End User Focus: Liquid assets: picking the right mineral for wastewater treatment

By Siobhan Lismore-Scott
Published: Monday, 26 November 2012

Increased regulation and cost pressures mean that more than ever companies are looking to see which products better suit them. Siobhan Lismore looks at the industrial minerals used in wastewater treatment, with particular emphasis on magnesium hydroxide and lime, and speaks to key figures about how the market is progressing

There are many industrial minerals used in wastewater treatment. Some are used as filtration aids, such as perlite, bentonite, diatomite and silica sand, while others, such as lime and magnesia, are used as chemical neutralisers.

When IM last covered wastewater treatment in December 2009, a need for more products in...

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