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Andes Bio Medio wins contract with mining group Teck

Andes Bio Medio wins contract with mining group Teck

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 wins a technology competition in arsenic treatment

ABM wins a technology competition in arsenic treatment

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

Arsenic treatment in the Atacama Desert

Arsenic treatment in the Atacama Desert

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.

Terzeo: a first in arsenic decontamination on polluted soils

Terzeo: a first in arsenic decontamination on polluted soils

Micr’Eau, with its experience in arsenic treatment by adsorption filtration, has just signed a contract to clean up arsenic-contaminated soils with Terzeo (a subsidiary of the Clamens construction and waste group).

This ambitious project should make it possible to clean up an industrial zone in Ile de France and to continue the treatment of arsenic in a second phase concerning the industrial effluents of the same customer.

Micr’Eau cooperates with the CNRS

Micr’Eau cooperates with the CNRS

Micreau, thanks to the support of the “Find an Expert” service of the CNRS, has signed a technical cooperation agreement with the Institute of Chemistry of Clermont-Ferrand, a research laboratory of the CNRS and the University Clermont Auvergne and Sigma Clermont, to characterize the adsorption power of filter media applied in the elimination of arsenic.

With a very important tooling and a strong competence in the field of adsorbent media, this laboratory should allow Micreau to strengthen its technological knowledge in this market segment applied to drinking water but also to industrial and mining effluents.

To learn more about this collaboration, watch the joint video between the leader of Micreau and Mr. Claude Forano, professor at the University clermont Auvergne, which was presented on June 25, 2021 by the team of the “Find an Expert” service of the CNRS as part of the event “Connexion Days” organized by the LAB’O village by CA , crédit Agricole Centre Loire, the technopole and the metropolis of Orléans.