Meeting the demands of leach mining

In-situ leaching, or solution mining, is a process of recovering minerals such as copper and uranium through boreholes drilled into the formation, without the need for conventional mining. Grundfos can supply submersible and end-suction pumps that ensure the effective pumping of barren or pregnant solutions into the formation and back up to the mineral processing plant. For heavier demands when pumping leachate solutions, we supply customised mining pumps built with high-grade steel or, in some cases, titanium and with a magnetic drive or various kinds of shaft seal solutions.

A Grundfos pumping solution can handle very low pH levels and sulphuric acid at low concentrations or high concentrations above 90 %. Furthermore, we offer a complete range of dosing pumps systems for large or small volumes based on different technologies. We likewise have electronic and electrochemical accessories for complete control and PLC-controlled, fully automatic systems for dry material preparation and reliable dosing.