Are you concerned about toxic waste water or sludges from your mining operations? SOCO® Polymer can solidify and stabilize the remaining sludges and slurries for safe and environmentally-friendly disposal.
Mining operations can generate several different types of waste streams:
• Sump pits
• Coal ash pits
• Wash slime waste
• Minerals refinement fractions
Often these waste streams need solidification and binding of free liquids in order to be transported to a licensed disposal facility. Conventional sorbents – sawdust, lime kiln dust, corn cob – normally expands the waste volume by 50-100%. This greatly increases disposal costs in terms of higher transportation costs due to more loads and, of course, higher landfill disposal fees. The use of SOCO® Polymer allows waste generators to meet EPA 9095 (Paint Filter Test) requirements with <1% expansion!