the reactant, virtually ensuring contact with whatever contaminant you’re trying to remove and maximizing chemical efficiency in the process.
Did you know?
Blue PRO meets the lowest-known municipal Phosphorus limit in North America.
The proven Centra-flo continuous-backwash upflow sand filter is the perfect platform on which to base Blue PRO reactive filtration.
Burrillville, RI shows how Blue PRO can remove copper to meet an ultra-low objective of 8 µg/L (0.008 mg/L).
Ready for your high-strength, highly-variable ammonia or nitrates.
You need a system that doesn’t care about even loading, one that won’t fail the moment ammonia or nitrates spike. The BioPorts MBBR was built for situations exactly like this; by amassing and housing the biology that treats ammonia or nitrates on HDPE media (rather than just wasting it downstream or using a recycle process to recover a portion of it), BioPorts is ready for your high-strength and highly-variable flows. And thanks to our patented media and aeration design by one of the most experienced teams in MBBR reaction kinetics, BioPorts MBBRs are one of the most durable and reliable, yet simplest-to-operate technologies available.
BioPorts MBBR media has a proprietary design that maximizes durability and protected surfaces.
Did you know?
Because the BioPorts media breaks up bubbles, low-maintenance coarse bubble aeration gets fine-bubble-level oxygen transfer efficiencies.
The town of Leeds, AL is had higher-strength wastewater than their plant could handle.
Even in freezing water, you can treat ammonia to <1 mg/L
For mines in the northern U.S. and Canada, it’s not hard to imagine your ponds dropping to temperatures at which it was long thought that biological treatment stops. Thanks to proprietary advances designed into our SAGR post-lagoon nitrification beds, we can pre-build the nitrifying bacteria necessary to remove the ammonia so you can discharge all winter long, even when the water is <1ºC (34ºF).
SAGRs strategically route loading to different areas in the bed when the water is warm, to grow the needed biomass to fully treat the loading when it gets cold.
Did you know?
There are over 100 full-scale SAGR installations across North America, some more than a decade old.
When one Northern Ontario gold mine needed a way to discharge year-round, they wanted to be extra-sure the SAGR could handle its wastewater profile…
Grateful to be trusted by a wide range of customers.
To learn more about what we have done for various clients, populations, and industries (and what we can provide for your project), choose the category that most closely matches yours, below.