Today’s alumina and bauxite producer is constantly challenged to improve safety, profitability, efficiency, and product quality while helping to sustain the surrounding environmental resources. Water plays a critical role in virtually all mining and mineral processing activities. It is a strategic resource with decreased availability and growing demand. Most of the water in the Bayer process must be evaporated, which ultimately increases energy consumption.
Nalco Water addresses this challenge head-on, with alumina processing aids that maximize productivity while minimizing water and energy consumption. With global success across a variety of alumina refining operations, Nalco Water tailors solutions that meet the unique needs of water-constrained environments.