P R Buzz
Written by Shaan Oosthuizen
Pretoria, South Africa, Apr 19, 2007 — /prbuzz/ — The CSIR and industrial partner Key Structure Holdings (KSH) have signed a contract with Anglo Coal for the building of a demonstration plant aimed at the recovery of products from waste gypsum, via the patented GypSLiM process.
Anglo Coal and the CSIR have cooperated for more than a decade in the development of water treatment technologies that addresses acid mine water problems. The successful implementation of the CSIR’s limestone-neutralisation technologies at Anglo Coal South Africa’s plants have cut the cost of acid water neutralisation in half, with water treatment plants based on the technology having been built all over Southern Africa and recently in Australia. Anglo Coal is presently constructing the world’s first plant to produce drinking water from acid mine drainage. The plant with a capacity of 20 megaliters per day (Ml/d) will aim to satisfy growing demand for drinking water at the Emalahleni Local Municipality….(Full Story — off-site)
Note by folc.ca: Let’s hope that they will keep the radioactive heavy-metal isotopes from the waste gypsum within tolerable levels in the drinking water they will produce. — folc.ca