Reducing water pollution from historic metal mines across Wales
Collaborating with Cardiff University, we designed a sustainable approach to treating polluted metal mine water and are implementing it on the first site of Natural Resources Wales’ nationwide programme.
- Wales, UK
Information derived from field trials
dissolved zinc removed from the water>95% >95%
if the precipitate can be sold to industry0 waste 0 waste
power could be provided by solar PV0 carbon 0 carbon
Examples of innovative work with industry leading to tangible outcomes, such as this project, contribute strongly to key performance indicators for the academic sector. I look forward to the continuing collaboration with WSP and hope that this project provides a template for how universities and industry can fast-track research to deliver novel technology to clients.
The iterative approach taken by WSP to the development of the treatment solution, in collaboration with Cardiff University, has yielded a small-footprint, lower-cost system that avoids the use of harmful chemicals in a Special Area of Conservation and Site of Special Scientific Interest.