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Utah Section Meeting - January 17, 2019

  • 1.  Utah Section Meeting - January 17, 2019

    Posted 01-13-2019 07:59 PM

    Section Meeting - January 17, 2019

    SME Utah Section Meeting


    Mick McCaslin
    International Sales Manager / Group Leader
    WesTech, Inc.


    Novel Use and Treatment of Waste Streams in Mining – Two Case Studies

    The speaker will present what can be accomplished by thinking beyond treating waste streams and considering how they might apply the effluent to useful purposes.
    1. Water from a sewage treatment plant is further polished for use as plant water in reprocessing gold tailings. Tertiary water treatment removes suspended solids and organics to maximize carbon performance in the CIL circuit and is substantially less expensive than potable water, used previously.
    2. Regulators and industry cooperate to treat acid mine drainage prior to discharge. The original concept was to use effluent from the treatment flowsheet as process water in a nearby power plant. The needed pipeline was not economically feasible, but the treatment plant did permit the mine to pump levels down and expose a previously inaccessible coal seam, and that coal is used in the same power plant.


    January 17, 2019


    Social Hour - 6:00 to 7:00
    Dinner - 7:00 to 7:30
    Presentation - 7:30 to 8:30


    3665 South West Temple
    Salt Lake City, UT 84115

    Please park in the north parking lot.

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    Members and Guests $20.00
    Students $5.00


    E-mail: rsvp@sme-utah.com

    (copy the address above into your email program to send a RSVP)

    Darrel Cameron
    Computer Programmer
    Bountiful UT United States
    (801) 860-4792