Largest filter presses in the world for environmentally sustainable copper mine

international-mining-logoFLSmidth has received an order worth around $31 million from Rosemont Copper for the supply of 14, heavy duty, 2 x 2 m automated filter presses, which, when installed, will be the largest in the world. They are part of the company’s planned copper concentrator in Arizona, USA.  The filter presses will dewater all the tailings produced from processing 68,000 t/d of ore through the concentrator to an optimal 16% moisture, maximising the recovery of water for re-use in the process. (more…)