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Jeff Easton

Jeff Easton is a principal process engineer at WesTech Engineering, where he has worked for the last 25 years. He has a Bachelor of Engineering degree from the University of Utah and is a registered professional engineer. Jeff’s field of expertise is liquid-solids separation including a broad background in physical-chemical and biological processes. He has contributed to several journals and books on the subject of sedimentation, filtration and biological treatments. Jeff is the father of four and lives with his lovely wife Liz in the foothills outside of Salt Lake City, Utah, where he enjoys tinkering in his workshop.

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Paste Thickening Optimizes Tailings Disposal and Water Recovery

Posted by Jeff Easton on August 03, 2016

Mine tailings disposal, and its impact on water usage, is an important concern for any mining company. The challenge today, whether extracting aluminum, zinc, gold or iron ore, is how to dispose of tailings material such that it is contained and stable, while maximizing water reuse and minimizing surface footprint.

Paste, or thickened tailings, has become an increasingly important method to address many of the environmental problems facing the mining industry. Pasting was originally developed by the alumina industry in the 1970s, and for the past 20 years has been applied worldwide.

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