As published in Gulf Construction
Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar, United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia and Oman are in the international top 10 of the “33 countries expected to face extremely high water stress by 2040”, the World Resources Institute has warned, adding that “the Middle East is already probably the least water-secure region in the world.” (Reuters, August 2015),
In these countries where construction requirements continually expand to match growing populations’ needs, the ability to save water has now become the one crucial factor that will define the success or failure of quarry and mine operations in the Middle East in the short to medium term.
It is therefore unsurprising that an increasing number of operators worldwide, and especially in the Middle East, turn to CDE Global for value-for-money water management systems which save up to 90% of waste water in wet processing in sand and gravel, mining, and construction and demolition applications. When the material available only contains up to 2% moisture, some take water-saving even further by opting for a Sirocco dry air classification plant.
Saving every drop
The rise in popularity of the CDE AquaCycle thickener range, used in wet processing applications, results from operators increasingly having to consider how to manage the waste water from their washing plant. Compact and user-friendly, the AquaCycle ticks all the right boxes: it eliminates the need for settling ponds and reliably recycles up to 90% of waste water immediately ready for reuse, significantly reducing the need for space, production downtime, fresh water, and maintenance costs.