Romarco Minerals Selects Veolia's High Density Sludge Water Treatment Solution
Romarco Minerals, Inc. has awarded Veolia Water Solutions & Technologies a contract to supply engineering design, equipment, construction oversight and startup of a new 1,200 gallon per minute (GPM) DenseSludge™ water treatment plant at its Haile Gold Mine located in Kershaw, South Carolina, USA. The high density sludge water treatment solution chosen for the Mine ensures that any discharge meets all National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit requirements.
The treatment system selected is a two stage process. Veolia’s DenseSludge™ process was selected for stage one, which utilizes a MULTIFLO™ high rate package clarifier to create a crystalline sludge. The DenseSludge™ process reduces the normal sludge volume created by a factor of five to ten times and creates a sludge that is easier to dewater, which is important in the high solids water at the Haile mine site. Stage two utilizes an inclined plate clarifier and five multi-media filters to polish the effluent clarified water.
The Haile Mine is one of the United States’ oldest gold mines with gold discovered in 1827 and has been operating on and off for almost 200 years. The mine is confirmed to contain over two million ounces of gold and the water treatment plant will commence construction once all required permits have been obtained.
About Veolia Water Solutions & Technologies
Veolia Water Solutions & Technologies is the Veolia Water subsidiary specialized in technological solutions and design and build projects for water and wastewater treatment, serving industrial and municipal clients. Veolia Water Solutions & Technologies recorded revenue of $3.1B in 2012. For more information, visit www.veoliawaterst.com www.veoliawaterstna.com
About Veolia Water
Veolia Water, the water division of Veolia Environnement, is the world leader in water and wastewater services. Specialized in outsourcing services for municipal authorities, as well as industrial and service companies, it is also one of the world’s major designers of technological solutions and constructor of facilities needed in water and wastewater services. With 89,094 employees, Veolia Water provides water service to 100 million people and wastewater service to 71 million. Its 2012 revenue amounted to $15.9B. For more information, visit www.veoliawater.com.