Mining & Mineral

Flexible Enough for Available Space

TenCate Geotube® industrial fabrics deliver solutions for mining and mineral processing.  From our complete product line for the dewatering market, we offer materials that are ideal for handling dewatering and containment in one operation.  Mine tailings, coal sludge, and other materials can be managed and handled cost-effectively with TenCate Geotube® dewatering technology.  Because TenCate Geotube® containers can be custom-sized to the application, they can be placed in available space between other structures, and removed once dewatering is complete.  TenCate Geotube® dewatering technology is a cost-effective alternative to mechanical processes.  It reduces disposal cost by consolidating higher solids with very little maintenance.

Effluent can be pumped directly from the process; or if a clarifier/thickener is used, effluent from the underflow can be diverted through the TenCate Geotube® container, eliminating the requirement for an expensive mechanical dewatering device. TenCate Geotube® units can be used to capture fines, silts, and clays from the tailings effluent prior to discharge into the ponds or directly into streams.  TenCate Geotube® units will separate and dewater the fines and allow disposal without expensive dredging and transporting operations.  In some cases, conditioners or polymers are used to promote flocculation to improve solids retention and filtrate quality.  These solids can be safely stored onsite between uses or can be disposed of in a landfill.  Because contaminates are contained, TenCate Geotube® dewatering technology eliminates concerns associated with airborne pollutants.

TenCate Geotube® containers can also be used to utilize the fines to build dikes and containment berms.

For additional information on the use of TenCate Geotube® dewatering technology for a Mining & Mineral Processing application, please contact your TenCate Market Manager.  They will be glad to discuss your next dewatering project.