Food, housing, energy, clothing, electronics, transportation, medicines and military hardware all
require metals and minerals. Those metals and minerals require mining.
Improving mining processes, is only part of the solution for reducing environmental impact. Wastewater must also be scrubbed of potentially hazardous materials, including valuable metals and minerals, before being discharged into the environment.
Abandoned mining operations represent a significant environmental concern for local, state, and federal governments. This issue is made more challenging because of a typical site’s remote location and lack of accessible power.
Periodic Products’ Chelok® Polymer Technology offers passive treatment and presents an economical way to minimize resource waste. Valuable metals and minerals can be easily captured from process wastewater and recycled solids. Additionally, treatment of abandoned mine discharge with the Chelok Polymer Technology effectively prevents contamination of surface and ground waters by these wastes.