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Metals Removal at the Montanore Mine
The Montanore Mine is a proposed gold/silver operation near Libby, Montana. In the first phase of development, the mine needed to be partially dewatered and treated water had to meet stringent discharge limits.  Following pilot testing, ultrafiltration was selected to meet the low discharge limits, particularly for lead.  Apex Engineering was brought in as a technical consultant for the project to develop treatment options and assist in pilot testing.
Mine water treatment plant under construction
Pilot ultrafiltration system
Water treatment expert Dr. Mark Reinsel of Apex Engineering
Ultrafiltration system for metals removal
The full-scale ultrafiltration unit, capable of treating 500 gpm
Pilot-scale UF unit
Treatment plant building under construction
In front of the mine adit