Tuesday, 11 August 2020
Safe, Effective Non-corrosive Water Treatment
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Safe, Effective Non-corrosive Water Treatment

Discoveries on a mining site are always defining moments. The one discovery any site manager never wants to make however is an outbreak of legionnaires or a contaminated water supply capable of bringing any site to a grinding and expensive halt.

It's a threat that needs constant and proactive management given that most mining sites routinely meet the conditions that invite the likelihood of outbreak - Off mains potable water supplies in remote locations and high temperature environments that favour proliferation of legionella, Legionnaires, bacteria, viruses and parasites including cryptosporidium and giardia.

According to Quenton Leach, Managing Director of Natural Water Solutions, "Water treatment models in the commercial sector are in a process of rewrite thanks to progressive innovation in science and technology. Australia is slowly catching onto the rest of the world in relation to Chlorine Dioxide and its benefits. Regulatory approvals are now also in place for non toxic sanitisation methods and are set to become the new standard in water purification and disinfection on a commercial scale."

Perth based Natural Water Solutions is an Australian owned and run company at the forefront of ushering this new technology to the Australian mining sector and in assisting mining operations with cross over models that meet regulatory standards of health and hygiene.

"The science behind oxidation and water disinfection is impressive and it's hard not to be convinced when you look at the data. Natural Water Solutions has worked with a number of leading mining sites in Western Australia to install our Clean Oxide model in both a preventative and crisis situation. "

According to Braydon Goddard, Senior Field Technician at Gold Road Resources, "Keeping our on site water safe and free from things like E-coli, Legionella, Legionnaires and other dangerous bacteria is crucial to our mining operation. Gold Road Resources pride ourselves on being a world leader in everything we do and this is why we use CleanOxide - the safest, most effective and environmentally friendly water treatment product available in Australia."

Natural Water Solution's knowledge and enthusiasm for the impressive science of sanitisation and its growing role in commercial applications has lead to another high impact discovery any Mining site manager would be happy to make.

"What we are routinely seeing is the powerful benefit of what occurs when you employ non toxic and non corrosive water streams for the descaling of onsite equipment, machinery and line cleaning. Reduced machine shut-down time, longevity in machine life and quicker cleaning times are part of the benefit ratio on offer with this approach."

Natural Water Solutions has emerged as a leader in the dissemination of this powerful, science backed technology with the release of its CleanScale product

CleanScale has a cache of uses within the mining sector including the removal of rust, lime and scale deposits from machinery. CleanScale has many specific Oil and Gas applications - as a Well Cleaning Aid, Drilling Fluid, Pipe and Line Cleaning Aid and Well Drilling Aid.

Traditionally the only effective way to reduce the pH of reclaimed processed waters has been to use harsh mineral acids. While these acids lower the pH of the discharge water, they pose significant challenges in their storage and use due to their corrosive nature.

CleanScale safely lowers pH in water without the use of these harsh mineral acids. This is achieved through the power of CleanScale's synthetic acid which carries a triple-zero HMIS score, is rated non-corrosive, non-fuming, 100% biodegradable, and non-mutagenic to fish and wildlife where water run off is a consideration.

Test models show that CleanScale outperforms hydrochloric acid formulations in a wide variety of commercial applications. In fact, CleanScale formulations have proven to be 15% faster dissolving calcium carbonate than Muriatic acid - a huge impact variable in consideration of machine shutdown onsite.

CleanScale can be used for a variety of descaling, rehabilitation, titration and corrosion control uses and is certified to NSF/ANSI 60 specifications for use on potable water systems and wells. It’s even Kosher Pareve approved. CleanScale has no harsh smell or dangerous fumes, has been proven to pose no inhalation risk, and exceeds all D.O.T and OSHA requirements and requires no secondary containment. For added convenience, CleanScale can be diluted on site to achieve the right concentration for each application.

NW Solutions is an Australian owned and run company specialising in the development, manufacture and distribution of clean air and water solutions for residential, commercial and government applications. NW Solutions conduct all of the company’s research and development in Australia and pass all products through a strict approval process to test and certify they meet the high Australian standards.

For more information www.nwsolutions.com.au

Or contact Quenton Leach on 1800 226 303 and ask for a presentation of the data available on NW Solution's exclusive Clean Oxide and Clean Scale products.

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