New fines recovery system emerges from EIW

By |  July 14, 2023
EIW says its new Hawk fines recovery plant will help to reduce the solids that go to settling ponds. Photo: EIW

EIW says its new Hawk fines recovery plant will help to reduce the solids that go to settling ponds. Photo: EIW

EIW (Eagle Iron Works) introduced a fines recovery plant that consists of a sump, a pump, hydrocyclones and a dewatering screen that are configured in a modular, compact design.

EIW’s new Hawk fines recovery plant can be used as a standalone solution for fines recovery, or it can be used as part of a larger tailings management system.

“EIW has been successful for the last 150 years because we design and build the heavy-duty equipment that the industry needs,” says Tim Miller, business line director at EIW. “We listened to the customers and industries around us and have developed a new fines recovery system that we’re excited to bring to market.”

According to EIW, the Hawk captures ultra-fine solids from process water in the waste stream and discharges a drip-free material that is conveyable, stackable and potentially saleable.

The Hawk will help to reduce the solids that go to settling ponds, EIW adds, reducing the frequency that ponds need to be cleaned out. In areas where water is scarce or expensive, the fines recovery plant offers a first step to prepare the waste stream for water recycling in downstream equipment such as thickeners and filter presses.

Additionally, EIW says the Hawk’s heavy-duty design and easy maintenance make it the ideal option for producers looking for a fines recovery solution. The modularity of the plant makes setup quick and simple, the company adds, and the compact design allows for maximum use of land resources.

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