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AquaCycle™ Thickener for Primary Stage Water Management

AquaCycle™ is a high-rate thickener, recycling up to 90% of the process water for immediate re-use in the system.
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Maximum Water Recycling. Minimum Space.

Eliminate Settling Ponds

Settling ponds used to recycle water often encounter significant operational and logistical challenges. Settling ponds are known to be the source of significant revenue losses, not only due to high maintenance costs, site footprint, and downtime, but also because high-value fines can become lost and trapped at the bottom of ponds. This loss of fines is one of the key considerations in the design of CDE’s AquaCycle™ thickener.

Maximise the efficiency of your wet processing plant

The AquaCycle™ thickener is a single, compact, and user-friendly unit that can be applied to high and low tonnages across many markets. It is a highly efficient water management solution that minimises costly water consumption by ensuring up to 90% of the process water is recycled for immediate recirculation.

After feed material has been washed and classified, waste is sent to the AquaCycle™ thickener tank. Here, a small amount of polyelectrolyte flocculant is added to the water via an automatic dosing station which forces fine particles to settle on the bottom of the thickener tank. The clean water on the top overflows the weir and is stored in the AquaStore water tank before being re-circulated around the plant. The result is a highly efficient water recycling system that requires only a 10% supply of top-up water.

Return on Investment

Return on investment with a CDE AquaCycle™ thickener is typically achieved in just six to nine months.

By recycling up to 90% of process water, the requirement for settling ponds is greatly reduced. With the addition of a filter press tailings management system that need is completely eliminated. When combined with a CDE filter press custom-built fines management system this figure increases to 95%, removing the need for settling ponds altogether.

Delivering competitive advantage to its customers, CDE’s AquaCycle™ thickener accelerates return on investment by:

  • maximising production efficiency
  • minimising the loss of valuable fines
  • reducing water and energy costs.
WATCH THE AQUACYCLE™ THICKENER IN ACTION
THIS IS HOW WE DO IT
WATER RECYCLING
Up to 90% of process water recycled for immediate re-use in the system.
INTELLIGENT DESIGN
Intelligent design technology for eliminating air bubbles and optimal flocculant efficiency.
MATERIAL SETTLEMENT
Wastewater delivered to the centre of the thickener to allow maximum time for material settlement.
OPTIMAL SLUDGE MANAGEMENT
Unique rake mechanism for optimal sludge conditioning.
PRE-WIRED AND TESTED
Prewired and factory tested cone section with integrated sludge pump to allow for rapid setup.
EASY MAINTENANCE ACCESS
Customer-focused solution with unmatched maintenance access.
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TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS OF THE AQUACYCLE™  THICKENER

AquaCycleA100A200A400A600A900A1500
Feed Rate – Maximum (m3/hr)12024048072010801800
Feed Rate – Maximum (t/h)5.410.020.029.945.479.8
Total Power Requirement (kW)15.816.220.235.944.752.6
Weight Empty (t)8.210.910.925.449.065.3
Weight Full (t)59.9119.7199.6270.3444.5750.2
FlocStation ModelP25P25P25P40P60P80
Height (m)5.15.66.67.06.38.6
Width (m)4.48.110.512.813.016.0
Diameter (m)4.06.08.010.012.015.0

Confidence. Clarity. Comfort.

The AquaCycle™ thickener is designed for seamless integration with our M-Series™ modular washing plants and EvoWash™ sand washing plant.

Reduce health & safety risks on site

A single motor driving the integrated rake mechanism on your AquaCycle™  thickener ensures optimum sludge conditioning prior to release - maximising the performance and efficiency of your sludge management phase.

Efficient Lightweights Removal

The integrated wedge wire screen at clean water overflow efficiently removes lightweight contaminants from recycled water protecting pumps from blockages and maximising equipment availability.

Pre-wired and factory assembled cone section with integrated sludge pump to allow for rapid set up and commissioning - getting you up and running quickly and easily.

Tailor Made Solution

We know your project is unique and that is why we only build your AquaCycle™  thickener after careful analysis of your feed material at our laboratory.