BHP Billiton, the world’s largest minerals company, appointed Worth Recycling to design, build, install, commission and operate an Integrated Membrane System for Appin/Douglas mine operations for the treatment and recycling/reuse of mines waters.
Worth initially conducted a pilot scale trial in order to assess water treatment requirements and expected capital and operating costs for the full scale plant. Worth’s ﬁnal design proposed to BHP Billiton involved the use of innovative pretreatment practices followed by reverse osmosis. In addition, Worth Recycling offered an innovative approach to dealing with brine (high saline water) produced from the water treatment facility. The beneﬁts of this brine management system included low capital cost, low operating cost and the production of high value resalable by-products.
Even more important with the rising cost of oil, in its Carbonaceous Materials Recycling Facility, Worth were able to replace new fuel oil previously used by BlueScope with a recycled and reﬁ ned extract of coal tar sludge in the manufacture of coke for steelmaking. Worth’s process frees up enough new fuel to run approximately 5000 motor vehicles.
Alcoa Rolled Products of Australia
Alcoa Rolled Products Yennora is home to Australia’s largest aluminium recycling facility, and an aluminium flat rolled products facility. Worth Recycling have been Alcoa’s waste management and industrial services contractor for a number of years. Worth work closely with Alcoa personnel to provide a cost effective an innovative waste management and industrial service to Alcoa to ensure they compete with imported product pressures. Our services to Alcoa include, industrial and confined space cleaning, liquid collection and treatment as well as solid waste collection and treatment.