Mining extraction processes are often associated to a strong environmental impact. This impact is not only related to the large excavation areas involved, but especially related with the ore – gangue separation techniques (mineral processing), as well as the generation of highly pollutant waste related to these processes.
The use of geosynthetic products, in particular of high performance drainage geocomposites such as InterDrain and TechDrain provide a technical and reliable solution procuring the necessary guarantees for the correct management of leach and other mining waste, optimizing as well the long-term performance of the drainage system.
Intermas geocomposites have been widely used in mining operations around the world to fulfill the following functions:
The main mining applications for those drainage geocomposites are: