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FLSmidth filter press recycles 95% of mine water

The new AFP2525 automatic filter press from FLSmidth allows miners to recycle and reuse a significant amount water in their operations, reducing the need for freshwater intake and cutting mine site costs.

To help miners achieve their ecological and social responsibilities, FLSmidth’s AFP2525 automatic filter press delivers high availability and efficiency, with the lowest cost per tonne in its class. It also has a maintenance-friendly, robust design so will last for the life of the mine.

Some of the major environmental risks in mining are associated with tailings with high water use in areas of water scarcity, contamination of ground water and tailings’ dam failures. By employing a filter press to remove the water from tailings waste, the AFP eliminates the need for wet tailings’ dams, while the reuse of process water minimises environmental risks associated with mining.

The AFP2525 automatic filter press maximises water recovery and is suitable for large-scale mines. Additionally, fast filtration rates and short mechanical times minimise the filter cycle time. It’s use gives an average of 93% availability and up to 95% recovery of process water.