KATANGA (DRC)  25ML/DAY

A 25 ML/day process water treatment plant at a copper mine in the DRC was repaired and upgraded in association with Golder Associates Africa. The upgrade comprised of:

- pH correction and inline mixing was added.

- Lime makeup and automated dosing system was installed.

- Existing clarifier was cleaned and additional volume was created by upgrading it with V-notch weirs. 

- Gravity sand filter system was refurbished and received new nozzles, filter media, inlet and backwash pipework and valves, level sensors and other associated pipework.

- The main pump station was upgraded with new transfer and backwash pumps. 

- New air scour blowers was installed.

- The flocculent dosing system was repaired and received new pumps and associated pipework.

- A new compressor and air dryer was installed for the new pneumatic requirement for the plant. 

- The plant was completely automated with new process and analytical instrumentation, duty/standby pumps, dosing perportional to flow and pH, automatic air scour and backwash of filters, automatic flushing of lime makeup system.

- The complete works were incorporated into the main scada system of the mine.

Containerised Motor Control Unit
Containerised Motor Control Unit

Upgraded Clarifier
Upgraded Clarifier

Upgraded Gravity Filter Beds
Upgraded Gravity Filter Beds

Containerised Motor Control Unit
Containerised Motor Control Unit

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