The Antapaccay mine is a copper producing facility operated by Glencore in southern Peru. In 2016, this facility had two sources of water, one from the ‘Rio Salado’ and the second from wells which are made up of dewatering of the south and north antapaccay copper cut. In order to reduce the use of water from the Rio Salado, the mine approved a project by which they would treat 350 l/s from the dewatering of the south and north cut, as well as drainage from the rainy season (acid mine drainage). The treated effluent needed to comply with the ‘Estandares de Calidad Ambiental, Categoria III’ standards (ECA CAT3).This facility is located in a remote area of the Peruvian Andes, at an altitude of 4100 metres above sea level and 5 hours away from the nearest city. SUEZ Water Technologies & Solutions provided a reverse osmosis solution to this customer based on a our platform systems (PRO 450) and fine-tuning the final design to the specific requirements of the site and the project. This presentation will discuss the details of the design and our experience to commission the reverse osmosis membrane plant in a harsh and remote environment.
This presentation is available to AMTA Members only.
- John Peichel / Jason Diamond
- SUEZ Water Technologies & Solutions
- AMTA/SWMOA Technology Transfer Workshop, Keystone, CO
- AMTA/SWMOA Technology Transfer Workshop
- reverse osmosis, acid mine drainage, recycling and reuse