n Water&Sanitation Africa - Water solution for mining : Trekkopje desalination plant : water solution for mining - : mine water

Volume 5 Number 3
  • ISSN : 1990-8857


The water resources problem is seen as a potential limit to development and a stress on population and economic growth in the Erongo region. Owing to the lack of surface and groundwater resources, seawater desalination was selected to provide the water required for the Trekkopje uranium mine project. Highly efficient energy recovery was identified by the EIA as an important aspect of the design of the desalination process that needed optimisation.

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