Increased efficiency from a safer working environment by reducing H2S levels by 90%
Lowered operating costs by reducing the chemical requirements by 60%
Ease of application and reliability
Safer materials handling
During drilling and excavation at the mine, brine water with high concentrations of H2S is pumped out and stored in the sour water pond. The amount of water to be treated exceeds 350,000,000 gallons per year. H2S in the mining reservoir is found both in the liquid phase as well as the surrounding air space, and as a highly hazardous material, H2S can be lethal by inhalation at concentrations as low as 500 ppm. Due to the elevated H2S levels in the mine, operations efficiency was significantly impacted due to manpower access restrictions and equipment failure due to corrosion issues.
An initial field test using the FQE® H2S chemical was injected into the sour water pond over a 3-4 day duration, resulting in over a 90% reduction in H2S levels throughout the sample locations. The speed of reaction was especially noteworthy, as monitored H2S levels drastically fell within 5 minutes or less of injection commencement.
Throughout the application process, the client was able to confirm several key benefits:
As a result of the successful elimination of H2S in our client’s facility, we have increased mining efficiency by providing a safe work environment, lowered operating costs, and increased reliability through the ease of application.