Friday, June 15


Visit a Mine Water Treatment Plant Headed to Canada’s Low Arctic

Tour a full-scale mine water treatment plant under construction, and learn about innovative water technology. You will receive a tour of Saltworks Technologies’ production factory, including a large scale zero liquid discharge water treatment plant that will be deployed at a gold mine in the Canadian low arctic later this year. This plant will treat mine shaft saline water to meet strict arctic discharge standards and will produce salt from the groundwater that will be re-used in de-icing the mine. Participants can also view a fleet of pilot plants spanning multiple treatment technology options including physical-chemical, membranes, electrochemical, and thermal evaporative crystallizers.  Work is underway for systems that are used in mining, oil sands, lithium extraction, coal to chemicals and EOR operations.

A pizza lunch will be provided, and dietary restrictions will be accommodated.


Schedule for the Trip


9:00am – Depart UBC in Chartered Buses


9:45am – Arrived at Saltworks Technologies


9:45am to 10:00am – Refreshments


10:00am to 10:30am – Presentation about zero liquid discharge, economics and technologies


10:30am to 11:30am – Tour of plant under construction for northern mine, pilot plants, Q&A


11:30am to 12:00am – Lunch and refreshments


12:00 – Bus departs to drop participants off at airport, then returns to UBC for second drop-off