Brief Technology Description

Recovery of drinking water and valuable minerals from acid mine drainage using MASROE process

Next Steps Required

Development of a pilot plant

Key Personnel

Dr. Vhahangwele Masindi

Company Background

CSIR is a research institution that focuses on the development of research processes for the benefits of the citizens

Detailed Technology Description

Technology Applications

Treatment of industrial and mine wastewaters


This technology can produce water that meets the SANS 241 drinking water quality standard. Gypsum, brucite and limestone can also be recovered from this process.

Testing and Demonstration Results 

This study was successfully proven in the laboratory, pending piloting and field trials.

Papers and Publications 

5 papers have been published in peer-reviewed international journals

IP Status 

This technology is patented in the US and other countries by the CSIR.

website CSIR

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