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TAILINGS: Better water management leads to smaller ponds

Veolia Water Solutions & Technologies has formed a partnership with Genesis Water, the pioneer of the Genesis Rapid Dewatering System™ (RDS).  As the exclusive Genesis partner in the global mining market, Veolia will deploy the...


Veolia Water Solutions & Technologies has formed a partnership with Genesis Water, the pioneer of the Genesis Rapid Dewatering System™ (RDS).  As the exclusive Genesis partner in the global mining market, Veolia will deploy the Genesis RDS to help mining companies improve tailings management, recycle water and reduce reliance on tailings ponds, providing a sustainable solution while meeting regulatory requirements.

Chris Howell, global market director of mining and primary metals for Veolia, said, “Tailings management and water recovery are critical components of any mining operation, and the ability to reduce reliance on tailings ponds opens up new possibilities for mining operations worldwide.”

The patented technology of the Genesis RDS achieves a 1:1 ratio of dredging (inflow) to dewatering of sub-micron particulates at high throughputs. The system can be operated continuously with minimal energy and maintenance requirements, and offers the benefit of immediate clear water recovery and the production of stackable, transportable solids, which can be more efficiently handled or further processed for asset recovery such as gravel, sand, and soil. This technology helps resolve many mining industry problems in a sustainable manner that meets the highest environmental standards.

“The unique technology of the Genesis RDS complements Veolia’s current portfolio of mining water solutions and provides their clients with a turnkey answer for tailings management,” said Rob Krause, CEO of Genesis Water. “Our equipment provides mining operations with a tremendous capability to recover and recycle water, helping to clear out tailings ponds and increase their capacity, and ultimately, reducing reliance on ponds altogether.”

To watch a video of the Genesis RDS in action, click here.


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