GreenHawk Global will install a closed-loop mine water treatment pilot plant at Bayhorse Silver mine near Ontario, Oregon, US.
The closed-loop system will be installed in conjunction with Dense Media and ore-sorting upgrading systems.
Bayhorse aims to use the technology to reduce mineral processing and upgrading costs.
The environmentally friendly Solo system enables recovery of additional silver.
Bayhorse said in a statement: "The Solo system has the potential to deal with environmental issues from mining and provide solutions which will allow mines to meet more demanding environmental standards required of mining today."
"Additionally, many mines produce contaminated water or mine waste that is an environmental problem if discharged untreated, giving the mining industry a black name."
How well do you really know your competitors?
Access the most comprehensive Company Profiles on the market, powered by GlobalData. Save hours of research. Gain competitive edge.
Your download email will arrive shortly
Not ready to buy yet? Download a free sample
We are confident about the unique quality of our Company Profiles. However, we want you to make the most beneficial decision for your business, so we offer a free sample that you can download by submitting the below formBy GlobalData
The Solo technology has been introduced following 20 years of research, development, and application in Mexico and is based upon a variant of electromagnetic ionic flocculation.
The system is currently used by 13 permanent commercial installations in Mexico for water and industrial waste remediation.
It has been designed to treat solid mine waste, such as tailings piles, that can be a serious environmental issue.
The Bayhorse pilot plant will be GreenHawk’s first deployment of the mining technology in Canada and the US.