We offer efficient and quantitative solutions for the mining industry, backed by 25 years of experience, particularly oriented to the water cycle.

SERVICES FOR THE MINING SECTOR

Water Resources Studies

  • Exploration and exploitation of surface and groundwater resources.
  • Development of conceptual and numerical models in porous and fractured media.
  • Water monitoring.
  • Characterization of hydrology and climate conditions.
  • Water balance and recharge estimation.

Water - Mining Components Interaction

  • Simulation and prediction of water flows and qualities for the life cycle of mining components (open pits, underground mines, waste rock dump, mine tailings, leach pads).
  • Dewatering of open pit and underground mines.
  • Water balance in mining components and integrated water management plans.
  • Hydraulic engineering.
  • Implementation of geotechnical and hydraulic instrumentation.

Acid Rock Drainage (ARD) & Metal Leaching (ML)

  • Characterization studies of ARD and ML.
  • Geochemical monitoring and control.
  • Flow forecasting modelling and chemical composition of effluent.
  • ARD and ML prevention, mitigation and management plan with the implementation of geochemical criteria.
  • Efficient engineering design and management using hydrogeochemical criteria for waste dumps and tailing deposits.

Pollution Management and Environmental Liabilities

  • Characterization of contaminated sites and environmental liabilities.
  • Quantitative risk analysis of health and environment.
  • Strategy and implementation of remediation.
  • Management of environmental liabilities and hazardous mining waste.

Optimization of Processes

  • Strategies for optimizing and identifying opportunities in the water cycle.
  • Evaluation and optimization of processes in acidic water treatment plants.
  • Geochemical evaluation for the heightening of tailings dams.
  • Evaluation of the management and processes for the optimization of leaching pads.

Mine Closure

  • Elaboration of mine closure plans.
  • Evaluation of hydrological and chemical stability of components.
  • Waterproofing and sealing of underground galleries.
  • Evaluation of encapsulation, coverage and revegetation systems.
  • Hydraulic infrastructures, water management systems and treatment systems.
  • Conceptualization of passive treatments.
  • Research, development and innovation in sustainable closure alternatives.
  • Expert estimate closure costs.

Permits and Procedures

  • Environmental baseline.
  • Support on environmental Impact Assessment.
  • Authorizations, files and letters of relevance.
  • Environmental permitting.

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