Chile's center for technological and scientific research in mining (Cicitem) has signed an agreement with the local branch of French water treatment company L'Eau Pure to carry out research and development in water treatment for the mining sector, the former said in a release.
The first studies will focus on looking for treatment solutions for water contaminated with arsenic. "We think it is possible to develop treatment systems with water-absorbent resins based on technologies offered by L'Eau Pure, adapting them to mining processes," said Cicitem researcher Arturo Reyes.
"This agreement is in line with our strategy as a research center to create partnerships with the private sector and contribute to the development of [northern Chile's] region II," Reyes added.
L'Eau Pure develops design solutions for water treatment plants and aims to become a global leader in the treatment of arsenic in water.