YUKON — BioteQ Environmental Technologies has been chosen to design and supply a new wastewater treatment plant at the Minto copper mine belonging to Vancouver-based Capstone Mining. BioteQ’s contract include process design, engineering and project management services on a fee basis. Capstone will supply the capital for construction and run the plant, which will be installed before spring runoff 2010.
The new plant will be designed to treat up to 4,000 m3/day of water. It will employ BioteQ’s sulphide treatment process to reduce metal concentrations in treated water before it is discharged into the environment. BioteQ technology was chosen based on the improvements to water quality achieved during on site testing this past summer, and the relative ease of the system installation which allows the new permanent treatment plant to be ready for the 2010 operating season. Furthermore, the process is expected to deliver lower life cycle costs for water treatment compared to alternative processes.
BioteQ brings proven water treatment expertise and operating experience, and operates to ISO 14001 standards for environmental compliance. Learn more at www.BioteQ.ca.