Eliminate Water Use in Minerals Processing Industry

Eliminate Water Use in Minerals Processing Industry

  • Overview

    Summary

    Promote the use of waterless and low-emission technologies and processes in the processing of industrial mineral powders including calcium carbonate, talc, fly ash, barite, phosphate, graphite and others.

    Commitment Target(s)
    • 2018 – Replace water intensive mineral processes at a rate of a million tons of material a year. The resource benefit repeats thereafter annually.

    • 2021 – Replace water intensive mineral processes at a rate of three million tons of material a year. The resource benefit repeats thereafter annually.

    • Details

      This involves replacing water and energy intensive flotation mineral processes with waterless and low-energy turboelectric processes. STET is the global leader in this technology and invites to partner with the minerals industry.

      Sustainable Development Goals
      1. No poverty; 2. Zero hunger; 6. Clean water and sanitation; 7. Affordable and clean energy; 9. Industry, innovation and infrastructure; 10. Reduced inequalities; 11. Sustainable cities and communities; 12. Responsible consumption and production; 13. Climate action; 14. Life below water; 15. Life on land
      Issue areas
      Biodiversity; Climate Change; Energy; Food and Agriculture; Poverty; Principle 7; Principle 8; Principle 9; Water and Sanitation
      Industry sector(s) that apply to this commitment
      Construction & materials; Industrial metals & mining; Mining
      Country(s) where this commitment will be implemented
      GLOBAL

      Partners

      Names of committing organisations

      Note: All organisations listed above are accountable for the commitment made. These organisations are required to complete an annual communication on progress for the duration of the commitment, either jointly or individually, as laid out in the accountability section of the submission form.