Fines recovery occurs in almost all forms of minerals and materials processing. All plants that wash any kind of material end up with some sort of wastewater effluent. Most of these tailings include fine materials that need to be contained, whether through settling/tailings ponds or with fines recovery equipment.
McLanahan equipment can assist producers with fines recovery by eliminating or reducing the need for settling/tailings ponds, freeing up valuable time and land resources. By recovering fines prior to settling/tailings ponds, a more sustainable site is created. Fines recovery may also lead to the recovery of a new product with some market value.