Authors: Wisdom, T; Neumann, R; Chaponnel, J


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Wisdom, T, Neumann, R & Chaponnel, J 2020, 'Development and Testing of the World´s Largest Capacity Tailings Filter Press', in H Quelopana (ed.), Paste 2020: 23rd International Conference on Paste, Thickened and Filtered Tailings, Gecamin Publications, Santiago,

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FLSmidth and Goldcorp partnered to develop the EcoTails® process for mine waste management in 2015. A significant portion of this project was the development of a new, much larger capacity, filter press. A filter press that could filter more tailings at a lower cost and less manpower was needed to make tailings filtration viable for large tonnage open pit mines. The development of this filter press took many years and culminated in a proof of concept filter that operated successfully in the summer of 2019. This paper will examine the need for such a large filter, the drivers for features that are incorporated into the filter, and the results of the successful testing.

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