Innovative Treatment for Thickeners and Tailings

Polymer flocculants and coagulants reduce repulsive forces via charge neutralization and bridging. However, current polymer-based technologies struggle to meet specific requirements:

– settling time
– turbidity of the recovered water
– dewaterability
– solids content of the sediments

IMI’s BioClear 3K product is a specially formulated coagulant designed for high solids applications, such as mine tailings or drilling operations, where strong coagulant is needed in order to neutralize the charge differences between small particles and assist in improving the flocculation process. BioClear 3K is an environmentally friendly coagulant- with an LC50 of over 800 L/m3. With a dosage rate of 0.5-1%, this product is considered non-toxic for aquatic life.

Contact us today to find out about IMI’s tailor-made biopolymer solutions and how we can assist you in reducing your need for an additional flocculant for water/solids separation. Call 817.402.0444 or email to schedule testing.