Is Your Mining Site Compliant? These 3 Things Will Help You Meet Local Standards

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June 19, 2020

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Ensuring compliance with the applicable standards is the responsibility of all mining companies regardless of where they operate. Not only is it the right thing to do, but you could also get hefty fines or see your mining licenses and permits being revoked due to non-compliance. Surely, you don’t want to see that happening? You can ensure that your mining site is compliant with local standards by considering the following three things.

1. Do You Know What Affects Being Non-Compliant?  

The first thing you need to know to meet local standards for the mining site is finding out what causes non-compliance.  While several things can lead to the non-compliance of a mining site, the most common reason mines are booked for non-compliance is wasteful and dangerous water and wastewater treatment processes. 

Fortunately, today we have AI technology that enables efficient water management in mining by ensuring that operational and regulatory compliance limits are met in water and wastewater treatment at mining sites. It does this by maintaining operational constraints and ensuring that your water and wastewater treatment does not stray outside of compliance limits.  

2. Are You Getting To Compliance With The Least Cost?

While ensuring compliance with the local standards for mining sites is important, you must not overspend to ensure it. Often, ensuring compliance can take up a lot of the budget allocated to a mining site, leaving very little operational improvements.  

The good news is that today you can incorporate AI technology into your pre-existing mining operations to minimize its energy requirements and lower the environmental footprint.  AI can track environmental parameters, such as temperature and groundwater to assess the impact of your mining operations. Ultimately, all this allows you to meet compliance requirements while keeping your costs of compliance low.

3. Are You Reusing As Much Water As You Could Be To Meet Water Use Compliance Limits?  

The third and final thing that you need to consider to make your mining site compliant with local standards is to reuse as much water as possible to meet water use compliance limits. AI can ensure better water management in mining by increasing the reuse of water in wastewater treatment processes. It will allow your mining site to recirculate process water to minimize water intake, tailing storage, and effluent discharge volumes.  This will result in reduced operational expenditure and compliance with local standards for water management and usage. 

At Innovyze, we can help your mining site to achieve compliance with local standards by making water management in mining a breeze through AI-enabled technologies that not only facilitate water conservation in mining but also enhance mining water management performance to ensure sustainable mining operations. Get in touch with us today to know more about how we can help you.

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