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Nanotechnology to curb water pollution in mining

The problem of acid water draining from abandoned mine dumps and shafts has long seemed insurmountable, with some estimates putting the pollution on the Witwatersrand as high as 350 litres a day. New technology from Dow Sub-Saharan Africa is finally offering a solution.

Scientist gets mine drainage patent

Professor Jannie Maree's chemical treatment process is a world-first solution to treat the global scourge of acid mine drainage, which threatens aquatic ecosystems and the water table
Working towards sustainable mining


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