Scalada Holdings Ltd. Investigates New Water Treatment Method
Scalada Holdings, Ltd. is investigating a new, sustainable method of treatment for decontaminating mining wastewater.
Manly Logan, CEO of Scalada Holdings, Ltd. the Singapore based sustainable solutions group, has announced the company’s intention to investigate a new way to treat wastewaters from mining. The treatment solution makes use of hydrotalcites to tackle the complexities of lime-based methods and offers a more water efficient process.
Aluminum and magnesium layered minerals, called hydrotalcites, start to form when magnesium and aluminium exist in the correct ratios during the neutralization of acidic waters. When hydrotalcites arise, they are able to decontaminate water at the same time. Hydrotalcites trap the solid contaminants, enabling them to be removed from the waste water as a sludge by a process called centrifugation.
Scalada Holdings hopes to test the efficiency of this process in the coming months.
Mr. Logan said, “Mining wastewater already holds high magnesium and aluminium concentrations. Hydrotalcites can be created by simply adjusting the ratio of pollutants that already exist in the mining wastewater, and adding alkaline compounds to alter the pH level as required.”
One of the potential advantages of this new method of decontamination is the significantly lowered consumption of water. Once decontaminated, wastewater can be reused by the mining plant, thereby reducing the costs of water used in mining operations.
"With the potential technical advantages and added benefits of using hydrotalcites, there’s a strong possibility of the mining industry implementing this technology when it becomes commercially viable,” Mr. Logan said.
Scalada Holdings recently announced the completion of the second generation of their patented Elemental Ionization System (EIS), which employs a particular blend of elemental ion chargers and non-contaminating additives to decontaminate wastewaters. Scalada’s EIS offers a solution that is eco-friendly, cost effective and more efficient that any other water treatment system of its kind.
About Scalada Holdings, Ltd.
Scalada Holdings, Ltd. is in the business of bringing green solutions to the global marketplace that produce sustainable outcomes along with its wholly owned subsidiary, Titan Holdings Inc., a Nevada based environmental company. Scalada Holdings provides integrated solutions over a wide range of technologies, services and extensive knowledge to allow global institutions to meet their environmental goals.
SOURCE: Scalada Holdings, Ltd.