Mobile water treatment at remote mine site

The Challenge

The client needed to remove thiosalts from its wastewater at the its nickel mine site in a remote area of Quebec, in order to ensure the site could meet their permit limits for discharging wastewater back into the environment. Additionally, due to the remote location of the mine site, the client needed an expedited water treatment solution.


The Solution

The client contracted Veolia Water Technologies to provide two 100 m3/h nano-filtration units through its Mobile Water Services rental fleet for the required thiosalts removal from the wastewater.

Veolia was able to expedite the supply of the mobile units in order to meet the client’s limited delivery timeframe due to the remote site location and very harsh climate.  The compact and efficient design of the units were able to easily integrate into the facility’s existing wastewater treatment process at the site. The two nano-filtration units were commissioned in June of 2018 and have been providing consistent performance results at the mine site.


The Client

A private mining company operating mine sites within Canada.