MAMDIWAS: Membrane-based decentralized reclamation of acid mine drainage for improvement of water security and mitigation of environmental impacts in Southern Africa
Despite numerous government efforts to require mining companies to treat mine water, runoff from the resulting metal-rich acidic wastewater (AMD) continues to pollute water systems in southern Africa.
The project aims to develop a purpose-built, flexible membrane-based water treatment system powered by renewable energy. This should be specifically adaptable to different regional mining conditions
and allow for both water reuse and recovery of recyclables to meet local needs. In addition, targeted governance and capacity building activities will be developed to enable widespread application of the
technology and strategies for integrated water resource management.
Funding: approx. 140.000 Euro
Coordination: ZWU & Chair for Mechanical Process Engineering / Water Technology