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Acid Mine Drainage Wastewater Recovery Using Vacuum Membrane Distillation

Economic Sector
Waste Management
Environmental Benefits
Climate changeClean airClean waterClean soil
Consortium members
KmX CorporationBlueMetric Environmental Inc.GlencoreNRCan-CANMET Mining
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SDTC Funding
Leveraged Funding
Total Project Value

Lead organization:

KmX Corporation


KmX Membrane Technologies of Oakville have developed an innovative water treatment technology that offers the potential for significant environmental, operational and financial benefits at mine sites worldwide. With SDTC support, KmX and its consortium partners will demonstrate the recovery of mine wastewater that would otherwise accumulate in tailings ponds. The KmX technology will improve the bottom line and environmental footprint of mining companies by lowering energy costs, recovering valuable metals, reducing water consumption and reducing environmental risks. The consortium partners led by KmX include BluMetric Environmental and Natural Resources Canada (CanmetMINING). The technology will be showcased at a number of mine sites in Canada.


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