Performance Studies

Unlocking water efficiency: Over 5 million m³ reduction in tailings water at a Chilean copper-moly mine

June 16, 2023
Explore the critical issue of water stress in copper production, where 50-55% of upstream production originates from countries facing high water stress. Join us as we uncover the success story of a copper mine that tackled this challenge head-on by installing an advanced process control system on their tailings thickeners. Witness the remarkable outcome as over five million cubic meters of water are saved annually, resulting in significant water and cost savings. Gain insights into how innovative solutions can address water stress, drive sustainability, and optimize operations in the mining industry.