At the BIG event organised by bpifrance in Paris, Micr’Eau Chairman Pascal Guasp was interviewed on the subject of international development.
As part of its arsenic treatment needs, Micr’Eau Chile imports and stocks several dozen tons of GEH filter media in Santiago and northern Chile to serve its mining and water concession customers.
This GEH product is required for the treatment of arsenic-contaminated drinking water, but also for industrial water and contaminated soil.
Micr’Eau has been a leader in these sectors in France and Chile for over a decade.
ABM (Andes Bio Medio) wins a technical expertise contract with the Canadian mining group Teck in Chile on the Quebrada Blanca 2 site
On this copper mine where the largest mining investment in South America of the decade was made ($ 5 billion) to extract and produce copper at 4500m altitude, the Canadian group Teck has entrusted an expertise on water to ABM our subsidiary services in Chile to determine the best possible maintenance on its drinking water units (150 m3 / h including iron / manganese treatment, arsenic treatment and reverse osmosis followed by remineralization).
Thanks to our geographical location in the north of the country (Antofagasta region), ABM is ideally placed to serve its mining customers (Lithium, Copper). Above is the mining camp of its Chilean partner Cobre y Metales from where ABM operates.
ABM, our services subsidiary in Chile wins a major R&D tender with ANID on arsenic treatment applications in the environmental sector.
This technological competition launched with a hundred Chilean SMEs allowed our company Andes Bio Medio to be selected among fifteen winners to develop its know-how in arsenic treatment applied to different sectors of the environment:
drinking water, wastewater and treatment of contaminated soils.
With a budget of about 150,000 euros, we will eventually be able to deploy pilots for our water or mining concession customers to better treat their water or waste needs. Above the arsenic station of Antofagasta, one of the potential sites of our experiment
Micr’Eau, holder of a €621,000 FASEP project co-financed by DG Treasury in Chile, is currently on a mission to the Salar de Atacama to install two drinking water treatment units eliminating arsenic. These stations located in Toconao and Socaire will discharge 400 and 200m3/d respectively and will be able to treat up to 250 ppb of arsenic.