In a leap towards advancing water treatment in mining, the PMAP Mine Water Unmanned Smart Dispensing Vessel (#USDV), successfully designed and constructed in the latter half of 2023, is set to reach its destination at PMAP’s warehouse in Vancouver in the next couple of days. This state-of-the-art vessel is poised to redefine the way we monitor quality and treat water in tailings ponds.
The PMAP USDV showcases a myriad of features aimed at optimizing water quality through smart surveying and precise chemical dispersion. Key capabilities include:
- Smart surveying: employing advanced algorithms, the vessel estimates optimal survey lines on the pond by scrutinizing pond geometry and available information.
- Data collection (bathymetry): executing data collection trips on the pond, the vessel gathers comprehensive bathymetric data, enhancing the assessment of water quality.
- Optimized reagent dispensing: the PMAP USDV calculates the necessary PMAP reagent amount at each node and determines the optimum injection procedure.
- Closed-loop feedback system: the vessel conducts continuous data collection before and after each injection step, leveraging a closed-loop feedback system.
The imminent delivery of the PMAP USDV signifies a significant stride towards an environmentally friendly and precise effluent treatment in the mining industry. The unmanned capabilities and intelligent systems reduce the dependence on human intervention, making it a safer, cost effective, and efficient solution for water management in the mining sector.
Stay tuned for updates on future tests, demonstrations, and on-the-ground deployment of the USDV in the weeks and months ahead.