Sonomechanics

Existing plants flocculate in thickener, dispose of tailings into ponds or use belt press filters or other equipment to dewater to >40% TM
Sonomechanics breaks up flocculents enabling effective dewatering using Somerset’s unique Sub-325® system
Sonomechanics Application
Problem

  • Tailings are discarded into ponds or filtered / mixed with coarse material to manage high moisture
  • High flocculent dosage in tailings thickeners makes dewatering to acceptable TM very difficult
  • Moisture needs to be <30% to improve handleability and disposal with acceptable geotech stability

Solution

  • Sonomechanics breaks up flocculents enabling effective dewatering using Somerset’s unique Sub-325® system

Somerset Tests on Tailings

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