VANCOUVER—Mine water remediation company BioteQ Environmental Technologies Inc. has won a CAD$$890,000-contract to conduct pilot-scale testing of its selenium removal technology.
The contract is to treat the wastewater from an unnamed “major” Canadian mining company.
BioteQ will deploy a mobile pilot plant equipped with its Selen-IX process to help the mine meet discharge limits for selenium. The plant will also provide engineering design data for evaluating the overall capital and operating costs of a full scale plant that could treat up to 43,000 m3/day of wastewater.
The work will begin in August 2014 and is scheduled to wrap up by the end of October 2014.
BioteQ is a clean technology company specializing in mine water treatment, serving the mining, metal smelting, refining and hydrometallurgical sectors.
Its plants remove dissolved metals and sulphate to well below the required regulatory discharge limits while reducing or eliminating the production of waste sludge and/or recovering valuable metals from waste streams.