New water treatment processes balance challenges in Latin America
Mining Engineering, 2012, Vol. 64, No. 8, pp. 85-85
Many Latin American countries are facing a scarcity of water. As such, infrastructure decisions are quite different from those made in parts of the world that experience a positive water balance. In the latter case, the water treatment approach tends to be “treat and discharge.” For Latin American regions facing the challenges that go with a negative water balance, the focus is on resource optimization and reuse.