What makes the zero liquid discharge technique better in mining?
Zero liquid discharge is a type of water treatment activity offered by the majority of water treatment plants. In this article, let us discuss a few points that make this technique better than others.
• Most mining companies will choose zero liquid discharge methods for their treatment activities because of their high percentage of water recovery. Most of the processed water will come back without any impurities. So, the cost of buying several gallons of water will get reduced. It is better if the water recovery percentage increases.
• One of the biggest headaches for the mining companies is the activities required for the removal of the waste products and liquids that are left behind by the water treatment processes happening in the premises. These processes will again let the companies spend money and time. However, you can rely on zero liquid discharge as the wastes produced will be easy to dispose of. Usual wastes from other processes would need experts trained in waste removal. So, those companies would be spending again to hire such companies. As the wastes produced by zero liquid discharge are of small scale, you can do it yourself without being dependent on any company.
• It is an issue only when some chemicals and materials get mixed up with liquid during the processes. If these materials are available as fresh products, you will not consider them as wastes. The same happens after the zero liquid discharge process as the impurities will get separated and solidified. You need not dispose of everything mandatorily. If you think any of those materials would help you in further processes, you can preserve them. It will save you some money.
• Before the mining processes, you would have to purify the water for the removal of impurities. If you use the recycled water of this treatment process, you can get pure water itself.